Fridays after Five

Robert JospÆ?©
Published on Jun 9th, 2008
0 comments Jazz and world beat from the extraordinary local drummer Robert Jospé and Inner Rhythm - Blue Blaze Robert Jospé and Inner Rhythm - Blue Rumba Inner Rhythm and Heather Maxwell - Malado
The Charlottesville AllStars
Published on Jun 2nd, 2008
0 comments This blues and roots-rock band was active in Charlottesville in the 1970's and early 80's. Several decades after dissolving, they reunited in late 2006 as a way of celebrating Live From... The...
The Groove Train
Published on May 19th, 2008
0 comments How many times in a row are you willing to sit through Kool and the Gang's "Celebration" in one afternoon? Whatever your answer is, it'll probably correlate with your ability to make it through a...
The Lee Boys
Published on May 19th, 2008
0 comments The Lee Boys are the second most popular family band blending rock and gospel with a pedal-steel guitar. If you're a fan of Robert Randolph, don't miss this one. The Lee Boys - Joyful Sounds [...
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE- Copycats: Proud to be in the Beatles men's club
Published on May 15th, 2008
0 comments Many local folks are probably already familiar with Abbey Road since they're a popular party act at events like Fridays After Five and First Night. But things have changed since the last time they...
Abbey Road
Published on May 12th, 2008
0 comments Beatles cover band
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE Too, too: Embarrassment of riches for Trees on Fire
Published on May 8th, 2008
1 comments With music school braniacs holding down four of the band's five positions, you'd expect Trees On Fire to be prolific enough composers to have more than a single EP under their belt. They're still...
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE Staying fresh: Mixing influences with pure originality
Published on May 1st, 2008
0 comments When Eli Cook released Electric Holy Fire Water in 2006, he was 20 years old and had already figured out how to put a clever new spin on an old musical form. Although his earlier acoustic album...
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE PG-13? Kings bring tunes, humor to Fridays
Published on Apr 24th, 2008
0 comments In most cases, appointing yourself as monarch of anything is probably cruisin' for a bruisin', but given that there aren't too many rock bands rehearsing on Meridian Street, the Kings of Belmont...
Eli Cook
Published on Apr 21st, 2008
0 comments Babyfaced blues guitarist Eli Cook rocks this week's Fridays. We're actually hoping it'll rain, since that'll give everyone else the blues as well.
The Kings of Belmont and 6 Day Bender
Published on Apr 20th, 2008
1 comments The Kings of Belmont are a driving new local rock quintet, and if you miss their set, you'll also be able to catch the guitarists at Maya later in the evening. 6 Day Bender is a bluegrass-infused...
Sons Of Bill
Published on Apr 11th, 2008
0 comments Sons Of Bill kick off the 2008 Fridays season with driving country-rock that will punch you in the face if you call it "alt-country."
FRIDAYS UPDATE- Oldies, goodies: SGGL's hallowed sounds at Fridays
Published on Sep 6th, 2007
0 comments   SGGL, Rusty Speidel, Tom Goodrich, Michael Lille, and Michael Goggin SGGL formed in 1983, when its members were in the throes of a fiery musical youth. As the years crept by, though, the...
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE- Principal player: Principato brings quintet to town
Published on Aug 23rd, 2007
0 comments TOM PRINCIPATO DC-area blues guitarist Tom Principato rarely shows his face around town these days, but his roots here go back several decades. "I've been playing in Charlottesville for years," he...
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE- Don't skip it: Pastorfield and pals rock Fridays
Published on Aug 16th, 2007
0 comments Skip Castro BandFILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Since its October debut at the Paramount Theater as part of the Virginia Film Festival, Live from the Hook..., last year's documentary about older...
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE- Ready to rumble: Allard promises to cut loose
Published on Aug 9th, 2007
0 comments Terri Allard has been one of Charlottesville's most popular songwriters for 20-some odd years, and by now she has almost certainly earned the right to pull a disappearing trick if that's what the...
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE- Pearly White: Two ways to take the Pavilion
Published on Jul 26th, 2007
0 comments Sarah White and the PearlsPUBLICITY PHOTO Sarah White hit the ground running in 2007 and hasn't yet begun to slow down. Her February CD release show packed the late Starr Hill's downstairs way...
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE- Electrified: Pun and Lasko get loud
Published on Jul 19th, 2007
0 comments Jay Pun and Morwenna LaskoPUBLICITY PHOTO Three years ago, when Jay Pun and Morwenna Lasko were holding down their Friday night residency at the now-defunct Garden of Sheba restaurant/club on Market...
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE New Monsoon: Fewer players, harder rocking
Published on Jul 12th, 2007
0 comments   New Monsoon PUBLICITY PHOTO New Monsoon has been around for a few years, but they've really weathered some major challenges since 2006. Jeff Miller and Bo Carper met in college and started...
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE Brown study: Big Payback honors the godfather
Published on Jul 5th, 2007
0 comments The Big PaybackPUBLICITY PHOTO It was one of the most unpredictable twists of fate Richmond drummer Dusty Ray Simmons has faced: after nursing his love for James Brown's music for years, he finally...
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE Afrobeat: Not much afro, but lots o' beat
Published on Jun 28th, 2007
0 comments Richmond Afrobeat MovementPUBLICITY PHOTO If you're as surprised as we were by the notion that Richmond has an Afrobeat movement, sit back down– drummer Austin Dandridge says it refers to...
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>Gettin' real: Son Quarto adds a few
Published on Jun 21st, 2007
0 comments Son QuatroPUBLICITY PHOTO Son Quatro translates roughly as "There are four of them little buggers," but it's a misnomer: Richmond's favorite salsa machine actually numbers between seven and nine on...
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE: Gettin' real: Son Quarto adds a few
Published on Jun 21st, 2007
0 comments Son QuatroPUBLICITY PHOTO Son Quatro translates roughly as "There are four of them little buggers," but it's a misnomer: Richmond's favorite salsa machine actually numbers between seven and nine on...
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE Fowl Play: Chickenheads come to roost
Published on Jun 14th, 2007
0 comments Key West BandPUBLICITY PHOTO As one of the area's most rock-solid blues bands, the Chickenheads were accordingly rock-solid in their dedication to their weekly gig. Reports still vary, but for...
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE Come Friday: Buffett band takes the clam shell
Published on Jun 7th, 2007
0 comments   Key West Band PUBLICITY PHOTO The mere notion of a Jimmy Buffett tribute band seems so overwhelmingly jovial that one has to wonder how it could possibly survive as an artistic enterprise....
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE Decide: Catch Indecision while you can
Published on May 31st, 2007
0 comments IndecisionPUBLICITY PHOTO Young'ns take note: if your band has been around for anything less than 25 years, Indecision guitarist David Ibbiken has a wisened veteran perspective on the music...
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE Not dead: Alligator surfaces for rare concert
Published on May 24th, 2007
0 comments AlligatorPUBLICITY PHOTO It'd be easy to write off Alligator as just another Grateful Dead cover band were it not for the fact that they've been around for so long. Singer Bob Girard puts it at ten...
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE <i>Les bons temps</i>: <i>Roullez</i> at Fridays with Simien
Published on May 17th, 2007
0 comments "Zydeco music is some of the first music that was made in this country," says accordion player Terrance Simien. His voice is heavy with humility, because for someone performing in such an ancient...
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE Easy day's night: Abbey Road recreate fab 'four'
Published on May 10th, 2007
0 comments Friday afternoon concertgoers will probably not be terribly surprised to find a Beatles tribute band on stage at the Pavilion this week – after all, in a town that can support a Ween tribute...
CULTURE- FRIDAYS UPDATE <span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>From the get-go: Bootsie learned from the masters
Published on May 3rd, 2007
0 comments There are few people more qualified to lead a tribute band through the Motown catalog than Staunton resident Bootsie Daniels: the sexagenarian crooner grew up in Roanoke and remembers in his youth...