Top Tickets in the NRV: Ripejive, Ralph Stanley II.
Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet
You know sax and flute man Coffin’s work from Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, and more recently with Dave Matthews Band. But his own band’s work, in our opinion, eclipses both with huge, nasty jazz-funk power. In a huge bonus, Coffin’s show at Growler’s will include the Flecktones drummer, Roy “Future Man” Wooten, on a drum set, as opposed to his inimitable Drumitar. In a podcast with Coffin, the band leader says that Wooten’s drumming is “like water.”
Details: 9:30 p.m. Growler’s American Grill and Venue, Roanoke. $15. 777-0007, growlers-towers.com, jeffcoffin.com
Bob Marley Birthday Celebration
With Lazy Man Dub Band, Proverbial
Lazy Man Dub Band once again hosts the annual birthday celebration for the man who brought reggae to the masses.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill, Roanoke. Free. 985-6278, martinsdowntown.com, lazymandubband.com, proverbialband.com
It’s an old-school funk and soul double-bill at the Sycamore. Ripejive includes members of HopeHop and Urth.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Sycamore Deli, 211 B Draper Road, Blacksburg. $5. facebook.com/Ripejive, facebook.com/badunkafunk