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Anthony Bourdain took the Landmark Theater by storm last night. The crowd was caught between laughs and gasps as the legendary TV-chef told stories and gave advice for living for just over two hours.
There is a ton of awesome stuff happening this weekend in the lovely RVA, from instagram parties and punk shows to, well, other awesome shows! There's not too much going on on Saturday, but there's a lot of awesome stuff happening on Sunday, so come on out, support your local music scene, and see some awesome art and music. Awesome!
Confession time: I've been aware of Nails for a few years now but never listened to them, solely because they feature an ex-member of Terror and happened to come out around the same time that a lot of people from tough guy youth crew hardcore bands were latching onto faster, more aggressive strands of music, typically with pretty uninspired results (the sort of thing detailed by the occasionally great Weekend Nachos in their song “Jock Powerviolence”).
Sunday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Chris Corsano, Jason Lescalleet, Corsano-Lescalleet Duo @ Forinstance Gallery (107 E. Cary St.) - $7/All Ages
Although this isn’t officially part of the RVA Noise Fest, having Chris Corsano and Jason Lescalleet in Monroe Ward at Forinstance Gallery on day three of the RVA Noise Fest is a perfect combination.
Attention all fans of headbanging mayhem: Papa Emeritus II and the Nameless Ghouls, collectively known as Ghost BC, will be coming to 9:30 Club next month, on Monday, May 13--and you could go see them for free, courtesy of your friends at RVA Magazine!
The highly-anticipated third event in Deanna Danger Productions' ongoing Byrlesque at The Byrd series, “Byrds of Paradise,” will be flying across stage of The Byrd Theatre in Carytown this Sunday, April 28th. This production promises to be the most extravagant and talent-filled to date, and will be an all bird-themed classic burlesque and vaudeville showcase.
It must be difficult to be an artist attempting to draw from the past without specifically attempting to recreate it. The Information Age has laid out all extant artistic accomplishments like a tasting menu to be sampled without regard for nuance and context, their component elements subsequently regurgitated onto a listening public who is excited simply to be able to identify some chunk of what once was real and vibrant in the puddle of bilious remains. And even those withered remnants often hold attention only as surface-level signifiers, tags that cling like a stain to even those who invest the most effort into moving out of their shadow.
It's that time of year again. RVA restaurants gather together to raise funds for a good cause (and buzz about themselves) and give you a chance to try some amazing local food.
Corrections House is a self-described “end times collaboration.” Their logo is a striking design that looks like it's part geometric Japanese calligraphy and part cave glyph painted on the wall by a future sewer dweller. They are also a supergroup consisting of Scott Kelly (Neurosis) on guitar, Mike IX (Eyehategod) on vocals, Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) on sax/vocals, and Sanford Parker (Minsk, Nachtmystium) on drum machine and samples. This two track 7 inch is their debut release.