Devil’s Backbone Hoopla
With Caamp, The Motet, Ripe, ONA, Larry Keel Explosion feat. Robert Walter on keys, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Kat Wright, Aaron Lee Tasjan and more
Road trip deluxe: Dig live music, craft brews and outdoor activities at this annual festival in one of Central Virginia’s prettiest spots.
Details: 12:50 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Devils Backbone Brewpub, Roseland. Gate prices: $150 3-days, $125 Friday-Saturday, $92.50 Saturday-Sunday; Friday $57.50, Saturday $67.50, Sunday $30. dbbrewingcompany.com/event/hoopla2019
With Jive Mother Mary
Flip back to Wednesday’s Extra or visit roanoke.com/entertainment/music to read more about this show.
A cappella women’s quintet from Zimbabwe is acclaimed for inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro-jazz to gospel.
With Dover and the Elevators, King Of Herrings
With chirping, gurgling, grooving numbers like “Ca$h Bandicoot” and “My Cloud,” the Atlanta-based duo headlining Art Rat works to back up its self-styled “post-R&B” classification.
Hear reggae/rock from a College Park, Maryland, band.
Local Band Night: Speakeasy, The Sidewalk Slammers, Orange Culture, Friend of the Three
Alt-rock, prog-rock, hip-hop laced with rock and jazz (and vice versa) are part of the scene at Blacksburg’s newest venue.
Strings & Things: Vol. 1
With Greensky Bluegrass, Perpetual Groove, Big Daddy Love, Chamomile and Whiskey and more
Flip back to Sunday’s Extra or visit bit.ly/2miawYs to read more about four days of musical variety in a quartet of Salem venues.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Old Salem Brewing Co. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Parkway Brewing Co. 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Salem Farmers Market. 8 p.m. Sunday, Salem Civic Center. Free Thursday and Friday; $10 advance, $15 day of show Saturday; $25 advance, $30 day of show Sunday; advance tickets at bit.ly/2kRU8xl. salemciviccenter.com, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com, pgroove.net, greenskybluegrass.com
Abbey Road LIVE!
The day after the Beatles’ classic album “Abbey Road” turns 50, a band named for that era in Beatles music will play the thing, hit to quit.
Details: 8 p.m. Harvester. $40, $22 (plus fee). abbeyroadlive.com
The Fall Back: Shafiq, Doeboy Jones, Marko Montana, Lady LOE, Porsh Boxx, Balla, Mic Woods, MOE Reese, Fatboi Mike, DJ Poe Mack
Roanoke-area hip-hop performers gather at The Coffee Pot to sling their rhymes, with show promoter Poe Mack at the turntables.
Brian Rigby Band
Hoboken, New Jersey-based pop-rocker Rigby, a fiery guitarist, and his crew return to Martin’s.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown. $5. brianrigbyband.com
Willie DE Band
With Appalachian Soul
The headliner, from the Charlottesville-area, is no stranger to The Spot. His rocking, bluesy, jazzy album “Runaway Child” dropped Sept. 20.
Grandin Chillage: GOTE
Country- and blues-flavored jams from GOTE are your soundtrack to food from the Thai This truck and Chaos Mountain Brewing Co. bevs.
Details: 6 p.m. 1514 Grandin Road, Roanoke. $5 ($2 discount with steel cup), free 12-younger, 18-younger allowed with adult accompaniment. facebook.com/Grandinchillage, facebook.com/dubstyleprodutions
This young performer is a “Carolina Man.” It’s the title of his album, even.
Five Dollar Shake
Hear rock and pop covers songs both cool and hot from a trio of expert players.
Fridays on the Quad: Thornrose
It’s Family Weekend at Roanoke College, and this variety band aims to spark a party.
With Professor Bill Stanton
Hear folky original tunes, covers, pub songs, cowboy ballads and more from the headliner.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Third Street Coffeehouse, Roanoke. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 521-4507, dhildy15.wixsite.com/website
Original pop-rock from guitarist/singer Jim Bohon and a band that includes Billy Steele (The Antecedents).
There is always a high probability of weirdness — and good rock ’n’ roll — when this trio hits a stage.
Nashville Night in Buchanan
With Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey, Josh Osborne, Matt Jenkins, Trevor Rosen
Some of Nashville, Tennessee’s, most successful country music songwriters, including show organizer and Botetourt County native Ramsey (of Old Dominion), do a songwriters-in-the-round deal, for a good cause. All proceeds go to Ramsey’s My Hometown Fund (read more about it in the online version of Top Tickets, at roanoke.com/entertainment/music.
The Robert Cray Band
It may be impossible to over-stress the quality of music coming from Cray’s fingers, through his guitars and out of his amplifiers. The guy has a unique tone and a killer soul/blues voice to match it. Add to that a passel of outstanding songs — “Smoking Gun,” his biggest commercial hit, along with “Right Next Door (Because of Me),” “Chicken in the Kitchen,” “Time Makes Two” and “Poor Johnny,” and some Memphis soul classics from 2017 disc “Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm.” It will be Cray’s fourth time in as many years in Rocky Mount.
Flip back to Wednesday’s Extra or visit roanoke.com/entertainment/music to read more about Lynch’s headlining slot at Elmwood Park.
With Hannah Leigh
Hear stellar harmonies, rocking grooves and country instrumentation from the Nashville-based headliner, in its return to The Spot. Check out “Where The Heart Runs” at youtu.be/YY6XC9wbtCA.
The Steel Wheels
With The Honey Dewdrops
Another successful season of live music at the revived Lime Kiln Theater goes in the books after Red Wing Roots Festival curators The Steel Wheels finish their set.
Dailey & Vincent
The NRCC Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club presents Grammy Award-winning country, bluegrass and gospel from a band with some of the best harmonies in the bluegrass business.
A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania quintet that lists such influences as Snarky Puppy, Vulfpeck and Earth Wind & Fire brings some sweet soul to its funk and jazz mix.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s. $5. yamyamband.com
A soulful Americana-rock band helps break in new venue The Dog Bowl, at Roanoke’s TV-famous salvage business.
Crawford & Power
Jake Crawford and Ethan Power were impressive fronting a quintet in an opening slot for Cody Johnson at Salem Civic Center on Sept. 14.
Hunley has guitar and vocal skills, good original Americana songs and is an automatic fun time onstage.
Kyle Dills Band
Rock Hill, South Carolina, country outfit hits the Campbell Avenue honky-tonk.
Details: 9:45 p.m. Sidewinders Steak House and Saloon. $7. facebook.com/KDillBand2016
Garage Americana quartet has plenty of originals, covers — and maybe a Beatlesesque surprise.
Bassyndicate Presents: G Space, with DJ Roca, MANG0, Aerial, Vasts
A DJ show with plenty of visual elements aims to raise funds for The Rainforest Foundation. Headliner G Space has done sets at Imagine Festival and Ultra Festival.
With Mitchel Evan
Russell County alt-country rockers spent last weekend at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion.
It’s a two-band day at Big Lick Brewing, starting with a rock cover trio that is playing for Northside High School’s multi-year reunion, but you can come hang, too.
Band two at Big Lick Brewing continues the Northside High School soiree.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Big Lick Brewing Co. Free. thrillbillyz.com
With Bionic Donkey, Ethic
Know why it’s clear that Matthew Douglas lives and breathes? He booked this metal show for the Georgia Metal Alliance’s Virginia Chapter.
With The Lowdowndirty, A Vessel of Honor, Shattered Earth
Varieties of metal on Salem Avenue.
The Weight Band
Guitarist extraordinaire Jim Weider, who was a member of both The Band and Levon Helm’s post Band band, brings this intriguing project to Rocky Mount. The Weight Band gets its name from one of The Band’s most revered songs, and Weider’s unit performs that song and others from his old band (he came in after Robbie Robertson departed). But it’s not just a tribute show. The Weight Band has its own music, and recently released an album “World Gone Mad,” which summons up the vibes that Helm, Robertson, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and other Band members created.
Details: 8 p.m. Harvester Performance Center. $45, $32 (plus fee). theweightband.com
Smooth bluegrass with hints of jazz, a la David “Dawg” Grisman.
Details: 2 p.m. Parkway Brewing Co. Free. 314-8234, parkwaybrewing.com
The Purple Xperience
Check out a Minneapolis band that plays the music of that city’s funkiest rock star, with frontman Marshall Charloff doing his best Prince Rogers Nelson.
Details: 8 p.m. Harvester. $37, $27 advance; $42, $32 day of show (plus fee). purplexperience.com
This Miami act played the first GroundUp Music Festival and has opened for that fest’s curator, Snarky Puppy, as well as Ghost-Note. Could be the sleeper show of the week.
Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s. Free. facebook.com/Electrickif