Over at Richmond Coliseum on Friday is a little band called KISS. Get there for the fire-breathing, blood spitting, laser shooting, flash potting spectacle that only KISS can provide. Tix range from $25 to $125. Show starts at 8 with openers The Dead Daisies. If you can't get enough KISS, they've just published the first issue of KISS Magazine. Here they are back in '75 on The Midnight Special performing "Black Diamond":
At The Camel Friday night, it's an RVA showcase with indiepunkrockcountryfolktwangpop band Long Arms, Toward Space and Prabir Mehta. Just $7 to get in. Doors at 8, show at 9. Here's Long Arms getting mellow a couple years ago. But they rock too. Head to the Camel and see for yourself.
Saturday, it's the Richmond Bluegrass Festival 2016 at Hardywood. It's FREE and runs from 2 - 10 PM. The bands will play in this order:
It's another free evening concert in Forest Hill Park as part of the summer/fall Music in the Park series. This time, we're gonna get on up with The Big Payback: A Tribute to James Brown. It'll start at 5 and go to 7 and it's FREE. Here's the band a few weeks with the lovely and talented Sam Reed sitting in:
NJ punk rock band Titus Andronicus is at The Camel on Sunday night. Tix are $15. Doors at 7, show at 8, A Giant Dog opens. From last year's "The Most Lamentable Strategy", this is "Dimed Out":
Band with a big buzz Car Seat Headrest drives into The National Monday night. Tix are just $13 advance, $15 day of show. Doors at 6:30, show starts at 7:30 with openers The Lemon Twigs and Gold Connections. They've been selling out a lot of shows on this tour so don't sleep on tickets. They made their TV debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert a couple weeks ago. Here it is:
That'll do it. I'll see you at the Purity Ring show Friday, Big Payback on Sunday and maybe the Bluegrass Fest on Saturday.
Today (9/8) would have been Ron "Pigpen" McKernan's 71st birthday. He was a founding member of the Grateful Dead and also the first member of the band to pass away on 3/8/73. In honor of his birthday, here's a little "Next Time You See Me":
Have a great weekend!