Thursday, October 30, 2014

Late Night Pick: The War on Drugs

Philly rock band The War on Drugs are on Conan tonight (TBS, 11 PM). These guys are selling out shows in the UK and Australia (tix are still available for their Auckland NZ shows). Their new album, Lost in the Dream, is getting great reveiws. It looks like these guys are on the up and up. Here's "Baby Missiles" (the cutest kind of missile) from their album, "Slave Ambient":

Weekend Picks: Halloween Tribute Bands Galore!, Purling Hiss, Ray LaMontagne, Screaming Females, Trongone Band

It's always a big party weekend when Halloween falls on a Friday or Saturday and this Friday Halloween is no exception.

Things actually get started on Thursday night as all good weekends do, with Love Canon, the bluegrass band that plays 80s hits at The Broadberry. The show starts at 8, tix are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Here's Love Canon doing the Grateful Dead's biggest hit:

Thursday night at Cary St. Cafe, Trongone Band brings their jam band originals and covers to their favorite spot and they'll be joined by Brock Butler (formerly of Perpetual Groove). Music starts at 10 PM and it's FREE to get in. Here's Trongone Band earlier this month at Ashland Coffee & Tea doing Bill Withers' "Use Me Up":

On Halloween night, just like you, all the musicians like to dress up in musical costumes and pretend to be someone else so it's all cover/tribute bands that night. We'll start at Strange Matter for Return of the Living Dead Band VI, which pays tribute to classic punk bands. The show starts at 7 and it's FREE to get in. This year see tributes to The Germs, Minutemen, Sepultura, Celtic Frost, Sex Pistols and The Stooges.

At Hardywood, it's Night of the Living 70's with Fear of Music (Talking Heads tribute), Full Moon Fever (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers tribute) and Los Ramones (Ramones in Spanglish). It all starts at 7 and it's FREE to get in.

Capital Ale House Downtown features Yacht Rock with Three Sheets to the Wind. Tix are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 and the band starts at 8:30. They may play this one:

The Mantras (prog rock/jam) will be doing the Talking Dead at The Broadberry on Friday. Music starts at 8 with openers Aqueous. Tix are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. What is the Talking Dead you say? It'll be mashups and segues with Talking Heads and Grateful Dead songs. Here's a full set from The Mantras on 8/31/14:

We've had a Talking Heads tribute band. We've had a band who will mashup the Heads and the Dead. And to complete the circle, Grateful Dead tribute band, King Solomon's Marbles will be at Cary St. Cafe Friday night for a Halloween bash. Show will start at 10 PM and it's $10 to get in. They'll do an acoustic first set and an electric second set.

Sunday, we get back to original music with folk rock singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne at the Altria Theater. Tix range from $35.50 to $67.50. Show starts at 7 and get there on time to see opener, The Belle Brigade. You might dig Ray if you like Gomez, The Band, Van Morrison, David Gray, Joe Cocker, Dylan, or Iron & Wine. Here's an hour long set from Ray on the BBC in 2012:

It's garage punk galore at Strange Matter Sunday with five bands including Purling Hiss, Meatbodies, Together Pangea, AJ Davila y Terror Amor, and Mozes and the Firstborn. The fun gets underway when the doors open at 7 and it's $12 to get in. Here's "Six Ways to Sunday" from Purling Hiss' new album "Weirdon". This song has a psychedelic, Crazy Horse vibe which I like:

Indie rockers Screaming Females are at Strange Matter Monday. Pujol, Christi, and Hot Dolphin open the show. Doors open at 7, tix are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Here's Screaming Females (they start at 1:30 on the video) performing in toilet paper mummy costumes on the punk kids show, Pancake Mountain. And no, I didn't just make that sentence up from random words.

Bluegrass band Jackass Flats are at The Broadberry Monday where they'll celebrate the release of Center of the Universe breweries El Duderino brew (a white Russian stout) by putting on a musical costume of their own. They will perform the Big Lebowski soundtrack. Dale and the ZDubs will open the show. Things get underway at 8. Tix are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Here's a couple tunes from Jackass Flats' show at Camp Barefoot this summer including a Pink Floyd cover:

Have a fun and spooky Halloween weekend!

Tony Jordan

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Late Night Pick: Coves

Check out UK pop/rock/alternative/indie duo, Coves, tonight on Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC, 1:35 AM). They are on a European tour now supporting St. Vincent. St. Vincent will be here in Richmond in December supporting Black Keys when they play Richmond Coliseum. It's a very supportive environment. Here's Coves "Beatings" from their album "Soft Friday":

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Late Night Pick: Sturgill Simpson

Alt-country singer/songwriter Sturgill Simpson is on Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight (11:35 PM, NBC). I heard some more from Sturgill the other night on WRIR and I'm liking everything I hear. Old school country sound and insightful lyrics that sometimes embrace common country motifs and other times turn them on their head. Here's Sturgill playing "Turtles All the Way Down" on BBC Scotland a few days ago.

Here's two from Wilco on last night's Tonight Show. One they played on the show and the other is a web exclusive:

Monday, October 27, 2014

Late Night Pick: Wilco

Wilco will be on a packed Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon tonight (NBC, 11:35 PM). Also on the show is Ewen McGregor, Charles Barkley and Herbie Hancock.  Wilco will be marking their 20th anniversary with two releases on 11/17. "Alpha Mike Foxtrot" will feature 4 CDs of rare studio and live recordings. "What's Your 20" is a 2 CD essential tracks collection. Here's Wilco's "Born Alone" from 2011:

Here's Tenacious D on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Friday night:

Friday, October 24, 2014

Late Night Pick: Tenacious D (again)

You know I love me some Tenacious D. And they'll be on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS, 12:35 AM) tonight and I can't resist the potential comedy fireworks that will ensue when zany Craig and Geoff sit down with the D. Tenacious D have a European tour coming up in February. Hopefully, they'll hit the States too. If you want to know how the D started, you can watch all the orginial HBO episodes right here. Language NSFW, but if you want your asses blown out, stick around and give it a view:

Here's Kiesza performing "What Is Love" on Conan last night:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Late Night Pick: Kiesza

Odd dance/pop singer Kiesza will be on Conan tonight (11 PM, TBS). She has a new album, "Sound of a Woman" out and she's been making the rounds of all the radio stations, web sites and talk shows ("Good Morning America", "Live with Kelly & Michael") to promote it. Everyone looks very late 80's in this video (are those Zubaz pants?):

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Weekend Picks: First Aid Kit, Laura Stevenson, Allen Toussaint, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Brother Ali, White Laces, Pumpkin Fest, Hardywood 3rd Anniversary

Future tech (that's what they call their music) Richmond band The White Laces celebrate the release of their album, "Trance" at The Broadberry on Friday night. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9 with The Diamond Center, Sundials, and Heavy Midgets to open the show and join the party. It's $7 to get in. Here's White Laces last year with "Invocation":

Scott's Addition Pumpkin Fest goes down Saturday on N Boulevard between Marshall and Moore from noon until 6 PM. It's free to get in. There will be lots of stuff for the kids. Food, drink and adult beverages will be served. Bands: Smile (noon to 1), Triad (1:30 - 3), Billy Joe Trio (3:30 - 4:30), and Everwilde (5 - 6). Here's Everwilde doing "Summer Night" at The National earlier this year:

Hardywood celebrates their 3rd Anniversary with a party at their place on Saturday starting at 2. They'll be tapping 3rd Anniversary Ale. At 5, the music starts with The Red Hot Lava Men, Goldrush & Black Girls. Here's Black Girls "Buyin' Time":

Albino Muslim underground political rapper Brother Ali will be at The Broadberry on Saturday night. Bambu and DJ Last Word will join him. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9. Tix are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Here's Brother Ali's "Work Everyday":

Bush League bring their new five man lineup to Poe's Pub Saturday. Show starts at 9 and it's $5 to get in. Here they are at Poe's about a year ago:

A group I love, First Aid Kit, will be at The National on Sunday night. They are a Swedish Americana sister duo with divine harmonies. Tix are $20 in advance, $23 at the door. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8. Samantha Crain opens. You can enter to win a pair of tix for the show HERE. This is their latest, "Heaven Knows":

Indie folk rocker Laura Stevenson and The Cans are at The Camel Monday. Helen Chambers and two other bands (TBA) will open the show. Doors open at 7 PM. $10 to get in. Here's Laura solo performing "The Hole":

Wednesday at Modlin Center for the Arts, New Orleans royalty come to town when Preservation Hall Jazz Band is joined by the great Allen Toussaint. The show starts at 7:30, tix range from $10 - $45 depending on your demographic. You may be able to win tickets for the show HERE. Here's the press  blurb about the show:
"When I meet someone like Allen Toussaint – that for me is like meeting the equivalent of the Dalai Lama, because he influenced the way I played the piano. He’s a historical part of rock-and-roll.” – Elton John

“Return to the roots of jazz, America's great indigenous art form, and don't miss an opportunity for a performance by the ‘best jazz band in the land.’” – San Francisco Examiner

From the heart of the French Quarter to the world’s stage, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has spread the joyful, timeless spirit of true New Orleans jazz since 1961. This American musical treasure recently released That’s It!, the PHJB’s first album of original material.

Allen Toussaint is part of New Orleans music royalty – a renowned songwriter, producer, arranger, and performer celebrated for his distinctive deft and funky feel on the piano that earned him a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With a poet’s ear for lyrics and songwriting steeped in New Orleans street music, Toussaint’s hit-making R&B songs have been covered by countless artists in an array of style. In 2012, he was recognized by President Obama as a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and Humanities.

Together, these musical titans of New Orleans bring the life and heart of the Big Easy to Richmond for an evening of legendary music-making.
Here's Allen Touissant at the 2007 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest:

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Late Night Pick: Tenacious D

The D is back! Well, at least for one episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC, 11:35 PM). Maybe more, we'll find out tonight what Tenacious D (Jack Black & Kyle Gass) are up to. They may be talking about their big comedy and music festival, Festival Supreme, that takes place in LA on Saturday. Here's some D from way back in 2001. This is not the greatest song in the world. This is a "Tribute":

Here's Neil Young & Crazy Ho... singing "Who's Gonna Stand Up? (And Save the Earth)" on Colbert Report:

Monday, October 20, 2014

Late Night Pick: Neil Young

Neil Young will be on a repeat of Colbert Report (from last Tuesday) at 11:31 PM on Comedy Central. Neil has a new album called "Storytone" coming out on 11/4 with music he recorded with a 92 piece orchestra and a choir. Here's Neil on the "Johnny Cash Show" in the 70's:

Here's another Neil, Neil Diamond, on the Tonight Show on Friday. He did "Something Blue" from his new album on the show and then did "Cracklin' Rosie" as a web exclusive:

Friday, October 17, 2014

Late Night Pick: Neil Diamond

Pop rock legend Neil Diamond is on Tonight Show starrrng Jimmy Fallon (NBC, 11:35 PM). I really hope he doesn't sing "Sweet Caroline". I'm really sick of that song. Perhaps he won't because he is out promoting his new album, "Melody Road". That album comes out 10/21. Here's a song of his that isn't "Sweet Caroline":

Here's The New Pornographers on last night's Conan:

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Weekend Picks: VA Hops & Harvest Fest, Instant Pleasure Fest, Agent Orange, Dope Body, Hackensaw Boys, STS9, Marco Benevento

Friday night at The Broadberry, bluegrass band The Hackensaw Boys will take the stage to play for you. Doors open at 8, tix are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Flight of Salt will open. Hackensaw Boys will be opening for Steep Canyon Rangers in Baltimore at Ram's Head Live on October 23. The Hackensaw Boys recently finished a European tour and here they are somewhere on that tour:

At Pocohontas Park Saturday, it's the Virginia Hops & Harvest Fest. It's FREE to get in. The event starts at noon. The entertainment will be provided by Almost Elton John & The Rocket Band (Elton John tribute) (7 PM), Quebe Sisters (5 PM), People's Blues of Richmond (3:30 PM), Everwilde (2 PM) and Shuffle (12:30 PM). 13 different microbreweries will be there and there will be food too. Here's the Western swing of the Quebe Sisters a couple weeks ago:

If heavy, garage, psychedelia is more your speed, head to The Broadberry Saturday for Instant Pleasure Fest 2014. It's $15 to get in, show starts at 8. The lineup include Futurebirds, Avers, Young Sinclairs, Diamond Center, Lady God, Revolt of the Apes, Dave Watkins, DJ Harrison and Stimulator Jones. Here's Futurebirds who have a more Americana spin on their psychedelia than some of the other bands on the bill. The song is "M J B":

Keyboardist Marco Benevento bring his jazz/jam rock to The Camel Sunday night. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with opener Superhuman Happiness. Tix are $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Here's Marco's "Witches of Ulster" from his latest album "Swift":

Legendary surf/skate punk band Agent Orange will be at Bandito's  on Tuesday night for FREE show with Architects and Chrome Daddy Disco. Get there when it starts at 9 PM because you don't want to miss any of these bands. Agent Orange has been around long enough that I have cassettes of my college radio show where I played them, so you know we are both old but still rocking. Here's Agent Orange with "BloodStains":

Post-punk noise rock band Dope Body are at Strange Matter Wednesday night. Doors open at 9 and it's $8 to get in. Men's Room, Navi, & New Turks open the show. You can stream Dope Body's new album "Lifer" HERE. From last year's 7" EP "Saturday", here's Dope Body's "Leather Head":

Jamtronica band STS9 is at The National on Thursday. Tix are $27.50 in advance, $30 at the door. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with opener Thriftworks. Here's STS9 doing "Instantly" a few nights ago in Grand Rapids:

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan

Late Night Pick: The New Pornographers

Indie pop rockers, The New Pornographers, are on Conan tonight (TBS, 11 PM). Here's TNP's "Moves" from their 2011 album, "Together", featuring Bill Hader & Paul Rudd.

Foo Fighters were on Late Show with David Letterman last night and on the web exclusive, Dave paid emotional tribute to the Foos:

On the show itself, they did "Polk Salad Annie" with Tony Joe White:

And then there was this:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Late Night Pick: Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters are on Late Show with David Letterman (11:35 PM, CBS) all week long to promote their new album and corresponding HBO making of the album documentary, "Sonic Highways". As an added bonus, Bill Murray is also on the show tonight. Let's get you caught up on the week so far. Here's the Foos with Heart's Ann & Nancy Wilson last night doing Heart's "Kick It Out":

On Monday, the Foos played a Black Sabbath classic with Zac Brown:

And here's Angaleena Presley on Friday's Late Show doing the title track from her new album, "American Middle Class":

Friday, October 10, 2014

Late Night Pick: Angaleena Presley

Angaleena Presley, member of the country/Americana band, Pistol Annies, has got a solo album out (American Middle Class) and she'll be performing a song from it tonight on Late Show with David Letterman (CBS, 11:35 PM). This should be a pretty fun show, too, with Chelsea Handler and Key & Peele as guests. Here's Angaleena with the Pistol Annies. She's the brunette playing guitar:

Here's Robert Plant from last night's Colbert Report. This is a web exclusive so you didn't see it on the show.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Late Night Pick: Robert Plant

Robert Plant will be on Colbert Report tonight on Comedy Central at 11:31 PM (that's right, 11:31). Below, you can watch the full concert Robert did with his band, The Sensation Space Shifters, on 9/28 thanks to NPR. For a dude that doesn't want to be in Led Zeppelin anymore, he does a lot more Led Zep in his show than I thought he would. The show will only be available until 10/28 so don't wait on this:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Late Night Pick: Glass Animals

Alt-indie-pop-rock band from the UK,  Glass Animals,is on Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC, 12:35 AM) tonight. Their debut album "Zaba", is gaining some ground in the US and abroad. This is "Gooey":

And here's Lizzo singing about "Bus Passes and Happy Meals" on last night's Late Show with David Letterman:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Weekend Picks: Richmond Folk Fest, Jeff the Brotherhood, Diarrhea Planet, Devil Makes Three, No BS! Brass Band, Skydog, Papadosio, Village People

The weekend picks are coming a little early this week as I'll be grooving at Earth, Wind and Fire at Innsbrook tomorrow night and then possibly at the Jeff the Brotherhood/Diarrhea Planet show at Broadberry on Thursday.

And that's the show we'll start with: indie rock show Jeff the Brotherhood, Diarrhea Planet and The Milkstains at The Broadberry Thursday. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9, it's $15 to get in. JTB has a new covers EP out called "Dig the Classics" with covers of Pixies, My Bloody Valentine, Beck, Teenage Fanclub and more. They may even do a Rush cover at the show. Here's a three song live sampler from JTB in England:

And here's a solid 14 minutes from Diarrhea Planet earlier this month in FL:

Prog psychedlic rock band Papadosio are at The National on Thursday night. Tix are $17 advance, $20 at the door, doors open at 8, show starts at 9. Twiddle opens. Here's Papadosio's "Dream Estate":

If you are at home this weekend, you can watch the Austin City Limits fest live HERE. It starts at 3:15 PM ET Friday, 3 PM ET Saturday and 4 PM ET Friday. Two channels of live streams with artists like Beck, Jimmy Cliff, St. Vincent, Belle & Sebastian, Trombone Shorty, Head & The Heart, Interpol, Avett Brothers, Tune-Yards, Broken Bells, Fitz & The Tantrums, Gaslight Anthem, Jenny Lewis, Spoon, Lorde, Chromeo and more. Even when the live music is done, they'll be looping replays so you can tune in anytime after 3:15 PM ET Friday and catch something.

The big news here at home this weekend is the Richmond Folk Festival, three days of world music right here in your backyard. It's FREE all weekend (but please donate to the Bucket Brigade) and it's one of the biggest folk festivals in the country. And this isn't just Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger folk, though there will be a little of that. This festival is focused on the folk music and traditions of America and the world, the music and dance that bubbles up from the streets and the country. There will be everything from bluegrass to break dancing, Mayan sun dancing (at the top of an 80 foot pole!) to Tibetan opera, Indian slide guitar to Mexican mariachi, blues, gospel, and more. You can walk around a world of music in the area of Brown's Island and Tredegar Iron Works. Don't miss it!

Just in time to celebrate the coming of gay marriage to Virginia (yay!), those gay disco icons of the 70's, The Village People will be at The Beacon Theatre in Hopewell on Friday night. Doors open at 6, there will be an opener, tix range from $25 to $75. Here they are doing "Can't Stop the Music":

At The National on Friday night, Americana act The Devil Makes Three hits the stage. Their latest album, "I'm a Stranger Here" was produced by Americana legend, Buddy Miller. The Cave Singers will open the show at 8, doors open at 7, tix are $16 in advance, $19 at the door. Here's Devil Makes Three making music:

The Broadberry hosts Skydog, your excellent local Allman Brothers tribute band on Friday. Show starts at 8 with Josh Small opening. It's $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Here they are doing "Midnight Rider":

There's rival horny funk shows going on Friday. Mekong Express & The Get Fresh Horns will be at Tobacco Company starting at 9:30 and that's free to get in. They've been recording some music in the studio recently so we will hopefully be able to get some of that funk in the near future.

At Balliceaux Friday, No BS! Brass Band does a gig that starts at 10:30 and that's $10 to get in. Here they are at the 2nd St. Festival last weekend doing some Led Zeppelin. Give Bill a second when the video starts until he can get things straightened out.

You can also catch No BS at Strange Matter on Tuesday, 10/14 with Landlady. Doors open at 9, tix are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

DJ Williams Projekt is at Broadberry on Tuesday, 10/14. You can enjoy yoga to the music of DJ Williams early with Groovinyasa out on the patio. That will start at 6. Tix are $10. If you go for the yoga, you get admission to the DJ Williams Projekt show later at 8 PM. Here's the Projekt jamming with Karl Denson at The Broadberry in August:

Have a great weekend! I'll see you at Earth, Wind & Fire, the Folk Fest and maybe Jeff The Brotherhood.

Tony Jordan

Late Night Pick: Nils Lofgren; Lizzo

Two artists for the price of one on Late Show with David Letterman tonight (CBS, 11:35 PM). The great guitarist from The E Street Band (and solo work too), Nils Lofgren, will be on the show jamming with Dave's band. Then alternative rapper Lizzo will do a song in the musical guest slot at the end of the show.

Nils is out promoting his career spanning box set, "Face the Music", that is getting rave reviews. Here's the promo clip for the box set:

Lizzo guests on Prince's new album, "3RDEYEGIRL", on the track, "Boy Trouble". Here's Lizzo doing her own, "Batches & Cookies":

Here's two from Best Coast on last night's Last Call with Carson Daly:

Monday, October 6, 2014

Late Night Pick: Willis Earl Beal, Best Coast

A new Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC, 1:35 AM) has two artists for the price of one tonight with alt-singer-songwriter Willis Earl Beal and indie rock duo Best Coast on the show tonight. You might dig WEB if you like Tom Waits, Tune-Yards, or Daniel Johnston. Best Coast singer Bethany Cosentino guests on a song on the new Weezer album.

Here's one from Willis Earl Beal:

And one from Best Coast:

And here's The Front Bottoms from last Thursday's Last Call:

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Late Night Pick: The Front Bottoms

Indie power pop/rock band, The Front Bottoms, will be on Last Call with Carson Daly tonight (1:35 AM, NBC). The song featured tonight are "Au Revoir" and "Twin Size Mattress" and were filmed live at their recent show at The Fonda Theatre in LA. Here's their song "Maps" from a few years ago:

Here's two from the So So Glos on last night's Last Call:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Weekend Picks: Earth, Wind & Fire, Ian Anderson, Hogtober, Oystoberfest, Touch a Truck, 2nd Street Festival, Southern Belles (x3), Trongone Band

If you're a child of the 80's or just wish you were, check out The Legwarmers - The Ultimate 80's Experience at The National on Friday night. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 and it's $16 to get in. Here's a little sampler of their show. Bust out your skinny tie.

Jam band The Southern Belles will be at The Camel Friday. Fletcher's Grove from Morgantown WV will open the show. Southern Belles recently toured Colorado, WV, KY, KS, St. Louis, & Cincinnati so they are so happy to be back they are playing the Camel Friday, two shows in RVA Saturday (more on those in a second) and a show in DC Saturday night. Doors will open at 8, it's $7 to get in. Here's the Belles in Carbondale CO a couple weeks ago doing a couple originals:

Not a music event, but a lot of fun if you have kids that like big trucks, Touch a Truck will be at the Richmond International Raceway on Saturday from 10 AM - 3 PM. Tix are $5 per person and the money goes to the Junior League of Richmond, There will be lots of construction vehicles, tractor trailers, emergency responder vehicles and even an Army helicoper for the kids to climb in and on and blow the horns.

In Jackson Ward, the 2nd Street Festival goes down on Saturday from 11:30 AM to 7 PM and on Sunday from noon to 6 PM. Lots of music, kids activities, food, beverages and fun. You can click the link there to see the full music lineup but the headliner is 80's funk band Midnight Star on Saturday at 5:45. I couldn't decide between "Freak-a-zoid" and "No Parking on the Dance Floor" so let's do them both.

Up on Libby Hill Park Saturday, it's Hogtober or the festival formerly known as High on the Hog. This will run from noon to 7 with lots of BBQ and other food and beer, though it is family friendly. This is one of the events Southern Belles, the hardest working band in Richmond, will play on Saturday. It's FREE to get in. Here's the full band lineup:

  • 12:00 - Southern Belles
  • 1:20 - The Dimmer Twins (Horsehead acoustic)
  • 2:00 - Love Canon (80's hits done bluegrass style)
  • 3:35 - Flight of Salt (Americana rock)
  • 5:20 - The Hit List (80's' & 90's covers)
Here's Flight of Salt in C'ville about a year ago. I believe this was captured on the bar's' security cam (just kidding):

Another fall Richmond festival and another appearance by the Southern Belles (when do they sleep?) at Oystoberfest at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Ginter Park. That goes from noon to 6 PM and features oysters, brats, beer, bands, and a kids zone, where you can leave your kids while you enjoy the oysters, brats, beers and bands (OK, maybe you shouldn't leave them there). It's FREE to get in (though they do suggest a $2 donation). Here's the band lineup:

  • 12:30 - East of Afton
  • 1:30 - Mills Family Band
  • 2:30 - Starlighter
  • 3:30 - Southern Belles
  • 4:30 - The Jimmy Catlett Group
Here't the Jimmy Catlett Group at The National a few years ago:

The Trongone Band brings their jammy covers and originals to Ashland Coffee & Tea Saturday night. I caught them at the Italian Fest last weekend and they put on a great show as always, with a standout version of the Grateful Dead's "New Speedway Boogie". The show gets underway at 8, it's $5 in advance, $10 day of show. Here's the band doing the Ween song (also covered by Phish) "Roses Are Free":

Sunday, classic rocker Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull comes to The National to do a Best of Jethro Tull show. All proceeds from the show are going to support veteran, first responders and to raise awareness of the global threat from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). There are a number of special events and offers going on surrounding the show to support The Global Campaign against IEDs. Click the link HERE to check them out. And check out this classic Tull from 1977:

Wednesday night at Innsbrook it's Earth, Wind & Fire. Gates open 5, show starts at 6. I do not see an opening band listed, but if there is one, don't hold it against me. The Gold Circle (meh!) seats are all sold out for this one so it's GA for you. Tix are $20 in advance, $25 day of show. EWF has a new Christmas album out called "Holiday"with Christmas classics and a couple original songs. But since it's October, let's hope they stick to the hits Wednesday night. No need for Winter Wonderland (will they do that like "Boogie Wonderland"?) in October.

That's it. See you somewhere this weekend!

Tony Jordan

Late Night Pick: The So So Glos

Brooklyn punk rockers, The So So Glos, will be on Last Call with Carson Daly tonight (1:35 AM, NBC). The band is off on a big European tour now, but they recorded their bits for Last Call when they were on tour in the US recently. Here's SSG doing "Lost Weekend":

And here's Lucinda Williams peforming with The Roots on last night's Tonight Show: