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Blues guitarist Chris Duarte returns to Virginia for a show at Martinsville's Rives Theatre on Saturday.
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The Mad Iguanas
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Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Touring drummer Don Hanshaw moved up front and formed The Whipps about five years ago, joining forces with Larry Collinsworth to make music that pretty well suits the current country music climate. The band combines banjo and slide guitar with hard rock beats and occasional raps on its single, “That’s How I Roll.” In other words, they are yet another act co-opting the hick-hop subgenre .
Details: 9 p.m. Sidewinders Steak House and Saloon, Roanoke. $5. 904-2777, sidewindersaloon.com, thewhipps.com
Chris Duarte Group
Here we have one of this era’s prototypical blues-rock monsters. But in phrasing, time signatures and fretboard exploration, Duarte goes deeper than most. He cites such influences as Jimi Hendrix, John McLaughlin, Buddy Guy and Hubert Sumlin, but Duarte is most frequently compared to Stevie Ray Vaughan . In fact, Duarte moved to Austin, Texas, just as Vaughan was ascending in that town.
Details: 9:30 p.m. both nights. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke. Free. 904-5338, blue5restaurant.com, thechrisduartegroup.com
With Lazy Man Dub Band, Half Moon, Mad Iguanas, Freeman, Hot Gossip
Summer is over, and the colder weather has arrived, meaning that the Grandin Chillage is closer to literally chilling. Hot local acts are on the bill for this end-of-season event. Headliner Lazy Man Dub Band brings reggae with tight grooves and horn blasts.
Details: 1 p.m. Westover Avenue and Grandin Road, Roanoke. $8; 12 and younger admitted free with paying adult. lazymandubband.com, reverbnation.com/madiguanas
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors
With David Ramirez
Holcomb and his band play soul-soaked Americana rock music with thoughtful lyrics, strong grooves and Holcomb’s slightly gravelly baritone. Both Holcomb and opener Ramirez have strong new albums out. It sounds like a night of singer-songwriter goodness, with plenty of energy to spare.
Details: 8 p.m. Kirk Avenue Music Hall, Roanoke. $12. kirkavenuemusic.com/buy, drewholcomb.com, davidramirezmusic.com
Hear original hard rock and covers from some fantastic players, including singer/guitarist Chuck Johnson (Najee).
Details: 9 p.m. Awful Arthur’s, Salem, $10. 387-1004, facebook.com/awfularthurssalem, tk-421.net
Americana-based Woodwork, from Virginia Beach, teams up with space-jazz and funk-jamming Urth.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill, Roanoke. Free. 985-6278, martinsdowntown.com, reverbnation.com/woodworkmusic, urth.ws
This band is like a traveling Americana songwriters night, coming in from New Mexico.
Details: 9 p.m. The Coffee Pot Roadhouse, Roanoke. Free. 774-8256, facebook.com/Roanokesroadhouse, damnunion.bandcamp.com
Hear some quality originals and covers from singer and picker Norman.
Details: 6 p.m. Parkway Brewing Co., Salem. Free. 314-8234, parkwaybrewing.com
The Big Lick Boptet
There’s a place for both Coltrane and Scofield with this trio.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke. Free. 904-5338, blue5restaurant.com
Roger Alan Wade
With Corey Hunley
Wade is well-known to fans of “Jackass” as the outlaw country-slinging kin of Johnny Knoxville. But the guy is a credible Americana act in his own right.
Details: 9 p.m. Awful Arthur’s, Roanoke. $10. 344-2997, facebook.com/awfularthursdowntown, facebook.com/RogerAlanWadeMusic
Madonnas in a Field
Country rock — as in Flying Burrito Brothers, not Luke Bryan.
Details: 10 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2703, gillies
Late Night Radio
With Boogieburg, Kiffy,
DJ Mandibles, Mad Method, Zy Bobbitt
DJs will make you dance.
Details: 10 p.m. Sycamore Deli, Blacksburg. $8. 951-9817, sycamoredeli.com, latenightradiomusic.bandcamp.com, boogieburg.com
The ’boards have been recording new music and are ready to get back on stage.
Details: 8 p.m. Pomegranate, Troutville. $8. 966-6052, pomegranateva.com, thefloorboards.net
Marla Palma Band
Hear blues, jazz and soul from a Shenandoah Valley-based singer.
Details: 10 p.m. The Blues BBQ Co., Roanoke. Free. 344-5683, facebook.com/BluesBbqCo, marlapalmaband.com
This cover band is great at playing grunge, post-grunge and other modern rock.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Ippy’s, Rocky Mount. $5. 493-4779, Ippys.info, facebook.com/axis.fiveband
Seven Mile Ford
Hear country, pop and rock covers.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Breaktime, Roanoke. $10. 265-2925, facebook.com/BreakTimeVA, sevenmileford.net
Vinton-based old-time band picks and stomps.
Details: 8:30 p.m. (open mic at 7:30 p.m.) Third Street Coffeehouse, Roanoke. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 309-4707, email@example.com, reverbnation.com/PoorhousePepsteppers
It’s a Dave Matthews Band tribute act.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill, Roanoke. $7. 985-6278, martinsdowntown.com, crowdedstreetsband.com
5th Annual Halloween Bash
With The Pullouts, Affliction Kid, Cookies & Anarchy, Compulsovich
Freaks will be decked out in wild finery as punk-infused rock ’n’ roll bands and a burlesque crew work the stage.
Details: 9 p.m. The Coffee Pot Roadhouse, Roanoke. Free. 774-8256, facebook.com/Roanokesroadhouse, facebook.com/AfflictionKid, reverbnation.com/thepullouts
With Giant Drugs
The indie-rocking headliner is from Charlottesville. The opener features members of Eternal Summers and Missionaries.
Details: 9 p.m. The Bazaar, 675 Brandon Ave. S.W., Roanoke. $5; all ages. 309-0928
This reggae-rock band features strong grooves.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill, Roanoke. Free. 985-6278, martinsdowntown.com, reverbnation.com/shorefire
Corey Hunley & Kyle Forry
It’s The Corey & Forry Story Hour at the Fork. Very scary!
Details: 9 p.m. Fork in the Alley, Roanoke. Free. 982-3675, forkinthealley.com, coreyhunley.com
Halloween with Super Hold
Dress up in your favorite ’80s drag and jam out with this ’80s tribute band.
Details: 9 p.m. Billy’s Barn, 1790 Thompson Memorial Drive, Salem. $10. 728-0270, facebook.com/billys.barn.1, superholdband.com
Too Far Gone
This country-rocking band is in Sidewinders’ regular rotation.
Details: 9 p.m. Sidewinders Steak House and Saloon, Roanoke. $5. 904-2777, sidewindersaloon.com, toofargoneband.com
Singer/songwriter Campbell will pick some while you hoist some glasses.
Details: 5:30 p.m. Parkway Brewing Co., Salem. Free. 314-8234, parkwaybrewing.com
Electric Chameleon frontman Bhana is the every-Sunday performer at 202, and he works with musical guests. On this night, Daniel McBroom joins him.
Details: 7 p.m. 202 Market, Roanoke. Free. 343-6644, facebook.com/202market
This down-and-dirty rock ’n’ roll crew is 202’s Monday night regular.
Details: 9 p.m. 202 Market, Roanoke. Free. 343-6644, facebook.com/202market
Electric Soul Pandemic
Check out a Greensboro, N.C.-based jam band that mixes in funk, reggae, electronica and psychedelia.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill, Roanoke. Free. 985-6278, martinsdowntown.com, electricsoulpandemic.com
Hear some good old classic rock from this band, featuring members of Mad Iguanas and Eldred.
Details: 9 p.m. 202 Market, Roanoke. Free. 343-6644, facebook.com/202market
Kelly Scott’s One Man Rock Show
Scott, guitarist for Super Hold, can whip up a mess of music by himself, too.
Details: 9 p.m. The Blues BBQ Co., Roanoke. Free. 344-5683, facebook.com/BluesBbqCo
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