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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This Thursday (1/20) Roanoke rockers Mafia Track Suit will be debuting their self titled E.P. with a free show at Martin’s Downtown. Joining the band will be fellow local modern rock heavyweights, Madrone. This show is free, 21 & up only and starts at 9:30pm. Check out the above video of Mafia Track Suit’s entry to Rock Band and new song off their E.P., “Samiam”.
Also on Thursday the Bazaar on Brandon Rd hosts Nancy & 2 Meteors at 9pm. Also playing the show will be Blacksburg’s CBZL and Richmond’s Les La Britanica. If you’re a fan of electro, krunk or just like to party and dance than this is the show for you. Starting at 9pm, $5.
On Saturday (1/22) at the Dogtown Roadhouse in Floyd DJ Joneski will be throwing down from 9pm til late! DJ Joneski has become quite the sensation around these parts recent from DJing to rapping this dude has it all! Come out Saturday and have a drink, eat wood fire oven pizza and dance to Joneski!
To round out the weekend and also on Saturday the Bazaar brings two great bands from Richmond to Roanoke! Headlining the show will be White Laces and bringing along with them to open will be Tungs. I highly suggest checking these bands out and coming to this show. Starting at 9pm this show is $5 at the door.
We have a few things in the works for the future that we’ll fill you in on very soon. Til then have a great week everyone and we’ll see you here next week!
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Tagged CBZL, DJ Joneski, Dogtown Roadhouse, Les La Britanica, Madrone, Mafia Track Suit, Martin's Downtown, Nancy & 2 Meteors, Rock Band, The Bazaar, TUNGS, White Laces
Aren’t you glad the weekend’s here?
Blue Nights, a showcase of artwork by Shan Eberhardt, featuring The Late Virginia Summers & White Laces
The Good Cherry @ 8pm (sharp!)
All Ages; $3
Bermuda Triangles (Richmond) w/Buck Gooter & Applachian Autonomous Zone
The Bazaar @ 9pm
All Ages; $5
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Tagged Applachian Autonomous Zone, Bermuda Triangles, Blue Nights, Buck Gooter, Forest VA, Harding Street Assembly Lab, Shan Eberhardt, The Bazaar, The Good Cherry, The Late Virginia Summers, White Laces
So, tonight Bazaar Consignments will be hosting Richmond-based White Laces, and a mysterious Roanoke band called Winter’s End. Well, not that mysterious. 9:30, $5, All Ages. Get on it.
But before you go, take a listen to this. It’s a mixtape I made on Lala for Seanmichael with VA based bands from the 90’s and early 2000’s. Labradford, Gregor Samsa, South, et al. Good stuff.