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Thursday, July 11, 2013
Tobacco Apache CD Release Party
Roanoke-based, Americana-flavored rock band Tobacco Apache releases its CD, “Inside Out,” recorded with Jake Dempsey at Music Lab at Jefferson Center. Joining the band for this party are harmonica man Robby Carden and the Mojo Horns.
Amanda Stathos Concert
Stathos, a gifted singer, has been trying for a couple of years to figure out a direction for her career. She hopes that this session, a crowd-funded, 90-minute concert video of contemporary Christian and pop hits, will clear a path.
The Shack Band
With Matt Jones and the Bobs
Headliner The Shack Band, which began its life at Virginia Tech, is getting all sorts of interesting gigs lately. The act, which had moved to Richmond, opened on April 20 for Everyone Orchestra in New York City. It is also scheduled for Camp Barefoot, Front Porch Fest and Pink Moon Festival.
Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba
Cissokho, a Senegal, West Africa, griot, recently moved to the Boone, N.C., area and found some musically kindred spirits there. Now Cissokho — who sings, plays percussion and works the kora, or “harp-lute” — has recorded the crowd-funded CD “Resonance” with his mates in Kaira Ba. The act comes to Martin’s next week, and video at its website shows a great act that can make you move.
Phil & Warren of Blue Moonshine
One half of a fine Roanoke newgrass band takes the stage.
Details: 5 p.m. Parkway Brewing Co., 739 Kessler Mill Road, Salem. Free. 314-8234, parkwaybrewing.com
Soulful Americana rockers return to Roanoke.
Ministers of Soul Trio
It’s another evening at the museum, with jams in the cafe.
Jerry Wimmer Trio
The Worx frontman brings his acoustic trio out for covers and a few originals.
Red Wing Roots Music Festival
With The Del McCoury Band, Tim O’Brien, The Sam Bush Band, Preservation Jazz Hall Band, hosts The Steel Wheels, The Duhks, J.D. McPherson, John Jorgenson Quintet, The Clair Lynch Band, Pokey LaFarge, Sarah Siskind, Yarn, Scott Miller and more
Road trip alert: Hear more than 40 bands on four stages in a beautiful part of the state.
Details: Noon Friday; 11 a.m. Saturday; noon Sunday. Natural Chimneys Park, Mt. Solon. $149 three-day general admission; other prices vary. 540-476-1933, redwingroots.com/tickets
Brownbird Rudy Relic
With Black Mountain Revival
Rambling man and gut-busting indie blues act Brownbird Rudy Relic combines a slamming, slapping guitar style with a voice like a more debauched Chris Robinson.
Honky Tonkin’ University Tour
With Ricky Young, Ty Bates
Young and Bates return, professors of this neo-country university, to convene class at one of Roanoke’s newest hot spots.
Details: 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sidewinders Steak House and Saloon, Roanoke. $5. 904-2777, sidewindersaloon.com, reverbnation.com/label/thehonkytonkinuniversitytour
Quarter Til Now
Young rock quintet brings covers and originals.
With Pandora’s Box, Mad Anthony
Cincinnati, Ohio, punk band Mad Anthony was scheduled to play this gig, but its van recently hydroplaned during a bad Kentucky rainstorm, injuring everyone in the trio and totaling the vehicle. Guitarist/singer Ringo Jones still aims to make the trip to Roanoke for a solo set, and headliner Heevahava has announced that all of the door take will go to Mad Anthony, to get the act back on the road.
The Bastards of Fate
With Ghost & Goblin
Roanoke’s world-traveling indie freak-rockers welcome a New York City opener that shares a similar musical bent.
The Georgia Crackers
Mighty good old-time country and folk music from an Atlanta band will help you sweat off those pales and porters.
Lazy Man Dub Band
The valley’s premiere reggae band hits at the lake.
Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos
Hear Cajun- and Zydeco-spackled blues out of Durham, N.C.
Around the Bend
An all-star acoustic band that includes Ben Trout and Bobby Moore.
Details: 7 p.m. Annie Moore’s Irish Pub, Roanoke. Free. 904-5466, anniemoorespub.com
Rap 4 A Reason Community Cookout
With ONTBG, Fhat Rob, Young Mac and more
Live music from the oldies to contemporary hip-hop will fuel a party scheduled to gather school supplies for kids in need.
Details: 2 p.m. Eureka Park, Roanoke. Free food, drinks and music; organizers encourage donations of school supplies. rap4areason.com
Richmond rock band has been doing it on and off since the 1990s, and fits in nicely with that era’s Cracker, Pavement and Wilco music.
The Color J
Jamiel and Janiah Allen always groove like mad.
Former Junior Wells sideman has been making his own blues-rock noise for years.
The headliner is Roanoker Michael Kessler, with a solo electronic act. Two reformed Americana musicians combine for Lynchburg electro-freak show WhoaBear.
Details: 9 p.m. The Bazaar, 675 Brandon Ave. S.W., Roanoke. $5; all ages. 309-0928, whoabearmusic.com
Americana, swing, acoustic
Countryfied Americana/rock from a group of local all-stars.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Ippy’s, Rocky Mount. $5. 493-4779, ippys.info
With Death Trip, FTS
Punk triple bill includes bands from Roanoke (Mung Choke) Death Trip (Big Stone Gap) and FTS (Philadelphia).
Hear pop-rock originals and covers from this ever-busy band.
Let’s not miss out on good indie rock at a new joint, 501 Speakeasy, even as it waits for its ABC license. Rhode Island-based Vudu Sister takes some voodoo from Nirvana, without being a knock-off. Its highly listenable new album, “Househould Items,” features a guest appearance from Roanoke Valley native Tyler Osborne (The Low Anthem). Osborne’s Gnatcatcher — which he has described as ambient instrumental with electric saw — opens the show.
Craig Woolard Band
Former frontman for The Embers has been a huge success since forming his own act. Woolard and his sidemen are perennial winners at the Carolina Beach Music Awards.
Pete Merrigan and T.C. Carr
A Florida-based guitar/vocals/harmonica duo passes through Roanoke, where their buddy Peter Wonson lives. This act covers The Band, The Beatles, John Hiatt, Rolling Stones and more, according to Wonson, who was principal at several Southwest Virginia schools — and an ex-musician.
A Boy and His Pig: JD Sutphin Table 50 Takeover
With Barefoot West
Talk with Madrone frontman/radio personality Sutphin about food, and you’ll think you’re on one of those TV cooking shows. A portion of the take will benefit Music Lab at Jefferson Center.
Details: Reservations recommended for the two seatings, 5 and 7:30 p.m. (music begins at 10 p.m.) Table 50, 309 Market St., Roanoke. $40 for five-course tasting menu; $15 for beer or wine pairing with each course. 904-2350, table50roanoke.com
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