Frank Vignola and Vinnie Raniolo
If you love gypsy jazz music — the hot swing of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli — then you need to catch this act. Vignola, who for years was a Les Paul sideman, is an acoustic guitar beast, and his sidekick, Raniolo, can go note-for-note with him. You’ll hear such Reinhardt chestnuts as “Nuages,” but the pair also play a hyper-speed version of “Flight of the Bumblebee” and more — giving a night with these two the feel of a variety show.
Details: 7 p.m. Trinity Ecumenical Parish, Moneta. $20; $17 for Smith Mountain Arts Council members. 719-0686, smithmountainartscouncil.com, frankvignola.com
Rooster Walk Preview
With Kings Of Belmont, Lizzy Ross Band
Rooster Walk, set for May 24-26 near Martinsville, is loaded with fine talent. These two bands provide strong examples.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill, Roanoke. Free. 985-6278, martinsdowntown.com, kingsofbelmont.com, lizzy.net
The Goddamn Gallows
With The Dichotomies
The headliner, whose music has been genrefied as “hobocore,” is like an angrier, scarier version of Larry and His Flask. See video at youtu.be/7V5XU4NWd2A.
Details: 9 p.m. Fork in the City, Roanoke. Free. 345-3675, forkinthecity.com, thegoddamngallows.com
See more listings for tonight and through the weekend in Top Tickets, at music.roanoke.com.