Win tickets to see the smash hit musical Mamma Mia at the Roanoke Civic Center. Two winners will each receive four tickets!
Courtesy of Stuart Haddow
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Courtesy of Sam Holden
The Sword, led by Cave Spring High School graduate J.D. Cronise, plays at Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill on Wednesday at 10 p.m.
Courtesy of Mickey Glago
Midnight Spaghetti & the Chocolate G-Strings
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
This Baltimore-based quartet goes hard funk-rock, with grooves for days, cheese-jazz inclinations and psychedelic flashes, all of which makes up for vocals that aren’t the strongest. If you want to sweat and jam out before the weekend, this is the show to see.
With Black Girls, Midnight Spaghetti and the Chocolate G-Strings, The Fritz, MH & His Orchestra, Jon Stickley Trio and Jonathan Barker and more
This young and growing music event in Dublin is exclusively non-exclusive. Check the website for details on how to find the place and how to get in.
Lefty Williams Band
With The Floorboards
Atlanta-based Lefty Williams is a smoking blues-rock guitarist with strong original tunes. The Floorboards, the valley’s own, are better than your average opener.
With American Sharks, Castle
Read more about internationally known hard rock act The Sword and its frontman, Roanoke native J.D. Cronise, in Saturday’s Extra section.
This cat can sure enough play slide guitar, putting different spins on the likes of the Allman Brothers, Son House and more.
Aaron Oberg and Marie Anderson
Two singer-songwriters who work well together.
With The Color J
Proggy space-jazz-rock headlining. Funky grooves opening.
Lazy Man Dub Band
It’s a funky reggae party, with shouting horns.
Gospel piano and arrangements soak into some deep funk grooves.
South City Car & Bike Show
With Warp Asylum, Switchgrass, Chris Shepard
Rocking bands and fancy cars help raise money for the South City Knights Athletic Club.
Top players and singers rock originals and covers.
Gonzo-grass pickers from Providence, R.I.
Soul- and R&B-infused blues out of Philadelphia.
Big Lick Brass Band
Cats get funky with the horns. Bonus points for tuba.
Travis Holland and the Package Deal
A young star of past Coffee Pot open mike nights has put his own blues band together.
Details: 9 p.m. The Coffee Pot Roadhouse, Roanoke. $5. 774-8256, facebook.com/Roanokesroadhouse
Rock and country favorites.
Keith Bryant and Ironhorse
Country-rocking Bryant keeps doing his thing.
Sean K. Preston & The Loaded Pistols
With Jesse Ray Carter
Hear rockabilly and honky-tonk from a Baltimore act.
Magnets & Ghosts
The alt-rocking headliner includes Collective Soul rhythm guitarist Dean Roland.
Acoustic multigenre performer Markham is worth catching.
Details: 9 p.m. The Blues BBQ Co., Roanoke. Free. 344-5683, bluesbbqco.com
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