Ticket Alternative Weekend Picks! The Joy Formidable, Green River Ordinance, Pinback & More!

It’s beginning to look a whole lot like winter. The weather is getting colder and the wind is biting. Leaves are covering the streets, cars, and pretty much everything else. The trees are turning red and so are our chilled little noses! But, believe it or not, this is honestly my favorite part of the year. Nothing makes me happier then walking out of the not so forgiving weather and into an energetic and crowded concert! This weekend is literally filled with a wonderful variety of shows and concerts. Check out our Weekend Picks and spend your time off watching some great music with friends!

Friday, November 9th- The Asteroids Galaxy Tour at Black Cat

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour is a Danish pop band consisting of vocalist Mette Lindberg and songwriter/producer Lars Iversen, formed in 2007.

Friday, November 9th- Jackopierce at Eddie’s Attic

Breaking up is hard to do. But staying together is nearly impossible. The average marriage lasts about six years, and 95% of new businesses fail within five years. Twenty two years of anything, especially Jackopierce, an acoustic duo that got its start playing frat-parties in the late 80′s, is hard to believe. Add-in the fact that Jack O’Neill and Cary Pierce did not speak for nearly five years before reuniting in 2002 makes twenty years a downright miracle. They are now touring in support of their new release, “Everywhere All The Time.”

Friday, November 9th- Earth at Rock and Roll Hotel

Dylan Carlson founded the band in 1989 along with Slim Moon and Greg Babior, taking the title “Earth” from Black Sabbath’s original name. Carlson has remained the core of the band’s line-up throughout its changes. Outside of the underground music world, Carlson is perhaps best known for having been a close friend of grunge icon Kurt Cobain, as well as the person who purchased the gun that Cobain later used to commit suicide. Cobain sang lead vocals in the song “Divine and Bright”, from a demo included on the re-release of the live album Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars.

Saturday, November 10th- The Joy Formidable in St. Stephen’s Church

The Joy Formidable was conceived by longtime friends Ritzy Bryan and Rhydian Dafydd when they were both students in Wales. After they relocated to London and brought in drummer Matt Thomas, they got down to writing material for their upcoming debut album. The resulting sound melds the huge expanses of the band members’ native Welsh countryside with the hectic nature of their new London home. That sound has won them the praise of the UK press and airplay on the UK’s Radio 1.

Saturday, Nov 10th- Jucifer at The Earl

Founded in 1993, Jucifer consists of the married couple of Gazelle Amber Valentine (guitar, vocals) and Edgar Livengood (drums). They are known to have pioneered the two piece sludge/doom metal band, the single-instrument wall of sound, and the combination of melodic hooks with monolithic down-tuned guitars recently popularized by newer bands. Valentine was featured in Guitar Player magazine twice as a result of her ground breaking style.

Saturday, November 10th- Justin Jones at Rock and Roll Hotel

This Virginia native has performed with the likes of Ray LaMontagne, K.D. Lang, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Drive-By Truckers and Badly Drawn Boy, should definitely be intense.

Sunday, November 11th -Pinback at Black Cat

Hailing from the sunny climes of California, Armistead Burwell Smith IV and Rob Crow of Pinback have become mainstays of the new rock scene. Not afraid to throw the occasional synth beat or hook into the mix, these gentle rockers have really grown into their roles as songwriters. They are touring in support of their latest album Information Retrieved.

Sunday, November 11th – Kreayshawn Presents: Group Hug Tour at The Loft

Internet sensation and up and coming rapper, Kreayshawn hits the Loft with Rye Rye, Honey Cocaine and Chippy Nonstop!

Sunday, November 11th – Green River Ordinance at Rock & Roll Hotel

Green River Ordinance’s straightforward, radio-minded pop/rock is shaped by frontman Josh Jenkins, bassist Geoff Ice, drummer Denton Hunker, and guitarists Josh Wilkerson and Jamey Ice. Formed in Ft. Worth, TX, the band recorded its first EP in a church basement and supported its release with a grassroots campaign, which led to shows alongside the likes of Collective Soul, Eisley, and Mutemath. The Beauty of Letting Go further expanded the teenagers’ audience in 2005, and Green River Ordinance’s similarity to such bands as the Fray and Matchbox Twenty helped them secure a contract with Virgin Records.

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