This Weekend: Shamrocks, Country and Lots of SequinsMarch 16, 2012
Friday night, you need to go to Strange Matter and check out the amazing Marionette, Ocean vs. Daughter and Canary Oh Canary. Seriously, you just need to. Marionette is one of the best Richmond bands around and OvsD provides plenty of dreamy folk pop.
On Saturday, March 17, head down to Shockoe Bottom for Shamrock the Block. The all day
drunk fest outdoor festival will feature music all day from great local acts Downbeat Switch, Rosie Soul, Against Grace, 4Play and headliner Sleeper Agent, which sounds like a fun get up and dance type band.
Sleeper Agent – Get Burned
The Shamrock the Block Afterparty heads to Hat Factory (excuse me, Epic Theatre) for a performance by country singer Chris Cagle. He had a bunch of hits in the early 2000s and I admit to getting into his “Chicks Dig It” song. Then, he disappeared for a while, got in domestic disputes with his girlfriend and is now apparently working on a new album.
Chris Cagle – Got My Country On
And of course, don’t forget over at the Richmond Coliseum…
Elton John – I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues