Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Weekend Picks: Delbert McClinton, Jonathan Richman, Clair Morgan, Gallery5 12th Anniversary, Taters, Killer B's, Suggesting Rhythm

Friday is the big night this week. Decisions will need to be made. Or maybe you can hit parts of a few different shows.

Let's start with Gallery5's First Friday 12th Anniversary Party. It starts at 6 and it's FREE to get in, but please consider donating some dolla. There will be a Burlesque and Variety Hour (hubba hubba!) four bands playing Georgie Isaacs, Lobo Marino, Prabir w/ quartet and The Trillions and art everywhere. Outside Gallery5, Party Liberation Front Presents the Pyro Circus Street Show with professional fire arts, dance, and tunes provided by DJs Mr Jennings, Reinhold, and Roukin. Here's the haunting and hypnotic music of Lobo Marino:

Delbert McClinton brings his blues/rock to The Beacon Theatre in Hopewell on Friday night. Doors open at 6:30, Robbie Meade with Brad Brewer open. Tix range from $30 to $105. Delbert is out promoting his new album, "Prick of the Litter". Delbert did one of his classics on Music City Roots in January. Here it is:

The Killer B's will be playing their danceable classic rock at Steam Bell Beer Works Friday evening from 7 to 10. Don't cost nothin' to get in.

Clair Morgan continues their First Friday residency at The Camel. Shy,Low, Manazara and Geometers open. Doors open at 8, music starts at 9. $6 advance, $8 day of show. The show is a benefit for ReEstablish Richmond, which helps refugees establish roots, build community, and become self-sufficient. Here's Clair Morgan's full set from 9/23/16 at The Camel:

Grateful Dead tribute band Suggesting Rhythm is at Cary Street Cafe Friday night. Show starts at 10 and it's $5 to get in. Hopefully, they'll play this one.

The Taters are at The Tin Pan on Saturday night. Doors open at 6, show starts at 8. Just $10 to get in. No opener. Here's the band playing Paul Simon's "The Boxer":

Indie pop icon Jonathan Richman is at The Camel on Tuesday night. Doors open at 8, show at 9, no opener is listed. $15 to get in. Jonathan helped invent indie pop with his band, The Modern Lovers, in the 70s. But he's been consistently good to this day, still writing touching and humorous songs. Here he in on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in 1993 singing about a"Vampire Girl":

That'll do it. I'll leave you with this outtake from The Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main Street":

Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan