Join Area Woman and local resident DJ Olena Summers for a funky get down on a fine Friday night. We’re going to be bringing the disco, funk, international, soul heat to keep your bodies moving. Join us for a cocktail or three or just come say hello! See you there!
New York artist Maria Chavez will complete a ten-day artist residency at University of Richmond with this performance and Q&A that will also feature current students engaged in working with sound as an art form. The university will present this performance and conversation as well as an exhibition of her work in the Harnett Museum of Art, as part of a city-wide Sound Arts Festival running from March to August 2018.
Born in Lima, Peru, Chavez is an an abstract turntablist, sound artist, and DJ. Accidents, coincidence, and failures are themes that unite her sound sculptures, installations, and other works with her solo turntable performance practice. She is a research fellow of the Sound Practice Research Department, Goldsmith’s University in London. Her work and performances have been presented internationally, including at the Donald Judd Foundation in Marfa, Texas; the Rhode Island School of Design; the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; and Berklee College, Valencia, Spain.
Organized by University Museums and presented in partnership with Modlin Center for the Arts, UR Department of Art & Art History, and UR Department of Music. Sponsored in part by the Cultural Affairs Committee.
Come see why everyone’s talking about Little Saint. Straight off of their Elby award win for best new restaurant, Little Saint’s starting a late night scene that’s gaining attention. RVA’s best DJs every Friday night. This week, DJ Mike Murphy. Perfect night to discover that Little Saint is your new favorite spot.
New Wave, Post-Punk and Synthpop from DJ Cortes and DJ DEVOLVED (Vinyl Conflict) 👌👽
No cover, late night drink and snack specials till close or till we run out 👀
Movement is a Richmond-based all-vinyl DJ event focused on getting y’all to groove and move with us to an eclectic mix of tunes from the post-punk spectrum: new wave, goth rock, synthpop, jangle pop, no wave, punk-funk – you get the gist. In addition to spinning post-punk records, Movement works to bring local and out-of-town post-punk acts onto the stage.
Canadian DJ Rezz accomplished her mission of bringing peace through music as she blew the crowd away at Friday night’s show at the National. Sporting her signature spiral glasses, Rezz had fans hypnotized with her tunes.
Promoting her Mass Manipulation album, the show featured many songs off the DJ’s debut album. Hearing the single “Premonition” live was an intense experience and it sent the crowd into a frenzy of cheers and applause. Her vibrant nature came out through her music as well as her movements with her swaying and pumping to the heavy beats. Her energy and vibe on stage never wavered and kept the crowd on their feet throughout the show.
Rezz’s visuals were amazing, rotating through numerous mind-bending fractal patterns that got so vivid, there was a point where I thought I was being sucked into a kaleidoscope. She also added some visuals from her Mass Manipulation comic book, which enhanced the effect of her psychedelic-based tunes.
The DJ gave a shout out to her visuals team, and it the trance-like shapes and colors kept the packed venue invested and fixated on her the entire night. Rezz’ hectic tour schedule has had her playing several music festivals and she will continue to tour into January, but she showed no sign of fatigue during her set Friday night.
“This was our second time seeing her in the past two months(last time being at lost lands) and she put on a different set, this one was definitely the best,” Rezz fan and Richmond local Tara told RVA Mag at the show.
Before exiting the stage, Rezz gave her fans a treat, an unreleased track which seemed to get everyone stoked and get their energy back up.
And openers No Mana and K?d, put on an excellent performance and did a great job of hyping up the crowd before the main attraction. Rezz, thanks for coming to Richmond, your radiant presence, and hypnotic tunes will always be welcome.
Photo Credits: Renee Brown