Monthly Archives: June 2010

July 4th weekend!!! What’s going on and when…

This weekend the Shadowbox will host two awesome showings you SHOULD NOT miss! First up is Thirst, a Korean vampire film by Park Chan-Wook (Oldboy, Lady Vengeance). This film focuses around a priest who is given an infected blood transfusion turning him into the walking undead! Thirst shows Friday the 2nd at 8pm. On Saturday veteran comedy/ rap group the Illbotz will be hosting a screening of their newest video for “Illbotz Rock the Spot and Go Crazy”. With them will be their partner in crime TJ from TJTV co-hosting their videography and premiere. This glorious event will start at 8pm on Saturday the 3rd. Show up and drink beer, I know the Illbotz will.

Former Roanoker and Wading Girl member Billy Wallace will be returning to the Bazaar on Saturday the 3rd! Traveling with Billy will be Tallahassee group, PieParty! This show starts at 9pm and will cost you only $5, come out and celebrate a pre 4th of July with the gang!

As if the Shadowbox and the Bazaar weren’t enough this Saturday the Wilson Hughes Gallery downtown is throwing a show of a different nature! The show is being billed as a “space and drone show” and will feature Arte Povera, P.D. Wilder (with special guest Joe Morgan of the Late Virginia Summers), Summer of Glaciers and North Carolina band Remora. The show will start at 7pm running until 10pm. The gallery itself is located on 117 Campbell Ave. I can’t tell you much about the other acts but I can tell you Jordan from Arte Povera’s guitar playing is worth seeing alone!

Winding up the weekend is an event on the 4th itself! Heidi’s house is having yet another Sunday get together this time being a barbecue starting at 3pm! Bring food! To end the evening will be quite an amazing show with our own Eternal Summers! With them will be dear friends Reading Rainbow (from Philly) and Woven Bones (HoZac Records). The show portion of the evening will start at 9pm. Come out and have some fun at 1515 Roanoke Ave! Bring tents and sleeping bags as camping is encouraged! Donations for bands appreciated!

We now leave you with a behind the scenes look at the new Illbotz video, premiering at the Shadowbox on Saturday!

We hope you all have a safe and fun 4th of July! Check back with us next Tuesday for more events!

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June Events Round Up

 

This weekend The Shadowbox is partnering with the StoneWall Society to host a three day film festival geared toward Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered equality. The Pride In The Arts International GBLT Film Festival will be held June 25th – 27th and will feature five full-length films with a  different short film and music video following each film. Starting the festival out will be Woman In A Man’s Suit, a documentary focusing on the life of musician Georgie Jessup. The musician will perform after the film which will be followed by an opening party meet and greet lasting until midnight. For advanced tickets to this festival event order here. For more information on the event visit The Shadowbox online.


The Toledo duo known as FANGS OUT will be playing the Bazaar this Thursday with our own Nancy & 2 Meteors. Nancy has some great new material so make sure to come out! $5 at the door!

This Friday (June 25th) the Roanoke Main Library located downtown on Jefferson Avenue will host martial artist and cult film star Anthony De Longis. Road House (starring Patrick Swayze) is the film De Longis is most recognized for playing a monster truck driving hench man with an attitude. He has worked with many strong names in Hollywood such as Harrison Ford, Jet Li, Tim Burton, Ron Howard, Michelle Pfiffer, Angelica Huston, Charleton Heston and of course, Patrick Swayze. This will be De Longis’ second trip to Roanoke. The first being his appearance at the Grandin Theatre’s midnight showing of The Last Dragon where he gave a very entertaining bull whip demonstration and signed autographs along side the film’s star Taimak. De Longis will demonstrate some of his skills outside of the Roanoke Main Library at 6pm. A brief Q & A is also offered for the evening.

In more Underground Melodies news, Blacksburg band Ike As In Dwight will be replacing The Young Sinclairs in the line up due to scheduling conflicts. This performance will be the band’s last show which is very sad to say. If you have not seen Ike As In Dwight this is your opportunity. Do not miss out!  Also this will be 3AM Friday’s final show, so come out and show them your support! The Underground Melodies line up is as follows….

The Bastards Of Fate
Illbotz
Ike As In Dwight
The Situationist
Amanda Bocchi
3AM Friday
Nancy & 2 Meteors
Grass Monkey
The Monsters

DJ HouseKat will DJ after midnight and Nota Number will spin between bands! Get your tickets now at the Bazaar! $15 and well worth it with free camping included.

Join us here next week for our list of 4th of July weekend events! See you then!

HUGE Update/ Things To Come Blog Special!!!

Hello all! We’ve got some great news on upcoming events on this blog but first let’s recap a few things that have happened recently….

The May 29th show at the Bazaar (presented by your’s truly at SR) with the Sad Cobras & the Late Virginia Summers was killer! The Summers opened with a set that was relaxing and intimate while the Sad Cobras played a great set featuring a lot of new material. Friend and fellow musician Charlie Johnston filled in playing drums for most of the set and guitar on a tune. If you weren’t there….shame….

Local artist and dancer Beth Deel put on a one night only art performance busking with multiple Roanoke musicians and performers. The performers took up street corners and sidewalks in response to the Roanoke council making busking illegal in a city which has become known for its music and art. The evening closed with Roanoke locals Grass Monkey & traveling friends Paleface at Kirk Avenue Music Hall. Check out the NPR story on the event HERE.


The Young Sinclairs returned safely and successfully after opening for the Brian Jonestown Massacre on the East Coast portion of their U.S. tour. The gang played Boston’s Paradise Rock Club, Manhattan’s Webster Hall, Philadelphia’s Theatre of Living Arts, and Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club. The Sinclairs also had an off date in Brooklyn with Airwaves & Easter Vomit at Death By Audio.

Our friends over at Roanoke Revolution are putting on an all day music festival featuring Roanoke area bands in Boones Mill, VA! Underground Melodies will feature some of the area’s best talent ranging from bands to artists. Be prepared to have fun! Tickets are on sale now at the Bazaar and are $15 for the whole day. Free camping is included!!!! July 10th, be there or miss out on something awesome! If you have any questions please contact Jovan Rahsman at the Roanoke Revolution website. More info on Underground Melodies as it comes.

Roanoke’s own community microcinema the Shadowbox is having two great showings this weekend! The first being Drive Well, Sleep Carefully: On the Road With Deathcab For Cutie. Drive Well will be showing Friday at 8pm. The second showing this weekend is cult comedy classic Spinal Tap which goes to 11…at 7pm on Saturday. This event will include a special prefeature screening of Heavy Metal Parking Lot and an air guitar contest. BRING YOUR OWN CD to rock out with! Until then, stand in front of your full length mirror and practice that air guitar windmill move…slowly… like you mean it. See you there!

Finally, this Sunday to round out our weekend of events is Brooklyn band Family Trees! The band will rock out Heidi’s basement after a great potluck! The potluck starts at 6:30pm and the band should go on around 9pm. BRING FOOD! 1515 Roanoke Ave, be there…. its FREE!!! While you’re at it check out the latest mention Family Trees got in Pitchfork HERE.

Have a great week everybody!