And here's a local band making national year-end best of lists and playing every first Friday at The Camel this year. The band Clair Morgan will be joined by Smoke Break, Anousheh, and Lightfields this Friday. Doors open at 8, music starts at 9, tix are $6 advance, $8 day of show. This show will benefit the Virginia ACLU, who I suspect will be extra busy over the next 4 years. You know Clair Morgan is getting big because they teamed with Three Notch’d RVA Collab House to come out with their own beer called New Lions Blonde Stout. Check it out at Three Notch'd. It just came out today (1/5). Hopefully they'll make a new video soon, but until they do, we'll keep playing this one:
CANCELED DUE TO SNOW:
TAPROOM IS OPEN BUT KING EASY WILL BE RESCHEDULED.
SHOW IS POSTPONED. NEW DATE NOT ANNOUNCED YET. Blues guitarist Popa Chubby
POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 16 DUE TO SNOW. Can't get enough of that Pink Floyd stuff? Check out The Machine at The National
More tribute bands Saturday night with Life On Mars (Bowie) and Better Off Dead (Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia) at The Camel. This is a special celebration for David Bowie's birthday. They'll be toasting at midnight to the Thin White Duke. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9, tix are $10. Here's Life On Mars doing "Stay":
Sunday at The National, get funky with Lettuce. Tix are $19.50 advance, $23 day of show, doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with openers Jaw Gems. Lettuce drummer Adam Deitch also played with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings on a European tour in 2006 and he wrote this memorial to her when she passed away. Here's Lettuce at The Brooklyn Bowl a few days ago:
Monday at The Camel, there is a benefit for the Conservation Music whose mission is to foster a global culture of sustainability through locally created music and film. The show will feature Threesound, Gull, Philosophunk, and Worse Curses with special guests Mark Ingraham and Matthew Walton. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 and it's $7 to get in. Here's Threesound's latest video, "Better Places":
That'll do it. Happy New Year everyone and thanks for reading! I'll leave you with this Beastie Boys video with some guys you might recognize playing the Beastie Boys and lots of celebrity cameos.