Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Weekend Picks: Delta Saints, Amanda Palmer, Southern Belles, Trongone Band, Fool's Errand

Easter weekend. Put on your Easter bonnet and hop on out to see some music!

Thursday night, Trongone Band takes over The Camel. This should be a great show with Mekong Express & The Get Fresh Horns opening. I saw Mekong Express a couple weeks ago and they keep getting better. I would expect some mixing and matching of members of the two bands and some great jamming. It''s $7 to get in, doors open at 8, music starts at 9:30. Here's Trongone Band doing the Dead's "Shakedown Street" with some friends sitting in:

Friday night, it's more hot jamming action (that sounds slightly dirty) at The Camel with Southern Belles. Tix are $7 in advance, $10 at the door, doors open at 9. Schooley Mountain Band opens. The Belles just got back from a tour that took them to Colorado and Montana so ask them how their trip to Big Sky Country went. Here's their full show at Rapture in Charlottesville from 3/4:

Saturday night, one of my favorite up and coming bands out of Nashville, The Delta Saints, are at The Camel. Those guys play some mean blues and they seem to be getting more confident every time I see them. The Vacant Stairs (great name) and Big Mama Shakes will open. Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8:30. Tix are $12 in advance, $14 to get in. This will be the last night of the first leg of the Delta Saints spring tour so they'll be ready to party. Here's Delta Saints jamming at Hippie Jack's in TN. They open with a cover you may not recognize at first. If you want to hear Hippie Jack's somewhat humorous story, skip ahead to 1:35. If you just want to get to the music, get thee to 3:15.

Amanda F*ck!ng Palmer is at The National Sunday night. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 and there is no opener. Tix are $20 for reserved balcony and $25 for reserved on the floor or for GA on the platform at the back of the floor. Amanda is a singer, songwriter, playwright, blogger, author and pianist who has also done a very popular TED Talk. The show will be a mix of songs and readings from the book she wrote based on that TED Talk, "The Art of Asking". Amanda recently played Carnegie Hall where she took part in the David Byrne/Talking Heads tribute. Here she is performing "Makin' Whoopee" with her husband, author Neil Gaiman.

Wednesday night (4/8), gypsy folk rock band, Fool's Errand, is at Balliceaux. Accidental Seabirds open. This is a FREE show and it starts early (6:30 PM) and ends early (9 PM). If you want you can then pay $7 and stick around for the late show with JP Harris & the Tough Choices and Alison Self & The Lonesome Lows. Here, Fool's Errand ask "What Happened?" Watch out for that sax guy.

Here's a classic from Joe Jackson for April Fool's Day:

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan