The only thing more awesome than witnessing some fantastic local live music is having your monies go toward helping out a genuine cause or person in need (of more than just beer and weed scrilla).
Experimental electronic music producer Darren Cunningham, under the moniker Actress, has just released his 4th full length LP, Ghettoville, on the Werkdiscs label. Over his career, Actress has accumulated labels like Techno, MicroHouse, and IDM. Despite these labels, his music isn't easily categorized, and the songs on Ghettoville are far from a club atmosphere.
The other night I stood in the cold and shared a few cigarettes with local musician and poet Ryan Kent. Best known as the singer for local metal band Gritter, Ryan has gained a small bit of notoriety with his recent series, Poems For Dead People.
Good news fellas! A recent Wall Street Journal article says Richmond is a good place to be a single man.
We learned two things from this video:
1 - Those cranes downtown actually move.
2 - Richmond can look pretty under virgin snow, but it doesn't take it long to turn back into a sloshy mess.
I’ve said it here before, and I’ll probably be saying it until I’m all old and gray and sitting on my porch like it’s my full-time job: there’s so much shit to do in this town it’s unbelievable. Any given night of the week, there’s something going on, and chances are very high there’s something free going on, which of course is even better.
Last week was a double kicker for Diamond Youth, the Baltimore-based alternative rock band. Their new EP, Shake, was released on Tuesday the 4th by Topshelf Records, and they started their tour with Turnstile, Turnover, Blind Justice, and Angel Du$t the next day at Strange Matter.