Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Weekly Picks: Blind Boys of Alabama, Rock & Roll Hangover Weekend, Richmond Bluegrass Marathon Jam, Fear of Music

Friday night, your Rock and Roll Hangover Weekend begins at Wonderland. This'll be two night of rockabilly/surf/punk/loud and raucous rock n' roll. Doors open at 9 each night and it's $5 to get in both nights. On Friday night, you'll see The Recently Deceased, JJ Damage & The Bandits, and Reverend D-Ray & The Shockers. On Saturday night, you've got The Gojira Experiment, Tex Railer's Doomtown, and Creep-A-Zoids. Here's Tex Railer's Doomtown:

On Friday night at The Camel, No BS Brass Band will get funky and, well, brassy all over your face. Doors will open at 8, music starts at 9, no opener is listed and it's $10 to get in. Here's the band with their classic ode to Richmond, "RVA All Day":

If you like bluegrass, you'll love Saturday when you head to the Richmond Bluegrass Marathon Jam taking place at the Cultural Arts Center in Glen Allen. The jam runs from noon until midnight with 28 band performing over the course of the 12 hours. Check out the Marathon Jam link there to see the full schedule. It's a family friendly event. There will be local food trucks there and local craft brews too. While it's free to get in, donations are encouraged as all proceeds go to Richmond Fisher House, which is the "home away from home" for families of veterans receiving care at Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center. Give generously. Here's the closer of the show, Jackass Flats, who will be on at 10:20 PM.

Sunday night at the newly renovated Beacon Theatre in Hopewell, it's the soulful, funky gospel of The Blind Boys of Alabama. Doors open at 6, show starts at 6:30 with opener Adrian Duke. The remaining tix range from $40 to $70. Here's the Boys doing "Free At Last" at the White House Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement:

Tuesday night at Cary St. Cafe, Talking Heads tribute band, Fear of Music will play and there is no cover charge to get in. It's free to get in. Wear your big suit. Here's the Talking Heads' "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)":

I'll leave you with a link to the 25 Most Loved One Hit Wonders Ever as compiled by Spotify. Click HERE.

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan