Friday, May 9 is the day to see live music. If you’re not checking out Horsehead and other Virginia bands battle it out in Round 2 of Rockn’ to Lockn’, here are some other shows to check out. Richmond will be alive with music this night so there’s no reason not to go out.
Friday Cheers continues this week with indie folk band Lord Huron, whose 2012 debut album “Lonesome Dreams” took the music media by storm. Everyone from NPR to Pitchfork raved about this release and it’s easy to see why. Lord Huron’s music is somber and moving – perfect for a night under the stars on Brown’s Island. Opening for the group will be local favorites The Northerners.
Over at the National, Cheers alum Alabama Shakes plays a sold-out show at the National. If you’re lucky, you might be able to find a ticket on Craigslist or maybe you can fight someone in line and steal their tickets (which I DON’T condone, but it would be understandable because they put on a great show).
Or you can head over to the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage to see performances by Jagged Edge, Dru Hill (with Sisqó!) and the lovely ladies of SWV. Jagged Edge released the popular song “Where the Party At” that featured Nelly and put them in the Top 10 R&B charts and in the pop Top 40. Dru Hill has numerous hits in the late nineties. And who could forget Sisqó’s “Thong Song” – the anthem of beaches and beautiful girls? Some of us wish we could forget that, but the rest of us secretly love it.