Thursday, November 5, 2015

Weekend Picks: The Extravaganza, John Moreland, Guster, Hardywood Gingerbread Stout Release Party, Papadosio, STS9, Dead & Company webcast


Friday night, it's The Extravaganza! 15 bands spread out over three venues (Broadbrerry, Strange Matter, and En Su Boca). You can get tickets for Broadberry only for $20, Strange Matter only for $12, get a combo ticket for the two venues for $30 and you can get into En Su Boca for no additional cost if you buy one of those tickets. Here's the lineup:
THE BROADBERRY (2 stages)
5PM DOORS
5:30-6 - MANZARA
6:00-6:30 - THE TRILLIONS
6:30-7 - JEFFREY LEWIS & LOS BOLTS
7-7:30 - AVERS
7:30-8 - SUNFLOWER BEAN
8-8:45 - NO JOY
8:45-9:30 - LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES
9:30 - DIIV

STRANGE MATTER
10PM DOORS
10:30-10:50 - DAGGERING
11:00-11:20 - MUTWAWA
11:40-12:20 - AUTHOR & PUNISHER
12:40 - WOLF EYES

EN SU BOCA
10PM DOORS
11-11:30 - MANATREE
11:50-12:30 - SODA BOMB
12:50 - THE SNOWY OWLS
Highlights are Wolf Eyes (experimental/noise), No Joy (shoegaze/noise), Diiv (shoegaze),  Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires (southern/punk/roots rock) and Avers (psychedelic/garage). Let's do one from each.















You know the holidays are getting close when Hardywood has their Gingerbread Stout Release Party. Things get underway at 2 PM when they tap the kegs and let that sweet holiday nectar pour. There will be a bunch of food trucks out there for your culinary delight. And four bands playing. Neither the Hardywood site nor the Facebook event page gave the times or order of the bands but the bands usually start around 5, so just show up early and enjoy the stout and your favorite band will play eventually. The music is provided by The Milkstains (Surf-rock sock hop with a dash of Dinosaur Jr. = psychedelic-low-fi garage-rock grunge), Christi (rock n roll and scruffy punk), Atlantic Thrills (Fuzzy psychedelic riffs, reverb drenched surf anthems and raspy 50's inspired doo-wop ballads, out of Providence, RI!), and The Trillions (RVA shred pop). Here's The Milkstains new video, "Sink or Swim":




Psychedelic, progressive jam rock band Papadosio is at The National Saturday night. Tix are $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with openers People's Blues of Richmond (who are opening for the VA and NC shows on the tour) and Third Nature. Here's "Epiphany" from Papadosio's new album, "Extras In a Movie":



If you'd rather jam at home on Saturday night, be sure to watch the live webcast of the Dead & Company HERE from Madison Square Garden starting at 7:30 PM. The Dead & Company consist of Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann joined by John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit) and Jeff Chimenti (various post-Grateful Dead bands). Here they are doing "Terrapin Station" on Halloween at MSG:




Ashland Coffee & Tea has alt-country singer/songwriter John Moreland on Saturday night. Tix are $15 in advance, $18 day of show. Show starts at 8 PM. Here's John performing "No Glory in Regret" for American Songwriter last week:



Sunday night at The National, jamtronica band STS9 will warp your head. Tix are $29.50 in advance, $33.00 day of show. Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30.You can download a free track from each night of the tour HERE. Here's STS9's first set Halloween night at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD:




Alt-pop band Guster plays Monday night at The National. Tix are $23 in advance, $28 day of show. Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30 with opener Port Harbour. You might dig Guster if you like Barenaked Ladies, BoDeans, Virginia Coalition, Wilco, Camper Van Beethoven, or Big Star. Here's "Endlessly"from their latest album "Evermotion":



That'll do it! Have a great weekend!  I'll leave you with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' version of the traditional tale of "Stagger Lee". This is very explicit and very bad ass.


Tony Jordan