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Thursday, September 26, 2013
With Party Boat and The Missionaries
The headliner has some compelling psychedelic rock songs. It’s worth showing up early to hear The Missionaries, one of Roanoke’s own.
Old Man Kelly and the Pop Tops
Liam “Old Man” Kelly has a new band, playing roots country and blues, with some Celtic music.
Details: 9 p.m. Cornerstone Bar & Grill, Roanoke. Free. 527-2789, oldmankelly.com
The New Folk Social Hour
With Jonathan Milberger, host Spencer McKenna
Young sax man Milberger joins McKenna (Grass Monkey, Welcome to Hoonah).
Details: 9 p.m. Fork in the Market, Roanoke. Free. 400-0644, marketfork.com
Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival
With Rhonda Vincent, Nothin’ Fancy, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Bluegrass Brothers and more
It’s a 13-year tradition in Buena Vista, and headliner Rhonda Vincent is usually on the bill.
Details: 1 p.m. Thursday,
1 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday. Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista. $25 advance and $30 gate on Thursday and Friday; $30 advance and $35 gate on Saturday; $70 advance and $85 gate for three-day pass; free to 12 and younger accompanied by paying adult. 540-461-0954, nothinfancybluegrass.com, rhondavincent.com
English classical pianist Jones’ repertoire includes music from Radford University professor and composer Bruce Mahin.
Details: 7:30 p.m. tonight. Covington Center for the Performing Arts, Radford University. Free. radford.edu.
THURSDAY and SATURDAY
Not So Silent Cinema
Read more about this live music performance soundtrack to Buster Keaton short films via blogs.roanoke.com/arts/?p=12572.
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday. Talmadge Recital Hall, at Bradley Hall, Hollins University, Roanoke. Free. 362-6511, hollins.edu/academics/music/events.shtml.
Marcus Tenney Quartet
Sax man Tenney plays with No BS! Brass, which was a hit at FloydFest. He is also a member of soul-jazz outfit The Rootdowns .
Details: 9:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke. Free. 904-5338, blue5restaurant.com
Broke Down James
Original rock, reggae and pop music from a Roanoke band.
A country-rocker takes the stage.
The Color J
Funky goodness from Jamiel and Janiah Allen, with John Hill on guitar.
Weaving the Fate
With Electric Chameleon
Hard-hitting funk metal with hip-hop elements from the headliner. Roanoke’s Electric Chameleon has a new bassist, Josh Lynch.
Gray, of the bands Stadanko and Eldred, goes solo acoustic.
Details: 6 p.m. Queso Southwestern Grill/ Allsports Cafe, 32 Market Square, Roanoke. Free. 904-5499, quesosouthwestern.com
With Bloody Crackdown, Redbox Money Cult
Punk rockers amp it up.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Backstreet Cafe, Roanoke. $5; 18 and older. 345-1542, myspace.com/angryyouth2001
Jefferson Center Jazz Club
With Banda Magda
Magda Giannikou provided one of the more charming musical moments during the recent recording of the “Snarky Puppy Family Dinner” CD/DVD set at Jefferson Center. The Greek-born singer with global influences has a busy week at the Jeff. Go to blogs.roanoke.com/cutnscratch to read more and hear a podcast.
With Frankie Ballard , Rutledge, Michael Armstrong of Key West
This year’s version of the annual Salem country music party features Ballard, whose latest single is “Helluva Life.”
Details: 5 p.m. Salem Farmers Market, Main Street and Broad Street, Salem. $12 advance; $15 gate; free to 10 and younger; tickets available at Salem Parks and Recreation, 620 Florida St. 375-3057, frankieballard.com, rutledgeband.com
Star City Future
With Poe Mack, Case Jones, Papion, Billy Bronco and more
Mack and Jones throw their regular showcase for young local rappers.
Details: 9 p.m. The Coffee Pot Roadhouse, Roanoke. $10. 774-8256, facebook.com/Roanokesroadhouse
Cookies & Anarchy Cleavage Crusade
With The Dichotomies, Cookies & Anarchy, Joy Truskowski
Dancers and musicians perform a benefit in the fight against breast cancer.
Hear hip folk music, with zydeco, Latin, rock and other influences.
Brownbird Rudy Relic
With Black Mountain Revival
Hear gut-busting indie blues from the headliner.
Gloom Despair and Agony
Roanoke band mashes up punk and rockabilly.
With Deral Fenderson, Buck Gooter
The headliner, a project of Roanoker Jordan Doyle, mixes interesting lyrics with eclectic rock music.
Details: 9 p.m. The Bazaar, 675 Brandon Ave. S.W., Roanoke. $5; all ages. 309-0928, gafferproject.bandcamp.com
Catch a Roanoke-based country rock act.
McBroom is a singer/songwriter with a strong voice.
New band featuring Jody Ensor and members of Watershed Conspiracy plays acoustic pub music.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Pirate Sip Barrr, 928 S. Colorado St., Salem. $5 380-8151, facebook.com/ThePirateSipBarrr
Hard rock covers from a Roanoke act.
The Fleeting Ends
Philadelphia band plays high-quality pop rock with good harmonies and grooves.
Roanoke College Fine Arts Faculty and Friends Jazz Concert
Featuring Don Wimmer, Pattie Clevenger, Brian Holt, and more
Roanoke College cats and colleagues get into some jazz improvisation.
Details: 4 p.m. Olin Recital Hall, Roanoke College, Salem. Free. 375-2242, roanoke.edu
Read more about this star-studded Virginia Tech Homecoming show in Saturday’s Extra section or via music.roanoke.com.
Hear an acoustic set from a hard-rocking band that has made its name opening many shows for Zac Brown Band, including a couple of Roanoke Valley shows. Hear a podcast with Blackberry Smoke frontman Charlie Starr and streaming music from the band at blogs.roanoke.com/cutnscratch/?p=14578.
Scott H. Biram
With Black Pistol Fire
It’s the return of the “Dirty Ol’ One Man Band.”
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