BRAIN DRAIN is Baaaaack !!!

by | Aug 27, 2010 | POLITICS

BRAIN DRAIN is back this Saturday. To understand what this means, I gotta take you back a few years in my hot tub time machine. The Richmond party scene always raged but there wasn’t a go-to that you knew was going to rip every time and be filled to the brim with attractive people. There were a number of quality parties but nothing steady to save the army of college kids from the weekly Tiki Bob’s and Have A Nice Day Cafe “meat-market” club nights. If you wanted to dance, Richmond was lame.

Then the masterminds behind the now defunct (and sorely missed) Henry Gallery changed that by uniting a group of talented djs under the banner of HENROCK. There was much rejoicing and debauchery as the thing everyone was looking for was happening at CLUB 534 every month and through strong branding and great music, built a strong following.

But all things come to an end and as Henry fell off (and eventually closed its doors) out of the ashes rose the Audio Ammo crew in their second reincarnation. They tagged the monthly BRAIN DRAIN, added a new signature design sense and sound, and kept the ball rolling.

BRAIN DRAIN is back this Saturday. To understand what this means, I gotta take you back a few years in my hot tub time machine. The Richmond party scene always raged but there wasn’t a go-to that you knew was going to rip every time and be filled to the brim with attractive people. There were a number of quality parties but nothing steady to save the army of college kids from the weekly Tiki Bob’s and Have A Nice Day Cafe “meat-market” club nights. If you wanted to dance, Richmond was lame.

Then the masterminds behind the now defunct (and sorely missed) Henry Gallery changed that by uniting a group of talented djs under the banner of HENROCK. There was much rejoicing and debauchery as the thing everyone was looking for was happening at CLUB 534 every month and through strong branding and great music, built a strong following.

But all things come to an end and as Henry fell off (and eventually closed its doors) out of the ashes rose the Audio Ammo crew in their second reincarnation. They tagged the monthly BRAIN DRAIN, added a new signature design sense and sound, and kept the ball rolling.

The crowds responded and kept getting bigger and this in turn set off a whole new wave of club djs and places that wanted them to play.

The RIchmond club scene benefited and the stage was set for the packed out weekly 1500+ RVAlution and a slew of smaller parties all around town that came later.

Now here we are, BRAIN DRAIN is baaaack to kick off this school year and the OG of the current Richmond club craze (or rave craze) is happening this Saturday at the Hat Factory. According to the FB event post, there are over 900 people already coming. If you hadn’t been, you should and if you’ve been, you know.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=145415042144986&ref=mf
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See you there.

Also, be on the lookout for the new Audio Ammo site audioammokills.com

Full disclosure: RVA is a sponsor.

R. Anthony Harris

R. Anthony Harris

I created Richmond, Virginia’s culture publication RVA Magazine and brought the first Richmond Mural Project to town. Designed the first brand for the Richmond’s First Fridays Artwalk and promoted the citywide “RVA” brand before the city adopted it as the official moniker. I threw a bunch of parties. Printed a lot of magazines. Met so many fantastic people in the process. Professional work: www.majormajor.me




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