Those of us who have been following Sea Of Bones for a while now could be tempted to give in to frustration at the infrequency of their activity. They seemed to have a good head of steam at the start until a van accident ended one of their tours (though mercifully nothing worse). Since then there have been occasional spurts of activity, but no documentation of their crushing output has been forthcoming since their 2007 album The Harvest.
For a five-piece indie rock band, Manchester Orchestra is quite appropriately named. Their dramatic musical epics are like pocket symphonies, combining the pensive, reverb-soaked Southern alt-country of My Morning Jacket with the emotional crescendos of Smashing Pumpkins, or more recent work by Brand New.
I'm a sucker for a good sketch comedy show - and while I'm yet to explore much from Australia's The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting, I think I have a new series of questions for our Aussie Intern when I see her next week.
Hi friends--hope your Halloween was awesome. We're all a bit tired from running around making Halloweek happen, but that doesn't mean we haven't been listening to new music! So here, to close out the week as always, are a bunch of great new jams we discovered over the past week and couldn't wait to pass on to you. Enjoy!
If you are a fan of animation or of quirky gothic films, it’s more than likely that you're familiar with the works of Tim Burton. However, this time of year always calls to mind one of his most outstanding cinematic achievements.
When we visited Charlottesville’s LOOK3 Festival earlier this year, we saw a lot of great art--but one exhibition we were really blown away by was Slumber Party Massacre. A collaboration between Charlottesville artists Rich Tarbell and Brian Wimer, this was a striking series of photographs in which the two artists restaged the 1982 horror film of the same name.
“I wasn’t raised to shoot for fame. I had the safety on... Come up for air, Come up for air.” -Cold War Kids, “Miracle Mile,” Dear Miss Lonelyhearts
Expectations can be a particularly tricky thing, and they often set an object or an idea up for disappointment.
Halloweek couldn't be complete without an event at the RVA mainstay Sticky Rice. Tuesday night played ghost-host to Halloweek Karaoke, and it was a blast.
A nearly unanimous decision on Monday by Richmond’s City Council is setting the stage for Richmond to pursue making Floyd Ave. a bicycling boulevard.