Top Tix: Upcoming music events in the NRV (Dec. 13-15)
Tad Dickens, The Roanoke Times’ music reporter, shares his top picks for weekend music events.
Youth Music Series
With Tower Street Stringband
A family band from Tazewell is the latest featured act in this series.
Details: 6 p.m. Heartwood, Abingdon. Free (donations accepted). (276) 492-2409, heartwoodvirginia.org
Leslie Brooks and Buddy Dryman
Hear folk, rock, country and jazz.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Sycamore Deli, Blacksburg. Free. 951-9817, sycamoredeli.com, lesliebrooksmusic.blogspot.com
3 Minute Lovin’
Honky-tonk heroes hit it again.
Details: 9:30 p.m. The Cellar, Blacksburg. Free. 953-0651, the-cellar.com, 3minutelovin.com
The Floorboards celebrate the release of their self-titled CD by teaming up with Durham, N.C., neo-folkies Bombadil.
Details: 10 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2753, myspace.com/gilliesmusic, thefloorboards.net, bombadil.squarespace.com
Aside Oceans “A Lesson in Architecture” Album Release Show
With Aside Oceans, Madrone, The Woodgrains, Now and Then, Dallas Danger, Justin Linville
Talented and creative post-grunge rockers Aside Oceans celebrate the release of their third album, with lots of musical guests in on the action. Check out a podcast with the band’s frontman, Bradley Steele, via blogs.roanoke.com/cutnscratch.
Details: 5:30 p.m. Bella Pizzeria, Pulaski. $5. 980-5292, asideoceans.com
“Song of the Mountains” TV Taping
With Seldom Scene, Redhed Express, Wolfe Brothers, Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome
The Marion-based PBS television series concludes its eight season of taping with a Northern Virginia bluegrass stalwart, the internationally recognized Seldom Scene.
Details: 7 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, Marion. $25 reserve. 276-783-6093, songofthemountains.org, seldomscene.com
Americana Afternoon/Americana Open Mic
With Bill Adams
This weekend’s version of the Americana Afternoon features a “Chet Atkins Christmas Tribute.”
Details: Noon (open mic begins at 1:30 p.m.). Floyd Country Store, Floyd. Free. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com
See and hear original music from this Franklin County act at blogs.roanoke.com/cutnscratch/?p=13279.
Details: 6:30 p.m. The Palisades, Eggleston. Free. 626-2828, thepalisadesrestaurant.com, afterjack.weebly.com
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