Weekend Entertainment | Volk at Westside Bowl, Mercy Me at Powers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It’s easy to draw parallels between The White Stripes and Volk, the indie-cowpunk-in your face duo that will take the stage tonight at Westside Bowl.

Like Jack White’s original act, Volk is an ornery two-piece with a lot of swagger and a female drummer. But the Nashville-based Volk also wraps itself in “Motor City energy and Nashvegas pageantry.” At least, that’s what their press release says, and we have to agree.

The duo consists of Eleot Reich (drums, vocals) and Chris Lowe (guitar).

To get a taste of their roaring, bluesy and rootsy style, check out the video for “Cashville,” the title cut from their first full-length release.

Volk has more new music in the pipeline – “Stand the Test,” an EP, will be released April 28.

Opening tonight’s show will be Lords of the Highway. And oh yeah – this is a free show. Doors open at 8 p.m. Worth checking out.

Just down the street (but a million miles away in musical distance), Christian rock superstar band Mercy Me will perform at Powers Auditorium in downtown Youngstown.

The uplifting artists, named Billboard’s Christian Artist of the Decade, will start at 7 p.m., and the show is very close to being sold out.

Two shows will open this weekend at area community theaters.

The musical “Carousel” is at Area Community Theater of Sharpsville, which is in Sharon, Pa.; shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, click HERE.

The Youngstown Playhouse will present “The Irish… and How They Got That Way” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, click HERE.

And for a complete look at all arts and entertainment in the area, check out The List.

Pictured at top: Volk will perform at Westside Bowl in Youngstown tonight.

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