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Suga Grits

A very funky D.C. band has slid into the rotation at Dogtown. Grooves for days.

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd. $5. 745-6836, facebook.com/DogtownRoadhouse, sugagrits.bandcamp.com


Kelsey Waldon

With None of the Above

Waldon, who opened for Jamey Johnson at Salem Civic Center last year, recently signed with Americana icon John Prine’s Oh Boy label. She’s a Kentucky native whose vibe can remind you of Loretta Lynn.

Details: 7 p.m. Blue Ridge Music Center, near Galax. $15, 12-younger free. kelseywaldon.com, noneoftheabove.net

Isaac Hadden

Visit roanoke.com/entertainment/music to see and hear Hadden sitting in with Roosevelt Collier’s band at Rooster Walk.

Details: 6:30 p.m. The Palisades, Eggleston. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 626-2828, thepalisadesrestaurant.com, facebook.com/ilhadden

Phlegar Hill

Cover songs in multiple genres from a New River Valley band.

Details: 7 p.m. Fatback Soul Shack (outdoor stage), Christiansburg. Free. 251-3182, fatbacksoulshack.com, facebook.com/Phlegarhillband

Whitetop Mountain Band

True acolytes of the old-time music tradition lay out tunes for your dancing pleasures.

Details: 7:30 p.m. The Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $8 at the door. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com, whitetopmountainband.tripod.com

Flirting with Chemicals

Jeff Liverman and Barbara Gillespie lead this Floyd-based act that claims such influences as Velvet Underground and Yo La Tengo.

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse. $3. facebook.com/FlirtingWithChemicals


Thursday Jams: Carolyn Wonderland

With Jamen Denton

Road trip alert: High-class, high-powered blues singing and guitar work from Wonderland and her band.

Details: 7 p.m. Abingdon Market Pavilion, Abingdon. Free. abingdonmusicexperience.com/thursday-jams, carolynwonderland.com

For the past decade, Tad Dickens has been writing about music. For now, it remains sunshine and rainbows.

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