Avers is a brand new band featuring members of numerous Richmond bands that you know and love. You should know about these guys. Avers features Tyler Williams from The Head and the Heart, Alexandra Spalding and Adrian Olsen of Hypercolor, JL Hodges of Farm Vegas, James Mason of the Mason Brothers and Charlie Glenn of the Trillions.
The band announced its first run of shows including a stop at The Camel on December 26 (A nice post-Christmas present), Hardywood Brewery on Jan. 4 and Strange Matter on Feb. 1.
Watch a preview video from their forthcoming album “Empty Light.”
Local music blog Sounds of RVA has been highlighting the Richmond music scene and scooping me on many bands and stories for three years.
Since it’s the site’s 3rd birthday, it’s only fitting that blogger Sarah Lindsey is throwing an anniversary party to celebrate. She’s getting Canary Oh Canary, Negative Gemini and Imaginary Sons together at the Camel for a night of Richmond bands being awesome. Everyone should go to this.
“Licking Wounds,” the new album from My Darling Fury is available now and the guys will celebrate with a record release show on Friday, Nov. 8 at the Camel.
The group is reminiscent of acts like Andrew Bird and Fleet Foxes with a bit of Rufus Wainwright. My Darling Fury have just finished up an east coast tour with Kishi Bashi. Although the group approaches their music from a meticulous and artistic viewpoint, they aim to produce accessible and thoughtful pop-rock songs.
With Halloween just around the corner, Richmond has numerous shows on Thursday to scare the hell out of you.
Here’s what’s going on Thursday, Oct. 31.
Built To Spill will be playing at The Canal Club.
The Former Champions and the Silo Effect play the 4th Annual Halloween Costume Extravaganza at the Camel. There will be vendors, live painters and a costume contest. DJ Phil Dice spins between the band’s sets.
The Northerners and The Dirty Picture Show will be rocking Emilio’s.
Black Girls will be headlining the Halloween Creepy Crawl at Balliceaux.
In Carytown, RVA Magazine hosts Terror Triangle with New York Deli, Portrait House and Don’t Look Back joining forces for an 80s dance party with Bobby LaBeat, plus SCARY-OKE Karaoke and Zombie Photo Booth and Spooky Tacos.
And Strange Matter will be hosting J. Roddy Walston and the Business along with the Trillions and Sports Bar.
And on Saturday, Nov.2, head over to Strange Matter for Return of the Living Dead Bands Part V featuring performances of songs by dead bands the Misfits, Manowar, Filth, Wesley Willis, Velvet Underground, Dead Boys, Minutemen, The Pixies, Twisted Sister and Operation Ivy – brought to life by members of various Richmond bands. The talented Buster Britches will be hosting the festivities.
It’s almost Halloween and that means WRIR is getting into the spirit with its 6th Annual Monster Mashquerade Friday, Oct. 25at the Camel.
The night will feature performances by Six Track Amateur, Those Manic Seas, Mirror Kisses and a very rare show by the Shangri-Lords, an all-male supergroup of Richmond musicians playing girl group classics from the ‘60s. In-house WRIR DJs Ceci and Melissa of Mercury Falls will also be filling the place with dance grooves and spooky vibrations.
A mask is required and there will be prizes for best mask and best costume. Cost is a $5–10 donation to benefit WRIR Richmond Independent Radio.
I’ve been to the last couple and this is always a fun performance that you should make if you can. It’s always a big party with plenty of awareness for WRIR.
I loved Jenny Owen Youngs back when I first heard her music in 2006. I recently discovered that she released an album last year that I completely missed (and that I’m kicking myself for missing). The album, “An Unwavering Band of Light,” is a phenomenal collection of tracks and I realized why I fell in love with her music all those years ago. And imagine my excitement when I learn that not only is she coming to the Camel, she’s also playing with a stellar lineup of local and regional talent.
Jenny Owen Youngs will be performing at the Camel on Saturday, Sept. 28 alongside Tim BarryDes Ark and Dave Watkins. Get tickets by clicking here: http://ticketf.ly/14NCA6G
Singer-songwriter Austin Lucas, who released his latest album “Stay Reckless” on August 27, is bringing his incredible blend of folk punk to Richmond.
While Lucas has been kicking around the Americana scene for a while, he’s also been involved heavily with the punk and hardcore scene, touring across the country on the Vans Warped Tour.
Lucas will be coming to Richmond for a performance at the Camel on Monday, Sept. 16 with Richmond’s own folk rockers Paulo Franco, Josh Small and Jon Moreland. Paulo Franco, who also has a new EP coming up with a bunch of new songs written with Virginia singer/songwriter Shane Cooley, will be appearing WTVR’s Virginia This Morning Monday at 9 a.m. to promote the show.
Just because Fall Line Fest is technically over on Saturday night, there’s a buttload (that’s a specific measurement, people) of fun arts and music related things going on Sunday, so why not just continue the Fall Line Fest fun?
Here’s a list of what’s going on:
BRUNCH WITH THE OREGON HILL FUNK ALL-STARS AT THE CAMEL – 11 a.m.
Work off your hangover from twerking with Big Freedia and get some brunch while the Oregon Hill Funk All-Stars perform their funk influenced jams.
OLD-TIME JAME W/ TRIPP & JENNY JOHNSON AT CARY ST. CAFE – 2-5 p.m.
Every Sunday afternoon Tripp and Jenny Johnson present a folk and bluegrass open mic that’s has been going strong since 2003.
RADIO RUBBER ROOM presents ACCIDENTS, TOXIC MOXIE AT EMILIO’S – 9:30 p.m. Radio Rubber Room presents free local music every other Sunday at Emilio’s and this Sunday, come get crazy when Accidents (from DC) plays with local favorites Toxic Moxie.
SOCIETY SUCKER, TEEN DEATH, NAYSAYER, OUT CROWD (Early Show, 5 p.m.) and HOUSES, JAMAICAN QUEENS, MIRROR KISSES (Late Show, 9 p.m.) at STRANGE MATTER
More punk, hardcore and indie rock bands than you can handle are playing Strange Matter on Sunday. Head out there early to catch Society Sucker, Teen Death, Naysayer and Out Crowdor stay up late to hear Houses, Jamaican Queens and Mirror Kisses.
THE JAZZ WARRIORS AT BOGART’S – 7 p.m. The Jazz Warriors play their selection of hits throughout the night.
SLEEPY BROTHER AT TOBACCO COMPANY – 7:30 p.m.
Richmond’s best-kept indie folk secret. Love these guys.
CALIFONE AT CAPITAL ALE HOUSE – 8 p.m. Chicago experimental rock bandCalifonewill be hitting Cap Ale’s stage with a collection of fun songs.
Califone – Stiches
STEEP CANYON RANGERS, JOY KILLS SORROW AT MODLIN CENTER – 7:30 p.m.
Head over to University of Richmond’s Modlin Center for the bluegrass antics of Steep Canyon Rangers as they perform selections from their Grammy-winning album “Nobody Knows You.” Joy Kills Sorrow opens the show.
RVA PLAYLIST presents LIVE AT IPANEMA with THOSE MANIC SEAS – 10 p.m.
And if I haven’t bugged you enough about this FREE show at Ipanema with the ambient rock of Those Manic Seas, you all definitely need to be there.