Good Day RVA is a new take-away series of live performance music videos that features the city river-soaked, song-in-your-head, covered in alley grit, striving for a cup of coffee.
James McCartney, the son of none other than legendary Beatle Paul McCartney, will be be making a stop at The Camel on Sunday, May 26 in support of his just-released album “Me.” Richmond’s own Goldrush will be opening.
James McCartney – Strong As You
In the next few days, Road Kill Roy will be releasing a new song called “Dissipate” to iTunes and Spotify. It’s the first of three new ones they recorded with Pedro Aida, and it looks like they’ll be releasing one at a time over the next few months.
Listen to “Dissipate” here
Also, here’s Road Kill Roy covering Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U”
Just in case you didn’t know, Of Montreal will be playing at the Canal Club on Thursday, May 23. They’re very artistic and somewhat crazy, but I love them. They have a brand new album entitled “Lousy With Sylvianbriar” coming out this fall and I can’t wait for it. Enjoy the exotic sounds of the songs below and you’ll understand why the Canal Club will be nuts when they perform.
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 first tour and mild success of their debut record, the band began to contemplate what direction they wanted to take in their future musical endeavors. They strived to produce more atmospheric, emotive, and visual compositions that would demonstrate the band’s developing musical identity. Over a span of six months, Shy, Low wrote just two songs, carefully crafting and revising each section until they felt entirely confident in its structure. Out of this surgical writing process came the two tracks that would be included on the band’s second release, Binary Opposition: “Presence” and “Absence.” The digital version of the album also includes a bonus track entitled “Voyager.”
Check out the video for “The Intent” by RVA hip hop emcee Chance Fischer, who recently dropped a new EP titled “The Sneaker Bar Presents The Preview EP: So Soleful.” I’m really enjoying listening to his music and look forward to hearing more.