Top Tix: Upcoming music events in the NRV (Aug.15-17)
Hear melodic and soulful acoustic rock and folk from a West Virginia duo.
Details: 7 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2703, myspace.com/gilliesmusic, reverbnation.com/rivertowngypsies
With The Fritz
Funky rock with a strong dose of improvisation from this Asheville, N.C., band.
Details: 10 p.m. Sycamore Deli, Blacksburg. $8. 951-9817, twitter.com/Sycamoredeli, thefritzmusic.com
With Black Girls, Midnight Spaghetti and the Chocolate G-Strings, The Fritz, The Shack Band, Boogieburg Soundsystem, Tee Street, MH & His Orchestra, Jon Stickley Trio and Jonathan Barker and more
This young and growing music event in Dublin is exclusively non-exclusive. Check the website for details on how to find the place and how to get in.
Details: Gates open at noon Friday, music at 5 p.m.; music at noon Saturday. Highland Farm, Dublin. $40 at the gate after RSVP via gypsyfestva.com. blackgirlsband.com, midnightspaghetti.com, theFRITZmusic.com, theshackband.com, mhandhisorchestra.com
The Wild Rumpus
This band of West Virginia freak/prog ‘grassers played this year’s MerleFest, in North Carolina.
Details: 9 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse/Sun Music Hall, Floyd. Free; all ages. 745-6836, facebook.com/DogtownRoadhouse, reverbnation.com/thewildrumpus
A. Talmage Monroe & Slade Mankins
With Phil Stevens
Acoustic indie-folksters Monroe and Mankins bring strong playing and interesting melodies.
Details: 8 p.m. Eucalyptus, 201 S. Main St., Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 998-2256, facebook.com/EucalyptusMassageTherapy, atalmagemonroe.com
Friday Night Jamboree
With The Rock Castle Ramblers, Tenbrooks, The Comptons
Start out with some gospel, then get to flat-footing.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $5. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com
Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome CD Release Party
Guitar ace (and Tony Rice sibling) Wyatt Rice joins this act as it celebrates a new disc, “Blue Side Of Me,” on the Floyd County-based Mountain Fever label.
Details: 8 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $10. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com, jeffbrownandstilllonesome.com
Pink Moon Preview Party
With Groova Scape, The Mad Anthonys
Two bands scheduled to play the Pink Moon Festival, in Rock Camp, W.Va., help get the party started ahead of time.
Details: 10 p.m. Sycamore Deli, Blacksburg. $5. 951-9817, twitter.com/Sycamoredeli, reverbnation.com/groovascape
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