Geeks Who Drink Trivia at Pale Fire
Get a team together for weekly pub trivia from Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes every Wednesday from 8-10pm at Pale Fire Brewing Company.
Free to play and winning teams get cool prizes!
Quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. (New to GWD? Check out a sample quiz here: www.geekswhodrink.com/about/sample)
Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV.
Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team.
Things get going at 8pm sharp, but come early to grab a table and have dinner delivered from nearby restaurants. (Looking at you Boboko Indonesian Cafe, Foodbarfood Harrisonburg, and Rocktown Kitchen!)
J. Marinelli + Tucker Riggleman & The Cheap Dates
J. Marinelli at Pale Fire on Thursday, July 19th. Tucker Riggleman & The Cheap Dates opening.
$5 at door
The grandson of an Italian immigrant coal miner (and proud-and-loud son of the central Appalachian Mountains), punk-folk troubadour J. Marinelli has taken the do-it-yourself idea to its furthest extreme.
That is to say, he’s his own band; after cutting his teeth in ‘90s and ‘00s punk notables Samuel and Les Trois Malheures our boy abandoned the notion of a backing band, and decided to do the dirty deed his damn self.
Thus: a Doc Martened right toe booms the big bass drum while the right heel keeps time on his humble hi-hat. His left foot snaps a snare, while his veined and gnarled hands grapple and grip the well- worn neck of a sturdy silverflake six-string -- barehandedly smacking a cymbal between syncopated strums.
He tops this well-edited Gotterdammerung with a crackling croon of a voice that recalls the forgotten apex of every aging lo-fi junkie’s vinyl collection (for you trainspotting music nerd-types, imagine the Fall, Billy Childish, the Urinals, and Guided by Voices filtered through the dusty arcana of early 20th century American folk music).
The end result is a swirling, sweaty, self-contained cauldron of sound and (e)motion. Tones at once familiar and strange: texture and tumult, punk and folk, sweetness and skronk, avant-garde and avant-garage. By the end of the set, you’re as exhausted and exhilarated as he is – eyes bulging and red, hair matted with perspiration, mind aglow with the possibilities of what a shy Appalachian can do if he puts his mind, heart, and back to it.
Secretly Y'all: Hook, Line and Sinker
Secretly Y’all is looking for fishing stories and we aren’t just talking about fish here - times when what you were trying to catch got caught, times when you caught nothing, times when you caught something entirely different than you were expecting...What was the worst April Fools Joke you ever got taken in by? What was the best lie you ever got away with in school to get out of an exam? Have you found you get away with more stuff by under exaggerating or by making sure the whopper you’re telling is ridiculously unbelievably huge? Seeking tales of deceiving and being deceived, of getting to know your quarry so well that you know just what will get them interested, of being the sucker who swallowed the bait whole….And just how big WAS that fish you said you caught anyway?
Secretly Y’all is a live storytelling event where we invite real people to tell true stories. No experience needed...just need to have a story that wants to be told! Every event we have a theme and look for 5-7 stories that relate to that theme to fill our Setlist. (Submit by emailing a brief story synopsis to firstname.lastname@example.org.) The only three rules are that the stories must be true, told within the time limit (7 minutes) and without notes.
During intermission we will leave out the Hat and some slips of paper - anyone who hasn’t told but still has a story (relating to the theme) can throw their name in. We select 2-4 names at random and these folks get to tell their stories too! (Same rules apply).
Stories begin at 7:30pm.
SY has been running live storytelling events in Richmond, Virginia since 2009 and is excited to be invited by Pale Fire Brewing Company to introduce the event to the Valley. Each event we choose a different local charity or non-profit; we ask a $5 door donation and donate 50% of those proceeds directly to that organization!
Any questions at all please check out our website at www.secretlyall.org or just email us! And remember, we need people to come and listen too, so spread the word. Regular events are held every other month.
Jameson Elder + Hanna Rae
Nashville-based indie Americana rock artist, Jameson Elder “manages to consistently create songs that are heartfelt and genuine. They sound immediately familiar and yet are unmistakably original” (New York Minute Magazine). Elder wrote and co-produced his debut album Prodigals and Thieves, having gained experience by working for producer Paul Moak (Relient K, Mat Kearney, Marc Broussard) at The Smoakstack Studio (Kelly Clarkson, Cold War Kids, Dave Barnes, The Indigo Girls). The American Songwriter-featured artist Elder has continued to build a fan base through live performances at intimate venues, like The Basement in Nashville and Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta. His music has been featured on the ABC show Nashville.
Born in the Shenandoah Valley and raised on classic rock and roll, Hanna Rae has been singing for as long as she can remember. Hanna's latest project, Without Letting Go, was released in March of 2018. Her music has been featured in Apple’s editor-curated “A-List Playlist” and Relevant Magazine, and she has shared the stage with many talented artists, including Jason Isbell and Lauren Alaina.
“Akin to Ingrid Michelson’s folk-laced pop fused with HAIM’s self-assured, layered soft rock, Hanna’s sound is both familiar yet refreshingly different from many of her local contemporaries, landing a bit more organic and heartfelt than a lot of what arrives in our inbox.” –No Country for New Nashville
Townie Summer Party
Who has two thumbs and loves TOWNIE SUMMER? Me. You. Townies. If you call Harrisonburg home for a small part of the year, we love you and hope you come downtown and support the many businesses when you're here. If Harrisonburg is home all of the days in a year, you know what's up and this party is for you.
We'll have loads of festive decor (who doesn't love inflatable palm trees?!) and we're taking it to the streets with an extended perimeter so you can party in the Harrisonburg Ice House roundabout.
Come early for a super cool gift, made possible by Broad Porch Coffee Co., Court Square Theater, Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint H-burg, and Midtowne Market.
Come hungry because we'll have Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza + Bella Gelato & Pastries AND Gray Jay Provisions on site selling grub. Plus Friendly City Food Co-op with FREE watermelon!
Come thirsty for take three of Townie Juice - a mojito-style shandy featuring Saving Grace Table Beer with lime and mint. And happy hour pints until 9pm!
Bring some extra cash and visit The Mark-It Market (The Mark-It + Midtowne Market) with their sweet townie summer swag.
GUMDROPS vinyl DJs (Thomas St.Clair Dean + Travis Hunter) are getting the party going with high energy tunes, and we'll follow with live music. Band TBA!
Bring the whole family! Explore More Discovery Museum will have activities just for kiddos. (And yes, you can bring your dog and a chair for yourself, too).
Last Train Home at Pale Fire
"One of the country's most formidable roots-rock bands."
That's the assessment of the Nashville Tennessean about the band Last Train Home. And while roots-rock is the core of LTH's sound, don't overlook the country, swing, bluegrass, blues, folk, mariachi, punk, pop, and Tin Pan Alley influences you'll find if you give this band a listen. Since its beginnings in 1997, Last Train Home has evolved from a five-piece part-time band in Washington D.C. to a full-time touring unit, with more than a dozen members across five states.
Named Washington D.C.'s "Artist of the Year" in 2003, Last Train Home went full-time the same year. Its frontman, Eric Brace, is a former staff writer for The Washington Post where he was a music columnist covering the local music and nightlife scene, and also played in several bands before launching Last Train Home in 1997.
Tap Room Hours
Monday1pm - 11pm
Tuesday1pm - 11pm
Wednesday1pm - 11pm
Thursday1pm - 11pm
Friday1pm - 11pm
Saturday1pm - 11pm
Sunday1pm - 9pm