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Make A Metal Wish, Andy Park Live and Happy Minor Details (And Video)

The PopCulteer
October 1, 2010

All-Day Metal For A Cause On Sunday

Starting at 11 AM Sunday, some of the area’s top metal bands will gather at The Schoenbaum Amphitheater at Coonskin Park to raise money for The Make A Wish Foundation.

Among the bands are friends of Radio Free Charleston like Voices Of Anatole, Linework, Dead Face Down and Strangled by Statues.The gates open at 10:30 AM and admission is five dollars, which goes to a great cause.

This is a killer chance to catch some of the Kanawha Valley’s top metal monsters, all in one place.

The line up for this all-ages show is:

Lineup for the show:

Disturbing The Peace 11:00 -11:30

Junkieman’s Widow 11:45-12:15

Torment Garden 12:30-1:00

Below The Tide 1:15-1:45

Godmode Broadway 2:00 -2:30

The Number Six 2:45-3:15

Strangled By Statues 3:30 – 4:00

DeadFaceDown 4:15 – 4:45

Elysium 5:00 – 5:45

Voices of Anatole 6:00 – 6:45

LineWork 7:00 – 7:45

Tomorrow Burns 8:00 – 8:45

Andy Is Handy, Tonight!

Andy Park, whom you may have seen on the most recent episode of RFC, is peforming Friday night at Taylor Books, starting at 7:30 PM.  Andy tells me he has a sneaking suspicion that his fellow VooDoo Katz, Deron Sodaro and Mark Davis, might just be joining in the fun.

Andy will be performing songs from his new CD, “True Love,” which you can also purchase at the show.  This is one of the strongest collections of local songs I’ve heard lately, so you probably should cancel your plans and show up at Taylor Books tonight. RFC cameras will be on hand to capture a couple of tunes for future shows.

Happy Minor

I caught Happy Minor last Monday night at The Empty Glass, after months of missed connections and schedule conflicts, and I was mightily impressed.  You will be reading more about Happy Minor here in PopCult this weekend, but for now, check out their unique blend of blue-eyed soul, reggae, rock and jazz, with their original tune, “Gypsy Queen,” recorded live last Monday at The Empty Glass.

Happy Minor "Gypsy Queen" from Rudy Panucci on Vimeo.

A Growing Mystery

Want to find out what this is all about? Click the image to see.

Other Cool Things This Weekend

You still have a couple of chances to see the excellent CYAC show, HOODS.  Read about it here.

Buckstone brings their country-punk swagger to Bruno’s on Leon Sullivan Way Friday at 9:30.  No cover charge, and the pizza rocks!

Linework, Elysium and Below The Tide will shake the foundations of The Blue Parrot starting at 10 PM Friday, with a measly five-dollar cover charge.

Saturday, 600 lbs of Sin will be at The Boulevard Tavern at 10 PM, with a four-dollar cover charge.

If you’re up for a road trip, the West Virginia Filmmaker’s Festival is going on in Sutton WV this weekend.  Check out my colleague Steve Fesenmaier’s blog here at the Gazette for details.

Random Images From The Web To Fill Up A  Lightweight Column

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Newly announced cast member for "Jazz From Hell," Lee Harrah, right, with Rudy, photo by Jolen Weaver/Rock U Photos.

More than a decade after his death, Jack Kirby is still cooler than you'll ever be.

This is not a real product, dammit.

Hey, all the Batmans is coming over to play XBox and eat pizza! Park out back.

That’s it for this week’s PopCulteer.  Check back Sunday for more Happy Minor video, and gosh all only knows what next week will bring!

1 Comment

  1. Elvis Capone

    That picture of Batman and Robin is quintessentially American.

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