This is the last night of the Ninja Hymnbook Remarks tour, featuring Richard Kamerman & David Kirby and Lost Trail. They could not have picked a more inviting space than Ghostprint Gallery.
If you didn't attend the GWAR-B-Q this weekend, you missed out. Two stages, free Redbull, hotties left and right, and, of course, GWAR were all highlights of the day. While some people were hoping this would be this year’s Best Friends Day, the organizers did a great job of making the GWAR-B-Q its own entity. Make your plans for next year! Read on for more music goodness.
Monday, 8/20: The All Stars Tour feat Suicide Silence (pictured above), Unearth, The Word Alive, I See Stars, Stick To Your Guns, Attila, For The Fallen Dreams, Stray From The Path, Make Me Famous, Betraying The Martyrs, Obey The Brave @ The National 1PM
Antlers - 2607 Space Godz (antlers.bandcamp.com)
Since starting four years ago as an instrumental indie/math-rock act, this quartet has undergone a significant shift in mindset. 2607 Space Godz is far more psychedelic than their earlier work, resulting in a blissful, stoned-out alternate universe version of their original sound. Very different, but just as awesome. (AN)
The rest of the record reviews from the new issue (all 23 of them!) are after the jump.
Saturday, 8/18, 11:30 a.m. – 7 p. m.
GWAR-B-Q, presented by and a benefit for Ring Dog Rescue, featuring (in order of appearance): Black Naked Wings – 2nd Stage; The Burial – Main Stage; Mutwawa – 2nd Stage; Antietam 1862 – Main Stage; Highness – 2nd Stage; Lionize – Main Stage; Lost Tribe – 2nd Stage; Ghoul – Main Stage; Occultist – 2nd Stage; Strike Anywhere – Main Stage; Murderess – 2nd Stage; The Casualties – Main Stage; Valient Thorr - 2nd Stage; GWAR (photo by Roger Kisby) – main stage @ Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike - East Richmond) $25
What began many years ago as kind of an underground local music festival at the famed Slave Pit featuring local bands has grown into arguably the best music festival in all of Virginia.
Some Richmond institutions have left the gritty city in 2012. No more Slaughterama ("Sortarama" doesn't count), Best Friends Day, or RVA Music Fest. What did we do wrong? Well, first of all, Richmonders are too, too awesome. We get awesome, we multiply, and all of a sudden there are 600 crust kids at a house show. The great thing about RVA is that when venues close or festivals discontinue, someone or something is always there right away to challenge our community culturally, cropping up in the wake of things formerly great. The GWAR-B-Q is in its third year, and will be taking place this Saturday (8/18) at Hadad's hallowed waters. Get there early, wear sunscreen, and get awesome!
Last month's edition of Cold Cuts was POPPIN!!! So Stereo Faith is back again with Richmond's own Long Jawns for another round! Stroll through New York Deli for great people, music and drinks!
Girls Rock! RVA is an organization dedicated to empowering girls to collaborate together in an environment encouraging creativity and self-expression. It has been in existence here in Richmond since 2010, and is currently in the process of hosting its second annual weeklong camp for 50 campers between the ages of 8 and 14.
FEATURE SHOW: Richmond Jazz Festival
Saturday, August 11 – August 12, 12 p. m. – 10:30 p. m.
Saturday: Joye B. Moore, Robbie Cunningham, Doors Wide Open, Maestro J, Ravi Coltrane, Allen Stone, Keiko Matsui, Kim Waters, Robert Cray, Stanley Clarke (pictured above), Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Dave Koz featuring BeBe Winans & Brian Simpson, India.Arie
Sunday: Sharon Rae North, Forte Jazz Band, K.G. Experience, Norman Connors, Anhayla, Jeff Lorber, John Pizzarelli, Nick Colionne, Najee, George Benson, Norman Brown, The Whispers, Poncho Sanchez
@ Maymont Park $50 Day/$90 weekend/All Ages
This past week our neighbor Randy Blythe of Lamb of God was finally freed from the Czech prison and made his way back to his favorite coffee shop here in Richmond. Richmond really came together in spirit for Randy during his incarceration, and that just further shows how solid this gritty little city can be.
This week's music news is practically overflowing with quality tunes. Whether you're into bluegrass, post-punk, hardcore, hip-hop or everything, you're gonna be stoked.
It's that time of the month again, RVA Presents Body Movin' with Audio Ammo's Bobby LaBeat. Bass, bangers, and brew to get that booty poppin. Go head girl. Turn it up.
It is the last Saturday of the month, and you know what that means! Not only will Divine Profitz be playing at Emilio's in the Fan, they will be hosting a hip hop showcase featuring plenty of local hip hop talent!
By now you have probably read about the numerous live music venues we have here in Richmond. Just about every genre of music is represented in one way or another. Yet something is missing. That something is a style of music that has an incredibly large and growing Richmond audience.