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Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall…

Send off the warm weather and sunshine in this last full week of Summer the right way, by getting out and seeing some awesome shows, films and plays!

Starting out the week is a new event taking place twice a month at Studio Roanoke. The Guerrilla Playhouse will feature one-act plays and bands following with a set of their own. Music meets the dramatic arts on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month at 8pm. This Sunday (9/12) will feature a  one-act play written and directed by Don LaPlant entitled “Family Programming”. Performing the event will be Nancy & 2 Meteors. Starting at 8pm the event will cost only $5!

Continuing the week on to Monday is the Shadowbox’s showing of “Pari”. Iranian filmmaker, Dariush Mehrjuei gives us his adaption of the J.D. Salinger novel Franny & Zooey. The film is based around three brothers and one sister confronting the issues of art and religion in contemporary Iran. This is an interesting and rare opportunity for fans of the late Salinger to see this film adaptation of his beloved novel. The film starts at 8pm on Monday.

On Thursday & Friday Blacksburg based indie label, Flannel Gurl Records present a two day mini festival. Both days will take place at Blackburg’s newest music venue, Jax on Jackson Street. Below is a list of artists playing and their respective days…

Thursday, Sept 17th starting at 6:30pm

Buck Gooter
Nancy & 2 Meteors
Deral Fenderson

Friday, Sept. 18th starting at 5:45

The Reasons Were Legion
Hey Dude!
Bear Attack
Cryptorchid Chipmunk
the Blind Photographers
Bay of Pigs

Be sure to make it down for at least one of these days, it should be a blast!

Also on Friday local Roanoke nu-grass group, Grass Monkey will be recording a live album at Blue 5 downtown. The group invites you all to come out to drink, holler and shout. Who knows maybe you might just hear yourself out their in the crowd somewhere when you pick up the CD. This drunken evening starts at 9pm, bring a DD.

Add just one more event to your Friday (9/18) in this last weekend of Summer by heading over to the Bazaar for a night of folk and stories. Magic Twig Community folk orchestra the Missionaries will be sharing a set with Missionaries member Jamie Booker’s long overdue folk project, Strange Birds. All 10 of the Missionaries will be playing to both their own tunes and the songs of Strange Birds. Opening will be ever so amazing Another Roadside Attraction. Come early to catch them in all their singing saw, ukulele, guitarron, beautiful harmonies, and kazoo glory! A great way to end the summer! Starting at 9pm on Friday this show is only $3!!!

Ending our post about the demise of Summer is something a bit cliche, a post about Eternal Summers! The Magic Twig Community duo releases their first full-length entitled “Silver” via Kanine Records on September 28th and have big plans for this month. During the last week of September Eternal Summers will spend a week on the road with Jenny & Johnny, a project headed by Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley and Jonathan Rice. Both two-somes will be touring the South together all the way to Texas. Wish them luck by heading out to Floyd, VA this Thursday (9/16) to catch the Summers opening for Stephaniesid down at the Sun Music Hall/ Dogtown Roadhouse. The show starts at 7pm.

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 in  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!