Three Locals at the Southern, Soul Dancing at Black Market

March 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

There’s a show at The Southern tonight with three good local acts; it’s an EP release party for local power-pop rock-balladeer Hunter Smith and the Dead Men (you can hear the EP on his bandcamp page), but the other two acts on the bill are worth your time, as well: excellent country-shoegazers the Fire Tapes, and a new-ish band that, embarrassingly, I’ve still yet to hear: the Co-Pilots (featuring some former members of Astronomers — whose Nate Bolling produced Hunter’s new EP!) Tickets are $7, doors open at 8pm with the show at 9:00.

After that you should head to the Black Market Moto Saloon, where Grits & Gravy have made their new home; in addition to Robin and Colin spinning their usual Soul and Funk, they’ll be joined by DJ Pari and Mr. Felty of Richmond’s Soulpower dance party. Colin sez: “You might remember Pari as one of our first guests at the Tea Bazaar way back when. These guys have some amazing records, and I’m really excited to bring ’em up here. ”

That starts at 10pm with no cover; does anyone know how late Black Market is open? I’ve heard rumors they’re in negotiations with the locals about how late they can stay open & serve alcohol; wouldn’t want to give anyone the impression they could roll in at 1am and still catch this event, if that’s not the case…

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  • 1 Rob // Mar 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Hope to see you tonight, James! Been a while (or has it? I forget things). The order for tonight is Co-Pilots, Hunter Smith & The Deadmen, and The Fire Tapes.