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The Mad Iguanas
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The Fat Daddy Band
Thursday, June 27, 2013
With The Mad Iguanas
The spring Chillage has become the summer Chillage, and valley jam band the Mad Iguanas will help spark it up.
Details: 6 p.m. Westover Avenue and Grandin Road, Roanoke. $5 ($4 drinks). reverbnation.com/madiguanas
The Roanoke Rumble — 2013 Virginia H.O.G. Rally Street Party
With The Fat Daddy Band
A pack of 800 Harley-Davidsons motor into downtown Roanoke, then Roanoke blues masters The Fat Daddy Band will jam.
Black Gives Way To Blue
With One Loud Secret, Tight Like That
An Alice in Chains tribute (Black Gives Way To Blue) and a Clutch tribute (Tight Like That) sandwich the original rock of One Loud Secret.
With The Deer Run Drifters
The wild tapestry of Asheville, N.C.’s original bands includes this banjo-fueled jam specimen, a headliner loaded with strong players.
With Opposite Box
Roanoke’s Heevahava is a powerful and strange rock outfit. The Chattanooga, Tenn.-based opener deconstructs punk-funk while off its Ritalin.
With Groova Scape
This Virginia Beach electic-jam band is working its way into the Roanoke music scene.
The Funk Cousins (No Relation)
This band has lots of instrumental voices.
Details: 5 p.m. Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke. Free. 342-5760, taubmanmuseum.org
Western Highways Multi-Media: With Randolph Walker, Marian McConnell
Singer-songwriters Walker and McConnell will perform western-themed songs in front of a slide show of that region’s scenery.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Third Street Coffeehouse, 305 Mountain Ave., Roanoke. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 309-4707, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hear powerful Americana rock with a Southwest Virginia angle in the lyricism.
A pop country singer from Nashville, Tenn., stops in Roanoke.
Gloom Despair N Agony
With The Dichotomies, The Woody Nelsons, Pretty Pistols
The headliner describes itself as monster punkabilly, “Misfits meet the Stray Cats.”
Big Balls Malone
With Redbox Money Cult, Bloody Crackdown
It’s a slamming, punk rock scrum with three bands on the bill at Backstreet.
Details: 10 p.m. Backstreet Cafe, Roanoke. $5; 18 and older. 345-1542, myspace.com/bloodycrackdownhq
This easy grooving Americana quartet features lots of original music from frontman Kyle Forry.
Matt and Danny C
Half of Shorefire goes acoustic for this al fresco gig.
Details: 6 p.m. Queso Southwestern Grill/Allsports at the City Market Building, 32 Market Square, Roanoke. Free. 904-5499, quesosouthwestern.com,
This Pulaski act takes its musical cues from the likes of Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean.
Bluegrass instrumentation is the base for this musically ecletic act.
The Fat Daddy Band
A busy weekend for this blues act ends at the lake.
Roanoke reggae-rock quartet stays busy grooving the people.
Half of '80s tribute band Super Hold, Kelly Scott and Dave McDonald, cook up a big sound on their own.
Enjoy Beach’s baritone vocals and original music while you dig into some burgers and beer.
Benefit for Bruce Wall
With The Kings, Cimmaron, Fuzzy Logic and Project Four
One of Roanoke’s most popular musicians, and certainly among its funkiest drummers, has recently had jaw reconstruction surgery, many years after cancer treatments. His friends gather to help ease the pain in his wallet, at least.
Poetry Reading/Open Mic
Shirley Thomas, who ran Roanoke’s iconic, eclectic nightspot, The Iroquois, has revived one of that room’s traditions with this event and has moved it from Tuesdays to Mondays. The poetry and music shindig is open to instrumentalists with original songs only.
Details: 7 p.m. Frank’s Pizza & Italian Subs, 5933 Williamson Road. $1. 400-7678, 520-5309 (Shirley Thomas)
This young Stratocaster slinger has a whole lot of potential.
Details: 7 p.m. Schooners, Roanoke. Free. 563-4956, schoonersbar.org
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