Monthly Archives: August 2010

August Round Up!

Hello everyone! Rounding up this last full week in August is a MASSIVE amount of events to keep you busy until September putting away your “there’s nothing to do here” blues.

Starting this busy week will be an event hostedĀ  by the Roanoke Main Library downtown. River Laker will present Comic Strip to Graphic Novel; Will Eisner’s Painful Journey. The event will consist of a panel discussion based around comic art and its move from the funny papers to full on volumes of graphic novels. The panel will put a special focus on the work of Will Eisner, beloved creator of The Spirit comics. The panel will consist of host and local Eisner biographer Paul E. Fitzgerald, Roanoke Times reporter/ former blogger Mason Adams and B&D Comics owner Terry Baucum. This event will take place Tuesday, August 24th on the Howery Mezzanine at 6:30pm. It is free to the public and light refreshments will be provided.


Continuing on to Wednesday the Shadowbox presents French film classic from 1966 “Umbrellas of Cherbourg”. The film stars Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo with direction by Jacques Demy (“Lola”, “the Seven Deadly Sins”) . This film starts at 8pm.


Friday (August 27th) the Shadowbox continues to show their love for great cinema by presenting one of Charlie Chaplin’s last silent films. “City Lights” stars Chaplin in arguably his most famous role, the “Little Tramp”. Come out and witness this masterpiece from 1931. The film starts at 8pm.


Also on Friday the Magic Twig Community’s the Young Sinclairs will be hosting a show in their own studio with Lynchburg friends, Steal the Prize. The show will take place around 9pm at the MTC’s Mystic Fortress on Cleveland. This show/ gathering is donation based so come out and help Steal the Prize put some gas in their tank! For those of you who can’t make it on Friday the Sinclairs will be joining Steal the Prize in Lynchburg on Saturday. The two groups will be performing at Rivermont Pizza around 7pm.


Saturday join the Shadowbox in celebrating one of the greatest cult classics of all time. “Caddyshack” (starring Chevy Chase, Bill Murray and Rodney Dangerfield) has been a movie quoter’s favorite for a couple of decades now. Come out early to play 9 hole putt putt and don’t forget to dress up in your best golfing attire! Best outfit gets a prize! The evening starts at 7pm.


This Sunday Dickie and the gang will be throwing the last show at Happy’s Flea Market. Fear not though, Dickie has relocated his gallery to the corner of Kirk and 2nd downtown. The Happy’s show will feature the Situationist, Nancy & Two Meteors, Heevahava, Thresher and the Virgo. Show starts at 7pm, is all ages and will only cost you $5!


Ending the month of August will be a Shadowbox showing of Japanese horror film, “Audition”. Don’t miss this startling and cleverly crafted psychological drama from one of Japan’s best shock directors, Takashi Miike. The film shows Monday the 30th at 8pm.


Have a great rest of your month and we will see you all in September!


Yes, yes ya’ll! This Thursday at the Bazaar the Illbotz and the Bastards of Fate welcome Blacksburg rap group New Day Co-Op to Roanoke! Show starts at 8pm and will cost you only $5 for three acts! Be sure to get there early to check out New Day Co-Op’s set. If you can’t wait til Thursday check out some songs on their myspace here.


I hope you all can make it out to see this show tonight! Eternal Summers will be playing tracks off their new album via Kanine Records!

Check out the Pitchfork preview of their new single Pogo, HERE!

Also, check out EardrumNYC’s interview with Eternal Summers HERE!

The Bastards Of Fate on tour with Joe Jack Talcum

This Monday (August 9th) resurrected Floyd venue, the Sun Music Hall will host a killer show not to be missed! Joe Jack Talcum, founding member of legendary punk rockers the Dead Milkmen will be playing a solo set of acoustic songs. Opening for him will be Roanoke favorites, the Bastards of Fate! Doors open at 6pm with the show soon to follow. This show will kick off a short tour for the Bastards and Talcum starting in Floyd and ending in Columbia, South Carolina. On the tour the gang will be stopping in Athens, Georgia for the city’s well known Athens Popfest. Athens Popfest will not only host the Bastards of Fate and Joe Jack but also Mission of Burma, Apples In Stereo, Circulatory System and many more. So come out Monday to Sun Music Hall to say hello to Joe Jack and wish the Bastards safe travel. While you’re there grab a wood fire oven baked pizza from Dogtown Roadhouse!

New Ike As In Dwight album, Bazaar shows and more!

The organic indie rock deliverers of harmony known as Ike As In Dwight will be releasing their new E.P. People of Nature, Nature of People digitally this week. The group will be posting the songs on their myspace here, Tuesday August 3rd. The entire E.P. will be available for download by donation or for free on the sewn together records website on August 5th. Also look for a review of the E.P. on Scenic Recovery in the days following the release.

The Chicago based one man outfit known as Lord of the Yum Yum will be infiltrating Roanoke on Tuesday 8/3 at the Bazaar. The mad man will be accompanied by Blind Photographers, yet another one person outfit filled with enough energy to convince you there’s an army of her. Closing up the night are Roanoke’s masters of shock and awe, the Bastards of Fate. The show starts at 8pm and will only cost you $5 for three incredible acts.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week the Bazaar will be hosting yoga classes provided by the Yoga Nomad. Classes are donation based and will start at 11am each morning of the weekend and end at noon. This is a great opportunity for those who are curious about the practice and have not yet tried it. Fun for everyone!

On Friday, August 6th Nancy & 2 Meteors will be bringing Indiana indie rockers Rodeo Ruby Love to the Bazaar. This show starts at 9pm and will cost you $5. Come out to this one!

On Saturday August 7th the Shadowbox (located on Kirk Avenue, downtown) will be joining River Laker inĀ  hosting Trespassing: Photographs From Restricted Areas. Trespassing is collection of photos, videos and stories from Joseph Carneval, a self described “urban adventurer”. Carneval was ranked by TIME magazine as one of the Top 10 Guerrilla Artist of our generation. Joseph will be at the Shadowbox telling stories and sharing experiences. This event starts at 8pm.

The Roanoke duo known as Another Roadside Attraction will be bringing their own brand of vaudeville to the Bazaar on Saturday August 7th. Along with them will be Idaho based Faux Bois. This show will start at 9pm and will cost $5. Come out and see this duo, they are amazing and very fun to watch!