On Friday (8/12) the Shadowbox located on Kirk Avenue is showing a film I’m very excited about. “Trollhunter” is a Norwegian film by writer/director André Øvredal filmed all over the stunning countryside of Norway. Its action, horror, cheeze, comedy, fantasy and amazing landscapes all combined together to form a spectacle! This is a one-time only showing starting at 8pm and only costs you $5! GO SEE IT!
Also this Friday the Bazaar is hosting the John Barry Conception and Jordan Fallon. This should be a great evening with two very talented folk acts. Since this is a local show you get to experience the magic for just $3. So come out to the Bazaar on Brandon Ave. at 9pm!
On Saturday (8/13) the Shadowbox is showing 1980’s hip hop documentary, “Style Wars”. Directed by Tony Silver this film was famous for winning the Grand Prize for Documentary at Sundance in ’83 and infamous for helping street art expand to all corners of the globe! Come and check out this incredible landmark for hip hop culture and get there early to see Stevie D of Illbotz and Joneski perform before the feature. This is a benefit showing to help raise enough money to restore the documentary’s original print and get it on Blu Ray format! Starts at 8pm!
Also on Saturday the Bazaar welcomes two great local acts! Roanoke DJ and lyricist Joneski performs his amazing verbal assault over beats! Marshall Hicks & His Bag of Tricks will blow you away with his multi-instrumental one man band! Two awesome local acts for just $3! This show starts at 9pm.
Saturday in Charlottesville the Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar welcome James McNew of Yo La Tengo to their stage. Presented by Holy Smokes Booking and WTJU this show headlines McNew who is touring with his project called DUMP. Also playing will be Sloppyheads and Girl Choir. This show will start at 8:30pm and only costs $8.
On Sunday (8/14) Studio Roanoke’s Guerrilla Playhouse will host the Missionaries with Richmond’s Nick Coward & the Last Battle. Coward and group are known for their soothing instrumentation and a melodies that catches within the first listen. Magic Twig Community band the Missionaries will be debuting two new members to the fold and offering songs with stories behind them. Come out this Sunday evening start at 8pm. Studio Roanoke is located on Campbell Ave in downtown Roanoke across from the bus station.
Join us next week for more events happening around the area!!!
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Tagged Bazaar Consignments, Guerrilla Playhouse, Holy Smokes Booking, Illbotz, James McNew, Joneski, Jordan Fallon, Magic Twig Community, Marhsall Hicks & His Bag of Tricks, Nick Coward & the Last Battle, Stevie D, Studio Roanoke, Style Wars, the John Barry Conception, The Missionaries, The Shadowbox, Trollhunter, Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar, WJTU, Yo La Tengo
With a lot of stuff going on this week its hard to choose between them all. Here’s a listing of just a few great happenings starting with the Top 3!
On Thursday (6/23) Magic Twig Community flagship band the Sad Cobras play at the Bazaar. Opening for the Cobras will be Birmingham, Alabama band, the Grenadines. Come out, pick up a Cobras/ Hot Lava 7″ and introduce yourself to another great new band making their way through Roanoke! This show starts at 8pm and costs $5!
In Blacksburg on Friday (6/24) She-Sha will host a fond farewell to the Blind Photographers. AK Kanode’s brand of dance pop has built quite the popular following in Blacksburg over the past couple of years. Now Amy plans to head to the Northwest but doesn’t want to leave without one last show. Playing with her will be Harrisonburg dance duo, Mirror Kisses. Fronted by a former band member of Amy’s (George Clanton) Mirror Kisses is new wave the way it was intended and is one of our favorites! Above is a video for Mirror Kisses “Haunt Me”.
On Saturday (6/25) the Bazaar will host its 3rd installment of “the Bazaar Presents” at Kirk Avenue Music Hall. Richmond band and Triple Stamp Records flagship Homemade Knives will be headlining. Providing support will be Roanoke bands Red Clay River and Magic Twig Community outfit, the Missionaries. This is an important show not only for the Bazaar but also for Red Clay River who will be performing for the last time. Come and bid Red Clay River a proper farewell and enjoy an evening with friends! This show starts at 8pm and costs $7!
Here’s a list of other great happenings this week….
- Wednesday (6/22) Twin Killers! w/ Life in a Foxhole, KURU and Loser Yesterday @ Jax, Blacksburg. 8pm, $5.
- Thursday (6/23) Mirror Kisses w/ Double Hive Five @ Blue Nile, Harrisonburg. 8:30pm, $3.
- Friday (6/24) Godard film “Masculine Feminine” @ the Shadowbox, Roanoke. 8pm, $5.
- Friday (6/24) Johnson’s Crossroad @ Sun Music Hall, Floyd. 8pm, $5.
- Friday (6/24) Heavy Cream w/ No Brainer @ Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar, Charlottesville. 9pm, $5.
- Friday (6/24) Ol’ Spatch, Sharayah Spears, PJ Bond and Brian McGee @ Bazaar Consignments, Roanoke. 9pm, $5.
- Saturday (6/25) Artimus Pyle (of Lynrd Skynrd) @ Sun Music Hall, Floyd. Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm.
- Saturday (6/25) Summer Solstice Power Jam 2011 featuring Hot Lava, Diamond Center, Peace Beast, Nick Coward & the Last Battle, White Laces and more! @ Belle Isle, Richmond. 1pm-8pm, Free.
- Sunday (6/26) Vanguard: the Worst Movie Ever Made @ Guerrilla Cinema (Studio Roanoke), Roanoke. 8pm, $5.
Lastly check out the new web commercial for Bazaar Consignments below! Shot and directed by Cory Greer and music provided by Doug Cheatwood! Cameos by a few local musicians in the commercial! Below is the commercial!
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Tagged Artimus Pyle, blue nile, Brian McGee, Diamond Center, Double Hive Five, Guerrilla Playhouse, Heavy Cream, Homemade Knives, Hot Lava, jax, Johnson's Crossroad, Kirk Avenue Music Hall, KURU, Life In A Foxhole, Loser Yesterday, Masculine Feminine, Mirror Kisses, Nick Coward & the Last Battle, No Brainer, Ol' Spatch, Peace Beast, PJ Bond, Red Clay River, Sharayah Spears, She Sha, Studio Roanoke, Summer Solstice Power Jam 2011, Sun Music Hall, The Bazaar, the Blind Photographers, the Grenadines, The Missionaries, The Sad Cobras, The Shadowbox, Twin Killers!, Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar, Vanguard, White Laces
We hope everybody had a great/terrible/okay/lonely/lovely Valentine’s Day! Now that its past us let’s look forward to the future, say this week?…
Kicking off our list of Friday happenings is the Shortwave Society performing at Dogtown Roadhouse in Floyd! Part electronic, part acoustic, part orchestral and all pop this eclectic group from Knoxville put on quite a show. I saw them at last year’s Floyd Fest and thought they were one of the better acts to play the bigger stage. The string arrangements are worth going for alone! Make it a point to head out to Floyd on Friday night, catch the Jamboree, head to Dogtown, grab a great wood fire oven pizza and enjoy the sounds of the Shortwave Society. Show starts at 8pm.
Also on Friday (2/18) at the Bazaar on Brandon Rd. the Circus Practice and local magician Nelson Oliver put on a special birthday bash! The Great Aquarius Birthday Bash will be celebrating the birthdays of Bazaar owner Jamie Booker, Circus Practice member Sarah Garrison and local craft maker/lover of music Cat Conover. The admission is $3 for Aquarius people and $5 for the rest of us. I hear there may be a Scorpio revolt in the parking lot! Starts at 9:30pm.
To round up what’s happening on Friday is Another Roadside Attraction playing at Village Grill. Starting at 9pm and running late these folks have enough material to keep you entertained and rocking all night. One of the most eclectic and original bands in Roanoke and worth stopping by for a while if not the whole performance. Go to the Grill and grab one of their wraps (I suggest the SouthWest with Buffalo Chips) with a Roanoke Railhouse and check out Another Roadside Attraction! Its FREE!!!
On Saturday the Bazaar hosts yet another awesome show of the weekend with the Bastards of Fate and Mount Pleasant/D.C. band Frau Eva. Frau Eva is an orchestrated folk rock band which has been playing shows since 2008. Come and welcome them to their first show in Roanoke! Stick around for Roanoke’s own Bastards of Fate! This show starts at 9pm and is $5 at the door.
That same Saturday in Floyd at Dogtown Roadhouse/ Sun Music Hall is Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun. Combing elements of folk, jazz and funk the duo have been playing together since their college years. Graduates of Berklee College of Music and classmates of Esperanza Spalding, St. Vincent and Elizabeth & the Catapult this duo will play starting at 9pm and run late with the cover being $10.
On Monday at the Shadowbox 1986 cult classic horror Maximum Overdrive will show at 8pm. This movie was written and directed by Stephen King based on his book of the same name. Starring Emilio Estavez and… others this film tells a story of 18-wheelers that come to life to destroy humankind under the influence of a comet. Check out the hilarious trailer above and notice the Green Goblin grill on the truck towards the end of the trailer! 8pm sharp!
Also on Monday in Charlottesville one of my favorite New York bands comes to the Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar. The Beets headline the show while getting support from Junk Culture and Teen Dreams. This show looks to be a good line up and is worth the drive to Charlottesville. Presented by local radio station WTJU 91.1 and booking agency Holy Smokes. This show is set to start at 9pm, $7.
We’ll see you next week!!!
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