Last Wednesday at The Republic, Radio Rubber Room gave us two bands, the likes of which I was beginning to worry did not exist anymore in this fair city; Lightfields and Basmati, each uniquely raucous and gritty, but most importantly they sounded natural – as though they weren’t forcing something inorganic.
Last Wednesday night at the Republic, Radio Rubber Room presented The Last Call Gospel Choir and The Green Boys. Your usual trusted author of these weekly articles, Dan Mulrooney, was unfortunately and abruptly called down to North Carolina for a top-secret classified colonoscopy mission that he told me not to tell anybody about. Butt experts abound in NC I guess.
Last Wednesday at The Republic, Radio Rubber Room presented an evening with The Dream Machine and The Kindling Kind - two bands whose development I’ve had a keen eye on over the last four years, notably the ever-solidifying rhythmic element of The Kindling Kind.
Last Wednesday, Radio Rubber Room served up two of my current favorites – Machine Gun Mustache and Legion of Doom.
Spring is coming, and it's time to dance! This March, we'll be joining with the fine folks over at Selba to welcome the arrival of warmer temperatures with a month of dance parties! Each Friday night in March, we'll be featuring one of Richmond's best DJs, who'll be rocking the party at the Selba Lounge all night long!
We had ourselves a lovely little evening over at Republic last Wednesday; Radio Rubber Room offered us a heap of good tunes from Red Light Rodeo, followed by The Dirty Picture Show.
So last week Radio Rubber Room took the week off--but two weeks ago at the Republic, they presented the fledgling EDM reggae duo Dreadlock Robot, followed by our old chums The Dream Machine. Something about having that old gang of hooligans back in the building gave that evening a long lost coziness.
It’s that time of year again. For some of us, we’ll be cuddled up to our loved ones and significant others, basking in the joy of one another’s company. For others… not so much. But the good news is we have a giveaway that will support anyone and everyone hoping to have a good time this Valentines Day!
We are bringing back one of our favorite events of all time - SAP! Our Valentine's Night Party at Don't Look Back. Starting at 10pm, we will be counting down The Top 50 Horribly Good Love Songs Ever, and we're asking for your vote to help us select the playlist.
There are a few things that I’d like to divulge to the readers of these articles, in case it hasn’t been clear in the last 33 weeks of reviews. Essentially, my job is to write reviews that will encourage the music-listening community to come out to The Republic on Wednesday nights, which is a modest charge. Most people don’t need that much prompting to go listen to a few good bands.
Last Wednesday was rather refreshing; Radio Rubber Room presented two new bands at The Republic--by which I mean two bands that had never before played a Wednesday night. Hannah Marie and the Bearded Ladies loosened up the crowd for Vega Omega. It was an uncommon pairing, but variety is the spice of life, after all.
Radio Rubber Room’s first Wednesday of the new year kicked off in a fiery blaze, with new and tasty music from The Mystery Ship and Splendid Suns – both of which are plugging away at new releases in the upcoming months.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is on! Tonight at New York Deli, RVA Magazine will be ringing in the new year with Audio Ammo superstar DJ Long Jawns on the two turntables, keeping us dancing into 2013 and beyond.
Last week’s review was a little twisted; all apologies. Since then, things seem to have tapered down to normality, but nonetheless Radio Rubber Room gave us another fine Wednesday night last week with Psychobilly Cadillac and The Dirty Picture Show.
This holiday season, wear your sunglasses at night to the Republic! Join RVA Magazine and Radio Rubber Room next Wednesday for our Bad Santa Christmas Party--the biggest and most festive Christmas party of the entire 2012 holiday season.
The banal, overtly formal, snail-paced days of Christmas are right around the corner. I’m thinking that the impending holiday season was largely responsible for last week’s ultra-bender – as many of my friends and colleagues have reported. Last Wednesday, being right there in the middle of the vibrant haze, was naturally a pretty wild, animalistic night.
After a wild shitstorm of a few weeks, I returned to The Republic for duty last Wednesday. Thanks to Brian Riley for taking the reins on the last two reviews. Radio Rubber Room had lined up Machine Gun Mustache and One Night Standard, two bands I had never taken a close listen to.
Last Wednesday at The Republic, Radio Rubber Room presented The Manifestivus and Thumper – two completely dissimilar acts which, it turned out, actually complemented each other rather well.
Last Wednesday at The Republic, Radio Rubber Room gave us a touch of the new as well as the old. The evening launched off with Toxic Moxie’s debut live performance, followed by our familiar comrades, The Dream Machine.
RVA Halloweek 2012 kicked off last Wednesday at The Republic, where Radio Rubber Room presented Proverbial and The Dirty Picture Show. At long last, we have our Wednesday nights back, and we need not wander aimlessly through the streets, seeking booze and rock n’ roll. The Republic returns.