The churning rhythmic rock o' cultures that Rusted Root has made its own comes to Richmond Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. The band adds to its percussion-driven sound the acoustical promise of those new-fangled computers. Frontman Michael Glabicki still shares singing duties with Jenn Wertz and Liz Berlin, though, so the sound is still sensual without being synthetic. $20.50-$22.50. 643-2582.
Nerd Rock and Beyond at Gallery5
Lest you think art these days is all paintings and pottery, Gallery5 has more to offer Nov. 4. The Patchwork Collective and Special Ed and the Shortbus tease the art-loving peoples of this town starting at 7 p.m., followed by the ambient pop of Adah, Prabir Mehta of the Rachel Nevadas, and from Chapel Hill and points stellar, the space-loving, instrument-inventing antics of Eyes to Space, and The Physics of Meaning, featuring members of The Polyphonic Spree. $5 after 10 p.m. 644-0005.
Documentaries a la Gourd
The Richmond Moving Image Co-Op presents four classic documentaries on the subject of "Man, Nature, Technology" Nov. 5 starting at 4 p.m. at Plant Zero. In addition to "The Plow That Broke the Plains," "The Power and the Land" and "Burden of Dreams," The Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra performs a score to the classic 1922 silent documentary "Nanook of the North." Men using technology to make music out of nature: That's the thread that holds it all together. Or something. $5 per show, $10 for
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