Friday Night Rock and Soul

November 18th, 2011 · 7 Comments · By

There’s quite a few shows happening tonight;

The big one is over at Al-Hamraa, where Worn in Red (a band I’ve seen a lot less of, since Brad moved to Richmond) are having a CD 7″ release party! You guys know Worn in Red of course, and as fans of loud heavy punk, surely you are excited to see them again. The openers, appropriately, are two other solid local acts: scrappy pop-punkers No Brainer, and cville supergroup Infinite Jets, who are highly recommended if you like you like Hüsker Dü and three-part dueling-guitar-solos.  (Does anybody know the start time or cover charge for this show? Brad sez: “Al Hamraa sow starts 9:30-10:00 and is $5. Also, it’s a 7″ record release not a CD“)

There’s also a show happening at the Tea Bazaar tonight, which seems kind of unfortunate since I’m sure it would appeal to a lot of the same people as the al-Hamraa show… I’m excited that Bermuda Triangles are playing again; they’re an aggro, artsy Richmond group who play messy post-punk with horns and keyboards; (they also do a Spacemen 3 cover, which for future reference is the quickest path directly to my heart.) I’ve seen them play two times; one of those times was totally amazing, the other time was merely  good. But they’re worth your time, for sure. They’re playing with two other bands I’m not familiar with — both RVA acts, I believe — called Canary Oh Canary and Fire Buffalo. That show, I can tell you, starts at 9pm and costs $5.

Afterwards you should head over to The Shebeen for Grits & Gravy, on their first outing in a new home. The Shebeen (which I’ve not been to, myself) is a relatively new South African-style restaurant in that weird little shopping center in-between Staples and McDonald’s on Ridge-McIntire. I hope they’ll be going ’til last call, to allow folks to check it out after the show(s); here’s the sweet poster Colin made for the event:

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bradical // Nov 18, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Al Hamraa sow starts 9:30-10:00 and is $5. Also, it’s a 7″ record release not a CD. :~)

  • 2 Matt // Nov 18, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    I feel like I recall going to the Shebeen back in 2006. So if that is “relatively new” then I need a new definition of new definition of new definition of new definition of new definition of new.

  • 3 colin // Nov 18, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    definitely going to last call at shebeen! hope to see you (y’all) there.

  • 4 James // Nov 18, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Matt — it’s possible that it’s been around a lot longer, but I had definitely never even heard of that place until this year!

  • 5 Carianne // Nov 18, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I know I’ve done my part in the confusion by calling it the “sha-bang,” exclusively.

  • 6 Jacob // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I definitely went to see a band at Shebeen once like 10 years ago… totally forgot it existed until recently, though!

  • 7 Geraldine // Dec 5, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Great hammer of Thor, that is pwoeurflly helpful!