Top Tix: Upcoming music events in the NRV (Dec. 6-9)
Tad Dickens, The Roanoke Times’ music reporter, shares his top picks for weekend music events.
Funky, keyboard-soaked jams and a killer vocalist in Caitlin Krisko make this Asheville, N.C., band a must-catch.
Details: 10 p.m. 622 North, Blacksburg. $5. 951-1022, facebook.com/622North, reverbnation.com/TheBroadcastMusic
Rob Hornfeck Trio
With Kevin So
Rob Hornfeck Enterprise, a Fairfax-based prog-rock/jam outfit, boils it down to a trio on this gig. Opening act So plays keyboards with Keb’ Mo,’ but we think they should start a duo called So and Mo.
Details: 10 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2753, myspace.com/gilliesmusic, hornfeckrocks.com, kevinso.com
Hear holiday jazz from experienced players.
Details: 6 p.m. India Garden, Blacksburg. Free. 951-5100, indiagardenonline.com, myspace.com/moodswingjazz
The Floyd Radio Show
With Alice Gerrard, Kay Justice, Rebekah & Us, Eddie Bond & Josh Ellis, hosts Elizabeth LaPrelle and Anna Roberts-Gevalt
Alice Gerrard, a living legend of folk/roots music, will be in the house. If you can’t make it, stream the show via primcast.com/radio/280331.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $10. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com/radio-show
This hard-working band of indie rockers from Floyd is developing a good repertoire.
Details: 10 p.m. 622 North, Blacksburg. $3. 951-1022, facebook.com/622North, spoonfightband.com
NRCC Bluegrass Jamboree
With Whitetop Mountain Band and Crossroads Station
Once more, the New River Community College Fiddle, Banjo & Dance Club brings in a couple of acts that will feature fiddle and banjo, and inspire dancing.
Details: 6 p.m. Edwards Hall, room 117, New River Community College, Dublin. Free (organizers encourage donations to performers). 674-3600, (ext. 4307), nr.edu/fiddle, whitetopmountainband.tripod.com
Bluegrass Jam/Beginner Jam
If you’re looking for a place to play some bluegrass, or if you’re just getting started and looking to learn more, this is the place on Sunday. The Floyd Country Store community room will host the beginner jam, while the old-schoolers will work the main stage.
Details: 2 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd. Free. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com
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