Patrick Bates - Live at The Listening Room

Singer/songwriter Patrick Bates released a live album recorded at the late Listening Room back in 2013 along with guest musicians Nate Mathews (The Moonbees), Marshall Costan (The Awesome Few, and who, as I just learned, engineered a Nethers album I reviewed back in the day), Amber Frye (Mount Lion, The Silent Type), and Kevin Cornell (Marionette, Glass Twin, Ocean Vs. Daughter).  Bates has been in a bunch of bands in the pastread up on his history via my buddy RVA Playlist

Catch Patrick Bates on Sunday, 9/14 @ The Broadberry with Marco With Love and Eric Hunter & The Distractions. 7:30 doors, $5.

drawing by Jennifer Kennedy

#trustfall I believe #churchofabe

#trustfall I believe #churchofabe

Lyric notebook had since middle school #the90s

Lyric notebook had since middle school #the90s

Ohbliv - Lewse Joints II

One of RVA’s best beatmakers, Ohbliv, has released a new album called Lewse Joints II, and you immediately become a cooler person after listening to just one track.  Starting off with “Imagination Station,” which I can only surmise is a fucked-up warped, eerie sample of the really old children’s program. The breezy 70s soul jammer sets the stage for what’s to come: badass clips morphed into even more badass loops. 

photo by Paxico Records


Studio C: The Community's Studio!

WRIR is trying to renovate one of its offices into a studio, but the independent radio station needs your help!  Ergo, Studio C: The Community’s Studio. 

They only have until September 15th, and as of this writing they still need almost $1,000.00. 

"Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment, upgrade utilities, and offer training on the new technology. Once the studio is completed, you’ll hear more live performances and programs produced by more volunteers. Here’s what we need to equip the studio: multi-track broadcast boards and mixers, monitors, digital audio workstations with recording software, portable drum and vocals booths, lots of sound proofing, sound absorption, and plenty of headphones!"

Meet the man who studies indie music economies. (Yes, he’s in a band too)

The Washington Post published an interview on Monday with a “music geographer.”  There are so many people already doing some of his suggestions.  But we really need the city itself to lend a hand.  What areas of the city would you like to see transformed by live music?

Pulcher Fight - A Place to Die Face to Face

Singer/songwriter Andrew Seymour has recently moved to Richmond and just released a 5-song EP under the name Pulcher Fight.  His lo-fi folk songs resonate as acoustic meanderings and his slight falsetto is reminiscent of Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse. The Americana folk styling of “Strange One” crosses into some psychedelic territory with some Ween-esque layered vocals. 

GLOBAL A GO-GO: September 2014 Concert Calendar

WRIR DJ Bill Lupoletti (“Global A Go-Go”) picks the best world music shows this month! 

Lost Tribe - Solace

Lost Tribe is getting ready to release a new album, Solace, in October, and two songs are up on Bandcamp.  The two goth punk tunes are on point.  At almost five minutes in length, “Century” brings the dark vibes and eerie guitar riffs.  Industrial ingredients make the sounds steampunk as fuck in “Midnight Rain.”

Catch Lost Tribe this Sunday (9/14) @ Banditos with gothwavers Dead Fame. 10 pm, FREE. 

OR catch Lost Tribe on 9/18 @ 25 Watt with Crimson Scarlet (Bay Area female-front post-goth), Survival (NYC female-front dark surfwave), and R-Complex (local goth noise).  8:00 pm, $6.

Lost Tribe will go on tour starting in October:

10.29 RVA LP release party (Patrick Henry Pub feat. DJ Shrevansty)
10.30 Pittsburgh, PA
10.31 Chicago, IL
11.1 Milwaukee, WI
11.2 Cleveland, OH
11.3 Buffalo, NY
11.4 NYC
11.5 Boston, MA
11.6 Montreal, QB
11.14 LA
11.15 Oakland, CA
11.16 San Francisco
11.17 Chico, CA
11.18 Ashland, CA
11.19 Portland, OR
11.20 Seattle, WA
11.21 Vancouver, BC
11.22 Portland, OR
11.23 Arcata, CA