Every Friday night, RVA Mag brings you a playlist curated by Virginia’s most influential artists, musicians, and institutions.
This week’s installment of this long-running series is brought to us by none other than Mikrowaves, an all-star band featuring a variety of the city’s musical household names coming together for a multi-genre party incorporating blues, Afro-Caribbean sounds, go-go, Latin funk, and much more. The group features musicians from a variety of popular local groups, including Bio Ritmo, The Big Payback, Fear Of Musie. The group is led by Edward Prendergast, who has been making excellent music in quite a few different projects, including The Big East and Amazing Ghost, for over two decades now.
The resulting sound fearlessly leaps and bounds between genres and musical traditions from all around the world, bringing it all together into a potent sonic cocktail you’ll only find right here in Richmond. Much the same can be said about the playlist the group has crafted for us this week, in fact; it’ll take you on a musical trip around the world and keep you dancing all the while. Spice up your weekend with this high-energy soundtrack, then journey to The Dark Room on Saturday, February 8 to see Mikrowaves bring the heat in a live show sure to get you steaming.
Cut loose, Virginia.
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Music Sponsored By Graduate Richmond