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