Weekend RVA Shows: Counterparts, Black Masala, Gina Sobel

counterpartsHaving toured with some of the biggest names in hardcore and punk, Canadian hardcore band Counterparts has an intensity that unmatched, haunting and powerful lyrics and commanding vocals that refuse to be silent.

Counterparts will be playing an early show at Strange Matter on Friday, April 4 with Stick To Your Guns, Terror, Hundredth and Expire.

1359438615_Promo_Shot_Looking_UpBlack Masala is an eclectic eight-piece group out of Washington, D.C. featuring musicians from a diverse variety of musical traditions and backgrounds and using a wide array of instruments from tuba to accordion to banjo. The band is comprised of members from Thievery Corporation, See-I, Yamamonem Jazz Band, Yellow Dubmarine and Kill Lincoln and the group’s sound comes from the melodies of Eastern European brass bands, New Orleans jazz, Latin grooves and indie rock.

Black Masala will be playing LuLu’s on Saturday, April 5.

ginaOn Sunday, April 6, head to Ipanema for the next installment of the “Live at Ipanema” series with the wonderfully talented multi-instrumentalist Gina Sobel.

Hailing from Charlottesville and born with strong jazz roots, Gina has been performing her entire life on flute, saxophone, guitar and voice and played in her father’s band growing up. Her influences are in 60s Americana and contemporaries like Norah Jones and Lauryn Hill. And as with every Live at Ipanema show, it will be recorded by Allen Bergendahl and photographed by PJ Sykes.

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