This weekend, the National Poster Retrospecticus comes to RVA's own Gallery 5 for one night only. Making its appearance this Saturday, April 20, the Retrospecticus is a massive display of hand printed concert posters featuring work by leading lights of the field such as Daniel Danger, Aaron Draplin, and Aesthetic Apparatus. The exhibit presents posters originally created for such artists as Modest Mouse, Ty Segall, Neil Young, and many more.
The will to create is uniquely human, and art is a natural right for all of us. It inspires competition, romance, and change. Art is a luxury for both serious and amateur collectors.
Evil Dead (2013)
dir: Fede Alvarez
Evil Dead has been out in theaters for over a week now, giving die-hard fans of the franchise, and even casual horror buffs, a chance to check it out and put their two cents in. After comparing all the reactions both in online reviews and among my friends, co-workers, etc., I was surprised to discover that most people were a bit taken aback by the film’s attempt at seriousness.
On April Fool’s Day, Black Girls, The People’s Blues of Richmond, and The Northerners joined forces at The Camel in a benefit event for the James River Park System; the music was altogether wretched and horrible, on everyone’s part…just kidding, it was freaking awesome.
I promised myself that this week I would not write a lame intro about the weather, because that's what I've been falling back on, week after week. But then I checked the weather and saw that the temperature this weekend was finally going to fall on an a nice moderate 70-75 degrees, a vast improvement over the hot-and-cold days we've been having for the past few weeks. So, here it is, another lame intro about the weather.
Friday, April 19, 9 p.m.
Sugarcube & EQ Produktions (Upstairs Live Bands) featuring See-I, The Polychrons, Antero, Hubble Bash; (Downstairs DJ Lounge) featuring Congo Sanchez, Reinhold, Akasha @ Canal Club - $12 Advance - http://sugarcube.eventbrite.com / $18 Door/18+
Holly smokes! And, I do mean smokes, of all kinds. Forget about all the destruction this date in history brings, let alone what seems to always happen this week in history. Let’s celebrate life and sure fire incredible music made for a lion.
Here's an exciting opportunity for teenagers of all ages--as well as for those of you who might not be a teenager now, but were at one time. The Vans Warped Tour's 2013 edition is known as the Best Day Ever, and if you love punk, emo, hardcore, metal, skateboarding, and other extreme sports and music under a sizzling hot sun, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to relive your adolescence (or, alternately, live it for the first time) on the grounds of Merriweather Post Pavilion.
The Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project (RRFP) will be holding a fundraising flea market on the 300 block of S. Pine St this Saturday, April 20th from 9 AM to 4 PM. Vendors will be selling a wide variety of items, ranging from handmade jewelry, clothes and baked goods to used records, household items, and books.
Established in 2012, Fan Guitar And Ukulele is a great little music shop located on Main St just West of VCU. Operated by John Gonzalez De Solar and his wife Genie, this family music store with a homey vibe has come up with a great way to introduce itself to RVA Magazine readers--by giving away a ukulele!
What's the coolest thing about going to shows in the springtime? Not only do we have a band called that, but we have some pretty righteous amounts of pollen. More people are making the scene as it's getting warmer, and allergy sufferers are popping a few Zyrtec and persevering. We have so many awesome things coming up this month, including this weekend's Record Store Day, which is also Earth Day,