Win tickets to see the smash hit musical Mamma Mia at the Roanoke Civic Center. Two winners will each receive four tickets!
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Amanda Platt of The Honeycutters
Courtesy Jeremiah Rhodes
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The Floyd Radio Show
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Quite a few Asheville, N.C., bands are in town this week. This group, which travels the alt-country/Americana route, crowdfunded a recent album, “When Bitter Met Sweet,” and an upcoming release via Kickstarter.com. Singer, songwriter and band leader Amanda Anne Platt has a good thing going here.
Sweet Honey in the Rock
Read our review of the a capella group’s Sept. 25, 2009, Jefferson Center performance at blogs.roanoke.com/cutnscratch/?p=2984.
Details: 8 p.m. Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall, Radford University, Radford. $20; $10 to children; free with Radford ID. 540-831-5420, radfordactivities.universitytickets.com, sweethoneyintherock.org
The New Folk Social Hour
With host Spencer McKenna, guest Tom Ohmsen
Blue Mule’s mandolinist joins host Spencer McKenna (Grass Monkey, Welcome to Hoonah) for the first in this every Tuesday series.
Details: 9 p.m. Fork in the Market, Roanoke. Free. 400-0644, marketfork.com
Asian Teacher Factory
With Groova Scape
Psychedelic jam-rock from the Asheville, N.C.-based headliner.
Darrow Chemical Company
With Jackal Tickets, Hanoi Jane, After Action Review
Hear punk, alternative, ska and more, featuring all-star punk act from New York City.
Reggae-rock and dub from Richmond.
With Deral Fenderson, Nitch Muerte
Hear grungy favorites from the headliner.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Backstreet Cafe, Roanoke. $5. 345-1542
First Fridays at Five
With Corey Hunley & Jeff Maiden
Acoustic originals and covers from a guitarist/vocalist and percussionist.
Jeremy Graham Band
Hear country, rock and Southern rock from an Augusta, Ga., band.
The Floyd Radio Show
With The Buckstankle Boys, Janet Turner, Little River Missionary Baptist Church Choir, hosts Elizabeth LaPrelle and Anna Roberts-Gevalt
Join a live audience at the Floyd Country store for the third season premiere of this entertainment. Visit blogs.roanoke.com/cutnscratch to see this season’s lineup.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $10 advance; $12 door. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com/radio-show
Tyler Osborne, formerly of The Law Anthem, is back home in Vinton these days and has just released a new album, “Little Disturber.” It’s like the soundtrack to the movie playing in your head right now. Falcor is the brainchild of Jonathan Woods (Eternal Summers).
Killer band from Asheville, N.C., plays original, gritty soul-rock and choice covers.
Hard rock originals, covers.
Details: 9 p.m. The Pirate Sip Barrr, Salem. 380-8151, facebook.com/ThePirateSipBarrr, tk-421.net
Country-leaning Americana and rock.
Details: 9 p.m. Billy’s Barn, 1790 Thompson Memorial Drive, Salem. $5. 728-0270, facebook.com/billys.barn.1
Hear a Nashville, Tenn.-based act that mixes pop and rock into its country.
DJ Lady Syren
Dance to a Harrisonburg-based DJ who takes stylistic chances.
A talented keyboardist and singer soundtracks your night at the lake.
Details: 9 p.m. Waller’s Waterfront, 1617 Crystal Shores Drive, Moneta. Free. 297-0055, holleratwaller.com
Strong Americana with folk and blues leanings.
Blues at the Zoo
With Biscuit Miller & the Mix, Anthony & the Conqueroos, The Fat Daddy Band
This zoo benefit features funky bass work from Miller, grinding blues from the Conqueroos and party blues with The Fat Daddy Band. It’s worth a drive up the mountain.
Rhodes, formerly of Grass Monkey, moved to Austin, Texas, a while back, but has returned this month to do some recording. While he’s here, he will play every Tuesday night at the barbecue where he and his Monkey mates got their band rolling. Of Roanoke, Rhodes says, “I love it so.”
Details: 9 p.m. The Blues BBQ Co., Roanoke. Free. 344-5683, facebook.com/BluesBbqCo
The Royal Noise
Check out some red-hot jazzy funk-rock from a Philadelphia band.
With Stadanko, The Salted
Rock, hard rock and punk.
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