Top Tix: Upcoming music events in the NRV
Tad Dickens, The Roanoke Times’ music reporter, shares his top picks for weekend music events.
Laid-back acoustic rock with nice vocals from singer Cheryl Nystrom.
Details: 9:30 p.m. 622 North, Blacksburg. $3. 951-1022, 622north.com, mercycreek.com
High-flying funky reggae/world groovers ply their trade at Gillie’s on this night.
Details: 10 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2703, myspace.com/gilliesmusic, alliensmusic.com
Friday Night Jamboree
With The Snow Creek Band, Mike Gangloff & Friends, Sue Nester & Friends
The traditional flatfooting hotspot keeps giving you reasons to kick up your heels.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $5. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com
With Jason Byrd and Friends
Space-jammers URTH return to Ceritano’s, this time with jammy guitarist/singer Jason Byrd opening the show. URTH’s musical intensity is always entertaining.
Details: 9 p.m. Ceritano’s, Blacksburg. $5. 443-9135, ceritanos.com, soundcloud.com/urth-1
The Blue Letter
With Friends of Fiends, Ayla Liar, Gaffer Project
It’s another night of hard rock music in Blacksburg, featuring regional and local acts. Radford’s Friends of Fiends might just tear it up.
Details: 8 p.m. Jax, 130 Jackson St., Blacksburg. $5; all ages. thebluelettermusic.com, friendsoffiends.bandcamp.com
Shanna Hoar and Scott Tiernan
Charlottesville-based indie act Shanna Hoar says on her facebook page that she wants to tour with Ingrid Michaelson and write songs with Taylor Swift.
Details: 7 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2703, myspace.com/gilliesmusic, shannahoar.com
Randolph Walker: Original Old Fashioned One Man Band
No canned tracks, loops or digital effects — just a guy singing and playing guitar, blowing on a harmonica and beating drums with his feet.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Main Street Cafe, 1039 E. Main St., Radford. Free. 838-2205, mainstreetcaferadford.com, randolphwalker.com
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