Thursday, January 30, 2014

Weekend Picks: Arctic Monkeys, Avers, Snarky Puppy, No BS! Brass Band, Full Moon Fever, Fear of Music, Shangri-Lords, King Solomon's Marbles


No BS! Brass Band kick off the weekend at Balliceaux on Friday night. Show starts at 10 and it's $5 to get in. If you have a high schooler who plays a brass instrument, you can sign up for a 5 day summer camp with No BS Brass Band and Collegiate School. For more info, click HERE. Here's NO BS! doing a hit you may remember from the 80's:



Saturday's a big day and it starts with the Hardywood Park Craft Brewery's Sidamo Release. It don't cost nothin' to get in. Sidamo is a 10.3% ABV Imperial Coffee Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels. The tasting room will open at 2 for bottles and draft of the new libation. The food trucks will be there with burgers from Station 2, banh mi from the Hungry Turtle, Mexican from Cielito Lindo, s'mores from Super Fresh Carts, and one of my favorites, Goatacado, with healthy, yummy, organic food. At 4:30, the fun really begins with music from Talking Heads tribute band, Fear of Music. At 6:15, the all-male 60's girl group band, the Shangri-Lords hit the stage. Then at  7, Tom Petty tribute band, Full Moon Fever, will rock your world. I may be hitting this one up early with the boys. S'mores for them and one, just one, Sidamo for Daddy. Here's a great show from Tom Petty that was on the BBC in 1980:



At 7:30 PM Saturday at the Modlin Center, jazz/funk/world music band Snarky Puppy will do their thang. Tix range from $9 - 18. Their collaboration with Lalah Hathaway just earned them a Grammy for Best R&B Performance. Here they are performing at Bass Bash 2014:




Over at Strange Matter Saturday, the new psychedelic indie rock band Richmond is buzzing about, Avers, will play. Avers is made up of Alexandra Spalding and Adrian Olsen of Hypercolor, Tyler Williams of The Head and the Heart, JL Hodges of Farm Vegas, James Mason of Mason Brothers, and Charlie Glenn of The Trillions. Doors open at 9, music starts at 10 and it's $8 to get in. White Laces & Sleepwalkers open.

Grateful Dead tribute band, King Solomon's Marbles, will be at Cary St. Cafe Saturday. Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead said in a recent interview on the Rolling Stone site that he hopes band members can "bury the hatchet" and do something for the band's 50th anniversary next year. KSM doesn't have to bury nothing except the deep grooves Saturday. The show starts at 10 PM and it's FREE to get in. I recently purchased the Grateful Dead's "Sunshine Daydream" CD/DVD package and it's great. The 8/27/72 show was always one of my favorites, and may be one of the best GD shows ever, and to have a clean audio version plus the long-delayed movie of the show made it well worth the money. I don't buy much Dead anymore since I have so much but this was a must have show. One of the best "China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider" jams, a 19 minute "Playing in the Band" and a phenomenal 31 minute "Dark Star". Here's "Jack Straw" from that show, which is the first song I liked from the Dead and, perhaps not coincedentally, the first song they played at my first Dead concert.



On Tuesday night, Arctic Monkeys are doing a sold-out show at The National with The Orwells. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8, tix are $27.50 in advance, $32.50 day of show. Here's Arctic Monkeys doing "Do I Wanna Know" on Letterman the other night.


And here is their very trippy (literally) video for "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?":



Have a great weekend! I'll see you at Hardywood.

Tony Jordan