The Slip at Friday CheersPahk your cah at Brown's Island for The Slip, a trio of music-school dropouts from Boston. The 2006 CD "Eisenhower" features an updated indie sound, signaling a departure from the band's roots in jazz and jam. Tracks from "Eisenhower" have landed everywhere from PlayStation's "Guitar Hero" to an episode of "Grey's Anatomy," exposing new audiences to The Slip's indie flair. Modern rocker Bobbie Bare Jr. opens. The Slip plays Friday, June 29, at Brown's Island. The show is free and starts at 6 p.m. Call 788-6466 or visit www.venturerichmond.com. Sarah Mogin
Asia at Innsbrook After HoursAsia has existed through a parade of replacement musicians since the original four broke up in 1983. But last year, the founding members came together for a reunion tour, adding the clarifier to their moniker, "All Four Original Members of " In these days of dubious Drifters and questionable Coasters, it's reassuring to know that what you'll see is what you heard on those dusty records. The band features refugees from some of the '70s greatest progressive rock headliners Geoff Downes and Steve Howe from Yes; John Wetton from King Crimson and UK; and Carl Palmer from Emerson, Lake and Palmer. In addition to the tour, the group is returning to the studio to record a new album. The night of epic arena rock begins June 27 at 6 p.m. at the Snagajob.com Pavilion. Tickets are $10-$15, available at www.innsbrookafterhours.com. 794-6700. Colby Rogers
Tim Reynolds at Ashland Coffee & TeaTim Reynolds is a scientist of sound. He's widely known as a guitar virtuoso, but is liable to pick up a sitar, mandolin, bass or violin and play the hell out of it. As a member of a group of experimental musicians, he explored every genre of music, from funk to classical. His sonic journeys led him to Charlottesville, where he founded a band called TR3 and often plays with Dave Matthews. Fresh off a tour with his old friend Dave, Reynolds is sure to continue to push the envelope when he makes the Ashland Coffee & Tea his laboratory Tuesday, July 3, at 8 p.m. $25-$30. Craig Belcher
It's 1964 at Lewis Ginter Botanical GardenA band with an ellipsis in its name is sure to bring something special to the table. 1964 The Tribute has taken the art of imitating The Beatles and turned it into high science. Helmet hair, Liverpool accents and skinny-tie hipster suits abound as 1964 The Tribute covers classic Beatles songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper's era. Catch the critically acclaimed band at Groovin' Thursday, June 28, at 8:30 p.m. $15-$20. Visit www.lewisginter.org or call 262-9887. C.R.
Ken Vandermark performs at The Camel
Ken Vandermark joined the Chicago jazz scene from Boston in 1989, and since then he's been playing like a native. Juggling skills on the saxophone and clarinet, Vandermark is known for his exploratory jazz, both composed and improvised. He's formed groups with musicians in and out of the windy city; current projects include the Vandermark 5, the Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet and the Nissen-Love/Vandermark Duo. Vandermark performs at The Camel on Saturday, June 30 at 8 p.m. $5. 353-4901. -Sarah Mogin