Top Tickets in the NRV: Includes URTH, Old You, The Fustics, Threesound, Matt Jones and the Bobs.
The Andy T – Nick Nixon Band
This is a good combination. Nick Nixon, an old-school blues and soul singer who used to play in a band with Billy Cox (Band of Gypsies), and guitarist Andy “T” Talamantez, who played with Guitar Shorty, bring it authentic. The act has a new album, “Drink Drank Drunk.” The record’s producer, Anson Funderburgh, also plays on the record.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke. Free. 904-5338, blue5restaurant.com, andytband.com
With The Boatmen
It’s been a good year for Folly Beach,
N.C., S.C., band Dangermuffin. The FloydFest frequent flyers’ 2012 album, “Olly Oxen Free,” received critical love and won Home Grown Music Network’s album of the year. Opening act The Boatmen completes a good double-bill.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill, Roanoke. $8. 985-6278, martinsdowntown.inticketing.com/events, dangermuffinmusic.com, reverbnation.com/theboatmen
Honky Tonk Friday Night
With Danny Kay and the Nightlifers, Sean K. Preston
Check out some honest-to-Hank (Sr.), beer-swilling, door-swinging country music from two Baltimore, Md.-based acts. Roanoke guitarist Jesse Ray Carter will be sitting in with Kay, and likely with Preston.
Details: 10 p.m. Spike’s, 1914 Memorial Ave. S.W., Roanoke. 345-9744, reverbnation.com/dannykayandthenightlifers, reverbnation.com/seankpreston