Too much conversation for tomorrow's Extra front cover story on Wilco, and particularly bassist John Stirratt. Check out the whole chat here. Read the story in Thursday's Weekend Planner or music.r...
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The Jayhawks, whose rock success in the 1990 and early 2000s included the great album "Hollywood Town Hall" and the creepy single "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me," are set for a dat...
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In mid-January, word emerged of The Spot on Kirk, a multi-purpose but music-heavy venue opening in the spot that once housed Kirk Avenue Music Hall.
Ready to get your ears drummed? A rapping pair of brothers from Tupelo, Mississippi, is the main attraction for Radford University's spring concert.
Here's what's up in venues across the valleys and (slightly) beyond ...
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Rocky Mount venue Harvester Performance Center announced today that it has teamed up with MerleFest, the iconic North Carolina "traditional plus" festival that Doc Watson began to honor h...
... because sometimes I don't catch all of the happenings, and that makes me sad.
Here are the first postponements of the impending snowpocalypse. They come from our Rocky Mount friends at Harvester Performance Center.
A month after losing the employee who booked its concerts, Jefferson Center has announced a new hire for that position.
Yet another hot act is on the bill for FloydFest 2016. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, who have torn up alternative radio with the uptempo soul shouter "S.O.B.," are the la...
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Henry County's Memorial Day weekend fun time, Rooster Walk, has filled out its lineup, announcing acts that represent some of the very best in funk and acoustic music.
Rocky Mount's Harvester Performance Center keeps making moves. The latest addition is Drive-By Truckers, the quintessential modern Southern rock band, which will debut its show at the Harvester on ...
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The FloydFest bill keeps looking hotter. As the year winds down, the event has announced that Warren Haynes will be part of the 2016 lineup.
1. Jamie McLean Band - Hurricane - Time of My Life
Looking for last minute gifts for the holiday? Look no further.
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For the first time, I went to a Tedeschi Trucks Band concert without a review assigned. I was there to gather a bit of color for a column we're running tomorrow on Jefferson Center artistic directo...
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman tops the list of the latest acts added to the lineup for FloydFest 2016.
Public sales have begun at The Lyric Theatre, in Blacksburg, for its Spring 2016 Live at the Lyric shows. And three fine shows are in the offing.
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Some of you know drummer Wes Crawford, based in Maryland these days but a former Virginia Tech guy who managed and performed with singer Jane Powell.
I'm trying a different way of doing these today. Stick with it and let me know what you think.
It's been a bit too long since Southern Culture on the Skids - two of whose members are Roanoke natives - have played the old home town. That will end on Dec. 31, as SCOTS rings in the New Year at ...
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It's an early Christmas gift from FloydFest, which this morning announced a dozen and a half acts to next year's lineup.
Tad's taking a little time off, but this press release came in today and I thought we'd get the word out there for folks who want to jump on these tickets early.
Harvester Performance Center, in Rocky Mount, announced this morning some pretty big additions to its continually interesting live music schedule.
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The mind wanted to wander on Friday night. So much utterly senseless violence in Paris, so many lives needlessly lost, so many feelings in the head and in the heart. It felt a little overwhelming.
Correction: The Doobie Brothers' 1974 concert at the Roanoke Civic Center (now Berglund Center) broke the venue's attendance record with 10,900 people. An earlier version of this article was incorr...
For years, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals have been playing shows in Southwest Virginia. This year, Potter went solo, with the album "Midnight" and a tour that included another stop at F...
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Update 11/9/15: Berglund Center today announced that Jason Aldean will bring his "We Were Here" tour, with special guests Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses, to Roanoke on Feb. 18.
Bro country standard bearer Brantley Gilbert, who headlined Salem's Blue Ridge Music Festival in 2014, is returning to town, this time for a gig at Salem Civic Center.
I'm just going to leave this here without much comment. Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio's brilliance will speak for itself, if you'll listen.
Nearly 500 people gathered in August at Galax’s Old Fiddlers Convention to break a record for mass mandolin picking. But in the end, officials at Guinness World Records declined to acknowledge the ...
Concert update - John Cowan Band, originally scheduled to play Floyd Country Store on Dec. 12, will now play the venue on Dec. 19.
Want some musical wisdom? Check out this podcast with Dr. Lonnie Smith, a master of the Hammond B3 organ. Smith leads his trio, guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and drummer Terrion Gulley, to Jefferson...
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Willie Nelson scared a bunch of us last week.
Everyone is bound, in part, to the time and place where they grew up. Master mandolin man David Grisman grew up in New Jersey, with folklorist Ralph Rinzler for a neighbor. Rinzler sought out the l...
1. The Black Lillies - Hard to Please - Hard To Please
Mildred Spitler Watts, of Covington, died Sunday, February 7, 2016. She was born January 27, 1924, daughter of Hubert Spitler and Nellie Gibson Spitler and widow of John McCurdy Watts. She was also preceded in death by her wonderful son, James Hubert Watts.She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Drema Waters and husband, Gary of Bristol, Va., the Watts family and all of her great friends.At her request, there will be no service and her body was donated to the Virginia Anatomical Program. She said if anyone would wish to make a memorial, do something for someone who has a need, and remember the animals.
Randy Michael Covey, 66, of Wytheville, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Liberty Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church. Arrangements by Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville Va. 276-228-3121.
Isaiah Scott Tucker, infant son of Andrew and Tiffany Tucker, of Vinton, Va., passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2016, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221.
Joyce V. Wade Banks, 62, of Greensboro, N.C., and formerly of Roanoke, Va., passed away Monday, February 8, 2016. She was born in Roanoke, Va., November 26, 1953, to Thomas L. Wade and the late Inisher Mack Wade.In addition to her father, she is survived by her children, Eula Reese, of Newport News, Va., and Ivory Banks Jr., of Roanoke, Va.; sisters, Sylvia Perry, Janis Wade, both of Roanoke, Va., and Suzette David (Dwayne), of Silver Spring, Md.; a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016, in the Hamlar-Curtis Chapel with the Rev. William L. Lee officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Friends may call on Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. for viewing at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.Hamlar-Curtis.com.