Negative Gemini, the solo project of electronic musician Lindsey French, is based in Queens NY these days, but everyone who has been paying attention for a while is sure to remember the project’s roots here in RVA. Therefore, when Negative Gemini comes out with an EP as excellent as their brand new release, Real Virtual Unison, we have to let all the hometown fans know about it.
Vince Kane has a lot to prove. He’s been floating around the Richmond scene for a few years as a solo act, waltzing into tiny bars and clubs with a guitar and a fancy suit, but now he’s making the rounds with a full-time drummer and bassist. As a complete band–now under the moniker Vince Kane & the Incurables–Kane’s formal dress code has extended to drummer Ryan Scott and bassist Garreth Foard, and his penchant for Ziggy Stardust theatrics is now more dramatic and explosive than ever.
[Read more…] about Vince Kane & The Incurables make brave noise on A New Concrete–see them Friday at The National
Not much can be said about Didn’t It Rain that hasn’t been articulated. The amount of ink spilled regarding the album, both at the time of its release and in the year since Songs: Ohia songwriter Jason Molina’s passing, should come as no surprise. Not only could a solid argument be made for the album as his defining work, but also as his release most thoroughly possessed of the nuanced darkness towards which his body of work always inclined itself.
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Kick, Sundials’ new six-song EP, is a concise statement of identity. The flow and style of this EP show the band has honed their talent through the years. Don’t let the title mislead you–Kick is not an ephemeral work.
[Read more…] about Sundials deal with agoraphobia, adulthood on new EP; release show Saturday at Strange Matter
“Welcome home, class,” Prince announces as he stands before the chalkboard, preparing to introduce his new lesson/album, Art Official Age, to an entirely different generation of students, having rekindled his relationship with old flame Warner Bros after almost two decades.
As many of you know, Dave Lombardo is no longer drumming for the metal juggernaut that is Slayer. Of course, that doesn’t mean that he’s retired.
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