Lady God (RVA) - Psychadelic Rock
Heatwarmer (Seattle) - DIY
Rachel Whitmer will be our host and she will have 6 rounds of 10 questions of a wonderful variety that will stump, challenge and excite you and your friends. Then for PRIZES we will offer the winning team a 75 dollar gift certificate and second place will recieve a 50 dollar gift certificate. Don't be late for this one kids!
This is a FREE event.
South Carolina Grindcore maniacs
"Bag of Blades" engineered by Kurt Baillou streaming now
Horror influenced Doom Metal from NY, newly relocated to VA
"1922" EP out now!
Sludge from Staunton
doors - 8:00
music - 9:00
August's reading is dedicated to heat: the heat of summer, the heat of love, the heat of the night -- whatever makes you feel that warmth.
There will be an open mic reading following the featured poets.
Ego Flora I available on CD & cassette for $7. Digi Pre-order available @ illiteratelight.bandcamp.com - includes download of new song "Eyes Open."
ILLITERATE LIGHT - illiteratelight.bandcamp.com
CAMP HOWARD - camphoward.bandcamp.com
THE TRILLIONS - thetrillions.bandcamp.com
ZOOANZOO - https://soundcloud.com/zooanzoo
JENNY PARROTT HAS BEEN SINGING TO HERSELF SINCE SHE WAS 4 AND WRITING SONGS FOR OVER A DECADE. SHE MOVED TO AUSTIN IN 2006, AND FORMED AND FRONTED WESTERN SWING POP TRIO SHOTGUN PARTY. SHOTGUN PARTY TOURED USA AND EUROPE EXTENSIVELY FOR 5 YEARS, PUTTING OUT 3 FULL LENGTH INDEPENDENT ALBUMS. PARROTT THEN CO-FRONTED THE VOCAL HARMONY BASED FOLK ROCK BAND LOVES IT, AND CONTINUED TO TOUR AND PUT OUT TWO FULL LENGTH ALBUMS. JENNY’S 3 + OCTAVE VOICE IS HARMONICALLY EVOLVED AND RICH IN OVERTONES AND LIGHTS UP A ROOM WHETHER SHE’S SINGING IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH. KINKY FRIEDMAN SAYS HER COMPOSITIONS ARE THE “BEST SONGS I’VE HEARD SINCE CHRIST WAS A COWBOY.” JENNY HAS PLAYED MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISONS, A BLACK PANTHER REUNION PARTY, CHILDREN’S SHOWS, STREETS ALL OVER THE WORLD, AND EVERY BASEMENT FROM HERE TO NEW YORK. SHE HAS OPENED FOR JONATHAN RICHMAN, LAKE STREET DIVE, WAYNE HANCOCK, POKEY LAFARGE, AND DELBERT MCCLINTON. AFTER A COUPLE OF YEARS OF KEEPING A LOW PROFILE, JENNY IS WORKING ON HER DEBUT SOLO ALBUM (WORKING TITLE “WHEN I COME DOWN”) OF POP AND RNB SONGS SHE PENNED ON GUITAR, KEYBOARD AND VIOLA.
Jenny will be joined by local favorites THE JUDY CHOPS
DOG from Patterson NY -- deep ritual machine
Morgan Garrett from Athens, Ohio
If the Melvins, Eyehategod, Unsane, and Queens of the Stone AGE all somehow co-fathered some ungodly offspring, that ungodly offspring would, no doubt, sound an awful lot like Bardus.
Grizzlor (New Haven, CT)
"No room. This noise-punk record (Cycloptic) packs a couple hours of inventive, oddball ideas into about 10 minutes, and they have a song called 'Sundays Are Stupid', so it's really goddamn great." - Decibel Magazine
Strong Water returns to The Golden Pony for Vol. 2 of their "Mix Tape" style show!
Tickets: $7 at the door
Doors: 8 pm
Kick The Aquarium
The Freeway Revival
Strong Water: www.strongwater.band
Born out of the vibrant college community that is Harrisonburg, Virginia, Strong Water is an energetic, dance-all-night, up and coming Folk/Americana band. What originally started as a duo, swelled to be a six piece before settling on it's now-three dedicated members whose performance is built on strong Male and Female lead vocals supported by harmonies, driving Acoustic/Electric Guitar, well crafted melodic Fiddle lines, and rounded out by tasteful Drums/Percussion. With the addition of two touring musicians to cover Banjo/Acoustic Guitar and Bass, Strong Water's eclectic collection of more than 30 original songs and a handful of covers range from Bluegrass & Blues, to their personal spin on the Americana and Folk-Rock genres, incorporating sounds and styles from influences such as Noah Gundersen, Mumford and Sons, and The Lumineers. ��
After large numbers of requests from fans who had enjoyed a previous EP launched in November 2014, Strong Water independently funded, recorded, and released a 14 track Debut LP in April, 2016. Strong Water's growing list of special events, shows, & festivals throughout MD, VA, WV, and NC include sharing the stage with acts such as Judah & The Lion, The Last Bison, Devon Gilfillian, Lucy Dacus, Old Salt Union, Boy Named Banjo, Will Overman Band, Chamomile & Whiskey, Erin & the Wildfire and many more.
Also to note, Strong Water's festival appearances include The Steel Wheels' 5th Annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival (2017), Lynchstock Music Festival (2017), Herndon Festival (2017), Roanoke's Festival in the Park (2016 & 2017), Doah Fest (2017), and James Madison University's Madipalooza (2015) just to name a few.
The Freeway Revival: https://www.freewayrevival.com/home
Dedicated song crafting has always been the cornerstone of The Freeway Revival. A group forged on the road, they continue to use their lyrics as a window into the life of a traveling band on the current American landscape. The Freeway Revival's refreshing and explosive blend of southern rock, funk and psychedelic soul translates to a genre-dissolving sound that feels strangely familiar yet remains entirely unique to itself.
Performing live, The Freeway balances organized, well-crafted tunes with a jam ethos that lends a raw and explorative power to the music. The blend of tasteful guitar harmonies, vibrant four-part vocal harmonies, and a unique assortment of organ and piano melodies creates a soundscape that is both intricate and energetic. Rest that on the groove of a solid rhythm section, and you are sure to feel the magnetic force of this band! Each member plays a vital role in making the live experience unforgettable.
The band has toured the U.S. coast to coast as well as internationally, continually growing a dedicated grassroots fan base. After the successful release of their self-titled 2016 EP they are poised to release their first full length album, Revolution Road, in Summer of 2017. With multiple festivals and tours on the horizon, the Freeway's journey is ongoing and exponential as they allow the livelihood of what they do to shape their sound and experience.
Kick the Aquarium: https://www.facebook.com/KickTheAquarium/
Kick The Aquarium (often abbreviated as KTA) is an American pop-rock band originating from Harrisonburg, Virginia. KTA formed in 2016 by lead guitarist and lead vocalist Lexington Bowler and keyboardist Tanner Clark at James Madison University. Through various collegiate connections, drummer Christian Okada and bassist Evan Lattanzi joined the group, completing the lineup. Although avoiding conforming to a genre, KTA has been described as a mix between Walk the Moon and Yellowcard. This unique mashup is heard in their pop-punk vocals and their synth driven and guitar backed compositions. KTA recently released their debut album "Keep it Together" in February, 2017.
Mr. Husband (indie-pop from Baltimore, MD)
Mr. Husband is the songwriting and comedy persona of Kenny Tompkins. Over the past five years Tompkins has issued several collections of home recordings of sunny-yet-art-damaged pop under the name New God which have found many fans including Line of Best Fit who called him "an aural ghost of a younger Brian Wilson." As Mr. Husband, Tompkins carries over some of those rays of sunshine into his first collection of guitar pop titled Plaid on Plaid. Recorded at his home in Maryland in a tiny one-bedroom apartment, the album tackles themes of growing up and facing hard truths about yourself with a knowing wink of self-deprecation.
Bishops (garage-fuzz-punk-rock-etc from HVA)
"Bishops' wall-of-sound approach to fuzz rock is easy to zone out to in the best of ways, bringing to mind early 90s acts like Bob Mould and Miracle Legion...Dream Easy revels in being in the thick of it, even as it's a cathartic release of anguish. For capturing an important moment in everyone's lives so thoroughly, Dream Easy is already one of my favorite albums of 2016." - Adobe and Teardrops
+ one more TBA
Eyehategod are Sludge Metal kings from New Orleans!
The Obsessed legends of Doom!
Mountain of Wizard are fresh out of recording at Phil Anselmo's studio putting them at the edge of the next wave of Southern Metal. New Orleans born Metal makes for good metal.
22 Presale / 25 Day of
Ne-Hi is Post Punk that crawled out of the basements of Chicago's Northwest side. NE-HI made its name on both its live energy and cleverly wrought guitar anthems. On its second album Offers (Grand Jury), the band takes those basement-forged instincts and refines them, lets its guitars explore new angles, and focuses its songwriting. The result shows there are a wide range of post-punk possibilities yet to be explored.
It all started at Animal Kingdom, a flash-in-the-pan DIY basement in Chicagos Logan Square. There, in the summer of 2013, three friends from college, Jason Balla (guitar/vocals), Mikey Wells (guitar/vocals) and James Weir (bass) linked up with drummer Alex Otake to score a buddys film and decided to start bashing around together as NE-HI. NE-HIs more ambitious sound and heady arrangements broke away from garage rocks back-to-basics approach. The bands disparate influences--Wires post-punk, Springsteens everyman anthems, along with echoes of dreamy atmospheres of Dave Robacks Rain Parade and the jangly buzz of Kiwi pop legends The Clean--began burning through. The band attracted the attention of Dave Vettraino, who asked NE-HI to record at his Public House Recordings studio for posting on his website.
Worse Curses (RVA) https://worsecursesofficial.bandcamp.com
$8 Presale / $10 Day of
The Baddest Blues Band in the Land is back in the valley! 7pm Doors $10 admission. Please arrive early to avoid lines.You don't want to miss The Brian Rigby Band on their high energy and tighter-than-hell I Won't Change 2017 Tour. The boys will be hitting New Jersey, New York, Massachussetts, Virginia, Georgia, and more! Check the dates on their website: www.brianrigbyband.com
El Malpais will be in town supporting their first full-length of instrumental avant-psych. The flute-led 3-piece is something to experience. Features Buck Boswell of Hectagons/AndytheDoorbum/Appalucia/Kyle Perkins Band.
Charlottesville punx Wild Rose will be back for their 2nd appearance in Hburg. Their catchy, yet frenetic jams will have you hooked instantly. Ex/current mems of Eurotics/Fried Egg.
Locals Wineteeth will round this thing out with their sassy rock n roll slabs.
EL MALPAIS - Charlotte, NC
---Classically influenced instrumental avant-punk / prog-rock compositions for guitar, flute & drums.---
WILD ROSE - Charlottesville, VA
WINETEETH - HBC
---Hometown rock n roll. Sass and smiles.---