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One of the greatest young keyboard players on the scene, Cory Henry, returns to Jefferson Center on June 3, this time as frontman of his act, The Funk Apostles.
Bill Maher, a comedian and talk show host whose political incorrectness has gotten him fired yet made his career a success, will be in Roanoke for an Aug. 22 date.
Thursday night was another one of those nights in Roanoke. A great band came to town, and very few people bothered to show up and hear it. It's kind of embarrassing sometimes.
Sunday night Jazz at Henry's Public House
Three songs into a Wednesday night set at Berglund Performing Arts Theatre, ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons reminded the audience of the band's history.
#wbw = wayback Wednesday, because it's not #tbt or #fbf, but I've got a callback. In this case, it's one of my drumming heroes, Jeff Sipe, aka Apt. Q-258.
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Rising country music acts including one with Botetourt County roots are scheduled to play the inaugural TAP Hope Revolution concert on July 4 at Elwood Park's amphitheater.
Roanoke got a rare and nice visit from instrumental soul, funk and world music outfit Ripejive on Thursday night. The Blacksburg-based band hit Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill for two stanky sets of grooving originals and choice covers.
Rooster Walk's first year in its new location promises what is likely it's most exciting lineup to date.
In twin displays of technique combined with groove, Royal Southern Brotherhood members Charlie Wooton (bass) and Yonrico Scott (drums) got into about 10 minutes of dazzling stuff on Wednesday night at Blacksburg's Lyric Theatre.
Just in case you aren't aware, the youngest Neville Brother, Cyril, aka "The Uptown Ruler," can sing his backside off.
Some sad news to report in the concert update world. Dan Hicks, longtime leader of wacky jazzy combo Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks, has been diagnosed with liver cancer, according to a news release from Harvester Performance Center, where he was scheduled to play on March 29.
A couple of things have changed, and shows have been added at Jefferson Center over the past few weeks. Seems like a good idea to revisit happenings at the venue.
A rejuvenated Lime Kiln Theater, returning for its second season since reopening, has announced its summer 2015 lineup, and it is heavy on bluegrass.
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Shakey Graves, one of the most intriguing roots music artists to come down the pike in quite a while, is headed for Roanoke.
Radford University's students events organization announced recently that it is bringing an electronic dance music show to campus on April 16.
There are drummers, and there are musicians. Don't get me wrong, fellow drummers — one can be a guitarist and not a musician, etc. So it's also true that our drumming brethren pounding out beats aren't always down with true musicality.
1. The London Souls - When I'm With You - Here Come The Girls
Martinsville-area festival Rooster Walk has added to its upcoming seventh version a real buzz act, Lake Street Dive. That hip, jazzy, funky quartet builds on a lineup that already included Steep Canyon Rangers, Southern Culture on the Skids and Yarn.
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Jefferson Center is getting into the Elmwood Park business. The venue announced today that it has scheduled a double-bill of Punch Brothers and Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn for July 14 at the park's amphitheater.
There is a world of soul music that never made the top of the charts, that you'll rarely if ever hear on oldies radio. It's not so much a question of quality as of luck and timing.
Jerry Douglas led an awesome Flatt & Scruggs-picking band at Harvester Performance Center on Thursday night.
Texas Tavern food seems to put traveling musicians in a good mood when they hit Roanoke.
This year's Festival in the Park musical lineup is out, and it features national and regional acts with local ties.
1. Southern Culture on the Skids with Fred Schneider - Party At My Trouse - Party At My Trouse 7-Inch
The sixth annual Down By Downtown festival has announced its musical headliners. Big Head Todd and the Monsters will play a Saturday, April 18, show at Elmwood Park Amphitheater. The night before, MarchFourth! Marching Band will headline at Elmwood in a free April 17 show.
Read more and get show details at http://bit.ly/1A19PMt.
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Singer/songwriter and hot jazz aficionado Tom Maxwell is responsible for the song "Hell," a calypso jaunt through aspects of an afterlife featuring "serious strife."
Even before Brian Mesko moved to Roanoke from Lynchburg, he was making an impact on the Big Lick music scene with acts such as the Rootdowns, The Nicholson Brothers and more.
Former Savannah Shoulders singer/songwriter Zach Wiley and Blue 5 Restaurant's talent booker Robert Natt have combined for a new, folkish Americana band called The River Pilots.
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars have teamed up with the hit of the season, "Uptown Funk." In Weird Al Yankovic-style, Roanoke troupe Big Lick Conspiracy and its musical mastermind, Bryan "Harvest Blaque" Hancock, answered it with their own spoof, "Awkward In The Club."
1. Tom Maxwell and the Minor Drag - So High - Tom Maxwell and the Minor Drag
If you're into the jazz, blues and rock scenes in Roanoke, you've probably come across Brian Mesko by now. Mesko, who teaches at the Music Lab at Jefferson Center, plays for the Root Downs, The Nicholson Brothers, Melissa & the Growlers (featuring his wife, singer Melissa Mesko) and his own Brian Mesko Trio and/or Quartet.
Last time eclectic jazz giant Snarky Puppy came to Roanoke, it made music that earned the band a Grammy Award — one that even Kanye West would appreciate (we think, but who knows; he's so into trolling, it's impossible to discern his true thoughts).
String band favorite the Carolina Chocolate Drops is no stranger to Rocky Mount, having played Harvester Performance Center last year. Now the band's Rhiannon Giddens, on the cusp of releasing a buzzed-about solo project, is scheduled to hit the Harvester.
1. Allen Thompson - The Purple Rose And The Black Balloon - Salvation In The Ground
Del McCoury Band and Hot Rize is a well-anticipated bluegrass double-feature set for March 26 at Jefferson Center. But the show is already sold out. The venue has a bonus offer for later that night, though.
Northside High and Radford University grad Allen Thompson’s music career in Nashville, Tennessee, has taken a new turn. Thompson has signed a publishing deal with London, U.K.-based Southern Crossroads Music.
Roanoke Valley-based Chris Shepard has been a busy songwriter lately, thanks to plenty of source material, though we suspect none of it makes him particularly happy.
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As it has since it started business last year, Harvester Performance Center is aggressively booking live music. The venue has announced several acts that have recently played Roanoke's Jefferson Center.
Evelyn Mae Hall, of Martinsville, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015. Graveside Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Roselawn Burial Park. Arrangements by Collins Funeral Home in Bassett, Va., 276-629-2515.
In Loving Memory of
Rosa M. Clark, 57, of Danville, Va., passed away Monday, March 30, 2015. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Gretna, Va., 434-656-1243.
William "Bill" Harrell Vickers, Jr. 89, of Roanoke passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict.