A new joint opens Friday in Salem and starts its run with some strong local music — PolyChrome and Grass Monkey
Remember Starter’s, in Salem? It’s been closed for a while, but the space is now in new hands. Melanie Straley, who booked bands into Markell’s during its brief foray into Roanoke’s live music scene, has bought the place and renamed it The Pirate Sip Barr.
The bar(r) just got its ABC license (beer and liquor) and will open Friday, with popular pop-rockers PolyChrome kicking off the action. The band starts at 10 p.m., and there is no cover.
Grass Monkey plays the room at 10 p.m. Saturday. It’s another free show.