This world of ours is one of mystery and intrigue.
Circle The Wagons, the newest album by Norwegian metal band Darkthrone, continues down the path the band has been exploring for the past few years, eschewing the hyperspeed black metal of their early days in favor of an extremely lo-fi punk/metal hybrid, for the most part sounding like Motorhead recording Amebix covers onto an answering machine from 1982.
Who knew RVA would throw down in such stellar fashion on a Tuesday?!
This sounds great to us; a day to draw! Each person gets eight pieces of chalk that they can pick up at Cary Court, Hip to be Round, or across the street from the Byrd; the intended theme is "What I Love About Richmond." From the event's Facebook Page:
We are trying to get thousands of people together on a beautiful spring day in April in Carytown to draw some great sidewalk art with sidewalk chalk. We are going to give away 30,000 pieces of chalk to anyone who wants it to draw on the sidewalks in Carytown. So that means you...whomever you are...you can draw something on a square of the sidewalk in Carytown.
Drew Bolduc, Dan Nelson, Eric Miller, Baylen Forcier all in one movie called The Taint. What is The Taint? Funny you should ask because I pulled all the information from their facebook post. This movie is going to be good, maybe even great like Seven Samurai but way better. I am not saying that because I am getting paid under the table to blog this post.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt band has been reincarnated as young, bearded, stoned-out, eclectic post-modern hipsters. They now call themselves the Futurebirds. Like in their past-lives as banjo-pickin’ yodelers, they still call Athens, Georgia their home base.
Our former intern and good friend Baylen Forcier has been living in Kyrgyzstan doing documentary work on Central Asia, and as most people don't know or simply don't care, the shit has hit the fan there. Baylen sent us this account of the day of the revolution, the article also includes a good bit of history leading up to that fateful day.
More recently, Baylen has footage of the aftermath. There is an eerie silence across the capital city of Bishkek as Baylen takes footage of burned-out tanks, protesters, anti-protesters, wrecked government buildings (The Kyrgyz White House, General Prosecutor's office), anti-semitic and anti-government graffiti, and more.
Filmmaker Peter Szijarto has put together a 10 part series of music videos for local talent Battle Flags and his debut album Color Engine. There is a video for each catchy song that makes a complete statement about the record. What that statement is - is up to you.
More below the break.