Instead of verses I see fireballs and instead of punchlines, I hear karate chops. I’m talking about RVA local emcee Whop Da Squire of Broad Street Elite.
Last week I introduced you to a special series for this month titled “The Women Of RVA.” There are just so many phenomenal women in RVA that deserve so much attention for their contributions to the community.
In a time when it seems like the entire history of recorded music is becoming accessible with a minimum of effort, and genre revivals dominate the landscape with a ubiquity that has prompted much critical hand-wringing and even a widely-read book on the subject, it can be tough to locate artists that are truly progressive and forward-looking in their outlook. However, Behold The Arctopus are far from an average, run-of-the-mill band. In fact, while they tend to be classified as a metal band, this instrumental trio's music is so complex, progressive, and downright unusual that it's tough to say that they belong in any genre.
It was only a few days ago that we were telling you about GWAR's brand new GWAR-B-Q Sauce, and already it appears that another RVA metal band has gotten in on the edible liquid production racket. As befitting their status as the hardest-partying quartet of axe-slinging metal warriors within the metropolitan area, Municipal Waste has joined with the staff at craft brewery Three Floyds to create their very own signature beer, the Toxic Revolution Stout Ale.
William Shakespeare’s The Tempest premiered with great reception at St. Catherine’s School March 7th and will continue to show through March 30th.
Ladies and gentlemen, it's finally here--the Spring 2013 issue of RVA Magazine is out today! This issue will reveal the long-awaited results of our End Of The World Readers Poll, in which YOU voted to determine your favorite local bands, artists, bars, pizza places, and much more.
Conventional wisdom would suggest that improving the standards of quality applied to the component parts of any creation would constitute an overall improvement. It’s doubtful there would be any arguments with a stronger roof on a building or a car with more responsive brakes. But when it comes to the construction of rock songs, sometimes worse is better, and The Shirks are an excellent example of this.
This weekend has everything: hot weather, probably a little cold weather, Saint Patrick's Day on Sunday, and plenty of great things going on to usher in the beginning of the warmer season. Here are just some of the awesome events you can check out!
Saturday, March 16, 8 p.m.
The Trigger System presents Pinback, JP Inc. @ Canal Club - $15.00 Advance http://thecanalclub.com/online_ticket_center.htm / $18 door
Since 1998, San Diego’s Pinback have been an influential indie rock band. Touring in support of their newest LP Information Retrieved, founding members Rob Crow and Armistead ‘Zach’ Smith will be bringing their highly regarded live show down by the Kanawha Canal this Saturday night--and everyone in Richmond just has to be there.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have big news--this June, at a venue not far from here, three of the all-time titans of shock rock will be performing on the same bill! That's right, the Masters Of Madness tour, starring Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, and GWAR, will be hitting the stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Monday, June 17th! Tickets for this show don't even go on sale until this Friday, but your friends at RVA Magazine have a pair of lawn tickets to give away--and you've got a chance to win them before they even go on sale!