So what are you doing on Saturday, Jan. 31? There are a bunch of live music options.
At the National, Ingrid Michaelson will be performing in support of her latest album “Lights Out,” which was by far her best work to date (“Lights Out” made my Best Albums of 2014 list). “Girls Chase Boys,” “Time Machine” and “Afterlife” were on constant replay last year.
Scottish singer/songwriter Greg Holden will also be playing. He’s probably better known for penning the massive hit “Home” and his first major label debut will be out in May 2015.
Over at the Camel, Evan Dando from one of the best 90s bands, the Lemonheads (yes, that awesome cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson” in “Wayne’s World 2” comes to mind), will be playing a solo show playing all your favorite Lemon tunes. Long Arms and Sarah Jonston will be opening.
No BS Brass Band and the Richmond Symphony will be teaming up (like superheroes do, expect without the fighting before joining forces) for a crazy show at the Carpenter Theatre as part of the Symphony’s Genworth Symphony Pops series. I can’t wait to see how the Symphony takes on “RVA All Day.”
And it’s also worth mentioning that power pop darling The Trillions will be releasing their new album “Superposition” at Strange Matter along with White Laces and Manatree.