Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Weekend Picks: Natalie Prass, Ingrid Michaelson, Evan Dando, Dukes of Dixieland, Sleepwalkers, Love Canon, No BS Brass Band


Your weekend starts on Thursday with the band that does '80's music bluegrass style, Love Canon. They'll be at The Broadberry. Doors open at 8 and no opener is listed. It's $10 in advance, $12 day of show. They'll be playing in NYC at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday night if you happen to be up there. Here they are in Winchester in November doing "Money For Nothing/Break My Stride":



Friday night, Pandora is live streaming the Jack White show from Madison Square Garden starting at 9 PM. Go on Pandora and add the #‎JackWhiteLive station now and hear an exclusive Third Man Records mixtape until show time.


It's Saturday so that means another new beer from Hardywood and another party to bust it out and I say the more the merrier. It's FREE to get in. The barrels are tapped at 2 PM and the music starts at 5:30 with MicroWaves. The guitar driven indie pop of Manatree will be next. Finally, the new classic rock of Sleepwalkers. Sleepwalkers will be opening a bunch of shows for J Roddy Walston & the Business in March. These guys are moving up quick. I believe I caught one of their first shows at The Camel in late winter of last year. Here they are at The Broadberry in November opening for PBR:




Adult alternative indie pop rock singer songwriter Ingrid Michaelson will be at The National Saturday. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with opener Greg Holden. It's $20 in advance, $25 day of show. She's worldwide as she heads down under to Australia for a tour in March and a chance to cuddle some koalas. Here's her latest single "Afterlife":



'90's alt-rock heartthrob (and I assume he's still pretty good looking) and fine musician, Evan Dando of the Lemonheads is at The Camel on Saturday night. Tix are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9 with openers Sara Johnston and Long Arms. Here's Evan doing "Hannah & Gabi":



It's a special night of dixieland, horns and orchestras at the Carpenter Theatre on Saturday night. New Orleans' Dukes of Dixieland will perform with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. RVA's own No BS Brass Band will open the show and will also perform with the RSO. I'm kind of hoping No BS will do their kick-ass cover of Rush's "Tom Sawyer" with the orchestra. Show starts at 8. Tix range from $10 to $78. Here's the Dukes doing "Midnight in Moscow" on a steamboat going down the Mississippi in New Orleans. How cool would that be?



Tuesday, you can catch singer-songwriter Natalie Prass in two places. She'll be doing a free show at Plan 9 in Carytown at 1 PM. Then, you can catch her with her whole band at The Broadberry that evening. Doors open at 8 and no opener is listed. Tix are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Natalie's self-titled debut album was produced by Richmond's own Matthew E. White and Trey Pollard and is getting great reviews. Web site Stereogum chose it as their album of the week. She played a sold out show in London last night and will be opening for Ryan Adams on his international tour. So to say she's getting a lot of positive press and buzz might be an understatement. This may be one of those "I saw her before she got big" shows. And Natalie recently moved to Richmond so support a new hometown gal. Here's "Bird of Prey" from the album:



By now, many of you have heard that the remaining four members of the Grateful Dead will play three final shows together on July 3, 4, 5 at Chicago's Soldier Field with Trey Anasatasio on guitar and Bruce Hornsby on keys. If you are wondering how Trey might sound with The Dead, here he is playing with Furthur at the Lockn' Festival in 2013. This is the video from the big screens and soundboard sound. If you are short on time, go to the The Other One and the ensuing jam which was pretty weird and exciting.



Have a great weekend! See you at the Natalie Prass shows and maybe at Hardywood too!