bar rock after party, 9 p.m
If you’re looking for some good old fashioned, fiery-and-flashy cock rock this week, then look no further than the People’s Blues of Richmond show at the Royal American. This Virginia trio — Tim Beavers (guitar and vocals), Matthew Volkes (bassist), and Nekoro Williams (drums) — proves that rock ‘n’ roll ain’t dead, despite the sudden proliferation of quasi-folk poppers like the Avett Brothers, the Lumineers, and countless others. “People can play what they want,” Beavers says. “We do what we dig, and sometimes that involves some cock-sure lyrics.” Not surprisingly, the band’s latest, Good Time Suicide, is chock full of swagger and sneer, from the Black Lips-esque “Hard on Blues” to the foot-stomping rag of “Cocaine Powder.” So far, fans have responded to Good Time Suicide with glee. “A lot of people have been saying it’s one of those albums they leave in their car and just keep on repeat,” Volkes says. “It’s been a great year, and we have received an overwhelming amount of support from all of our new friends and family.” Once the People’s Blues of Richmond wraps up its current tour, the band plans to head back into the studio for a new album in the spring.