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The Quick Weekend Rundown

Above you see Jeff Pierson’s cool poaster for this Saturday’s big No Pants Players show at The La Belle Theater in South Charleston.  Six bucks gets you in to see WV’s premiere improv comedy troupe, and this time there are a couple of twists: First, troupe member Kevin Pauley is acting as MC, which means Joe Wallace will be playing the games instead of introducing them as he ususally does.  Second, if you wear a a piece of No Pants Players merchandise to the show, you will be given a free mug. Be warned that if you wear an NPP shirt with a crude handmade obscenity scrawled across it, your free mug will be hurled at your head at a high velocity by Tony Slack.

More local coolness can be found after the jump.

Key Shows In Town.

Tonight: Smoke and Mirrors (seen on RFC 102) bring their artistry to Taylor Books from 7:30 to 9:30 PM with no cover.

Local metal gods HARRAH (seen on RFC 99) and Strangled By Statues open for The Flat Tires at The Sound Factory, supposedly starting at 8PM. I think the cover is five bucks, but I could be wrong on that.

Tofujitsu will be at Bruno’s starting at 9 PM. You won’t need to pay a cover charge, plus you’ll get to choose from a vast menu of this stuff they call beer, and order some pretty nifty food, too. Tofujitu has been on RFC tons of times, you’ll have to sue the search bar to track ’em all down.

At The Blue Parrot, five bucks will get you in the door for a punk rock show featuring Drop Ded Phred (as seen on RFC 90)in a rare Charleston performance, plus local Officce Punksters, Grinderpump. Pogoing will be encouraged, but then it may be laughed at, too.

Yarn will be at The Empty Glass and you can read Nick Harrah’s article about the band right here.  Nick has impeccable taste and has never steered me wrong.

Saturday: RFC’s cutest couple, Captain Crash and The Beauty Queen will bring their sweet acoustic pop to Taylor Books, with no cover, starting at 7:30PM.

The Blue Parrot plays host to Andy’s B-day Party with Zeroking, Voices of Anatole and Tomorrow Burns bringing metal to the masses for a mere five dollars.

The Empty Glass showcases 600 Lbs Of Sin, starting at 10:30 PM, again for a five dollar cover

Sunday: Andy Mckee, one of the worlds finest solo instrumentalists, brings his act to The Unity Church, just off Bridge Road. With a dazzling technique on the acoustic guitar, McKee has been hailed by his peers as a true virtuoso. Attendees will also be treated to Special Guest Johnny Dickinson This is a LiveMix Studio Production.

Doors open at 7pm
Show starts at 7:30pm
Tickets
$15 advance
$20 day of show
Tickets Available at
Gorby’s Music in South Charleston
Fret & Fiddle in St Albans
For ticket information contact
Spencer Elliott 304 415 2947
or email selliott@lgcr.com