The PopCulteer
April 29, 2011

Your PopCulteer is a little discombobulated this week, not due to the hoopla and hubbub over the President’s birth certificate or the Royal Wedding, but because of the arrival on Wednesday of Seth Everett Margolis, yet another member of my army of nephews bent on world domination. At right, you see Seth, hard at work doing newborn stuff. Baby and mama are doing well. And with that pleasant a distraction, we will jump directly into a listing of weekend events.

On Saturday, the Kanawha Valley Jamboree is the special event featuring Roger Simms’ Short of Cash that we plugged on Radio Free Charleston this week. This is the big event that we told you about on the show before we had any details to share. The music kicks off at 7:00 PM. Admission is $8.00 for adults, $3.00 for children, and the whole shebang takes place at 8902 MacCorkle Avenue in Marmet. Call (304) 545-2693 for more details and watch RFC 128 for a sneak peek at the band.

On Friday, Holy Cow was scheduled to perform at Taylor Books from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. However, an illness in the band has caused them to re-schedule. Instead, Branden Crainer will be filling their spot on Friday night, as usual, with no cover.

Also cover-free, beginning at 9:00 PM at Bruno’s (222 Leon Sullivan Way), it’s The Carpenter Ants.

InFormation will liven up Friday night at Sam’s Uptown Sports Bar from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM. $4.00 gets you in the door to see this progressive trio of RFC faves.

Freekbass, half of Freekbot

Wrapping up Friday’s musical offerings, Freekbot, the mutant fusion of Freekbass and Tobotius invades The Empty Glass starting at 10:00 PM with a $10.00 cover.

Fans of theatre will want to check out “Rounding Third” at the Kanawha Players Theater. This two man comedy about Little League coaches stars Greg Stone and No Pants Player Joe Wallace. Admission is $16.00 for adults, $10.00 for children. First pitch is at 8:00 PM.

Getting back to Saturday, the Earthdogz will provide the music for the Rock Out Against Rape event to raise awareness about sexual assault. This free event runs from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Haddad Riverfront Park and will feature a Jupiter Jump, rock climbing wall, and food and drink vendors, in addition to the band.

Radio Free Charleston’s favorite Latin musical ensemble, Comparsa, will be bringing the salsa to Capitol Roasters Cafe on Summers Street from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

The big show Saturday night is the second Dave Russell Memorial Show at The Empty Glass. The show is scheduled to start at 8:00 PM and $7.00 gets you in the door for an evening of music by Pepper Fandango, Andy Park, Beaver Kenivel, Rubber Soul, and Noizebox. All door proceeds go to the David Russell Memorial Fund. This show promises to be the highlight of the weekend.

Sunday night, Broadway comes to Nitro as Great Escape Theaters treats us to a special filmed presentation of the musical, “Memphis.” Tickets are twelve bucks, and the show runs from 7:30 PM to 10:30.

That’s all the cool stuff in town this week. Next week in PopCult, all our regular features return and we’ll drop a new episode of Radio Free Charleston featuring Ryan Hardiman, Blue Million, and more. Right now, your PopCulteer has to get some sleep. It’s been a long week.