Fridays after Five

Bill Kirchen
Published on Jun 29th, 2009
0 comments Honky-tonk guitar wizard. Jeebus opens. Bill Kirchen - Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods Bill Kirchen - Rocks Into Sand
Acme Swing Mfg. Co.
Published on Jun 29th, 2009
0 comments 1920's swing ACME Swing Mfg. Co. - Everybody Loves ACME 1920's swing ACME Swing Mfg. Co. - Everybody Loves ACME
Down Til Now
Published on Jun 29th, 2009
0 comments Local rockers. Teen dynamos The Wave open. The Wave - My Robot The Wave - Sometimes The Wave - Little People The Wave - Sometimes
FridaysUpdate: Too heavy? Too light? Down Til Now may be just right
Published on Jun 28th, 2009
0 comments A little redneck? A little rock? Down Til Now has all bases covered. PUBLICITY PHOTO BY BOB BAKER In most cases of local up-and-coming bands– Parachute, most notably, alongside Sons of Bill or...
FridaysUpdate- Open Book: Redefined Chickenhead Band sizzles for Fridays
Published on Jun 22nd, 2009
0 comments The eclectic Chickenheads have shifted from blues to a jazz fusion sound. PUBLICITY PHOTO Local music aficionados should take an old mantra, "Don't judge a book by its cover," and apply it directly...
FridaysUpdate- The British are coming! The English Channel takes the stage for Fridays
Published on Jun 14th, 2009
0 comments Guitarist Gary Boze and vocalist Julie Quarles channel British artists of the '60s and '70s. PUBLICITY PHOTO No need to take up arms and bar your doors: the British are coming to Charlottesville, but...
Fridays Update: Gilliam looks back without regret
Published on Jun 1st, 2009
0 comments Ian Gilliam and the Firekings play a mix of bluegrass and honkytonk rock. PUBLICITY PHOTO Guitarist Ian Gilliam was making waves in the local scene around the same time area legend Dave Matthews was...
The Chickenhead Blues Band
Published on Jun 1st, 2009
0 comments Local blues band The Chickenhead Blues Band - Talk To Me, Baby The Chickenhead Blues Band - Glamour Girl The Chickenhead Blues Band - Hunky Dorey The Chickenhead Blues Band - Marvin's Water
Forro In The Dark
Published on Jun 1st, 2009
0 comments Forro In The Dark's name can be interpreted literally: that is, they start with a very specific syncopated branch of Northeastern Brazilian folk music and play a hipper party-oriented version...
Ian Gilliam
Published on Jun 1st, 2009
0 comments Local guitarist. The Mark Miller Band opens.
Makin' Memories: The Gourds have yet to have their fill
Published on May 25th, 2009
0 comments The Gourds look back at their 15 year career as a "musical scrapbook". PUBLICITY PHOTO For Austin, Texas-based country rockers The Gourds, looking back at their past 15 years of jamming is akin to...
The English Channel
Published on Apr 26th, 2009
0 comments British rock covers from the 60's and 70's.
The Gourds
Published on Apr 16th, 2009
4 comments This renowned alt-country and bluegrass quintet from Austin is definitely worth a look even if Fridays isn't usually your scene. The Gourds - Fossil Contender
The Hogwaller Ramblers
Published on Apr 12th, 2009
1 comments Classic C-ville Americana. Raw Dawg opens. Raw Dawg - Alibi Raw Dawg - Dig Raw Dawg - HOI
The Kings Of Belmont
Published on Apr 12th, 2009
0 comments Local rock quintet The Kings Of Belmont - The Jerk Store [demo] The Kings Of Belmont - Git R Done The Kings Of Belmont - South Bound The Kings Of Belmont - Beg For More The Kings Of Belmont - Sway...
Robert Josp�© and Inner Rhythm with Heather Maxwell
Published on Apr 12th, 2009
1 comments Jazz and world beat from the extraordinary local drummer Robert Josp© and Inner Rhythm - Blue Blaze Robert Josp© and Inner Rhythm - Blue Rumba Inner Rhythm and Heather Maxwell - Malado Heather...
The Sometime Favorites
Published on Apr 12th, 2009
0 comments Pop-rock. The Hill and Wood opens. The Sometime Favorites - All Along The Sometime Favorites - What You Wanted The Sometime Favorites - We Are The Sometime Favorites - Can't Stop Fighting It
Groove Train
Published on Apr 12th, 2009
0 comments Terrible, horrible, no-good, so-bad-it's-a-religious-experience funk cover band. Ultraviolet Ballet opens, thank God.
6 Day Bender
Published on Mar 29th, 2009
0 comments 6 Day Bender's "mountain rock and roll" turns bluegrass instruments to 11. 6 Day Bender - Kick Out The Fire 6 Day Bender - Devil Lets You Dance 6 Day Bender - Factoryman Former Charlottesville...
Indecision
Published on Aug 11th, 2008
3 comments Closing out this year's Fridays After Five season, we have Indecision, a jam-oriented rock band with deep Charlottesville ties. The Mark Miller Band opens.
Sparky's Flaw
Published on Aug 11th, 2008
1 comments Gosh, has it already been a year since Sparky's Flaw signed that big fat deal with Mercury Records? Frontman Will Anderson has been running off to LA periodically to work on writing and recording...
Big Ray and the Kool Kats
Published on Aug 11th, 2008
0 comments Ray Caddell and his Kats are one of the leading local jazz groups, and quite possible the only group around which can really pull off those big band swing tunes.
Terri Allard
Published on Aug 11th, 2008
0 comments Songwriter Terri Allard is a local favorite who is currently scaled back into semi-annual performances, but when she does come out, it's usually with a killer band and her name in lights, and it's...
Greenwich Swing Time
Published on Aug 10th, 2008
0 comments Local musician and hairstylist John Carden just returned from a trip to South America where he taught the youth of Guatemala... well, music and hairstyling. Now his jazz band teaches you how to...
Larry Keel
Published on Jul 28th, 2008
0 comments Furious VA flatpicker Larry Keel and his band Natural Bridge split the difference between traditional and contemporary bluegrass. Local folk-rock duo Birdlips opens
Alligator
Published on Jul 21st, 2008
0 comments Long-standing local players and veterans of the earliest days of the potent Charlottesville music scene like Corky Schoonover and Bob Girard play Dead covers with a band they've kept together for...
Eric Lindell
Published on Jul 7th, 2008
0 comments Eric Lindell is a New Orleans blues guitarist who sometimes channels Van Morrison.
The Chickenhead Blues Band
Published on Jun 30th, 2008
0 comments Charlottesville's favorite blues band performs under its favorite giant white tent.
JohnStone
Published on Jun 9th, 2008
0 comments JohnStone is an award-winning reggae crew from DC. Acoustic Groove Trio opens. JohnStone - Black Spirits Swells
Peyton Tochterman and High Society
Published on Jun 9th, 2008
0 comments The rootsy local songwriter performs with a backing band full of virtuosos that always threatens to turn his bluegrass into jazz. Peyton Tochterman - Mamma's Genes