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.
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My friend Doug Stanford has been producing a music video web series AuxSend.tv for a while now. Aux Send showcases the talent of rising independent artists and bands in the Virginia area. Some of the performance and interviews include Nelly Kate, Wes Swing, Bryan Elijah Smith, Nick Coward & The Last Battle and others.
Now, Doug is happy to announce that Aux Send will be premiering on WVPT, a Virginia-based PBS station, on March 23 at 10 p.m., airing before Austin City Limits. The initial PBS broadcast run consists of 13 one-hour episodes, including material from the Web show, as well as unreleased performances. Aux Send can be seen on WVPT in the Shenandoah Valley, Central and Northern Virginia, Eastern and Panhandle West Virginia, Western Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania and Washington DC areas. WVPT’s coverage does not extend down to Richmond, unfortunately, but they’re working towards getting the show to a national distribution level through NETA/PBS, so hopefully it will in the future.
THe popular Silent Music Revival concert series returns for one night only on Sunday, Jan. 20 at Gallery5.
Silent Music Revival is an event that projects a classic silent film and has live music playing as the film’s new living soundtrack. These new soundtracks develop organically, and are completely improvised. The bands do not watch the films until they perform them the night of the event.
This month’s selection is Maya Deren’s 1943 silent film “Meshes of The Afternoon” with a live musical score by Nelly Kate. The opening film is the 1928 short “Hands: The Life and Loves of the Gentler Sex” with live musical score by Sonic Nectar.
It all takes place at Gallery5 on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 8pm sharp. Get there early. Seats tend to fill up fast.
Every year, the Richmond music scene has so many incredible albums come out, it’s such a hard time narrowing it down to a select few. Here are the best albums Richmond musicians had to offer for 2012. Enjoy.
DEAD FAME – FRONTIERS
HERRO SUGAR – SMOKING GENERAL KILLS STURGEON
ROAD KILL ROY – THE WORLD PASSES BY
SNOWY OWLS – WITHIN YR REACH
T-DIVISION – SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS
BLACK GIRLS – HELL DRAGON
WHITE LACES – MOVES
ANOUSHEH – THE TROUBLE I FIND
BRYCE MCCORMICK – LET IT GO
WOLF//GOAT – IN WATERMELON SUGAR
NELLY KATE – ISH ISH
HORSEHEAD – SYMPATHETIC VIBRATIONS
THE TRILLIONS – TRITONES
ANDREW LEAHEY AND THE HOMESTEAD
Technically, he’s not in Richmond anymore but he grew up here, plays around RVA often, most of the band is from here and it’s a really good album.
If you didn’t get a chance to see the InLight project that Dave Watkins and Nelly Kate did last Friday, check this out:
The Tom Tom Founders Festival of music, art and innovation, has been taking place in Charlottesville since April 13. But the big end of festival party is taking place next weekend (May 11-12) all around town. There’s a bunch of great music throughout the weekend including Josh Ritter, The Walkmen, J Roddy Walston and the Business, Hospitality and a whole lot more. I mean, just look at all the names in the graphic above.
Plus, there are a bunch of acts I’ve seen before that are phenomenal including Hope for Agoldensummer, The Hill and Wood, Carl Anderson, the Great Unknown, Birdlips and Invisible Hand (and that’s not even all the acts).
And RVA is being also represented well with No BS Brass Band, Dead Fame and Nelly Kate playing shows.
If you’re into good music and are looking for a quick weekend road trip, might I suggest taking in this festival?
Just a few shows to see this weekend.
On Saturday, April 7, electro-pop duo Breathe Carolina hits the National with The Ready Set. Their single “Blackout” has been grabbing media attention left and right. Expect one big dance party.
Also on Saturday, Billy the Kid and the Southside Boys will be performing at at Poe’s Pub. Openers will be Jon and Kevin from Horsehead with their acoustic side project the Dimmer Twins and kicking things off will be The Mirrors, a psychedelic indy group from Norfolk.
Frankie Rose has been in numerous indie rock bands including Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls and Vivian Girls and now she’s doing the solo thing. Her album, “Interstellar,” was released in February and earned a “Best New Music” recognition from Pitchfork. Frankie Rose performs at Strange Matter on Sunday, April 8 with White Laces and Nelly Kate.
Frankie Rose – Interstellar
Frankie Rose – Know Me
Frankie Rose – Night Swim
Frankie Rose – Candy
I saw first saw Nelly Kate perfrom at the Listening Room last year and was blown away by her music. Her layered sounds and voice grabbed your attention like no other and I’ve been looking forward to seeing what else she has up her sleeve.
Her album “ISH ISH,” primarily an analog record release, is set to be released this week, and from what I’ve heard already, it’s going to be one the best albums in Richmond this year. The first 300 copies of the album will be pressed on 180-gram virgin vinyl and come with a CD, plus a limited edition run of 100 copies will come with a 75-page book.
Nelly will release “ISH ISH” with a show at Strange Matter on Thursday, March 1. Also playing are The Pharmacy, Softspot and the Diamond Center.
And on Friday, March 2, Nelly will release a book of illustrations with a show Gallery 5 feat. Boas and Caged Animals. All of Nelly’s illustraions will be exhibited and Dave Watkins will be doing film projections as well.
And to finish up the weekend, there will be a Listening Party for “ISH ISH” at Steady Sounds on Sunday, March 4 with Nelly and White Laces.
Nelly Kate – Blue Badges
Excited now for Nelly Kate’s music? Well, keep reading because it’s…
I have two tickets for Nelly Kate’s Release Show at Strange Matter on March 1 to one lucky reader. All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me why you want them or something nice about me or how incredible Nelly’s music is. Deadline is Thursday, March 1 at noon.
2011 may be over, but things are already moving along in the Richmond music scene. Here are a bunch of artists who I expect to see big things from in 2012.
Seriously, I don’t need to say anything more about Dead Fame (pictured above) than I already have this past year. Just listen to them. The group has its debut EP coming out early next year and they’ve made such an impression on me, I’m excited to see what happens next. You’ve got one more chance to catch them live before 2012 when they play at GayRVA’s A-List New Year’s Eve at Aloft Hotel in Short Pump.
Dead Fame – We Can Run
I had heard many good things about singer-songwriter Nelly Kate, but didn’t get the chance to see her perform until late this year at the Listening Room, and without a doubt, she completely blew me away with her layered sounds and a voice that grabs your attention like no other. She’s set to release her album “ISH ISH” early next year and she’s been raising the money to do so through a Kickstarter page. We’ll be hearing a lot more from this young woman very soon.
Nelly Kate – Blue Badges
THE SNOWY OWLS
Snowy Owls have already been making waves throughout 2011 with their loud fuzzy rock sounds. Seriously, they were everywhere. They’ve released a few singles this year but not a full fledged album to speak of (maybe that’s in the works?). They also have one of the most entertaining live shows around.
DREW MARTIN AND THE LIMELIGHTS
These guys seemed to come out of nowhere, blasting pop rock everywhere they could. Their self-titled EP showed a lot of potential and this year, they’ve even had the chance to open for Switchfoot and the Airborne Toxic Event. Expect to hear more from this group in 2012.
Drew Martin and the Limelights – Calling Your Bluff
THOSE MANIC SEAS
Noise rock outfit Those Manic Seas have a strong debut album and a live show that’s full of energy and creativity (the group’s ‘lead singer’ isn’t real – go to a show and you’ll understand). They’ve only played a few shows this year, but I’m expecting a full on breakout as the new year progresses.
The night features classic Pavement songs from The Diamond Center, White Laces (pictured), Climbers, The Milkstains, Snowy Owls, Nelly Kate, Adah and plenty more.