Avers does their first headlining show in Richmond since they kicked ass at SXSW. I saw them open for Tune-Yards and they've got some tasty new tunes for you. In fact, they are mixing those tunes now for a new album. Producer/Engineer Peter Katis, who has worked with The National and Interpol, is helping them out. Avers will be at Strange Matter Thursday night. Doors open at 8, tix are $8 in advance, $10 day of show. Las Rosas and Hot Dolphin open. Here's Avers performing live at WAMU in DC. Smoke 'em if you got 'em.
The Camel will host alternative, indie, power blues, neo-psychedelic band The London Souls Thursday. Tix are $10 in advance, $13 at the door. Doors open at 8 and RVA's own Trongone Band opens. This will be the second show of the door for the Souls so they'll be nice and fresh. The London Souls recently played on NPR's World Cafe and you can stream the performance HERE. And here's a couple tunes they did down at SXSW:
The Marsalis family is practically living in Richmond right now. Wynton was here with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra last Saturday. Wynton's youngest brother, Jason and his Vibes Quartet, will be at Capital Ale House for two shows on Friday. Admission for either show is $35 (premium) or $30 (GA). The first show has doors opening at 6:30 and the show starting at 7. The second show doors open at 8:30 and the show starts at 9. Here's the band at the Louisiana Music Factory in December 2014:
Hackensaw Boys do the bluegrass thing at The Broadberry on Friday. Tix are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors open at 8 and Sturgeon City opens. Hackensaw Boys are heading out for two week tour of the Netherlands, Denmark & Belgium at the end of the month. Who knew that they dug bluegrass there? Here's the band a few years ago at WNRN in C'ville:
Mekong Express & the Get Fresh Horns are at Cary St. Cafe Friday. It's FREE to get in and the show starts at 10. Here's the band gettin' all funkay at The Answer Brewpub in January:
Dueling Earth Day celebrations on Saturday. The RVA Earth Day in Manchester looks like the better of the two musically. Here's the band lineup:
Widespread Panic is in town at the Altria Theater on Monday night. Tix are $49.50, The show starts at 8 and there's no opener because Panic will do their usual two sets of music. If you are going to the show, be sure to bring some canned goods for Panic's Fans for Food food drive. Widespread always throw in some choice covers during their shows. Here they are doing Neil Young's "Mr. Soul" in LA last month:
The Congress plays a Panic after party at The Camel Monday. Tix are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Tarrant will open the show. Doors open at 8. Tarrant comes on at 9. This show will be a couple days after The Congress open up for Tedeschi Trucks Band at Blue Ridge Bowl on the Lockn' Festival site and a couple weeks before they head out opening for Lake Street Dive. Not bad company. Here's The Congress live in Tahoe last summer:
Finally, a great night of RVA rock and soul at The Broadberry on Tuesday (4/21). DJ Williams Projekt will be joined by Andrew Trongone of Trongone Band to headline a show that also features People's Blues of Richmond and Monophonics (OK, these guys come from SF). Expect a lot of mixing and matching of band members at this show. Doors open at 8. Tix are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Here's DJ Williams Projekt full show at The Broadberry in June last year:
And this is just a really awesome video. Have a great weekend! See you at RVA Earth Day!