Top Tix: Upcoming music events in the NRV (Sept. 19-22)
Check out a growing singer-songwriter.
Details: 7 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2703, myspace.com/gilliesmusic, reverbnation.com/mariefrithanderson
Thompson, whose latest record is called “Electric,” plays this show as a solo acoustic affair. And that’s just fine, because Thompson is stultifyingly good, whether or not he is plugged in, with a strong and unique vocal style, to boot. He’s very entertaining with his between-songs talk, too.
Details: 8 p.m. The Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg. $40; $35. 951-4771, thelyric.com/live, richardthompson-music.com
The Guilty Pleasures
Hear the songs you hate to love by a band that can play them well.
Details: 10 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2703, myspace.com/gilliesmusic
Ed Bridge Kaldro & John Hassler
Hear classical guitar duets.
Details: 6 p.m. India Garden, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 951-5100, indiagardenonline.com
Pop and rock originals, covers.
Details: 8 p.m. Macado’s, Blacksburg. Free. 953-2700, polychromelive.com
The Kandinsky Trio, with composer Richard Danielpour
Hear Haydn, Ravel and more, plus a master class with Danielpour.
Details: 3 p.m. (master class at 1 p.m. Squires Recital Salon, Virginia Tech. $15; $10 to senior citizens; $5 to students. 231-5615, sopac.vt.edu, kandinskytrio.org
The City Folks
Get some bluegrass with your Sunday supper.
Details: 6:30 p.m. The Palisades, Eggleston. Free. (venue encourages donations to performers). 626-2828, thepalisadesrestaurant.com.
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