Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Weekend Picks: The Whigs, VibeFrost, The Northerners, Four Year Strong

Wanted to make sure I got this out by Thursday this week because all the state workers have a day off on Friday for Jackson - Lee day, when we celebrate the contributions of Michael Jackson and Bruce Lee to the great Commonwealth of Virginia. What? It's about Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee? Well then let's just call it Dead Losing Generals of the Civil War Day!

Saturday evening, you can rock for a good cause at VibeFrost at Positive Vibe Cafe. It'll run from 6 PM to 10 PM. It's a $10 donation to get in and music will be provided by The Taters, Andy Vaughan and The Driveline, and The Hullabaloos. Here's a clip from The Taters New Year's Eve Show:




Over at The Camel Saturday, it's Americana from The Northerners, Nicky C & The Rattle Snake Bites, and GOAT. The show starts at 8 and it's $7 to get in. The Northerners have some new tunes and a new lineup so it you haven't seen them in a while it'll be just like new. Here's The Northerners with "My Song" (not the Elton John tune, an original):




At The Broadberry Saturday, it's a fine rock n' roll show with Athens band The Whigs, Sideways Orange and Lightfields. Tix are $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8:30. You might dig The Whigs if you like The Raconteurs, My Morning Jacket, Kings of Leon, or Son Volt. I like this video for their tune "Hit Me" which actually came out in 2014 but here they are playing it on in 1973 on the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test show or something like that:




It's a pop-punk potpourri at The Broadberry on Tuesday. Four Year Strong out of Worcester MA headlines the show, with Comeback Kid, Handguns, Expire and Heart to Heart opening. Doors open at 6, show starts at 6:30. It's $16 to get in and there are VIP seats available for $40 - $65. Here's Four Year Strong's "Go Down In History":



That's it! See you at The Whigs show this weekend. I'll leave you with a classic low-fi Star Wars parody, "Hardware Wars":



Tony Jordan