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StudioB RVA – Merciful Zero, B4NK MACHIN3, Omen Stones, Ryan Kent

B4NK MACHIN3 – Days Like These (new)
-members of The Seymores, Dynamic Truths, Coral, Fudge, Dark Little Rooms.

Merciful Zero – Melonite Kingdom
No Filter Through the Vortex
Live at The Camel Wed. Sep 21
WITH: Darkness Is Falling, The Saturn Death Cult, Earth Dog Mothership
EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/643944286930430
MercifulZero.com
At Another Round Bar and Grill Oct 8

Omen Stones – Black Cloud (new)
-Erik Larson (ATP, AVAIL, Lord By Fire) – drums, Ed Fierro (Tel, Desert Altar) – bass, Tommy Hamilton (Druglord) – vocals, guitar

Ryan Kent (with Chris Farmer) – Dying Comes With Age (new)

River City Limits on WRIR – Spring Fund Drive

I hosted River City Limits on WRIR on Saturday April 23rd.  It’s two hours of RVA-area music every Saturday from 5-7pm at 97.3fm or listen online here.  We’re in the middle of the Spring Fund Drive and your support of Richmond’s Independent Radio Station is greatly appreciated.

Support WRIR here.

or HERE

PLAYLIST:

BABY BUGS – Hey Bunny

HOTSPIT – Epitaph

FM SKYLINE – Astral Baths

COLIN PHILS – Trust/Fall

DUMB WAITER – FRZK

NO BS! BRASS – Undying

I AM THE LIQUOR – Destroyer of Worlds

JJ SPEAKS – Sneaky Little Wizards

SEPARATION – Rise of Kings

JORDAN TARRANT – I’d Be A Liar

JUSTIN GOLDEN – Ain’t Just Luck

THE JOB – Here For You

WARD HARRISON – Miranda

.GIF FROM GOD – Take The Flesh and Make It Stretchy

DEAD FORMAT – Daybreak

MURDERSOME – Living Is Illegal

PRAYER GROUP – Michael Dose

GULL – Mouth To Match

DEAD BILLIONAIRES – Engines

LUCY IN BATTLE ARMOR – Funk Jedi

MISTER EARTHBOUND – Animal

PRABIR TRIO – America

SAMMI LANZETTA – The Borderline

Many of these can be found in my Bandcamp collection here. 

Activate! on WRIR 4-14-22 (filling in for Mike Rutz)

Mike Rutz’s show Activate! on WRIR is known around the station as one of the most challenging shows to do, especially since you’re sitting in for Mike who does it every week.  He’s used to it.  It’s an audio music calendar featuring music from bands and artists who will be playing in the Richmond area over the next week.  So you have to do a lot of research for it in a short amount of time and also find music to play which should represent the artists appropriately.  Do you play the new single?  Or do you play an old favorite?  What do you play by local artists who listeners may or may not know?  It’s fun, but you want to do it justice.

I sat in for Mike on Thursday and even though it’s a relief to find plenty of music to play and plenty of live dates to promote, there is always so much more that you could play and highlight.  And that speaks highly of Richmond’s live music scene which is pretty cool.

 

2022 0414 Activate! – Host Jay Smack (in for Mike)

FM SKYLINE – Astral Baths (local)
Black Iris; April 16 @ 8:30pm (w/ Alfred; FM Skyline; DHEMO; DJ Bedspread Radio)

HOTSPIT – Epitaph (local)
SIPPER – Party (NYC)
Hotspit (w/ Loving; Sipper) @ The Broadberry; April 21 @ 7pm

AUDACITY BRASS BAND – Raise Your Glass (local) Brambley Park; April 15 @ 9:30pm

DUCTTAPE JESUS – Fiddy Cent (local)
The Camel; April 18 @ 7pm (w/ Hunting Dog; Digital Hell)

DEAD BILLIONAIRES – Engines (local)
PRABIR TRIO – America (local)
Dead Billionaires EP , The Camel; April 20 @ 7pm (w/ Dead Psychic; Prabir Trio; Sweet Potatoes)

DUMB WAITER – Frzk (local)
GULL – Mouth To Mouth (local)
Gallery 5; April 16 @ 7pm (w/ Gull; Payton Baril)

LUCY IN BATTLE ARMOR – Funk Jedi (local)
JJ SPEAKS – Sneaky Little Wizards (local) – news of a special show in Sept later BABY BUGS – Hey Bunny
Bandito’s; April 16 @ 9pm (Lucy In Battle Armor, JJ Speaks; Baby Bugs)

.GIF FROM GOD – take the flesh; make it stretchy (local)
Benefit for Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project at Ask a punk; April 20 @ 8pm (w/ Prisoner; Terror Cell; Cimitir)
PRISONER – Tyrant (local)
Benefit for Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project at Ask a punk; April 20 @ 8pm (w/ .gif from god; Terror Cell; Cimitir)

CIRCLE JERKS – Coup d’Etat (live)
7 SECONDS – Here’s Your Warning
The Broadberry; April 18 @ 7pm (w/ Negative Approach; 7 Seconds)

SEA OF STORMS – Gentleman’s Jam (local) DARK WATERS – Mazy (local)
Cobra Cabana; April 15 (w/ Dark Waters; NC 17)

SUPERCHUNK – Endless Summer (Chapel Hill)
Richmond Music Hall; April 16 @ 7pm (w/ Torres)

DELTA SLEEP – Planet Fantastic
COLIN PHILS – Trust/Fall
GENDER ROLES – Dead or Alive
Canal Cub; April 19 @ 7pm (w/ It Looks Sad.; Gender Roles; Colin Phils)

DEAD FORMAT – Daybreak (local)
NINTH REALM – All Hail Treachery (Maryland)
The Bike Shop; April 15 @ 7pm (w Heavy Is the Head; Defying Death; Wasted Space; Dead Format; Ninth Realm; Gradal Slip)

HOT TUNA – I See the Light The Tin Pan; April 18 @ 7pm

TIN CAN FISH BAND – Long Time Blue
Sound of Music; April 16 @ 5pm (w/ Craigslist Jerry; Kooler Heads)

THE JOB – Here For You (local) -new

SEPARATION – Rise of Kings
MURDERSOME – Living Is Illegal
I AM THE LIQUOR – Destroyer of Worlds
Reunion show Sept 17 at Canal Clubwith Murdersome, I Am The Liquor, Fallen Under, JJ SPeaks

StudioB RVA – Doug Nunally – The Newlin Music Prize

Doug Nunally runs the online Richmond-area music magazine The Auricular and has spearheaded the creation of the new Newlin Music Prize,  “an award given to the best full-length album from the Richmond-Petersburg, VA metropolitan area based solely on artistic merit without regard to style or popularity.

Named after musical prodigy, VCU professor, and performer Dika Newlin (1923-2006), the prize launched in 2022 to award its first ever award for albums released in the previous calendar year. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize in the hope of fostering future recordings and performances.”

Newlin Music Prize short list

The Auricular

StudioB RVA

StudioB/RVA – Thunderchief, DJ Harrison, more..

Thunderchief – King of the Pleistocene
-dedicated to Curtis Payne
Synanthrope
Released YESTERDAY
Rik Surly, Erik Larson
PRESS RELEASE:
“Synanthrope”
“Synanthrope” is the latest THUNDERCHIEF album to be released straight to Digital on Friday, December 3, 2021 (The Last 2021 Bandcamp Friday!).
Physical media release is planned for early 2022.

The band took a different direction in writing “Synanthrope”, almost as a direct response to artists who feel they have to belong in a particular “box” when writing/releasing music. By no means does this mean it’s better, it’s just a more relaxed approach to staying in the now.

THUNDERCHIEF – “Synanthrope”
Copyright 2021 THUNDERCHIEF

Recorded by Mike Dean – Raleigh, NC
Mixed by Mark Miley – Richmond, VA
Mastered by Nick Zampiello – New Alliance East
Photos by Chris Boarts Larson

THUNDERCHIEF is:
Rik Surly- Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Erik Larson- Drums

Shiva Bulldozer – Mother Dear
Former members of Krell, Terminal Bliss, others
Unreleased

The Wimps – Mary
Pillow and Blankey
Released Thu – Dec 2
Recorded by Mitch Clem
Mastred by Allen Bergendahl

Sammi Lanzetta – Borderline
Single

Bucket – Because of You
New single
Released Nov 22

Gnawing – Germs Burn
Single
Released Nov 2021

DJ HARRISON – 2021 Disco feat. Stimulator Jones
Tales From the Old Dominion

Butcher Brown – Frontline
(CARRTOONS remix)
Originally released on KingButch

StudioB/RVA – DUST, Fight Cloud, Jared Jones, Gold Connections, PJ Sykes

StudioB is starting to roll back into form after many months of spotty releases.  The last year was hard on everyone, and the creative community was gut punched as venues closed and artists did whatever they could to remain productive and inspired.  This episode features new music from these Richmond-area artists,  all released in 2021, much of it worked on during lockdown in 2020.

Show notes and links at www.studiobrva.com.

StudioB/RVA – Ink To Spill – Bob Sauer

Ink To Spill is what has been described as a “virtual band”, with songwriter Bob Sauer living in the Tidewater area of Virginia and the rest of the band spread out around the country including areas such as Seattle and Chicago.  But they all come together to make music.  And they work with the RVA-based Marketing Mixtape .  Bob talks about getting the band together, dealing with the pandemic when they were already something of a virtual band separated by geography, inspiration and the creative process.  Also hear Ink To Spill songs Hyd’n (latest single), Lenny  and Chalk Lines

Ink To Spill on Spotify

Ink To Spill Social:
FB , IG , YT , Twitter

Good Eye Podcast Ep54 – Ryan Kent – Poet, Writer, Vocalist

Ryan Kent is a published poet, writer and former vocalist for the band Gritter.  His poetry collections include “Hit Me When I’m Pretty”, “This Is Why I Am Insane” and “Poems For Dead People” and “Tomorrow Ruined Today” – a collaboration with his Dead Books Publishing co-owner Brett Lloyd.  Gritter releases on which he is lead vocalist include “Welcome To The Sinkhole”, “Nobody Cares”  and a self-titled EP when they were known as “Rube”.  He’s currently working on several projects performing spoken word readings of his work with musical accompaniment.

Ryan Kent on Instagram

Gritter on Bandcamp

Good Eye Podcast

 

Angelica Garcia – Lucifer Waiting

Cover image: “Cha Cha Palace” by Angelica Garcia.  Designed by Angelica Garcia, Marissa Alper, Mariela Gavino.  Photography by Marissa Alper.

Angelica Garcia is an artist from Richmond who is starting to light the world on fire. Originally from the L.A. area, her music is absolutely intoxicating, always with a heavy groove, thick beats, and musical elements from her Mexican and Salvadoran roots providing the foundation. The video for her single “Lucifer Waiting” was released a few months ago (April ’20) and like everything else she releases, it’s catchy, captivating and totally addictive. After hearing it once, you won’t find yourself wanting to hear it again so much as NEEDING to experience it again. There’s no real chorus, but her mischievous, sultry, trilling vocals return to the title refrain “Lucifer Waiting In The Corner” over and over and over again until, like the song itself, you eagerly await its return. The kick drum pounds reliably along underneath to a steady 4 that feels like it wants to be coaxed into something faster as the snare shuffles and sways and drags the listener along.  I promise you, as you listen something in you or on you will start moving, if not both.  There’s a darkness to the bass-driven melody which bubbles slowly in a mysterious, smoky E minor vamp, (it actually reminded me of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” which I love) but it also has a celebratory quality to it reminiscent of a street party, something often present in her music. Enough rambling breakdown. Watch the video and enjoy the song. And good luck getting it out of your head.

It should be noted that on this video her RVA-area label Spacebomb Records worked with RVA-area marketing agency and design firm Arts and Letters to create the animation and graphics.

MORE Angelica Garcia:

Her performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series

Her song “Jicama” was chosen by President Barack Obama for his end of 2019 playlist.

Her YouTube Channel including singles “Jicama” and “Karma The Knife”

Support Angelica Garcia and buy her album “Cha Cha Palace”

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