Jun 8, 2012
WHERE: Gallery 5, 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, Virginia 23220
Joe Blossom is a renaissance man who hails from Wellington, New Zealand. An exponent of sonic piano “The Bloss” strives for minimalist avante garde pop. In other words he likes melody, but also likes the rough edge.He is backed by an "unusually inventive" rhythm section in his brother Flash Floods on bass and best mate Jack Frost, on drums.Ever the character, he believes in a little bit of show-biz which is reflected in his humourous videos and flambouyant stage manner. At his heart through, he’s a country boy who grew up farming, but was blown into the city of Wellington where he’s one of the scene’s more prominent and colourful fellows.His influences are the Top 40 songs he heard on the cowshed radio as a kid and the shimmering tones of the bands on legendary New Zealand indie label Flying Nun. A unique amalgam. His debut album NOCTURNES has been critically acclaimed and received a number of 5-Star reviews by some of the country's leading music critics.
Canary Oh Canary takes elements of showgaze and experimental rock to create a style that is entirely their own. In just a little under a year playing out, the group has already developed a strong fan base (with even Kyle Harris of Diamond Center calling them one of his favorites from Richmond). It's no surprise that they will be sharing the stage with Dean Fame, as both bands represents different ideas prevalent during the eighties. Canary Oh Canary will be performing during the RVA Music Fest at Balliceaux September 10.