LMF: Weekend To Remember

November 19th, 2012 at 11:14 am by under THRS Live Music

Back to the grind of the work week but for most of you it’s a short one as you settle in to take in family or you pack up the car and head to Grandma’s house for the Thanksgiving holiday.  One thing I’m thankful for is the great music this area produces and this past weekend was a great representation of that.  Last night was the Like A Storm show with local openers, Vegas Alibi, Dirty Rock and Seven Ten Oil and Saturday was the epic Localpalooza that pretty much took over the Oceanfront.   I’ll start with that one.

Localpalooza kicked off at 12p and didn’t stop till the wee hours of the morning.  Big props to the bands and the vendors that had to endure that very blustering conditions.  I stopped by later in the afternoon and caught the very energetic set from The Fuzz Band.  They got the bundled up crowd moving to the grooves and played the fuzzyletic grooves they’re known for.  As the dark, cold skies moved in, the party just got heated up with Bear Crossing and Conditions playing the outside and everyone loved it.  A huge success and organizer Rob Devinney promises it will be bigger and better than ever next year.  I can’t wait!

I headed back to Shaka’s last night for the Unleash The Chaos tour with local rockers Vegas Alibi, Dirty Rock and Seven Ten Oil and featuring headliners Like A Storm.  Vegas Alibi kicked things off and they just rocked.  The band is led by Revery guitarist and singer John Adkins and they really blew my mind on how well they performed and how well crafted their songs are.  They are currently in the studio recording their album and will hopefully have out in the spring, right along with a new Revery disc.  I recommend you get and check these guys out live.  Check them out here.  Dirty Rock continued the rock and roll train with awesome tunes.  Love their song, Wasted Time.  I can’t say enough great things about Seven Ten Oil.  They always know how to put on a great show and get the crowd going.  Now it’s time for the main event.  The Brooks Brothers have been in town all week playing private acoustic gigs but they brought out the amps for this one.  They kicked things off with their signature tune, Chemical Infatuation and ran through several songs from their debut record including an awesome piano version of Change Tomorrow.  Matt announced to the packed house that this was the first time they ever played it that way and coined it an “Virginia Beach exclusive”.  They also performed several new tunes from their upcoming Chaos Theory album including Never Surrender and Southern Skies.  The album is due this week and it will be a must add to your collection.

A great weekend for local music and more is just around the corned.  Tomorrow at the Sandler Center, Sinclair Communications is hosting “Superstorm Sandy Relief Benefit Concert”.  Acoustic performances from Jesse Chong, Mike Proffitt, Bryan Dunn, Seth Stainbeck, Brian Sewell, Pete Hansen, Dave Derring from Rock Star Parking, Yogi Bryan from the River Boyz, Maria Jay from Nitro Fish, Frank Laster from Pridemore, Steve & Stacie Stephens from EverAfter, Aaron Kershaw from Tailgate Down, Michele Hover from Borderline Crazy, Aaron Barlow from Snackbar Jones , Danica Delorean from the Deloreans, Party Fins, Fighting Jamesons and others.  The event is free but they are asking for donations so click here to find out how you can donate.

That’s all for me today, so get while you’re out there scrambling for those last minutes turkeys, make sure you’re rockin’ out to some local music.  SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MUSIC

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