The Stone Soul Music and Food Festival, which bills itself as Richmond’s “largest R&B, Gospel and Hip Hop festival,” is back, taking place this year on Saturday, June 1st 2013. This year will mark the ninth annual occurrence of this local event, which is presented by Radio One.
There was a time when a listener could purchase anything affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan without worrying whether the level of quality would hold up to that of their larger body of work. For several years after their inception, the group's output, alongside that of its component members and collaborators, defined itself by experimental tendencies and raw darkness unparalleled in anything that was going on in hip hop, especially the genre's more popular strata.
This weekend, we've got a special presentation for all you fans of hip hop, partying, and good times. Veteran RVA rappers Luggage have created an epic video trilogy in collaboration with local production house Studio 7E, and we'll be premiering one video from this trilogy per day throughout this weekend!
Famed environmentalist and photographer Ansel Adams will be featured in an exhibition opening at The Mariners' Museum in Newport News on Saturday, June 1. The exhibition, named Fragile Waters, focuses on the theme of water, and its vitality and value. Along with Adams, the exhibition will also feature photographs by Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly.
Feast RVA is among one of the most innovative non-profit organizations that Richmond has seen lately. Their main focus is funding and supporting creative community-outreach projects by local individuals. A 100% community-oriented organization, Feast RVA gains no profit from their regularly held local fundraising events.
A popular blog based out of Boooklyn (and Richmond, sorta), TheBLAAAHg.com, is in the process of raising money through the seemingly ubiquitous Kickstarter crowdfunding site to release a print version of their online publication.
In less than two months, Shannon Cleary will be presenting the third annual installment of WRIR And The Commonwealth Of Notions Presents, the annual live music series in which he presents a variety of local bands that have caught his fancy over the past year. He's got big things planned for this year, so without further ado, here is Shannon to tell you all about it!
Benjamin Løzninger is quite the renaissance man--the French-born artist, who currently resides in Brooklyn, also makes music, directs videos, and works as a sound engineer, among many other things.
Everyone thinks of Memorial Day weekend as the awesome start to a fun-filled summer; the three-day weekend where you are obligated to go to a music festival, the beach, the mountains... just generally get out of town and have fun. It's almost like if you don't go out and have fun this weekend, you are branded as a boring stick-in-the-mud who's entire summer is going to be spent sitting on the couch eating Cheetos after work.
It's that magic time of year again--Memorial Day weekend. Punks and metalheads alike put aside their differences, load their cars up with water bottles, beer, and money for merch, and head to Baltimore to check out Maryland Deathfest, the year's biggest metal party--which has expanded in recent years to also include a ton of D-beat, punk, hardcore, etc. But for those who come up a little short this time of year due to the inevitable crappy realities of finding new apartments to live in, struggling to save for the summer, or just generally being broke, it can also be a huge bummer.