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.
Here’s a little teaser of their newest song ‘The Knock,’ which will be premiered at the show at The National alongside three other new songs.
And because both Those Manci Seas and myself are so nice, I’m offering 2 pairs of tickets to this Saturday’s show for some lucky readers. Email me at email@example.com by noon on Thurs. for your chance to win!
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.
The guys from Live at Ipanema took a little summer break, but don’t despair. The series is returning and have a lot of great things in store. Already in the works is David Shultz’s new project Valdosta and Joshua Britton, aka Psalmships.
For those not in the know, Live at Ipanema is a free live performance series at Ipanema Cafe featuring local and regional artists that are recorded by Allen Bergendahl and photographed by PJ Sykes, and then shared online. Hilary Langford from Style Weekly just did this great piece on them, which you can read here.
The guys put together a collection of songs from the series and a slideshow of photos you haven’t seen before. Check em out here:
And don’t forget to join me on Sunday, September 8 when I guest curate the series with Those Manic Seas. It’ll be a fun time.
I’m happy to announce that I will be curating next month’s “Live at Ipanema” show at Ipanema Cafe. For those not in the know, “Live at Ipanema” is a free monthly show that features artists in an intimate setting that is recorded by master engineer Allen Bergendahl and photographed by photographer extraordinaire PJ Sykes and then shared online.
The band featured next month will be Those Manic Seas, who are making some serious waves in the Richmond music scene lately. They released a 7-inch single earlier this year entitled “Headache/Heartache” and are currently working on some new songs.
I would love all of you lovely readers to come to this show, which takes place on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 10 p.m. And it’s free.
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.
Nashville quartet The Features are playing Strange Matter on Thursday, May 16 with Those Manic Seas and Heyrocco just after the May 14 release of their new self-titled album. The new single is seriously catchy, throbing with a tense funk pulse, jagged guitar swipes and staccato synth lines.
After spending the last year supporting bands like Thrice and Circa Survive, O’Brother is kicking off its May tour at Strange Matter on Friday, May 17 with Shy Low and Comrades before hitting the road with Alice In Chains. The performance will be showcasing songs off of their debut album “Garden Window.”
And on Monday, May 20 indie pop band Bad Veins will be headed to Strange Matter in support of its new record “The Mess We’ve Made.” They’ve played in Richmond before with We Were Promised Jetpacks and are ready to party again.
Those Manic Seas need over 50 people for a video shoot on Sunday, April 14 for their new song “Headache/Heartache.” The video needs people in the house for a ‘house show’ type setting and they may need you to dress a certain way or be a certain color. The band promises that there will be free beer and CDs.