We hope everyone had a fun and safe Independence Day! Here’s a few of the things going on this week starting with our Top 3….
On Friday (7/8) Blacksburg label/ promotion company Flannel Gurl Records hosts a great (and rather long) line-up at Jax. Two of the names on the bill (the Emotron & the Bastards of Fate) should be worth for going alone! Combine those two with the weirdo-folk of Andy the Doorbum, Rotting Obscene’s own blend of death metal along with more weirdo-folk from Deral Fenderson and this looks to be as eclectic of a show as it is entertaining. Come out to Jax in Blacksburg and check out this show starting at 8pm, running til midnight. $5 for five bands.
On Saturday (7/9) Roanoke microcinema the Shadowbox throws its second sweded film fest. This go around the theme is the great decade of the 80’s! To “swede” a film is to make a really low-budget under ten minute version of an entire movie. This idea was taken from the Michel Gondry film “Be Kind Rewind”. So come out to the Shadowbox on Saturday to check out some hilarious footage and maybe see a friend or two on the screen as well! This starts at 8pm, $5.
On Sunday (7/10) Studio Roanoke’s Guerrilla Playhouse hosts a short play followed by a folk show. “Kong: A Goddamn 30Ft Gorilla” is a play by local Adam Hahn. I haven’t heard much about this play but I can tell you because of the title and poster alone, I’m going. What I do know more about is who’s playing after Hahn’s play. Local folk acts the Delta Function will be playing with fellow Roanokers and friends the John Barry Conception and the Polfelt Three. The play starts at 7pm with the show following at 8pm. $5 gets you in to both shows.
Here’s some other great things happening this week…
7/7 – the Shadowbox Etiquette Night @ the Shadowbox. Kirk Ave., Roanoke. 8pm, $5.
7/7 – Savannah Shoulders w/ Nate Currin @ the Bazaar. Brandon Ave., Roanoke. 8pm, $5.
7/7 – Rivermont Rave w/ Feral Youth @ Rivermont Pizza. Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg. 11pm.
7/8 – Watershed Conspiracy @ Schooners. Williamson Rd., Roanoke. 6pm.
7/8 – Uncle Mountain @ Sun Music Hall. S. Locust St., Floyd. 8pm.
While checking out this post you should also check out the new facebook page for an upcoming free print ‘zine called Local Heroes. Local Heroes will cover music events happening around town with a focus on monthly articles about “local heroes” in our city. Check it out and “like” it on facebook HERE!!! Do it now or the local terrorists win.
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Tagged 80s Sweded Film Fest, Andy the Doorbum, Deral Fenderson, Ettiquette Night, Feral Youth, Guerrilla Playhouse, jax, Kong: A Goddamn 30ft Gorilla, Nate Currin, Rivermont pizza, Rivermont Rave, Rotting Obscene, Savannah Shoulders, Schooners, Studio Roanoke, Sun Music Hall, The Bastards of Fate, The Bazaar, the Delta Function, the emotron, the John Barry Conception, the Polfelt Three, The Shadowbox, Uncle Mountain, Watershed Conspiracy
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
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