So a group in DC/BMORE created a thing called Super Art Fight and it is just like it sounds a battle between artists. I was asked to check it out to possibly bring down to Richmond. What do you think? Would this be fun to check out? Maybe we could do it at a Gallery 5. Here are a couple of videos from a past show.
Straight from the Metro Gallery on July 17th, 2010, it's a time lapse of Jamie Noguchi vs. Chris Impink at SUPER ART FIGHT 7. For more details on Super Art Fight, visit www.superartfight.com.
Next, here’s Michael Bracco vs. Bryan Prindiville!
Umea, Sweden’s Masshysteri have never been able to live down their influences. Their previous releases all wore the same few reference points proudly on their sleeves: the drive of the Wipers, the male/female vocal harmonies of Dead Moon (though unlike Dead Moon, Masshysteri’s were on key), and the propulsive twang of surf music. They haven’t disavowed anything on their newest release, but Masshysteri has synthesized those elements more thoroughly than ever before, rendering each component of their sound a true influence, rather than just a record review reference point.
More great music from our boy DJ RNS. Check it.
Drake -Find Your Love (DJ Style Bmore Remix)
DJ Fade - Scratchin Me Up
La Roux - Bulletproof (Dj K. Millz Bmore Remix)
La Roux - Bulletproof (Glasnost Remix)
Lil Jon Feat. 3Oh3 - Hey
Clinton Sparks Feat. DJ Class - Favorite DJ (BCC Remix)
Drake - Over/Go Insane (Larrikin Bmore Remix)
Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me (DJ Jonty Bmore Remix)
Usher Ft. Will.I.Am - OMG DJ Booman (Bmore Original Remix)
David Guetta Feat Fergie, LMFAO, Chris Willis - Gettin Over
Sleigh Bells - A/B Machines (French Horn Rebellion Remix)
Timbaland Feat Katy Perry - If We Ever Meet Again (Chew Fu Remix)
Tiesto - Louder Than Boom - Bart B More Remix
Lil Jon Feat. Pitbull - Work It Out
Ultimate - Its My Birthday
Usher Feat. Pitbull - DJ Got Us Fallin In Love (DJ Kue Remix)
LAX - Singin With Another (ELSTAR Remix)
Jason Derulo - Ridin' Solo (Justin Michael & Kemel Club Mix)
Jason Derulo - Ridin' Solo (Jump Smokers Remix)
Christina Aguilera - Not Myself Tonight (Laidback Luke Radio Edit)
Ne-Yo - Beautiful Monster (Mark Roberts Rmx)
Lady Gaga - Monster (DJ Kue Remix)
Katy Perry Feat Snoop - California Girls (Mikael Wills Remix)
Deadmau5 Feat Rob Swire - Ghosts N Stuff
Cullen - Easily Impressed (Calling In Sick Remix)
Black Eyed Peas - Rock That Body
Diddy Feat. TI - Hello Good Morning (Disco Fries Remix)
Ke$ha - Your Love Is My Drug
Taio Cruz - Dynamite
B.O.B. - Airplanes (DJ Megaman & Panic City Remix)
Taio Cruz Feat. Ke$ha - Dirty Picture
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DJ RNS aka Manotti da Vinci - Just $hut UP and DANCE Mix
Some new music for you this afternoon. Really lovely indie stuff.
ghosts (laura marling)
in our talons (bowerbirds)
inni mer (sigur ros)
disney's ice parade (ballboy)
just like honey (headless heroes)
i wish that I could see you soon (herman dune)
integration (dengue fever)
what makes the cherry red (christine fellows)
DOWNLOAD LINK www.housepress.org/grin.zip
In August of 2002 I moved into a dorm on Monroe Park. An incoming freshman at VCU, I remember thinking this place looks like a fucking wasteland as my parent’s car passed through an apparently inexplicable alternating current of historic urban mansions and dilapidated tenements. The city looked dirty and abandoned, like a pair of cheap high heeled shoes you’d see in the gutter on Saturday morning. I couldn’t imagine anything worthwhile actually happening in such a desolate landscape, one that seemed populated entirely by old-money gentry, bums, and college kids.
A print journalism major (for a minute), I went straight for a copy of the school paper, only to find some glorified newsletter that made my high school paper look professional.
One day and a bad frat party later I was walking to the dining hall for the first time, and stopped at a newspaper box. It wasn’t an especially holy moment. The box wasn’t some shimmering beacon of hope, beckoning like fate from the sidewalk that twisted around the cathedral in front of Shafer Court, and I wasn’t mysteriously awakened by the sensation of the inky newsprint in my hands. But I did get the feeling that there was something I had overlooked my first, hastily judgmental appraisals of Richmond.
Punchline had an immediately apparent character, one that seemed radically unique, irreverent yet with discernible local pride, and possessed a voice that spoke as though it never considered existing anywhere else. And it was damn funny. I first fell in love with Richmond’s rooftops and alleyways, but I got the impression that there might be something here worth loving while reading Punchline.
Four months later I was an editorial intern, operating under some Almost Famous induced delusion of imminent renown, writing art review blurbs from press releases while the office whirled in chaotic routine around me.
Three months after that, Punchline went out of print. It had run from 1997 to 2003, and in that time grown to embody and embolden the vaguely subterranean stirrings of an inertial creative class that is coming to define Richmond today.
Now, over seven years later, I find myself in the backyard of a baller-worthy house in Northside, siting in remarkably comfortable lawn furniture across from founder and editor of Punchline, Pete Humes. Pete lights a cigar and leans over the small patio table between us, takes a sip of coffee, and looks out into the dusk for a minute.
The newest show hanging at J. Fergeson Gallery.
Last night was a blast. So much so I cant think of anything else to write about it cause my head is full of cobwebs. For those that shared in the madness, here is a selection of photos from Todd Raviotta. Are you in there somewhere?
Find the whole set HERE
Tesco Vee is probably best known as the lead vocalist in the long-running, hilariously controversial anti-PC punk band The Meatmen. However, while he will be playing some music during his visit to Richmond on Monday, for once, music is not the main purpose of his visit. No, Tesco is on tour supporting a reissue of his original claim to fame: the complete archives of Touch And Go fanzine. Most people only know of Touch And Go as one of the best and longest-running independent record labels in the American punk/hardcore/alternative rock scene. Few are aware of the fact that the record label was merely an offshoot of the zine that started it all. Bazillion Points is hoping to correct this lapse in awareness with their recent reissue of all 22 issues of Touch And Go in one gigantic volume, and it is this hefty tome that Tesco Vee comes to Richmond to support. To that end, he'll be appearing at Chop Suey Books in Carytown from 6 to 8 PM on Monday for a signing and discussion.
Touch And Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine 79-83 runs to nearly 550 pages and includes a great deal besides reprints of the original zines. A collection of introductory essays--from Vee, zine co-author Dave Stimson, book editor Steve Miller (former vocalist for early Touch And Go signees The Fix), former Necros bassist Corey Rusk (who took over the Touch And Go record label in the early 80s and has run it ever since), Negative Approach vocalist John Brannon, Ian MacKaye, Henry Rollins, and many other luminaries of American hardcore punk in the 80s and beyond--makes clear just how important Touch And Go was to the development of the American hardcore scene.
Plaza Bowl is an unlikely place for the fight that will determine mankind’s future. But last Friday, there they were: Richmond’s army, full of piss and vinegar, and just itching for a fight. When the Protomen came out, suited up and armed to the teeth, they were ready to deliver. “Warriors of Richmond! Are you going to FIGHT with us this evening?!” Said the robot in the jumpsuit. The crowd was ready. But first, there were the pirates, and then a ninja DJ to contend with. That was the scene Friday the 13th, when Plaza Bowl and everyone in it enlisted for the fight of their lives along with Craptain Jack and the Shmees, Makeup and Vanity Set, and The Protomen.
These photos were taken during and after the Andrew W.K./Municipal Waste show in a shallow puddle of mud under a bridge. I wasn’t one of the lucky thousand to get a ticket, so I set up a white background outside the show and experienced the music vicariously. Not all of the photos are of people who were at the show, but who cares? A Friday night portrait is a Friday night portrait right? To everyone who was nice enough to be nice -thank you! and if you are reading this Randy, hit me up. I know you need a new tour photographer!
by Bobby Bruderle
P.S.: Thanks so much to Chris Hughes, Travis Pruit, and Anne Sturgeon for doing some party assisting.