Live Music Lou’s Can’t Miss: July 24 – 30

You’re probably sick of us saying it, but summer is coming to a close for these teachers and we want to make sure we celebrate in the best way. Good thing we have an excellent week of live music coming up! Get out there, people. And don’t forget to follow us on socials and come back here for reviews afterward!

Sunday (7/24) –

Reformed Whores

From the sound of things, we’re thinking Marie Cecile Anderson and Katy Frame will have a similar vibe to another fun country duo (Birdcloud). And this show will be a killer way to wrap up this super hot weekend.

Monday (7/25) –

The Coathangers, Cereal Glyphs, Voodoo Economics

The 3 Atlanta chicks who make up The Coathangers will make your Monday. Plus, if you head over to Guestroom Records at 7, you’ll get the chance to get your records/posters signed BEFORE the show.

Tuesday (7/26) –

Defining Five — WITH US!

We’re sharing some meaningful songs for us as individuals and as this Live Music Lou duo. Come hangz.

Freakwater, Morgan Peer’s Drunken Prayer, Jonathan Glen Wood

Freakwater is back in town again, this time returning from the acclaimed Newport Folk Festival. Catch the storied band before they head off on a European tour.

Wednesday (7/27) –

Waterfront Wednesday with Brett Dennen, Lucius, Kaleo

This may be my favorite WFW of possibly all time. Iceland’s Kaleo caught my ears from day one hearing them, and having stopped over in their country this summer, I somehow have a deep connection to these cats. Lucius’ new album, Good Grief, is pretty phenomenal – they always produce catchy, fun shit. And Brett Dennen has been a favorite of this lady for like 10 years…and his shoeless performances are always top notch.

Coldplay “A Head Full of Dreams Tour” with special guests Alessia Cara and Foxes

It is really tough that Coldplay competes with the Waterfront because, well, it’s freaking Coldplay. I’ve had several acquaintances (aka Facebook/Insta/Snap friends) catch this tour and it has received only rave reviews.

Bloodshot Bill 

The multi-instrumentalist Bloodshot Bill will be yet another excellent option, especially if it ends up storming.

Thursday (7/28) –

John Moreland

John Moreland has been getting a lot of buzz for his heartfelt musing. Plus, he’s another artist this week who is returning from Newport Folk Festival.

Jake Shimabukuro

“One of the world’s most exciting and innovative ukulele players and composers”? Sold.

Katie Boeck, Brooks Ritter

If acoustic guitars and mellow tunes are your thing, this New Vintage show is for you.

Friday (7/29) –

Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series with Major and the Monbacks with The Blue Lick Victory Club

Let’s hope the humidity will have chilled out a bit for July’s final installment of this concert series. The Norfolk, VA band offers a soulful psychedelic blend of rock n’roll – ideal for Friday after work.

Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas

Pop royalty for real for real. Get your screaming lungs ready.

I Can’t Drive 64 with Howell Dawdy and Big Fresh

The Lex/Lou series is back and running.

Saturday (7/30) –

Wray / Royal Bears

We chatted with Brent of Royal Bears for some preview flair. Kaiju will be hot and sweaty, just the way we like our Saturday nights.

Billy Nelson Album Release Show

Billy Nelson is the pseudonym for a friend of ours who is also a teacher, and he’s got a new album that is worth checking out. Come hang with us at Haymarket to hear it live.

insideOUT featuring Frederick The Younger with Special Guest

Come to think of it, it looks like several of your community’s teachers will be out for a show before the school year gets going – FTY has several educators as well! It is hot out back at outerSPACE, so make sure to stay hydrated with Galaxie’s signature (strong ass) cocktails.

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