Top Tix: Upcoming music events in the NRV (Feb. 15- 20)
Tad Dickens, The Roanoke Times’ music reporter, shares his top picks for weekend music events.
Jenny Dalton (early) and Outlands with Mirror Kisses (late)
For dinner, hear a performer who has been compared to the likes of Tori Amos and Florence + the Machine. For late night, hear a couple of electronic pop/rock bands.
Details: 6 p.m. (Jenny Dalton) and 10 p.m. (Outlands, Mirror Kisses) Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2703, myspace.com/gilliesmusic, jennydalton.com, facebook.com/outlandssounds, mirrorkisses.com
Original folk music from a talented performer.
Details: 6:30 p.m. The Palisades, Eggleston. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 626-2828, thepalisadesrestaurant.com, katmills.com
London Underground Wakeup Call
With Old Man Kelly
Get songs, stories, shanties and shenanigans — and adult beverages — for breakfast.
Details: 10 a.m. London Underground Pub, Blacksburg. Free. 552-9044, facebook.com/LondonUndergroundPub, oldmankelly.com
The Guilty Pleasures
Multi-instrumentalist Patrick Turner (The Floorboards) grabs a bass for this funky cover band.
Details: 9 p.m. The Cellar, Blacksburg. Free. 953-0651, the-cellar.com, newburggroove.com
Hear acoustic versions of classic rock, country and blues favorites.
Details: 6:30 p.m. The Palisades, Eggleston. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 626-2828, thepalisadesrestaurant.com
Radford Fiddle & Banjo Jam
This event has become a Radford tradition, with lots of fine pickers in on the fun.
Details: 7 p.m. River City Grill, Radford. Free. 629-2130, facebook.com/RCGva, radfordfiddle.com/
Open Blues Mic
With The Blue Monday Band
Seasoned blues men will jam, and you should get in on the action.
Details: 9 p.m. The Cellar, Blacksburg. Free. 953-0651, the-cellar.com
“Anglo-Celtic acid jazz” band goes the traditional Celtic route for this show.
Details: 6 p.m. River City Grill, Radford. Free. 629-2130, facebook.com/RCGva, cloudshadow.net
An Evening of Music
With Mike Mitchell, Les Moore, Sally Walker, Ed Cohn, David Oakes, Tom Klingelhofer
Classy performers play a benefit concert to raise funds for Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Natasha’s Market Cafe, Floyd. $25 advance; $30 door. virginiasblueridgemusicfestival.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
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