Top Tix: Upcoming music events in the NRV (Oct. 11-13)
Tad Dickens, The Roanoke Times’ music reporter, shares his top picks for weekend music events.
Waitin’ on Dave
Spencer McKenna (Grass Monkey, Welcome To Hoonah) and Dave Corbitt combine for this new act.
Details: 6 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2753, myspace.com/gilliesmusic
RU Jazz Ensemble & Jazztet Concert
Hear music by Charlie Parker, Horace Silver, and more.
Details: 8 p.m. Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Radford University, Radford. Free. 831-6493, firstname.lastname@example.org
Flip back to Wednesday’s Extra section to read more about this former member of Nickel Creek and her musical adventures.
Details: 8 p.m. Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg. $20, $15. 951-4771, thelyric.com, sarawatkins.com
Another Roadside Attraction
One of the Roanoke Valley’s hardest working bands heads to Floyd for a dinner show.
Details: 6 p.m. Oddfellas Cantina & Tapas, Floyd. Free admission (venue encourages donations to performers); all ages. 745-3463, oddfellascantina.com, roadsideshow.com
Hear the music of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Rick James, and more.
Details: 10 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2753, myspace.com/gilliesmusic, facebook.com/badunkafunk
Glen Alton Jamboree and Dance
With Black Twig Pickers, Dean Reed, Bill Richardson, Nathan Bowles, and Sharon Stacy
The highlight of this event could well be the performance of Dean Reed, youngest son of the late fiddling master Henry Reed. The younger Reed is a smooth-singing, smooth-picking, old-school songster. See evidence via youtu.be/whSxr_GjiwU, back-porch style.
Details: 2 p.m. 364 Glen Alton Road, Ripplemead. tinyurl.com/97ddetw (Facebook event page), blacktwigpickers.org
With Compulsovich, True Burn
A hard-hitting triple-bill includes the always explosive and unique Heevahava, plus an intriguing new band on the valleys’ metal scene, True Burn.
Details: 9 p.m. Screamers Bar & Grill, Radford. 731-0700, reverbnation.com/heevahava, facebook.com/Compulsovich, facebook.com/trueburnva
Floyd Radio Show
With The Buckstankle Boys, Mac & Jenny Traynham, Jimmy Costa, and hosts Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle
It’s the second show of the second season for this night of music, comedy and radio-style skits. Andy Edmonds of The Buckstankle Boys learned his fiddling style from a longtime mentor, the late Benton Flippen.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $10 ($72 for season passes). 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com
NRCC Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club Jamboree
With The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, Blue Ridge Travelers
A new season begins for strumming, fiddling and flatfooting at New River Community College.
Details: 6 p.m. Edwards Hall, New River Community College, Dublin. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 674-3600 (ext. 4307), nr.edu/fiddle, myspace.com/thenewballardsbranchbogtrotters
Black Dog Wine & Music Festival
With The Catalinas, The Embers
Dig into a deep catalog of live beach music.
Details: 11 a.m. Chateau Morrisette, Floyd. $25. 593-2865, thedogs.com, thecatalinas.com, theembersband.net
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