Top Tix: Upcoming music events in the NRV
Tad Dickens, The Roanoke Times’ music reporter, shares his top picks for weekend music events.
Once again, the funky Americana act The Boatmen make the trip from West Virginia to visit Blacksburg.
Details: 9:30 p.m. 622 North, Blacksburg. $3. 951-1022, 622north.com, reverbnation.com/theboatmen
Floyd-based alt-rock band hits Radford.
Details: 10 p.m. Sharkey’s, Radford. $2 for 21-older; $5 for 18-21. 267-3434, sharkeyswingandribjoint.com, reverbnation.com/spoonfightband
Funky Cincinnati bass man Freekbass joins forces with DJ Tobotius for some funky and, of course, freaky, grooves.
Details: 8 p.m. Sun Music Hall, Floyd. $8 advance, $12 day of show. 745-6836, sunmusichall.com, facebook.com/FREEKBOT
With Chickenwings & Gravy
Statesville, N.C., bluesman Matt Walsh returns to Gillie’s, one of his favorite spots in the valleys.
Details: 10 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2703, myspace.com/gilliesmusic, mattwalshblues.com
The Floyd Radio Show
With Wayne Henderson & Helen White, Old Man Kelly, Jimmy Costa, hosts Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle
Original radio drama, comedy skits and music from some of the region’s finest highlight the first Saturday of every month at Floyd Country Store. If you can’t make the show, hit the store’s website to hear the program stream live.
Details: 7 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $5. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com
Hear a podcast with The Mumbles’ Keith Burnstein at blogs.roanoke.com/cutnscratch.
Details: 9 p.m. Sun Music Hall, Floyd. $5. sunmusichall.com, themumbles.org
With Rob Neukirch & Abe Goorskey
Come hear some quality Americana music or make your own in front of an audience.
Details: Noon (open mic begins at 1:30 p.m.) Floyd Country Store, Floyd. Free. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com
The Guilty Pleasures
Jazz, funk and more from a band that includes multi-instrumentalist Patrick Turner on bass and vocals.
Details: 8 p.m. London Underground Pub, Blacksburg. Free. 552-9044, twitter.com/blacksburgpub
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