Monday, August 24, 2015

Weekend Picks: Agent Orange, Earth, The Good Life, Publicist UK, Ttotals, Murphy's Kids

The weekend starts Thursday night with a FREE show at Bandito's featuring Agent Orange, one of the first surf punk bands who rose out of the late 70's - early 80's Orange County, CA punk rock scene. Opening up will be Chrome Daddy Disco and Dismal Swamp Lords. The Dismal Swamp Lords are making their own RVA brand of garage surf music and their new EP is a fine start. Things get under way at 9 PM. Here's one I used to play on my college radio show, oh so long ago. Enjoy the picture of the original MTV VJs too.

Over at Gallery 5 Thursday night, it's Publicist UK, Dalek, and Petrichor. Publicist UK plays dark tinged, indie rock. They just released their debut album, "Forgive Yourself". Dalek is critically acclaimed underground, electronic hip-hop. Petrichor plays "rose-tinted techno". Doors open at 7, show starts at 8. Tix are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Here's Publicist UK's "Away":

At The Camel Friday night, punk/reggae/ska/psychedelic band Murphy's Kids will headline a show that also features Neighborhood Friendly (ska/punk) and Fool's Errand (gypsy Americana). Doors open at 8, show starts at 9. It's $8 in advance, $10 at the door.  Here's Murphy's Kids in Fredericksburg in July:

Friday night at Strange Matter, indie pop rockers The Good Life are in town for a show. Big Harp will open the show with doors opening at 8 and the show starting at 9. Tix are $12 in advance, $14 at the door. The Good Life's new album is called "Everybody's Coming Down". Here's their brand spanking new video from that album. "The Troubadour's Green Room". Cool song, cool video.

Stick around Strange Matter for Sunday's show with prog-metal band, Earth. These guys aren't just about playing fast, they can build slow, textured, trippy songs that sometimes top the 10 minute mark. Holy Sons and Lugweight open the show. Doors open at 8, music starts at 9. Tix are $13 in advance, $15 day of show. Here's Earth's latest album, "Primitive and Deadly":

Let's stick with Strange Matter as we begin the new month on Tuesday with Ttotals (outer blues two piece out of Nashville), Lady God (RVA's own slink band. You'll know it when you hear it.), White Kyle (out of Austin) and Manzara (psych metal rock). Doors open at 9, show starts shortly thereafter. It's' $7 to get in. Here's the Ttotals "Let the Light In":

Have a great weekend! I'll see you at the Agent Orange show! I'll leave you with the Foo Fighters continuing to be awesome as they "Rick Rolled" the heinous Westboro Baptist Church the other day.

Tony Jordan