Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Weekend Picks: Donna The Buffalo, Butcher Brown, No BS! Brass Band, Dismal Swamp Lords

You can start your weekend with a FREE show at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Funk/jazz band Butcher Brown will be playing as part of Friday Art & Wine. The event runs from 6 - 8 PM. BB has been in the studio recently so perhaps they'll be working out some of those new tunes live on Friday night. Here's BB performing "Syd" at SXSW this year:

No BS! Brass Band takes over The Broadberry for a Saturday night get down throw down. Tix are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9. No opener is listed. This show is a warm-up for their appearance at NYC Winter JazzFest which takes place Jan. 13 - 17. Here's the new video for No BS' "3 AM Bounce":

Folk rock band Donna The Buffalo is at Capital Ale House Downtown Sunday night. Tix are $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9. The Tide Rose will open. DTB is playing at my favorite place in Key West, The Green Parrot, tonight. Wish I was there! Here's their set at The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton the other night:

Also Sunday night, a FREE show at Bandito's with Red Necromancer, Dismal Swamp Lords and The Hellhounds. It starts at 9. This should be a good way to avoid those Sunday night blues by listening to some swamp/punk/blues/rock.

That's it! There's been a lot of talk about the Guns N' Roses reunion this week. They'll be playing Coachella this year and possibly touring. Early rumors are that if they tour. tickets will cost $200+ and that's for stadium shows. Here's their full set from The Ritz in NYC back in 1988, when they were the most dangerous band in the world, you could see them in a club and it only cost you $13.50 to see them.

Tony Jordan