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Liminal: Alternative Spaces opening, the Shadowbox VHS Night, Flannel Gurl Records and Sewn Together Records join forces for show!!!

Starting the weekend on Friday (9/2) is the opening of new alternative art space, Liminal. Located at the Community High School space downtown this new spot will host their opening reception as part of the Art by Night series. This first exhibition will feature the works of artist Ingrid Moldenhauer Chase. The exhibit will run from its opening on the second til October 7. Come out to support Ingrid and the great space showcasing her work! Opening reception starts at 5:30pm on Friday the 2nd.


Also on Friday night the Shadowbox on Kirk Ave begins a new series of their own: VHS Night. What did they select for their first film? Well, a film that’s very suiting considering its not available on DVD yet! The Shadowbox proudly presents 1986 teen hit, RAD! The story of a kid and his BMX bike going against the odds and against the corporate world of bicycle racing. Does he have what it takes to beat star racer Bart “the Man” at Hell Track? Find out all this and more while basking in the glory of 80’s BMX fashion. Starting at 8pm!

On Tuesday (9/6) Blacksburg-based Flannel Gurl Records join forces with Roanoke label Sewn Together Records to present a show in Christiansburg! D.C./Sweden’s the Cassettes will bring their own blend of folk rock to the area in support of their newest release on Flannel Gurl. Supporting them on the show will be Sewn Together Records/ Magic Twig Community outfit, the Missionaries. Former Ike As In Dwight (Sewn Together Records) member Maya Renfro will also play on the bill performing solo and Blacksburg singer/songwriter Laura Reitzel will open the show. Taking place at Lucie Monroe’s Coffee on Roanoke Ave in Christiansburg! Come by the merch table and pick up the Cassette’s newest release and a free Sewn Together Records sampler! Show starts at 7:30 and costs just $5!

St. Pattie’s Day and following weekend


On Wednesday (3/16) the Bazaar will host a triple header of a show. Ike As In Dwight’s co-captain Maya Renfro will be sharing the evening with fellow Blacksburg band Nash Smith & the Ganges and Fine Linens. This is a show to be excited about and what else do you have going on the night before St. Patrick’s Day? This show starts at 8pm and is only $5 for three bands.

 


Starting out our St. Patrick’s Day is Another Roadside Attraction at the Village Grill. This is a free show and knowing the ARA folks and the shows they put on… it should be a great evening! Not only will you get to see a great band but pitchers of PBR are only $5! Starting at 9:30pm and running late.

 

Also on Thursday Dogtown Roadhouse is throwing its own St. Pattie’s Day celebration. Roanoke nu-grass band Grass Monkey will be there drinking, fiddlin’, yelling, stomping and playing for your entertainment! So head on down to Dogtown, grab one of their great drafts & pizzas and go flat footin’ to Grass Monkey! Starting at 8pm.

 


Also at Dogtown on Friday is outlaw-country band JP Harris & the Tough Choices. These guys are out to set things straight and take back country music from those low life pop country superstars… I’m paraphrasing here. Starting at 9pm and running late this should be a drunken evening for all involved.

 


Also on Friday in Blacksburg the XYZ Gallery will host the Blind Photographers with Cumulonimbus. Promising to be quite a fun time full of dancing (at least by A.K. Kanode) and smooth melodies for all. This show starts at 7pm and only costs $3 with proceeds going toward a great cause! Also on Saturday (3/19) A.K. Kanode of the Blind Photographers will be DJing for the Baby Sean Fire Foundation at the Carlton-Scott Dance Dungeon. Also on board for the evening are the Manns, Tyler! and the Legendary Chris Meyers. Come out one and all!!!

 


On Saturday (3/19) the Bazaar hosts a folk show. Magic Twig Community folk orchestra the Missionaries will be sharing the evening with Asheville, NC band Uncle Mountain. The Missionaries will be splitting their set between Missionaries songs and Strange Birds songs (Jamie Booker’s folk project). Come out to the Bazaar and have a great time with us! Starting at 9pm and costing $5.

 

A bunch of great things coming up next week including the Bazaar’s first show at Kirk Avenue Music Hall!!!

Welcome to February!

Hello everyone! There are quite a few events happening this week around town and the surrounding area. Before we get to these events we would like to make a special announcement. Scenic Recovery will be joining forces with roanoke revolution to bring you the best coverage of what’s going on around our valley. This will not mean that Scenic Recovery is going away, we will continue to function as normal. What it does mean is that we will have help, a team of people dedicated to the underground here in Roanoke and a better opportunity to expand and really cover the people/places/music/art/film that make our community what it is. We look forward to this partnership and hope that you’ll stick with us and see this thing grow!

Now on to what’s happening this week!

 


 

Thursday (February 3rd) Roanoke artist Jane Vance will open the doors to her new gallery. Vance is best known for the above painting “Amchi” which was featured in the 2010 documentary A Gift For the Village. Join the artist as she plays host while guests filter in and out viewing her nearly 100 pieces of Tibetan themed art. Starting at 5pm and running until 9pm the Jane Lillian Vance Gallery is located at 309 1st St in downtown Roanoke.

 

On Thursday evening Charlottesville-based americana group the Hackensaw Boys will be headlining Awful Arthur’s Towers location. The Hackensaw Boys have become quite the popular outfit around Virginia having shared the stage with the Flaming Lips, De Le Soul and Modest Mouse. Also on the bill for the evening is Roanoke americana outfit the Watershed Conspiracy. This show starts at 9pm, tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

 

On Friday (February 4th) the Shadowbox located on Kirk Avenue will show After Last Season. The Shadowbox claims this is one of the strangest films they’ve brought to us thus far. Judging by the trailer I’d say they could be right! What looks to be a thriller done in the laughable yet cultish style of the Room I’d say its worth going for how “bad” or “good” it could be. Head out to the Shadowbox this Friday at 8pm to find out for yourself.

 

Also that Friday night in Blacksburg is a house show featuring Roanoke’s own Nancy & 2 Meteors. Also playing the show are Blackburg one person party groups the Blind Photographers and CBZL. This show is set to start at 9pm on McDonald Street. Donations to the bands are appreciated!

 

Three shows in Blacksburg on the same Friday night you ask? Why yes there are… but of  very different calibers. Whether or not you’re attending the house show or Gillie’s you should make it a point to check out what’s going on at Lucie Monroe’s Coffeehouse. Starting at 7pm sharp you will be entertained by a large line up of folk singers and songwriters. Featuring the talents of Without A Fight, Ike As In Dwight’s Maya Renfro, Dragon Worrier, Paul Riffe, Woofdog, and Kenny Spade & Neal Buck. If you decide to go to this show it will end by 10pm while the house show and Gillie’s show both start at 9pm. Not too much overlapping there! Cost at the coffee shop show is only $3!

 

Starting on Friday and ending in the afternoon on Saturday the Grandin Village invites you to take part in Winterfest! Valley Bank is celebrating its move and opening by throwing a contest. The rules are as follows; pick up your “passport” from Valley Bank on Friday, visit twelve out of the twenty-four Grandin Village businesses listed on the form, return the passport to Valley Bank by 2pm on Saturday the 5th. The prize? A New York City get-a-way for two! All this for supporting local business! So go support your local businesses and enter to win!

 

To round up the massive explosion of shows going on Friday in Blacksburg we give you Hoop Dreams with DJ Manta Ray at Gillies. Hoop Dreams is a mellow indie pop band from Blacksburg featuring former Wild Nothing members, Jeff Haley & Max Brooks. Gillies is one of my personal favorite venues in Blacksburg with a great selection of food and awesome micro brews. Starting at 9pm this show is 18 & up and FREE!

 

On Saturday (February 5th) Richmond-based metal band Inter Arma will be playing Magic Twig Community studio the Mystic Fortress. The band features former False Hope vocalist Mike Paparo and sitting in with them on drums will be Young Sinclairs member Samuel Lunsford, aka Joneski. This show starts at 9pm on Cleveland Avenue and is donation based.

 

 

 

Back in Roanoke on Saturday the Blues BBQ & Co. present a night with the Browning Brothers. Ryan & Matt Browning bring their blend of roots and rock starting at 10pm and running late. Admission is free, 21 & up. Come on down to see some excellent music, eat some awesome food and try any of Blues’ taps.

 

Magic Twig Community group the Young Sinclairs received placement for two end of the year music lists. The band was featured in a U.K. 2010 top 100 song list for their song “Memory System” off of the digital release of the “We Spoke Our Minds E.P.”. The group was also featured along with Eternal Summers in a Seattle, WA based blog for the top albums of 2010. The Young Sinclairs placed with their release of “Chimeys” and Eternal Summers placed with “Silver”. Below are the links to these sites.

the U.K. Vinyl District top 100 songs of 2010

Seattle-based Finest Kiss top 25 albums of 2010

 

 

Lastly, the Unicorn Stables Project: Studios & Gallery are now taking submissions for their newest exhibit. Secret Histories of a Space Age continues the Unicorn Stables’ reputation for delivering to us some great Roanoke and surrounding area art. Here is the submission guidelines from Unicorn Stables…

“Secret Histories of a Space Age is an interactive performance and visual arts event documenting mankind’s illustrious past of space exploration. Secret Histories of a Space Age delves into all our final frontiers. It shows us where we have boldly gone, and where we hope to go.

email .jpg image submissions to unicornstablesproject@gmail.com

We are looking for futuristic, dystopian, sci-fi and fantasy art in any media (including performance, sculpture, and video work).
Work must be ready to hang. 

Show opens March 3rd, and is included in the Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival. Show will run till March 12th.”

 

Sept 21st – 24th

Tonight (Tuesday the 21st) the Shadowbox is honoring comedy great and local favorite, Bill Murray. The former SNL cast member will be turning 60 years old today. Bill Murray gained his unique fame in Roanoke while filming “What About Bob?” at Smith Mountain Lake. While filming Murray made an appearance at a fundraiser for the Grandin Theatre tugging at the heart strings of Roanoke film fans. Since then Murray has returned numerous times to our city whether its just passing through or spending time at the lake where he first met our small city. Speaking at the Shadowbox will be beloved former Grandin Theatre owner, Julie Hunsaker who will be speaking about her experience and memories of Bill Murray while filming “What About Bob?” at Smith Mountain Lake. The showing starts at 8pm, there will be cake and party hats too!

Wednesday (9/22) Blacksburg’s college radio station WUVT will be featuring Ike As In Dwight member, Maya Renfro. WUVT’s “The Local Zone” will be hosting Maya live in the studio where she will be playing a slew of original songs as well as songs from Ike As In Dwight’s latest E.P., Nature Of People, People Of Nature. To listen to the show live and online go HERE. Or if you’re in the Blacksburg/ Virginia Tech area tune into 90.7FM. The show will air from 7pm til 9pm.

On Friday (9/24) the Bazaar will be throwing a show featuring Alaskan singer songwriter Marian Call. Marian is on tour from her native Anchorage, Alaska and heading down the East Coast in support of her latest album entitled Vanilla. The songster has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Regina Spektor and has been known for playing great intimate shows. To check out songs and press go to her site HERE. This show starts at 9pm and will cost you only $5, very cheap considering how far she has come to play for you!

All this month and into late October local artist Stephen Smith will have selections of his collection on display at Mojo Cafe on Brambleton Ave. Smith, who’s medium is paintings made through his PC’s MS Paint program, has amassed quite a collection through the years. Come by Mojo’s, grab some coffee, play some scrabble and check out Stephen’s digital art! All pieces are for sale, just like his piece aboved entitled Hoot, $12. This exhibit shows until the 26th of October.

The Bastards Of Fate just wrapped on shooting a music video for their single, “Huge Magic”. Doug and the gang spent a day and half worth of shooting with touch ups included. Above is just a single shot of all the madness that occurred. We will give you more details on its completion as it comes. What we can tell you is there were thousands of packing peanuts involved, the clean up had to of been a lot of fun. The Bastards will be playing the Guerrilla Playhouse at Studio Roanoke this Sunday (9/26) at 8pm. Following the Bastards’ performance will be a short play by Ben R. Williams entitled “Gentlemen of the First Water”. Studio Roanoke is located on Campbell Ave. in downtown Roanoke.

Music post: Early September Shows!

Tonight (Wednesday) the Bazaar is holding a midweek show not to be missed! Maya Renfro of Ike As In Dwight will be playing a solo set of original songs. Also playing will be Philly band, Arrah & The Ferns. This show is a must see for Ike As In Dwight fans! The show starts at 8pm and is $5 at the door.

Thursday (9/9) Athens, Georgia’s own The Visitations will be playing neighboring Lynchburg, Va. Davey will be playing Rivermont Pizaa with Telethon. This show starts at 8pm so go see The Visitations, have some great wood fire oven pizza and drink a bourbon stout on tap from Rivermont Pizza!

Thursday (9/9) night two forces collide in a sea of sweat and beats! Come to the Mystic Fortress to see SHAMS & Joneski with special guests! SHAMS is a New York based project fronted by former Roanoker, Jonathan Coward. Joneski is a hip hop project of the Young Sinclairs’ Samuel Jones Lunsford. This show starts at 9pm and is donation based, I know money is tight but so are Joneski’s beats!

Friday (9/10) the Young Sinclairs will be heading to Charlottesville, VA to play with Swedish band, Dungen! This show will take place at the Jefferson Theater and is sponsored by Star Hill Brewing Co. and WTJU. Dungen is fresh off their tour with Fleet Foxes and continuing their U.S. tour in support of their Mexican Summer release due out this fall. Also playing will be fellow Mexican Summer band, No Joy. Doors will open at 8pm so be sure to come out and support the Sinclairs at one of Charlottesville’s most historic theaters! Tickets are available HERE!

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!

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!