Shy, Low have signed with Seattle-based indie Spartan Records. The band’s EP, "Binary Opposition," will be released digitally and on 12” vinyl on June 25. A string of summer dates in support of the new release have also been announced. Big congrats go out to them! Shy, Low was founded by four members of post-metal outfit VESSEL from Richmond, Virginia in January of 2011. This experimental switch in genres resulted in a creative blend of instrumental compositions coming from the diverse and varying influences of the band’s four members. After their [...]
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Artist: Paper Route Title: In The Morning Link Text: In-The-Morning.mp3 File Name: In-The-Morning.mp3 Bitrate: 256 kbps Year: 2009
Artist: Paper Route Title: Tennessee Link Text: 13-Tennessee.mp3 File Name: 13-Tennessee.mp3 Genre: Alternative
Hard-rock group the Killing Daylights has been working tirelessly around Richmond for the past few years, playing regular gigs at Sharky’s in Innsbrook and Babe’s of Carytown and hitting events like the Watermelon Festival and most recently the Carytown Craft Beer Festival. Check out these new song from the group’s soon-to-be-released album.
By now, you all know what happened at Dominion Riverrock this weekend. For those who need catching up, Frederick "Toots" Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals was struck in the forehead when someone in the crowd threw a glass liquor bottlle at him. Toots immediately stopped the show, headed to the hospital and the show was shut down. The person responsible has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and public intoxication, according to Richmond police. Toots is doing fine and doesn't blame Richmond for one guy's action. I wasn't at this show, but I am deeply saddened [...]
Hypercolor is a new band fronted by Montrose Recording's Adrian Olson and features Alexandra Spalding (studio manager at Montrose Recording, played in The Razorektors, Annie & the Beekeepers, Lost in the Trees), Hugo Haggie, Keith Paul (Dumbwaiter, Dirty Banners) and Cre Moore (Lightfields, Dirty Banners). The band's recently released EP titled "Urz & Magda" was recorded and Mixed on a 1969 Flickinger Console at Montrose Recording. Hypercolor performs at Gallery 5 on Sunday, May 19 with Silversmiths and Brooklyn based Annie & the Beekeepers .
On Friday, May 17 at The Camel, Americana group The Green Boys will present a CD Release Party of its second album "Oh Delia." The band will be joined by Jackass Flats and the River City Band . "Oh Delia" features 12 tracks that all have a perfect feel for the coming summer. The Green Boys will be taking a short tour in June to spread the word on the new songs.
On Saturday, May 18, WRIR and its popular Tuesday night show, Edge of Americana, presents a rare and intimate concert by Appalachian Music Legends Wayne Henderson and Helen White in the acoustically-conducive setting of Westover Baptist Church on Westover Hills Boulevard. WRIR Promo Download: [...]
Artist: Andrew Link Text: waynehendersonpromomp3.mp3 File Name: waynehendersonpromomp3.mp3 Bitrate: 192 kbps Year: 2013
Music blog Sounds of RVA is putting on a new showcase at Bogart's in the Fan showing off local bands every month, and if anyone knows about good Richmond bands, it's Sounds of RVA. The first installment features the chamber folk of Zac Hryciak and the Jungle Beat , funk duo Boxwave (featuring one on cajon, a Peruvian percussion instrument and the other on bass) and prog rockers Starfish Prime . The Sounds of RVA Showcase at Bogart's in the [...]
The mission of the new Music Makers Exchange program is to cross cultivate audiences of performing musicians that write music, by featuring the craft of songwriting and to foster the spirit of collaboration among the artists performing. For each event, the audience experiences music from a different perspective, by learning about how the artists write, arrange and otherwise create their songs. The debut event is free and takes place at Gallery 5 on Thursday, May 16 and features My Darling Fury and Susan Greenbaum . [...]
Groovin' in the Garden starts Thursday, May 16 and promises to bring some great acts to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden including Josh Ritter, Bruce Hornsby and Yonder Mountain String Band. This week features singer songwriter Sam Beam, also known as Iron & Wine , who recently released his new album "Ghost on Ghost" as well as an amazing cover of Stephen Foster's "Hard Times Come Again No More." Iron & Wine's hauntingly beautiful music will be the perfect way to spend a summer evening.
Sound Check Studios is Richmond's newest music recording studio located in Scott's Addition at 3300 W. Clay St. It's an all-in-one music center, with a store, studio, practice spaces, warehouse storage and venue all under the same roof. The studio also does minor equipment repairs as well. Sound Check is having a grand opening on Saturday, May 18 with live music and special guests to christen the new studio and get the word out the space. Big Enough and The Kindling Kind will perform, while Little Ozzy and [...]
If you were wondering where to be every night this week, it's most likely going to be Strange Matter. There's a whole bunch of great shows coming up in the next few days. Broken Water are touring again after a long hiatus and have a show coming up on Wednesday, May 15 at Strange Matter with Canary Oh Canary, Whoa and Hoax Hunters . THe group's recent LP "Tempest" is full of big sounds and melodic fuzz reminiscent of Sonic Youth. [...]
In December, my buddy James from Appetite for Distraction sent me a CD of songs that made the charts last year and asked me to write a guest post. Five months later, I finally write it. Last December, James sent me a CD with the top songs of the year (Note from James: they weren't technically the top songs of the year. They were just the songs that had come out since the last CD for Guest Review was completed. But some of these songs WERE the top songs of the [...]
Negative Gemini is the darkwave solo project of local artist Lindsey French. She uses various synths and a vocal loop pedal and layers new wave-inspired melodies underneath brooding lyrics. The album is full of distinct influences from vintage new wave to shoegaze and dreampop and It's so damn catchy, I haven't been able to stop listening. You can order a cassette tape of her new album by clicking here
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