A few weeks ago, we came across a mock up of a light rail map designed for Richmond while perusing the ridiculous world that is Reddit.
A hundred years from now, future generations will look to various resources to learn about the history of America. Perhaps the most invaluable resource they will look to is our films. The history of American cinema is rich in diversity and is the truest replica of our past, present, and often future experiences as Americans. In 2011, These Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Make America, directed by Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton, gave audiences a first-hand account of the inception of the National Film Registry, while detailing the various intricate processes of archiving old film reels, the history behind some of America’s most important and impactful films that made the list, and the overall effect movies have on people.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has recently announced the latest members of their 2014 annual fellowship grant and John Dombroski has been fortunate enough to be included this year on a professional level.
Presumptions appear, presumptions fail. Presumptions can occasionally find themselves transmuted into some other level of understanding, apart from expectation. Consider: a download card handed to me at a metal show because of my Void t-shirt. The tacit understanding being that I would like the downloadable material because I like Void.
The Cheats Movement and the Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts have joined forces to put together a documentary film series featuring interviews with leaders of today's black community in Richmond.
In our First Friday preview for the month of February, we somehow managed to miss that DC graphic/mixed media artist Alexander Key had a show of new paintings at Steady Sounds this month.
Here's an interesting tidbit from the internet: apparently Dave Grohl has joined with Mike Dean and Reed Mullin of legendary North Carolina hardcore group Corrosion Of Conformity to form a studio supergroup called Teenage Time Killer. They've brought a ton of high-profile guest stars into the fold as well, including RVA hardcore/metal screamers Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) and Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste).
Friday, February 21 & Saturday, February 22, 9 PM both days
Wonderland Presents Little Heavy Rebel Weekend, featuring, Day 1: The Recently Deceased (pictured above), JJ Damage And The Bandits, Reverend D-Ray And The Shockers; Day 2: The Gojira Experiment, Tex Railer's Doomtown, The Creep-A-Zoids @ Wonderland - $5 per show
Richmond's home for raging punk, metal, and psychobilly sounds can seem a bit out of place amidst the decadent dance-party lifestyle that grips Shockoe Bottom these days, but Wonderland doesn't let that bother them. This outstanding dive bar continues to represent for the out of control rock n' roll lifestyle, and they're making this post-Valentine's Day weekend a special occasion where that's concerned with a two-night extravaganza known as the Little Heavy Rebel Weekend!