Brooklyn's fascinating band Ex Cops came on the scene in 2012 with a sound riddled with cloying melodies and energetic hooks. Their first album, True Hallucinations, was extremely well-received by the press, who were mostly captivated by the band's record store cred that undoubtedly spurned their curious amalgam of different genres.
Australian muralist Meggs came through Richmond this summer and wowed everyone with his colorful contributions to the Richmond Mural Project.
Most people would be confounded by the sound of bagpipes wafting through the morning air, but for me, it is the music of my forebears, and my cue to drink whiskey and porter.
A local Halloween comedy tradition carries on bigger and better than ever this year, as Coalition Theater presents Nightmare On Broad Street 2, a three-day comedy/horror event that begins tonight and lasts through Saturday, November 1. This Halloween-themed comedy weekend will mix the latest editions of longtime Coalition favorites with brand new events, all guaranteed to have you screaming... with laughter!
The week of all things Halloween is upon us. The parties and other sorts of spooky, fun shenanigans have already gotten underway, and there are many more to be had in the days to come. Among the most memorable events people look forward to every year are Halloween shows.
When most people think back on Halloween, the walk down memory lane may include the old neighborhood trick-or-treat route, the homemade costumes someone made you wear, those plastic vampire teeth that never fit inside anyone’s mouth, and using a pillowcase instead of a real bag for candy because it held more inside. However, the most memorable part of anyone’s past, present, and future Halloween experience will always be the haunts.
[WARNING: I will be using the term "R-Words" throughout this article because I have no idea what's right anymore]
"He won't eat his dinner," Tanya Snyder said to her husband, Dan, as he walked into the Snyder manor front door.
Thursday, October 30, 5 PM
Iron Chic, Crow Bait, Cancers, Hold Tight @ Strange Matter - $10 (order tickets here: http://ironchicrva.eventbrite.com/)
Stay Sweet Records is technically a label, but they've only released a couple of things over the past few years. However, I doubt most RVA residents mind, since Stay Sweet's real area of emphasis for a long time has been bringing the best pop-punk, emo, and melodic rock n' roll bands in the world to Richmond for kickass live shows. And now they're doing it again, bringing in Long Island's Iron Chic for a Devil's Night performance we'll not soon forget.