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Thursday, June 6, 2013
TONIGHT and FRIDAY
Asheville, N.C., band with a great singer in Caitlin Krisko brings funk- and soul-infused rock. This killer live act has a new studio project in the works.
The Dirty Guv’nahs
Knoxville, Tenn., rockers The Dirty Guv’nahs always have something going on. The band — whose most recent studio recording, “Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies,” was produced by Glenvar High School grad Ross Copperman — has a video for that album’s “Fairlane.” Check it out via youtu.be/bt1aRPYL7xA. Strong live act, too.
Jeff Sipe Trio
Read more about this fantastic drummer and hear a podcast at blogs.roanoke.com/cutnscratch/?p=14910.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday. The June Bug Center, 251 Parkway Lane, Floyd. $10. brownpapertickets.com/event/362105, junebugfloyd.com. 10 p.m. Saturday (with The Get Right Band). Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill, Roanoke. $8 advance; $10 day of show. 985-6278, martinsdowntown.com, jeffsipemusic.com, reverbnation.com/thegetrightband
The Bazaar Presents
Eternal Summers, The School, The Bastards of Fate
Two Roanoke bands making big indie rock noise beyond our valleys join forces with The School, a Farfisa organ-soaked pop band from Cardiff, Wales.
Thursday Night Live at the Taubman
With The Boatmen
That big museum at Campbell Avenue and Williamson Road lines up some live music and other interesting stuff for the summer. Read more at blogs.roanoke.com/cutnscratch/?p=16602.
This Salem band wears its Dead and Widespread influences on its sleeve.
Madrone frontman/songwriter says playing Thursdays at Awful’s downtown is a fun way for him to try out new band tunes.
Anderson only recently got out of the den and into live performance, but she is working very hard and has a good voice.
High-octane mash-up rockers with a Celtic base have reunited and return once more to the little music hall on Kirk Avenue.
Details: 8 p.m. Kirk Avenue Music, Roanoke. $15 advance; $18 door. kirkavenuemusic.com, reverbnation.com/scythian
With, Black Mountain Revival, Aside Oceans
We’ve said it before and will say it again. Heevahava is the valley’s most unique and underappreciated rock act.
Nashville-based nu-country performer has a strong voice with some rasp, and some interesting original songs.
Corey Hunley and Kyle Forry
A couple of singer-songwriters who like to collaborate do it again.
New Tradition Band
Check out a Roanoke Valley bluegrass band with its own takes on pop and country songs.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Three Li’l Pigs Barbecue, Daleville. 966-0165, threelilpigsbbq.com
Blues-rock and funk act cranks it up while you down Dam Lagers and Red Clay IPAs.
Details: 5 p.m. Sunken City Brewing Co., 40 Brewery Drive, Hardy. Free. 420-0476, facebook.com/SunkenCityBrewing
Get some rock ’n’ roll in your ears.
Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line
Read more about Struthers and her band, including Salem’s own P.J. George and Drew Lawhorn, in Friday’s Extra. Hear a podcast at blogs.roanoke.com/cutnscratch.
Details: 8 p.m. Kirk Avenue Music Hall, Roanoke. $15. kirkavenuemusic.com, norajanestruthers.com
Chris Magnetic CD Release Party
With Chris Magnetic, Poe Mack, Case Jones, Fhat Rob, DJs Ten Grand and Hootie Mack, and more
Rapper Chris Magnetic has a new CD, “Errrbody Hate Chris.” Get a taste of that disc and more at soundcloud.com/mackstrumentalrecords.
Big Lick Beertopia
With Super Hold, PolyChrome
Many many beers, and two bands that inspire drinking of said libations, not to mention boogieing.
Drown the Messenger
Franklin County rockers deliver gritty, hard-hitting music.
With South Carolina Broadcasters, Eddie & Bonnie Bond, Mac & Jenny Traynham
Hear old-time music with great harmony work.
West Virginia trio plays original pop-rock.
The Tory Bailey Band
Bedford County performer plays Southern rock, country and a passel of original songs.
Psychedelic rock, Southern rock and jamband music from this Southwest Virginia institution.
With Stevie D & Joneski, The Bastards Of Fate
Here we have the original dirty rapper. Before Blowfly, there was no one else recording songs like “First Black President,” in which the commander in chief has to give his blow to a pimp and his smoke to the pope. Read more about Blowfly in Saturday’s Extra. The man born Clarence Reid, who also wrote and sang a pack of killer R&B songs, is an absolute hoot, chronicled in the documentary, “The Weird World of Blowfly.”
This young singer/songwriter from Covington has a nice album, “North.”
Big Lick Blues Society Blues Jam
With hosts The Spinouts
Come out with your six-string, your sticks or just your voice, and get in on the action. The blues society’s meeting starts an hour beforehand, and you might like to join in on that, too.
Ben Trout Band
With Deadstring Brothers
It’s always good to hear Trout with Cameron McLaughlin on bass and Carlos Aranguren on drums. Tonight’s bonus: The Deadstring Brothers, a country-leaning Americana band that sounds excellent on its new Bloodshot Records release, “Cannery Row.”
Weather JournalEarly mix, then ice storm Sunday