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Thursday, June 20, 2013
First & 3rd Fridays on Franklin
With The Key West Band
This Jimmy Buffett-loving band of Roanoke Valley musicians is celebrating its 20th anniversary at this gig. That means that players from throughout the band’s run are invited to get up and sit in while you drink beers and hang with your Parrothead pals.
Robbin Thompson CD Release Party
Richmond-based Thompson has had a unique career. Years ago, he was in a band with Bruce Springsteen, but set out on his own, leading Robbin Thompson Band to great regional success. He settled down into a life of writing music for commercials (“Gotta wanna needa getta hava Bojangle’s!”) and film. He brings his new CD, “A Real Fine Day,” to Roanoke. Hear a podcast and music from the disc at blogs.roanoke.com/cutnscratch.
Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2013
With Bart Walker, Joanne Shaw Taylor
Joanne Shaw Taylor’s mother wanted her to be a ballerina, but she couldn’t stay away from guitar. These days, the woman from the English Black Country is a blues-rock goddess who has played with Dave Stewart (Eurythmics). Hear a podcast, plus music from Taylor’s new CD, “Almost Always Never,” at blogs.roanoke.com/cutnscratch.
101.5 The Music Place Summer Concert Series
With Super Hold
The Bike Virginia Tour two-wheels it around Botetourt County on Tuesday. Roanoke’s premier '80s-tribute party bands lays down the beloved grooves on that evening. Note: Parachute pants will get stuck in your bike chain.
Bluegrass at Sedalia
With Bluegrass Brothers, Kody Norris, workshops, band competition and more
A passel of quality bluegrass bands will be onstage in a beautiful part of Bedford County. Bonus: You can camp out.
Details: 5:30 p.m. today; 5:30 p.m. Friday; 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Sedalia Center, Sedalia. $10 Thursday; $10 Friday; $15 Saturday; $30 three-day pass; free to children 12 and younger; camping available. 434-299-5080, firstname.lastname@example.org, sedaliacenter.org, thebluegrassbrothers.com, myspace.com/kodynorris
The Avett Brothers
Flip back to Tuesday’s Extra section or visit music.roanoke.com to read more about this band and its biggest Roanoke show to date.
Who better to lay down the grooves for a post-Avetts party than this Roanoke band, even if its vibe is closer to Old Crow Medicine Show.
With Sharayah Spears, Heathen Child
Hear chamber-folk and indie-pop from the Utica, N.Y., headliner. Opener Spears’ voice is arresting.
Thursday Night Live
With Runaway Jones
It’s happy hour at the museum, with a pop-rock cover band that makes nice choices.
Details: 5 p.m. Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke. Free. 342-5760 www.taubmanmuseum.org
Seven Mile Ford
Check out an acoustic set from a popular country and rock cover band.
Magic Twig Community Songwriters Workshop
With Seanmichael Poff, Sam Lunsford, Deedraye Halliston, Daniel Cundiff
This second go-round of the songwriters workshop finds Halliston (The Sad Cobras) and Cundiff (Eternal Summers) playing and singing their songs and talking about their processes along with round one holdover Poff and Lunsford. Go to hear Halliston sing, if for no other reason. Her voice is a gem.
Americana rockers are working on a second album in less than two years. They pull it off live, too.
Joy Truskowski and crew keep building their reportoire of indie folk and pop.
Details: 8:15 p.m. 3rd Street Coffeehouse, Roanoke. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 540-309-4707, email@example.com, facebook.com/TheFlyingDavenports
The Carper Family
This three-woman harmony machine from Texas rips sweetly through old-time, bluegrass, country and swing.
One of Roanoke’s favorite country acts lands at the Sip.
The Boys of Summer: Jonathan Barker, Jason Hill, Tim Martin, Aaron Oberg, Chuck Meredith
You’ll hear all kinds of different music from these guys in this one-off rock show.
Details: 7 p.m. The Quarter, Roanoke. Free. 342-2990, thequarterrestaurant.com
Pop-rock originals and choice covers from a Roanoke trio.
After the First Fridays party, Key West’s Steve White will be playing with this top 40, classic rock and soul band.
With Eternal Summers
The night after the Magic Twig showcase at The Bazaar, Poff’s The Missionaries and Lunsford’s Eternal Summers share the night downtown. Indie rock and pop goodness will ensue.
It’s an “evening with” this hard rock quartet, with a playlist that will draw heavily from recent CD “Karma Catastrophe” and an upcoming Madrone disc.
Song of the Mountains Benefit Show
With Ralph Stanley and Nathan Stanley, Redhead Express, Raymond McClain, VW Boys, Phil Campbell, Celtibillies and more
The PBS show, always looking for funding in these days of slashed budgets, is holding two concerts. Ralph Stanley and his grandson Nathan headline the evening show (and do a meet-and-greet), while Redhead Express headlines the matinee.
Nu-country music from a Lexington-based singer with a good voice.
Old-school metal cover band will burst your eardrums.
Blues/jazz/soul diva Powell will be backed by a pack of fine players, including keyboardist Jonathan Barker.
Marla Palmer Band
Rockbridge County-based Palma specializes in blues, rock and soul vocals.
The Funk Cousins (no relation)
Lorenzell Wilson, Sam Lunsford, Houston Cadette and the rest of these “cousins” will definitely not ruin your dinner. Go hear.
Details: 7 p.m. Rockfish, Roanoke. Free. 904-5454, rockfishfood.com
This every-Sunday gig finds Electric Chameleon frontman Bhana with a new guest each week. This time out, he is handing with J.D. Sutphin of Madrone.
Details: 7 p.m. 202 Market, Roanoke (front patio; indoors if it rains). Free. 343-6644, facebook.com/202market
Hear acoustic rock music from a talented young player.
Details: 5 p.m. Fork in the Market, Roanoke. Free. 400-0644, marketfork.com, facebook.com/mr.cartaair
Norfolk-based rock/electronic/psychedelic band has a new, live EP, “Like I’ve Always Imagined.”
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