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A lot of the Bazaar, a good chunk of Shadowbox and a tiny bit of Awful’s and more!

Welcome to December everyone! Get ready for a huge list of events this month to keep you entertained when you’re not attending those Christmas parties…

 

On Thursday (Dec. 2nd) local consignment shop/ venue the Bazaar is hosting Charlottesville band Birdlips and Roanoke’s own the Situationist. This show will be awesome so make sure not to miss it! Starting at 8pm and costing you $5 the line-up is well worth it. Check out the above video of Birdlips performing their song “Powerlines” live in San Francisco, CA.

 

On Saturday (Dec. 4th) Hollins University throws their annual folk fest now titled “Beyond Folkfest 2010”. The festival is in celebration of the end of the semester and will feature several bands from around the country as well as Roanoke. Slotted to play are the Dead Sea, Michael, Jordyn and Greg, Caitlin Watkins, Roanoke’s very own the Bastards of Fate and DJ Kimchi. Beyond Folkfest starts at 2pm and runs til 6pm, a bit shorter than past years with fewer bands but let’s hope they keep up the tradition! $3 for Hollins students and $5 for everyone else.

 

After Beyond Folkfest on Saturday (Dec. 4th) the Bazaar will host Richmond rockers Long Arms with Magic Twig folk group the Missionaries. Long Arms features former River City High/Fun Size member James Menefee. This show starts at 9pm and costs $5. Above is a video of the Missionaries performing “Chester Behind the Foliage” live at the Bazaar.

 

Also on Saturday (Dec. 4th) Blacksburg’s XYZ Gallery hosts Blacksburg dream poppers Hoop Dreams. The show is a benefit for the XYZ Gallery with more bands to be announced. This show starts at 7:30pm and runs til 10pm.

 

On Monday (Dec. 6th) the Shadowbox microcinema will present five short films exploring the topic of AIDS. Focusing mostly on the lives of gay men dealing with AIDS from many different angles these five films range from satirical to serious. Some films include Lost Cause, RSVP, Deaf Heaven and Relax. These showings are free and start at 7pm with doors opening and refreshments provided at 6:30pm. Donations are appreciated to benefit the Drop In Center.

 

On Wednesday (Dec. 8th) the Bazaar hosts Seattle based World History with Roanoke favorite Another Roadside Attraction. Starting at 8pm and costing $5 this is a show you should check out, what else is happening on a Wednesday night? While you’re there wish Jordan and Lucy from Another Roadside Attraction a happy marriage! Above is a live video of ARA performing “Tragic Demise of a Mariachi” at the Bazaar.

 

On Thursday (Dec. 9th) the Bazaar will have Charlottesville duo Veelee alongside Roanoke Magic Twig duo Eternal Summers. Get out to the Bazaar and check out some of the new songs Eternal Summers have been playing out on the road! This show starts at 8pm and cost $5. Above is a video of Eternal Summers performing “Dye” live in Denton, TX presented by WeDentonDoIt and Weekly Tape Deck.

 

On Friday (Dec. 10th) Roanoke hip hop allstars the Illbotz will be sharing the stage with MC/DJ extraordinaire Joneski at the Village Grill. Starting at 9pm and going til last call Joneski and the Illbotz are going dropping beats and rhymes for your entertainment. Joneski and Stevie D will also be unveiling a few tracks from their side project that night as well! Above is a video of the Illbotz performing live at Underground Melodies.

 

On Saturday (Dec. 11th) local fashion and pin-up photography company the Pretty Pistols is throwing a dance party at the Shadowbox! “Dirty Dozen’s Dance Party & Calendar Release” celebrates the release of the 2011 local pin-up photography calendar. Music will be provided by DJ trio DANGER FANGS! (Turbo P, DJ Felix Leiter and DJ Shady Hawkins). Be sure to bring canned food and donations for Toy for Tots for a chance to win a raffle prize. There will be a sneak peak of the Bang Bang Burlesque Troop and the new 2011 calendar will be specially priced for $15 for event night only. Starting at 7:30pm and running til after midnight this event will cost $7 at the door.

 

Also on Saturday (Dec. 11th) Blues BBQ Co. Downtown is putting on a free show for those who are 21 and up! Two great local bands the Circus Practice and Another Roadside Attraction will be playing from 9:30pm til 1am for your entertainment! So make sure to get there on time and don’t miss out on two of the most fun bands to watch in our area. Check out the above video of the Circus Practice playing live at Grandin Gardens.

Also on Saturday the 11th Roanoke allstars Grass Monkey play Awful Arthur’s Downtown. Starting at 10pm and going late the boys will be running through a set full of new songs, reworkings of old ones and a tighter set all around. Head downtown, grab a drink and have listen!

 

On Sunday (Dec. 12th) the Shadowbox is showing Christmas classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The children’s favorite narrated by legend Burl Ives will show at 2pm. Bring the kids! Above is a classic TV spot for the special.

 

And finally to round up our list of happenings is the Shadowbox’s presentation of I’m Still Here. Starring the on edge Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Casey Affleck this “documentary” explores the actor’s career change into rap. Everyone is curious about this film so fill that curiosity and go see it on Monday the 13th at 7pm.

the Shadowbox, the Bazaar, a local music petition and more!!!

On Friday November 5th the Shadowbox located on Kirk Ave. will host a film retrospective of Roanoke native Allie Smith. Allie’s work combines that of music, split screen and collage imagery to create something that is her own. The singer/songwriter/filmmaker/Kinetic Imagery major will be there throughout the showing so make sure you meet her! This showing will start at 7:30pm and will go til 8:30pm.

 

On Saturday November 6th Roanoke DJ trio Danger Fangs! will be spinning at Village Grill located on Memorial near the Grandin Village. Comprised of Turbo P, DJ Shady Hawkins and DJ Felix Leiter the group will be providing tunes from 9pm til last call. There is no cover and no reason for you to miss this!

 

On Monday November 8th the Shadowbox will be showing Juju. A joint effort between ThumbsUp Productions and local skateboard shop the Greenhouse Boardshop Juju is a locally filmed skate video filmed in and around Roanoke. This showing will start at 7pm and will cost you $5. Of course there will be plenty of popcorn, candy and soda to go around. This showing goes to benefit cinematic quality of the Shadowbox so support our local skaters and local microcinema!

 

On Wednesday November 10th the Bazaar will play host to two folk acts. Brooklyn 6 piece folk act the Loom will be playing a set of songs eager listeners. Also playing will be Magic Twig Community folk ensemble the Missionaries. The Roanoke group will be there in support of the rerelease of “Dark Animals”, the first full-length/ collection of demos by the group originally released in 2008. “Dark Animals” will be rereleased digitally through Sewn Together Records for free download or contribution. This show starts at 8pm and will cost you $5.

 

Finally, to round out the first week and half of November we ask that you take part in a Scenic Recovery created cause. The “101.5 Listen Petition” is an attempt to encourage local community radio station 101.5 the Music Place to play more local music. Simply put we encourage you to sign the online petition linked below to convince the Music Place in a friendly way to play more of our local bands on the radio. Whether it be during the normal air time or even a special show focusing on local talent we feel it is important to showcase our talent in SouthWest Virginia. This is also a plee to not just stick to one certain sound when it comes to our local music but instead to cover all genres available in this area. We think 101.5 is a great station with the community at it’s focus so why not show the community the music it may not have heard in their own town(s)?! Please consider signing this petition and tell your friends or share the link on your Facebook wall!

 

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End of October/ Halloween weekend events…

Tonight (Wednesday, 10/20) a legend of hip hop comes to Roanoke performing at Awful Arthur’s Tower’s location. Keith Murray, known for his hit “The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World” is making Roanoke a stop on his The Most Beautifullest MC Tour 2010. Along for the tour is special guest and Vermont based rapper, Burnt MD. Opening the whole show will be Roanoke based hip hop duo Mack Jones (Poe Mack & Case Jones). This show starts at 9pm and will run late, get out and see GOOD hip hop in Roanoke!

 

On Friday (10/22) Roanoke’s new comedy club gives you two hilarious acts. Star City Comedy Club, located at the Holiday Inn at Valley View will host comedians Odyssey Michaels and Jack Willhite. The evening starts at 7pm with the first show and 9:30m with the second. You must be 21 to enter and full bar is offered.

 

On Saturday the 23rd the seemingly re-opened Mill Mountain Theatre will host the Best of No Shame Theatre. Featuring up 23 of the year’s best five minute original pieces the event will start at 8pm. Nancy & 2 Meteors will be opening with a pre-show that’s worth going for alone! Although the price of the event may seem a bit steep at $15 there is an option to get advanced tickets for $10. The amount of material alone is worth going for. Head down to Market St. at 8pm and catch the best No Shame has to offer!

 

Also on Saturday (10/23) the Bazaar on Brandon Rd will be throwing a folk show sure to please. Portland, Oregon three-piece symphonic folk act Ah Holly Fam’ly will be sharing the evening with Roanoke and Magic Twig Community folk ensemble, the Missionaries. Come out, gather ’round, have some warm coffee or tea and listen to two great folk acts sing, laugh and tell stories for all. This show starts at 9pm and only $5.

 

On Monday (10/25) Roanoke’s own community microcinema the Shadowbox will be hosting a locally made horror film. Roanoker and local filmmaker Justin Farmer directs L’amore taking place in the wilderness with the Blue Ridge Mountains as the back drop. Four friends decide to take a camping trip together only to wake up stuck in the middle of a zombie outbreak. The film starts at 8pm, the Shadowbox is located on Kirk Ave in downtown Roanoke.

 

Thursday night (10/28) local artist Dickie Eikcid will be performing and hosting an installation entitled ssplatter. This event will take place on the second floor of the Just Embrace Love Please gallery on the corner of Kirk Ave & 1st. Dickie will be creating pieces to the music of Pittsburgh DJ Machine Made Man. Starting a little after 9pm and costing you $10 which includes a painting to take home with you.

 

On Friday (10/29) the Shadowbox will be showing their long awaited Sweded Horror Film Fest. Taking inspiration from Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind the Shadowbox has decided to invite local wanna be filmmakers to come up with their own short no budget recreations of their favorite horror films. This should make for a very funny evening in celebration of Halloween. This event starts at 8pm and will cost you $5.

 

That same Friday (10/29) the Bazaar will host Texas band Thrift Store Cowboys. Described as ambient gothic roots music the Thrift Store Cowboys have played with such great acts as Willie Nelson, Deertick, Magnolia Electric Co. and more. This show starts at 9pm, $5.

 

The very next day (Saturday the 30th) the Bazaar invites you to come and celebrate Halloween with them by throwing an awesome dance party! Danger Fangs Masquerade will be a night of dressing up, dancing and fun with djs Turbo P and DJ Kimchi.  The event is free IF you wear a costume or its $3. Starting at 9pm and going late this should be a fun night for all.

 

Also that Saturday (10/30) Roanoke’s comedy/ rap trio the Illbotz continue their Monster Tribute Halloween Bash tradition at Awful Arthur’s Tower’s location. The Illbotz will be there of course as Run DMC with special guests Mindspin as 311. $5 with costume and $7 without this show starts at 9pm and is 21 and up only.

 

Closing out the month and the Halloween festivities is something very, very awesome! The Shadowbox will be showing the cult classic and arguably the best musical ever, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Starting at 10pm on Saturday the 30th the showing will feature a live cast and audience participation. No need to bring anything, survival packs will be included! Come in costume and have fun with the Shadowbox crew! Tickets are $10, cash only.