On Wednesday (2/23) Roanoke local band Savannah Shoulders is set to perform acoustically on WSLS 10 at 12pm in promotion of their debut full-length “Another Light”. The following night the band will be performing at Kirk Avenue Music Hall in support of their album as a part of the High School Night performance series. This show is set to start at 7pm and costs $5.
This Thursday (2/24) the Surf N Turf Grill on Grandin Rd. will be hosting its second poetry slam. The rules will apparently be the same as they were before. Best out of three rounds of turns wins $20. Head on down to the Grandin Village on Thursday at 9pm to check out and try your hand at the poetry slam.
On Friday (2/25) the Bazaar on Brandon Rd. will host the Watershed Conspiracy with the Riverbank Ramblers. With both bands hailing from Roanoke this will be an all local all roots revival show. The two bands tend to take old time music and put a punk feel to it making it a bit modern with respect to the traditional. Come on down to the Bazaar and check out these two great groups! Starts at 9pm and will cost you $3 at the door.
Also on Friday (2/25) Roanoke locals Nancy & 2 Meteors headline a ska show at JELP Studio. Playing on the bill will be Bedford ska-punk band That Band With the Fat Kids and Richmond’s own ska/reggae group Murphy’s Kids. This show will be a good one for those lovers of ska still out there! The show starts at 9pm and serves as the opening of the JELP Art Gallery on Kirk & 1st, downtown.
In Blacksburg on Friday (2/25) local favorite Nash Smith & the Ganges celebrate the release of their newest cassette tape! Playing with them will be fellow Blacksburgers Samantha Mulder and DJ May. This show is taking place at Champ’s in downtown Blacksburg at 9pm.
On Saturday (2/26) Lynchburg two-piece the Late Virginia Summers headlines the Bazaar on Brandon Rd. With them will be Charlottesville’s Manorlady along with Boone, NC band Easy Company. Also playing will be Roanoke local turned Boone resident and Personal Records member, Arte Povera. This should be a good show for those who like ambient folk influenced music that’s a bit experimental to boot! This show starts at 9pm and costs $5.
On Sunday (2/27) Nancy & 2 Meteors score the classic Fritz Lang film “Metropolis” live at Studio Roanoke. Nancy will be putting a different spin on the film venturing away from the film’s original score. Come out to see this it will be a great time for all! Starts at 8pm, don’t be late!
Join us next week as we give you the very busy list of Marginal Arts Festival activities going on around town as well as show, films and events that are happening in the area! Stay tuned!!!
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Tagged Arte Povera, Champ's, DJ May, Easy Company, Grandin Village, Kirk Avenue Music Hall, Manorlady, Metropolis, Murphy's Kids, Nancy & 2 Meteors, poetry slam, Samantha Mulder, Savannah Shoulders, Studio Roanoke, Surf N Turf, That Band With the Fat Kids, The Bazaar, The Late Virginia Summers, the Riverbank Ramblers, the Watershed, WSLS 10
Happy Holidays to everyone from Scenic Recovery! First off we’d like to announce and congratulate the winners of the Scenic Recovery/ Planting Seeds Records record/CD giveaway. Congrats to photographer Kent Moore and musician Megan Glassman for being the first two people to respond to the giveaway! Expect more contests from us in the future! Now let’s get to what’s going on for these holiday weekends…
Tonight (Wednesday, Dec 22nd) community microcinema the Shadowbox presents a “Kung Fu Christmas” by showing kung fu cult film “Crippled Masters”. This 1979 film uses two actual handicapped actors playing the parts of two students disgraced and crippled by their evil master. The duo team up to combine their advantages against the former master. Starring Mu Chuan Chen and Jackie Conn this film starts at 7pm. Don’t miss it!
On Tuesday (Dec. 28th) the Bazaar on Brandon Rd will host a showcase by Virginia/North Carolina based label, Personal Records. The label focuses on releasing mostly cassettes of experimental folk from a close collection of friends. The “Personal Records Showcase” will feature bands from the label’s roster including the Delta Function, Arte Povera, Miles Nighthawk and Nobles. This show will start at 8pm sharp with Arte Povera and Nobles playing shorter sets. All ages and only $5!
On Wednesday December 29th the Shadowbox will be hosting Philosophy INC’s Holiday Special. Philosophy INC is a Roanoke based post-capitol media group focusing on documenting many of the facets of Roanoke’s underground art culture. This special will highlight some of those videos as well as provide local entertainment, holiday music, presentations from foreign dignitaries and more! This celebration starts at 7pm.
To round up our post we give you Kirk Avenue Music Hall’s send off to 2010. “Flight 2011: Nonstop Flight New Year’s” is taking place at Kirk’s newest venture, the Sanctuary. This event will promise a great evening full of music, activities and fun. The evening will be complete with pilots, stewardess servers, passport photos, a cocktail cash bar. Music will be provided by the awesome sounds of the Circus Practice and mainstream rockers My Radio. Be sure to dress in your best 60s mod attire and bring $5 extra for the in flight fun pack. This evening starts at 9pm, 21 and up only and will cost you a cool $30.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!
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Tagged Arte Povera, Crippled Masters, Flight 2011, Kirk Avenue Music Hall, Miles Nighthawk, My Radio, Nobles, Personal Records, Philosophy INC, Planting Seeds Records, The Bazaar, The Circus Practice, the Delta Function, the Sanctuary at 5 Points, The Shadowbox
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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Tagged Arte Povera, Billy Wallace, Eternal Summers, Illbotz, P.D. Wilder, PieParty!, Reading Rainbow, Remora, Summer Glaciers, The Bazaar, The Shadowbox, TJTV, Woven Bones