Looking at Marcus Hyde’s photos, I can’t help but wonder what led the man who started out shooting rocks and trees for his high school darkroom class into the realm of fashion photography. Despite its association with fashion, much of his work, in my opinion, has enough artistic merit to stand alone as portraiture. A number of his photos are startlingly erotic but far too too edgy for the likes of a Victoria’s Secret catalogue. The feminine form in its most statuesque incarnations reigns supreme.
This Sunday, as part of a night of independent cinematic entertainment, Gallery 5 will be screening Richmond cult classic The Taint. Recently released on Blu-Ray by legendary schlockmeisters Troma Entertainment, The Taint's outrageous special effects will appear at higher quality than ever.
Spring is here, lent is over, Easter has passed, and the weather might actually have figured out that it's time to warm up! So maybe this First Friday it'll actually be pleasant walking-around-outdoors weather. Wouldn't that be nice?
It's the first weekend in April, and despite the warm days and sunny skies ahead, it looks like we're in for a weekend of extreme brutality, between the crushing dubstep that is Excision on Friday, a smaller metal show at Wonderland on Saturday, and the black metal assault that is Absu on Sunday.
Charles Berger is a tattoo artist who plies his trade at Heroes and Ghosts in Carytown. We’ve known Charles for some time, and watched his talent grow immensely over the past few years. His work was featured in the Valentine Richmond History Center’s recent exhibition, History, Ink: The Tattoo Archive Project. This project featured the tattoos of current Richmond VA residents, and documented the importance of tattoo art in the artistic culture of RVA as we know it today. We caught up with Charles to talk about a number of things, from tattooing in Richmond to Victorian Futurism.
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.
1708 Gallery presents their annual art auction, Mixology, with honorable chair Shepard Fairey, this Saturday, April 6, at 8pm. The 23rd annual fundraiser features both a live and silent auction of over 60 artists.
Thursday, April 4, 10 p.m.
Photosynthesizers, Canary oh Canary @ Balliceaux - $5/21+
Photosynthesizers have been on a hiatus of late, but thanks to a new lineup, a fresh approach and a forthcoming new album, they're ready to reclaim their place amongst the best bands in Richmond once again.
Ladies and gentlemen, RVA dance parties just got awesomer than ever! B.A.D.A.S.S. Raves, Party Liberation Front, and RVA Mag are teaming up to bring you LASERFACE--the ultimate laser electro party, kicking off this month at Kingdom!
It was the weekend after St. Patrick's Day, and after a wild holiday (not necessarily involving fisticuffs), everyone was getting back into party mode. Meanwhile, at Strange Matter, an excellent night of tunes was set to pop in honor of Joe Dillon’s birthday.