WITCHMOND MUSIC FESTIVAL: Coming This Weekend

by | Sep 17, 2010 | MUSIC

Witchmond is a blog devoted to the underground and experimental music scenes in Virginia. Despite the punning reference in the title, Witchmond’s coverage stretches beyond the boundaries of Richmond, incorporating other central Virginia cities such as Harrisonburg and Charlottesville. Founder Andy Dunlap is still based in Richmond and covers what’s happening here, but since Witchmond started in 2008, he’s been joined by the Harrisonburg-based Parker Girard, and Dylan Mulshine, who lives in Charlottesville. It’s Dylan who is responsible for the Witchmond Music Festival, which explains why it’s taking place in Charlottesville instead of here in Richmond. However, if you’re willing to make a short drive, you’ll be able to catch plenty of great experimental acts over the course of this weekend.

There are a total of four shows happening as part of the Witchmond Music Festival–three of them on Saturday, and one really long one on Sunday. The entire thing should wrap up in plenty of time for you to make that drive back to Richmond and get to work on time Monday morning. You really owe it to yourself to check it out.

The full lineup, in easily digestible form:


Witchmond is a blog devoted to the underground and experimental music scenes in Virginia. Despite the punning reference in the title, Witchmond’s coverage stretches beyond the boundaries of Richmond, incorporating other central Virginia cities such as Harrisonburg and Charlottesville. Founder Andy Dunlap is still based in Richmond and covers what’s happening here, but since Witchmond started in 2008, he’s been joined by the Harrisonburg-based Parker Girard, and Dylan Mulshine, who lives in Charlottesville. It’s Dylan who is responsible for the Witchmond Music Festival, which explains why it’s taking place in Charlottesville instead of here in Richmond. However, if you’re willing to make a short drive, you’ll be able to catch plenty of great experimental acts over the course of this weekend.

There are a total of four shows happening as part of the Witchmond Music Festival–three of them on Saturday, and one really long one on Sunday. The entire thing should wrap up in plenty of time for you to make that drive back to Richmond and get to work on time Monday morning. You really owe it to yourself to check it out.

The full lineup, in easily digestible form:

S A T U R D A Y S E P T E M B E R 1 8 T H

12PM THE BRIDGE PAI (209 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville VA 22902. $5)

5:30 YOHIMBE (raleigh nc)
5:00 ACID KICKS (philadelphia pa)
4:30 MYCEUM (charlotesville va)
4:00 DIM DUSK MOVING GLOOM (baltimore md)
3:30 FLESH CONTROL (richmond va)
3:00 THE THREE-BRAINED ROBOT (greensboro nc)
2:30 DYLAN LANGUELL (richmond va)
2:00 WAX LIMB (waynesboro va)
1:30 CONFEDERATE THREAT (richmond va)
1:00 BUCK (richmond va)

7PM TWISTED BRANCH TEA BAZAAR (414 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902. $7)

11:00 PC WORSHIP (new york city)
10:00 HALLELUJAH THE HILLS (boston ma)
9:30 LEFT & RIGHT (charlottesville va)
8:30 MICHELE SEIPPEL (richmond va)
8:00 TEAADORA (somewhere distant)
7:30 DERRICK HART (peoria, Il)

12AM AFTERPARTY AT MAGNOLIA (FREE–Magnolia is Dylan Mulshine’s house; you should be able to get the address at one of the two earlier shows that day)

GRAVES
RAW MOANS
NURSE BEACH
CAVES CAVERNS
BABYGIRLPUSSYCAT
FROM THE DARKEST PART OF THE WOODS

S U N D A Y S E P T E M B E R 1 9 T H

4PM THE SOUTHERN CAFE’ & MUSIC HALL (103 South 1st St, on the Downtown mall, Charlottesville, VA 22902, $10)

11:00 INVISIBLE HAND (charlottesville va)
10:00 RHYTHM BANDIT (charlottesville va) + PROJEXORCISM (hickory nc) COLLABORATION
9:00 ORDER (va)
8:00 HEIGHT WITH FRIENDS (baltimore md)
7:30 TRUE WOMANHOOD (washington dc)
7:00 MACAW (washington dc)
6:30 UGH GOD (philadelphia pa)
6:00 BUILDINGS (washington dc)
5:30 BLACK GIRLS (richmond va)
5:00 SOFTSPOT (new york city)

[All performers and timeslots subject to change]

As always, keep an eye on Witchmond for the latest word on all of these events. Questions can be emailed to Dylan Mulshine.

Marilyn Drew Necci

Marilyn Drew Necci

Former GayRVA editor-in-chief, RVA Magazine editor for print and web. Anxiety expert, proud trans woman, happily married.




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