Midnight Soulstice is a Richmond Soul and Funk radio show, hosted by Mr. Felty & DJ Pari, featuring guest artists and DJs.The show airs every Friday from 11pm-1am EST. Listen live at 97.3fm or WRIR.org
On tonight’s Midnight Soulstice, DJ Pari will dig deep in his box of vinyl goodies to bring you the sweetest selections of Soul music from the early 1960s to the early 1970s. We’re keeping it strictly Soul on this one - the right music for the first days of spring (or what feels like it, in spite of the rain).
Check out the latest YouTube sensation, a look at what a new Mortal Kombat film might look like if Kevin Tancharoen has his way. Tancharoen, who recently directed the new Fame, shot the short to show studios what his vision of the franchise entails. Fans of the game that introduced us to fatalities will be thrilled by the dark tone of this short, and martial arts fans should dig the terrific choreography on display in the Baraka/Johnny Cage battle contained therein.
The Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short was filmed in two days, and the fight scene was shot in four hours. The budget for this piece was $7,500, though most of the contributors offered their services up free of charge. Two cameras were utilized and the piece was in post-production for two months. No studios were affiliated with the short, and in fact, no studios were aware that it was being filmed. Michael Jai White (he of the modern classic Black Dynamite) plays Jax (referred to as Jackson Briggs here) and he would allegedly be one of the stars in the feature, though there is no word on whether or not Jeri Ryan (Sonya Blade) would also be included.
Tancharoen has confirmed that fatalities would be part of the film, and he obviously has a feel for the material and a vision for a new Mortal Kombat that has internet fans salivating. Will a studio buy in and allow Kevin Tancharoen to bring Mortal Kombat: Rebirth to the big screen? Who knows? Regardless, if you’re a fan of the game, you should definitely check out the short making waves online.
Richmonder living in New York, Jason Laferrera will be showing at everyone's favorite local book store Chop Suey on July 9th. Jason takes old maps and creates digital collages, mostly of birds and forest animals, to be made into limited run giclee prints. His work has been featured on Boing-Boing, NotCot and High Fructose.
So I'm stoked to be bringing you a new mix from one the PLF Dj's , our boy from Greensboro NC - Aline Nunez! This is a great mix to get your summer started right. Its deep, groovy, and chill .....a great listen for these humid days in the south....
Tastemakers Reinhold and Jennings bring you BOUNCE, our showcase of the best in local and regional deejays sets. PLF/RVA - working on bringing you the newest sounds from all over! For all the information you need email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Before the beginning of The Karate Kid, the latest franchise reboot to hit the scene, I unavoidably considered childhood memories of the original film on which it is based. It was so inspiring and uplifting that it carried with it a strong Rocky effect, in that you may feel an overwhelming urge to start working out the next day after watching it. I wondered if this reboot was going to succeed in capturing the same triumphant charm that made the original such a joy to watch. Unfortunately, though the movie delivers a feel-good fun time, it does not have the power of its predecessors to pack people into gyms and dojos.
ARTWHINO is a Baltimore gallery that reps the best street art between here and New York with shows regularly packing in thousands and pulling artists from the DC, Maryland, and Virginia regions. Their latest show features Tatiana Suarez and opens Saturday, June 17th at 6pm. For more information check out www.artwhino.com.
Parlovr - Parlovr (Dine Alone Records)
The lo-fi, live-in-studio vibe that this album generates is fitting for Parlovr's jangly, shambling pop style, which is reminiscent of some recent hipster faves like Phoenix, The Walkmen, or Titus Andronicus, but also recalls postpunk legends like Pere Ubu or The Mekons. Rough, unpolished rock n' roll fun.
Sleepy Sun - Fever (ATP Recordings)
Not content to remain in one genre, Sleepy Sun combine stoner-rock, freak-folk, and mellow ambience into a psychedelic stew. If you picture a collaboration between Black Sabbath, Joanna Newsom, and the Jefferson Airplane, you won't be far off. Highly recommended, especially for the hallucinogenically inclined among you.
The Wailing Wall - The Low Hanging Fruit (Jdub Records)
This guy is a few years late for the whole Devendra Banhart/Sufjan Stevens bandwagon. His mixture of freak-folk and ramshackle indie-pop is workmanlike and mediocre, and the songs are repetitive rather than catchy. E for effort, but this just doesn't do it for me.
Written by Richmond native Jean of phenomina78.xanga.com. These are her views and should not be considered a news report but a first person account of the situation down in Louisiana with the BP Oil Spill.
My sadness has turned to outrage! As planned, I was up and out the door by 6 a.m. heading down to Grand Isle, LA where, as you hopefully already know, the majority of the oil in Louisiana has hit the shores. BP has claimed the beach fronts for cleaning and they are off-limits to civilians. You can; however, drive to Grand Isle State Park and walk out on the fishing pier to see the coastline. You want to know what I saw?