/ ˈräkət sīəns /
1. The study of rocketry.
2. Something requiring great intelligence, especially mathematical ability.
3. Not this.
Doc Taylor’s. Va Bch.
Americana / Rock / Soul
8 PM. | Learn More
This group caught my ear with its eclectic sound — from out of Raleigh. Veers wildly from tinges of bluegrass to straight soul rock. I’m a sucker for any band that incorporates a fiddle.
Freedom Hawk / Deathhouse Blues
The Taphouse. Norfolk.
Rock / Blues Rock
9PM | Learn More
Deathhouse Blues is one my favorite local bands. Well worth seeing any time they’re in play. They got jacked on a bunch of sound equipment a ways back, which delayed the new album, last I heard. Here’s hoping they get it mastered and out there soon!
Standing With Standing Rock Benefit
Regina Scott Sanford / Narissa Bond / Paul Jurkowski / Jeff Hewitt / JoVe / Dave Poitevin / The Storyweavers / ESOEOMEENSTSA (Rising Sun) / Opin / Dazeases / Feral Conservatives.
Charlies American Cafe — Riverview. Norfolk
Poetry / Music / Folk Rock / Indigenous Music
5PM – 2AM | Learn More
A whole day long minifest benefiting the fight against DAPL with a bunch of fine musicians and poets. Also: I’m reading for this. If you haven’t heard me? I’m pretty good.
The NorVa. Norfolk.
7PM | Learn More
Pair of brothers out from Cali. Not my usual vibe, but there’s something soulful about what these guys are doing. Something that makes me feel something when I hear it. I mean, nothing puts me to sleep faster than watching an act push buttons on a stage — but this pushes past that with me for some odd reason. Get out and shake yr money maker. If that’s.. you know.. the sorta thing you’re into.
The FoxSmiths, Backside Slappy / The Nerve Scheme
FM Restaurant. Norfolk.
Indie Rock / Pop Punk / Punk Rock
10PM | Learn More
The FoxSmiths have been around for a minute, and get better with every show. They’re probably crushed by the tour cancellation of Modern Baseball, cheer em up by hitting this free show instead.
Shakas. Va Bch.
8 PM | Learn More
What I know about Reggae fits on side one of a Marley album and some half remembered Nuclear Valdez from in between gravity bong hits. That said, this guy trips me out. If it weren’t all the way out in VB I’d totally make it to this show. Those of you whose only means of transpo isn’t a motorcycle in 30 degree weather should make the trek.
That’s it. That’s all I got.
Why you still looking at the screen?
Go on now. Get you some jams this weekend.