Thursday, June 16, 2005
Much music on many stages
in the valleys and beyond
|Hear samples of the acts featured on The List. (Real Player required).|
———Dave Porter (of Monkey Bone)
Motor Mile Speedway, Radford
6749 Lee Highway, Radford
Allan's latest song, "Drinkin' Dark Whiskey," is in the best traditions of country music, yet he still keeps a broad fan base that includes people who really don't know anything about original country. Too good to call a hat act. Lucas is about what you expect to hear on country radio these days — William Faulkner must spin in his grave about the attempts at Southern imagery in today's songs — but she does have a really nice voice.
Blue Ridge Backroads Live
Rex Theater, Galax
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Be the first kid on your block to say you saw Cannon, whom no less an authority than Ricky Scaggs calls "a great, great singer," according to bluegrassworks.com. Her father is Buddy Cannon, a songwriter and producer for Kenny Chesney and George Jones, among others.
Green Dolphin Grille
127 Campbell Ave. SE
A steaming pile of local talent hits the Dolphin's floor tonight. The Lobsters grind it out and will surely pitch their new 7-inch (record of their favorite blues). Illbotz, our podcast guests this week, throw ridiculous rhymes and skits at you. Everyone says that Violent Spectators guitarist Jay Wilson is amazing, but we've never heard him (even though he writes our Q&As!).
Hear the 'Botz and the Spinns on the IO Jukebox.
But wait . . . there's more
7226 Williamson Road, Roanoke
8 p.m. to midnight
Awful Arthur's downtown
108 Campbell Ave., Roanoke
Ex-Roanoker Robbie Sinclair comes home for a show with this New York City band of rockers, playing originals and covers. Read our Q&A with Sinclair, and hear the band on the IO Jukebox.
HIT THE ROAD
Hot tours that aren't stopping here
Special to The Roanoke Times
Tickets available through Ticketmaster (343-8100, ticketmaster.com) unless otherwise noted.
Finch with special guests
Aug. 11, the NorVa, Norfolk. On sale 10 a.m. Saturday.
House Party 2005
Scheduled to appear: Michael W. Smith, Jars of Clay, Nicole C. Mullen, Chris Rice, Building 429, Matt Kearney, Joy Williams, Hawk Nelson, Burlap's Steve and Johnny, Day of Fire, Need to Breathe and Jimi Ray. Sept. 10, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, N.C. On sale 10 a.m. Friday.
July 24, Charlotte Coliseum, N.C. On sale 10 a.m. Saturday.
July 26, Greensboro Coliseum, N.C. On sale 10 a.m. Saturday through tickets.com or (888) 397-3100.
July 25, 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C. On sale 10 a.m. today through tickets.com or (888) 397-3100.
July 30, Orange Peel, Asheville, N.C. On sale 10 a.m. Saturday through tickets.com or (888) 397-3100.
Aug. 13, Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park, Cary, N.C. On sale 10 a.m. Saturday.
Aug. 12, Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, N.C. On sale 10 a.m. Saturday.
Aug. 6, Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, Va. On sale noon Saturday.
Tonight, DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C. (202) 638-2661.
Knoxville's Thursday night Sundown in the City concerts have been delivering some great shows all summer, and this week's no different. The Neville Brothers alone is reason enough for the scenic drive, but if you've never heard Mofro, this is one show worth checking out. And best of all, it's free.
Tonight, Market Square, Knoxville, Tenn. (865) 523-2665.
Tonight, the NorVa, Norfolk. (757) 627-4547.
Friday, Innsbrook Pavilion, Richmond. (804) 794-6700.
Tonight, Funk Box, Baltimore. (410) 625-2000.
Tonight, Amos' Southend, Charlotte, N.C. (704) 377-6874.
Saturday, Ziggy's, Winston-Salem, N.C. (336) 748-0810.
Sunday, Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C. (919) 967-9053.
Recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Chicago-style bluesman Buddy Guy has been influencing musicians such as Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Keith Richards for decades. He brings his indomitable style to Kanawha Plaza for Richmond's Fridays at Sunset concert series. See if you can hitch a ride in Sally's Mustang.
Friday, Kanawha Plaza, Richmond. (800) 644-8515.
Friday, Starr Hill Music Hall, Charlottesville. (800) 594-TIXX.
Friday, the Blind Tiger, Greensboro, N.C. (336) 272-9888.
I'll be the first to admit that Wilmington, N.C., is one heck of a haul for a concert, but if you're headed to the coast this weekend then this acoustic three-fer would be the perfect way to kick off your time at the beach.
Friday, the Soapbox, Wilmington, N.C. (910) 251-8500.
l+1 o f=pg-light s=9 Saturday, Cary Street Cafe, Richmond. (804) 353-7445.
If all this acoustic, bluegrass, jazz and alternative is too lame for your game, then get crunked in Raleigh, N.C.
Saturday, RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C. (919) 861-2323.
Dust off the black T-shirt. Rechain the wallet. Test the horn-fisted-head-banging. Slam dance with a brick wall. You are now ready for the Killith Fair. The jovially named traveling melee brings M.O.D., Crisis and Jacknife to Fayetteville and Charlotte, N.C.
Saturday, Jester's Pub, Fayetteville, N.C. (910) 423-6100.
Sunday, the Milestone, Charlotte, N.C. (704) 398-0472.
Saturday, the Birchmere, Alexandria. (703) 549-7500.
Last week while dining alfresco, I was treated to the soulful sound of John Prine's "Sam Stone" by three highly inebriated guys apparently serenading the one female in their midst. If you'd prefer to hear Prine do it yourself, head to D.C. on Saturday. The singer/songwriter has recovered from a bout with cancer and is bringing his unmistakable sound to our neck of the woods.
Saturday, Warner Theatre, Washington, D.C. (800) 551-7328.
Sunday, Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, Va. (703) 754-6400.
Tuesday, Rams Head Live, Baltimore. (410) 244-1131.
Wednesday, Innsbrook Pavilion, Richmond. (804) 794-6700.
Tuesday, Landmark Theatre, Richmond. (804) 646-4213.