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