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Courtesy Doug Deming
Doug Deming and Dennis Gruenling
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Sol and Funk Root
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Thursday, August 8, 2013
With Virginia Werewolf, The Concerns
This Roanoke-spawned indie triple-bill includes bands old, new and all-star. The Missionaries launch a 10-city tour with this show. The opening act includes Eternal Summers’ Daniel Cundiff and The Young Sinclairs Sam Lunsford.
Doug Deming and Dennis Gruenling
With The Jewel Tones
Deming, a guitarist from coastal Florida via Detroit, is among nominees for 2013 Blues Blast Music Awards’ Sean Costello Rising Star prize. Other nominees include Roanoke native Kevin Selfe, now making blues hits in Portland, Ore., and Richmond’s Andy Poxon, a frequent Blue 5 performer. Harp man Gruenling can wail, too. A two-headed blues beast.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke. Free. 904-5338, blue5restaurant.com,
Sol & Funk Root
Onetime Franklin County resident and full-time blues and rasta-soul man Sol Creech returns to Martin’s. Joining Creech and his band is wind player Tim Smith (Squirrel Nut Zippers, Hobex, Lizzy Ross Band). As usual, bassist Jake Dempsey and drummer “King” George Penn will put their stank on the grooves. Bonus: When Creech plays Martin’s, one never know who might sit in.
In the realm of one-man bands, Deputy is among the funkiest. The Low Country South Carolina-based Deputy uses funky live loops to help propel his bevy of original songs and wildly soulful voice, consistently turning on crowds during his several previous stops in the valley. If you don’t know about Deputy, check zachdeputy.bandcamp.com to stream past live shows.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill, Roanoke. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 985-6278, martinsdowntown.com,
Big Daddy Love
Bluegrass and Americana with a rock edge from former FloydFest Under the Radar contest winners.
Little G Weevil
Original blues and covers of the likes of Big Bill Broonzy.
Original hard-rock band do their “Thursday Throwdown.”
Steven Donald Morris
Guitarist for Roanoke band Cretin Mouth goes solo, calls his stuff “schizo folk.”
Details: 9 p.m. 501 Speakeasy, 501 Campbell Ave. S.W., Roanoke. Free. 400-6377, facebook.com/501speakeasy
Powerful singer Brittany Sparks is back with this Roanoke rock, blues and soul outfit.
Shame for Sydney
Hard rock from the Virginia/Carolina border.
Check out the 2013 International Blues Challenge winner. Birchwood received the Albert King Award for best guitarist, too.
Hard rock double-bill just off the road opening for Taproot.
Gloom Despair and Agony Psychobilly trio
Benefit for Jami Perretta
With Ethic, Half Hellion, Puh Pow, Axis Five and more
A wife and mother is suffering cancer for the second time in her 28 years. Musical friends gather to help.
Details: 2 p.m. Schooners, Roanoke. Donations accepted at the door. 563-4956, schoonersbar.org
Blue Ridge Blues Society Jam
Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill. Free. blueridgeblues.org
Chuck Prophet & Mission Express
With My Radio
This show, originally scheduled for the Daleville Town Center Music Pavilion, has since been moved to Salem’s new Parkway Brewing Co. Read more in Monday’s Extra section.
A gonzo-folk ensemble, or maybe an art-folk ensemble. Maybe it’s a gonzo-art-folk ensemble. Whatever. It’s captivating.
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