There are a lot of things going on this Earth Day around town, here’s just a few!
Down at the Grandin Village there will be a huge Earth Day celebration! From 11Am til 3Pm you can ride your bike, carpool or walk down and experience what this great neighborhood has to offer. Stands ranging from the Roanoke Natural Foods Co-Op to Ride Solutions to Blossom Raw Foods will be there. Also performing will be Another Roadside Attraction busking up and down the street for you musical pleasure! Get out today and get some sun!
Later on tonight at the Sanctuary at Five Points is a 16 Blocks Magazine sponsored benefit for the Japan tsunami/ earthquake relief fund. Starting at 6pm and featuring a ton of bands this event will offer music, raffles, a silent auction and more! There is a suggested $10 donation at the door and feel free to bring any donations for the relief fund.
Also happening tonight at the Bazaar is Marley Thorn with Just Marshall. The Rocky Mount band visits the Bazaar playing their blend of psychedelic pop music reminiscent of the Elephant 6 sound. Roanoke singer/songwriter (Nancy & 2 Meteors front man, drummer of the Missionaries and leader of icon Roanoke punk outfit the Makeout) Marshall Hicks will be playing a set of acoustic songs under his moniker Just Marshall. Come out to this tonight at 9pm! $5!
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Tagged 16 Blocks Magazine, Another Roadside Attraction, Earth Day, Grandin Village, Japan Benefit, Just Marshall, Marley Thorn, Savannah Shoulders, The Bastards of Fate, The Bazaar, The Circus Practice, the Sanctuary
Now that August is done and September is here we’re going to give you a humble list of ways to spend your last few moments with summer!
Tomorrow (Friday, 9/3) the Shadowbox will present a film very close to many in this mountain community. “Coal Country” is a documentary film about the evils of mountaintop removal for the benefit of coal mining. Following the film will be group discussions with members of the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) who will also talk about their campaign to save Ison Rock Ridge in Wise County, VA. Proceeds will help with transportation of peoples to the Appalachia Rising mobilization in D.C. Showing starts at 7pm.
On Friday (9/3) the Sad Cobras return with best buds the Bastards of Fate at the Bazaar! Also playing is Athens, Georgia’s one-man band, the Visitations. The Cobras will be playing a ton of new material and word on the street is the Bastards have a few tricks up their collective sleeve as well! Come out one and all! This show starts at 9pm and costs $5. While you’re down there don’t forget to pick the Sad Cobras/ Hot Lava 7″ split from Jamie! Don’t have a record player? Visit their bandcamp page HERE!
The Bazaar has yet another awesome show the very next day, Saturday (9/4) with a hefty yet worthy line-up! Roanoke favorites the Situationist will be playing and opening for them will be Nancy & 2 Meteors front man, Just Marshall. Along for the ride will be Nashville solo artist Betty Rats and Chicago-based Monadnoc. This show will start at 9pm and will only cost you $5 for four great acts!
To round up our weekend of events come spend Labor Day the way it should be spent; with buddies, hot dogs, burgers, water balloons and America! Come down to Fishburn Park on Monday (9/6) for a whole day’s worth of fun! Hosting this great day of American tradition will be local Roanoke artist (and Scenic Recovery favorite) Stephen Smith! Remember to bring food for yourself and others, don’t forget water balloons or any other outdoor toys you may have, dress for the weather and don’t forget sunblock! The day will start around noon and oh what a day it will be!
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Tagged Betty Rats, Fishburn Park, Just Marshall, Labor Day, Monadnoc, Stephen Smith, The Bastards of Fate, The Bazaar, The Sad Cobras, The Situationist, The Visitations
Quite a few events going on this week, so take notes!
Andrew Cullop, Just Marshall & Sharayah Spears
The Bazaar @ 8:00pm
All Ages; $3
Billy Wallace & Nick Coward
The Bazaar @ 9:00pm
All Ages; $5
Shadowbox Grand Opening w/The Big Lebowski
22 Kirk Ave. @ 7:00pm
For Mature Audiences; $10
Tioga Dan, Just Marshall, DJ GlowzDix & We Watch The Sky
Happy’s @ 6:00 pm
All Ages; $5
A Zionic Media Event
Beatless, Seafoam, Kimichi, Children of the Star & Turbo P
The Bazaar @ 9pm
All Ages; $5
*Actually, I don’t think this is the first night of it’s kind in Roanoke. Nor is it a regular event. Not yet, anyway. ^_^
Dancing Choose, everyone!
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Tagged Beatless, Children of the Star, DJ GlowzDix, Happy's Flea Market, Just Marshall, Kimichi, Roanoke, Seafoam, Tioga Dan, Turbo P, We Watch The Sky, Zionic Media
Tomorrow evening, The Bazaar will be hosting a show featuring Billy Wallace, The Extinctions, and Just Marshall. Hope to see you there!
675 Brandon Ave SW (across the street from Towers)