Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Weekend Picks: Cymbals Eat Guitars, Tycho, Snarky Puppy, Father's Day Keg 'n' Oyster Fest, No BS! Brass Band, The Bush League

Wednesday night, dreamy indie electronic band from SF, Tycho, headline at The National. Tycho has already played Bonnaroo this year and they'll be doing some other big festivals including Firefly (Dover, DE), Pemberton, Center of the Universe Festival (not the brewery), Summer Meltdown and Summer Set. Autograf opens the show at The National at 8 PM, doors open at 7 PM, it's $20 in advance, $23 at the door. Here's Tycho's set at Bonnaroo:

Friday Cheers continues this week with jazzy/funky jam band, Snarky Puppy. They'll come on around 8, Butcher Brown gets things under way around 6:30. It's $10 to get in. Snarky Puppy is pretty big on the West Coast. On Monday night, they played at the Hollywood Bowl for 15,000 people at the Playboy Jazz Festival. They played just before the headliner, which is a pretty tasty spot. They are also selling out shows at clubs on the East Coast. Here they are playing "Lingus (We Like It Here):

RVA's own jazzy/funky/horny jam band, No BS! Brass Band, is at Broadberry Friday night. Doors open at 8 and Koa opens the show. It's $10 in advance, $12 at the door. No BS! has a couple new songs when I saw them a couple weeks ago, so they may bust more of those out. Here's No BS covering a Jack White song at the Broadberry recently:

The Bush League bring the blues to City Dogs in the Fan Friday night. After this show, Bush League will head to Atlanta, Pensacola, Mobile, and Greensboro among others over the next few weeks. The show starts at 10 PM. I think it's free to get in or at least not very much. Here's a new promo video Bush League just put out with interviews and a couple songs:

Saturday, you can hit an early show (doors open at 5) at Strange Matter with Cymbals Eat Guitars. They headline. Forth Wanderers and Lightfields open. It's $10 to get in. Cymbals Eat Guitars are an indie/rock/emo/pop/alternative/experimental band out of Staten Island. You might dig CEG if you like Modest Mouse, Weezer or Flaming Lips. Here's a short show they did live for KEXP in April:

Does Dad like beer? Does he like oysters? Does he like good music? Then head to Hardywood  Brewery for Father's Day for the Father's Day Keg 'n' Oyster Fest. It will run from noon to 6. Rappahannock River Oysters will be serving oysters and other seafood. King of Pops, Pizza Tonight and Gotacado will be providing food as well. Hardywood will bust out their new Oyster Stout for the occasion. Music will be provided by Sturgeon City, The Atkinsons and Long Arms. Here's Long Arms performing the Big Star classic, "September Gurls" at Broadberry in April:

I'll leave you with this classic from My Morning Jacket. At least I think it's a classic.

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan