Thursday, April 14, 2016

Weekend Picks: Puscifer, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Kings, WRIR Fund Drive, Coachella webcast

If you are hanging at home this weekend, the live webcast from Coachella is going on at YouTube all weekend. All the bands without the heat stroke. They'll have 3 live channels so you can pick the band you want to see. It all starts Friday at 6:30 PM ET. The schedule isn't posted yet, but you can view it tomorrow.

Here at home, funk/soul band KINGS will rule at The Camel Friday night. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9. Tix are $8 advance, $10 day of show. Ohbliv, Charles Owens Quartet, & DJ Rattan will open. It's tax day so you can dance those givin' $ to Uncle Sam blues away.

Sunday night at Broadberry, get down with pop rockers Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. Avers is opening the show (where have they been hiding?) along with Little Scream. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8, it's $12 advance, $15 day of show. Thao has a new album out called "A Man Alive". They are getting some buzz, opening for Death Cab for Cutie later this summer and Paste Magazine named them one of the best bands at this year's SXSW. They are also hitting a number of festivals such as Interstellar Rodeo (Winnipeg), 80/35 (Des Moines), Pickathon (Oregon) and Mamby on the Beach (Chicago). Here they are doing "Bag of Hammers" at SXSW. I hope they bring the taco hats with them.

Puscifer, led by Tool's Maynard James Keenan, is at The National Monday night. Tix are $38 in advance, $43 day of show. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 and no opener is listed. If you like poster art, be sure to check out their Facebook page. They have unique and amazing posters for each show on this tour. And there will be wrestling at the show. I kid you not. From their latest album, "Money Shot", here's "The Remedy" (language NSFW):

And don't forget the WRIR Fund Drive going on through the 26th. They'll have bands playing live in the studio through the whole fund drive and you can stop by the station, drop off your donation (hopefully) and watch a band. Even if you can't make it down to the station, you can donate by clicking that link there. Here's the line up:

BandAprilTimeWRIR Program
Pete Curry15 Fri3 p.m.Pop Goes The World
Spooky Cool15 Fri7 p.m.Time is Tight
Black Liquid & The New Juice Crew15 Fri11 p.m.Live from the Audience
No Matter What16 Sat1 p.m.Cause and Effect
Among the Rocks and Roots16 Sat6 p.m.River City Limits
Tin Can Fish Band18 Mon9 p.m.Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
Big Boss Combo19 Tue7 p.m.Edge of Americana
The Clackwells20 Wed7 a.m. (LT)Breakfast Blend
Lobo Marino20 Wed3 p.m.Global A Go-Go
Glass Twin21 Thu5 p.m.Activate!
Joey Kneiser & Kelly Smith21 Thu7 p.m. (LT)New Music Machine
Camp Howard22 Fri7 p.m.Time is Tight
Natalie Tyer22 Fri11 p.m.Live from the Audience
Christi23 Sat9 a.m.British Breakfast
Adwela and The Uprising24 Sun5 p.m.The Motherland Influence
Trio What25 Mon9 p.m.Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
Rock & Roll Jubilee and guests26 Tue* 5 p.m.The 12 Fl. Oz. Show
Jackass Flats26 Tue* 7 p.m.Edge of Americana
LT=Live recording for later broadcast* WRIR Barn Dance Bonanza
*@The Camel1621-A West Broad St, RVA

That's it. Have a great weekend! I'll be seeing Pearl Jam on Monday at Hampton Coliseum. I don't know if they'll bring My Morning Jacket with them so Eddie can perform this Who classic with them, but it would be pretty sweet.

Tony Jordan