Every Friday night, RVA Mag brings you a playlist curated by Virginia’s most influential artists, musicians, and institutions.
This week’s comes to us from Big No, a psychedelically oriented Richmond group who’ve been around for a while, and just released their self-titled latest full-length at the beginning of 2020. On their new album, the group, led by guitarist Nathan Grice and keyboardist Heather Jerabeck, move from the hazier sound of their earlier material in a more grounded, melodic direction, to entirely positive effect.
Of the playlist that they have put together to share with RVA Mag’s readership, Grice tells us, “It got pretty long. Most the songs are songs I’m inspired by for writing songs for the band. But everyone added songs. Adam likes hardcore, Heather likes Kate Bush and French music, Josh likes Mills Brothers, and Lance loves Coltrane. I’d suggest listening to the playlist on shuffle.” Expect to hear quite a few different sounds, all contributing to the wide variety of influences that come together to create Big No’s music.
Big No are currently scheduled to perform tonight at Gallery 5, along with Caverns Of Pine, Unmaker, and VV. However, in the current moment of coronavirus concerns, event plans are certainly subject to change, so check back with Gallery 5 to be sure all is well before you head down there. Regardless of what goes down, though, Big No have given you quite a bit to listen to this weekend, and that’s always a great thing.
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