Top Tix: Upcoming music events in the NRV (Feb. 21-26)
Tad Dickens, The Roanoke Times’ music reporter, shares his top picks for weekend music events.
This Charleston, S.C., act brings grooves ranging from spacey pop-rock to jazz.
Details: 10 p.m. Sycamore Deli, Blacksburg. $5. 951-9817, sycamoredeli.com, oldyoumusic.com
Chickenwings and Gravy
Old-school Chicago blues from this stalwart duo.
Details: 7 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2703, myspace.com/gilliesmusic,
Matt Mullins & Bob Chew
Frontman for the Boatmen and pedal steel/lap steel guy from the Floorboards and Three Minute Lovin’ combine forces.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Due South BBQ, Christiansburg. Free. 381-2922, duesouthbbq.com
An Evening with JP Parsons
Road trip alert: Abingdon has its own brewery now. A fine Americana/folk singer-songwriter from Bristol brings the tunes.
Details: 5 p.m. Wolf Hills Brewing Company, Abingdon. wolfhillsbrewing.com, reverbnation.com/jpparsons
Urth is back in action after a break, and led by multi-instrumentalist/frontman Brach Rauchle, the band played a good opening set for Jeff Sipe Trio last Saturday at Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill, in Roanoke.
Details: 10 p.m. Sycamore Deli, Blacksburg. $5. 951-9817, sycamoredeli.com, missionsouth.com, urth.ws
With Driftin’ Westward
It’s a country- and Americana-flavored double-bill at Gillie’s.
Details: 10 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2703, myspace.com/gilliesmusic, bradhellerandthefustics.com, driftinwestward.com
University Chamber Music Series
With Ensamble Quito 6
Hear traditional, classical and contemporary Ecuadorean music. Get an idea via youtu.be/KHihPNecOhk.
Details: 8 p.m. Squires Recital Salon, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg. $15; $12 faculty, staff, senior citizens; $5 to students. studentcenters.vt.edu/tickets/events.php
This Winchester quartet claims a diversity of influences, including The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Incubus.
Details: 10 p.m. Sycamore Deli, Blacksburg. $3. 951-9817, sycamoredeli.com, reverbnation.com/threesound
Matt Jones and the Bobs
A pack of Radford players slings bluegrass that includes keyboards and drums.
Details: 10 p.m. BT’s, Radford. $2. 639‑1282, btsradford.com, reverbnation.com/mattjonesandthebobs
Enjoy some original and classic folk music with your brunch.
Details: 10:30 a.m. Preston’s, The Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg. $19.50 brunch. innatvirginiatech.com, katmills.com
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