Top Tix: Upcoming music events in the NRV
Tad Dickens, The Roanoke Times’ music reporter, shares his top picks for weekend music events.
The Shack Band
This act, from Richmond by way of Blacksburg, has just released an EP, “Born & Raised.” Go to The Shack Band’s website to check out the music and buy a copy, if you like.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Sharkey’s, Radford. $2 for 21-older; $5 for 18-20. 267-3434. sharkeyswingandribjoint.com, theshackband.com
Hotel Floyd Concert Series
With Anna & Elizabeth
Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle are two of the New River Valley’s most creative folks. They’re talented musicians, too.
Details: 6 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd.. Free. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com
Graduation Night Party
It’s over, seniors. Now go work your backsides while a Blacksburg band hits you with some old-school funk.
Details: 10 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2753, myspace.com/gilliesmusic
Jason Adamo Band
Since Jason Adamo moved to Raleigh, N.C., a few years back, he has established himself well in a town chock full of original music. National Hockey League team the Carolina Hurricanes has used his “Raleigh Nights” as one of its official songs. And a song from the Jason Adamo Band’s new EP, “Bricks & Mortar,” includes a number called “Foundation,” which the ‘Canes used for an arena remaming party. Come hear your homeboy jam at Champ’s.
Details: 10 p.m. Cafe at Champ’s, Blacksburg. $5. 552-2233, champssportsbar.com, jasonadamomusic.com
With The Materia Project
What a strong double-bill for the Pine. Alliens have been grooving valley audiences for years with their reggae-fueled world and funk music. See recent video of “Funky Revolution” at blogs.roanoke.com/cutnscratch/?p=11248. The Materia Project’s soulful pop, rock and jam is helping it build a growing following.
Details: 8 p.m. Pine Tavern, Floyd. $6 advance; $8 door. 745-4482, thepinetavern.com, alliensmusic.com, reverbnation.com/themateriaproject
The Crooked Road Youth Music Festival
With Dale Jett & Hello Stranger, The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, Wolfe Bros. String Band, Tina Liza Jones, Jeff and Tony Brown, the Tazewell County Back Porch Pickers, Anna & Elizabeth, Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder, Fifthstring, the PICK Program, the Butcher Family, Montana Young, the Mountain Music School String Band, Travis Starkey and more
The kids are all right. They’re picking and grinning. Some experienced hands will also be around for an all-day event that will feature music on three stages.
Details: 11 a.m. Heartwood, Abingdon. Free. 276-492-2400, heartwoodvirginia.org, thecrookedroad.org
Americana Afternoon/Americana Open Mic
With Kat Mills
A FloydFest perennial plays her originals at the latest Americana Afternoon.
Details: Noon (open mic begins at 1:30 p.m.). Floyd Country Store, Floyd. Free. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com, katmills.com
Welcome To Hoonah
This Roanoke band is putting its own cool twist on the folk/Americana thing.
Details: 10 p.m. The Cellar, Blacksburg. Free. 953-0651, the-cellar.com, welcometohoonah.com
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