Category: StudioBRVA

River City Limits on WRIR – 10-8-22

View the playlist posted on WRIR’s website HERE

Mackenzie Roark – Sweet Thing
Spooky Cool – The Sweat Off Your Back
My Darling Fury – Perfectly Mad
Prabir Trio – America
Cut The Architect’s Hand – Contempt As A Weapon
Erik Larson – Drop In The Bucket
Bearstorm – Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
Cannabis Corpse – Voice Of The Bowl
Burma Jam – Crunch
Damn Near Red – Confession
Hindu Affiliate – Il Fin Du Mundo
Farquhar – Mummy Wheat
Avers – Empty Light
Horsehead – Emptiest Arms In The World
Murphy’s Kids – Violence Of A Special
Kind Long Arms – Crazy Bet
Frog Legs – The Threshing Floor
Labradford – Midrange
Houdan The Mystic – The Butcher
Everyone Dies In The End – Stay Alive No Matter What Occurs, I Will Find You
The Technical Jed – Cartoon Train
Kepone – Virginia Creeper
Microjoy – Betrayal
Wow, Owls! – Gems
Inter Arma – The Cavern

River City Limits on WRIR – Mackenzie Roark Interview and Music

River City Limits is one of WRIR’s local music shows and airs every Saturday from 5-7pm.  I host the show at least once a month with a revolving cast of DJs.

This week, Mackenzie Roark talks about the upcoming release of her new record “Rollin’ High, Feelin’ Low” on October 18 on Vocal Rest Records.  The album release show is October 22 at Get Tight Lounge.

Also new music from Merciful Zero, B4NK M4CHIN3, Lean Year, Drook, Ohbliv, Piranha Rama and more.

This episode’s WRIR blog post.

Full playlist:

Merciful Zero “A Show” from single
I Am the Liquor “A Speck of Light” from A Speck of Light – Single
B4NK MACHIN3 “Days Like These” from single
Mackenzie Roark “Sweet Thing” from Sweet Thing – Single
>>Mackenzie Roark interview
Mackenzie Roark “Highway I’ve Been On” from Highway I’ve Been On – Single
Lean Year “The Trouble With Being Warm” from The Trouble With Being Warm – Single
Hotspit “Cave Dweller” from Hotspit on Audiotree Live – EP
Drook “She” from She – Single
Drook “Soap” from Soap – Single
Deau Eyes “Make Some Time” from Make Some Time – Single
Colpa Mia “Annie” from single
ohbliv “Raw Power Vibrations” from Raw Power Vibrations Extended Play – EP
Spooky Cool “Net Ignored” from Net Ignored – Single
Piranha Rama “A Door” from A Door – Single
Piranha Rama “Golden Blues” from Golden Blues – Single
Armagideon Time “Foxed In The Head (radio edit)” from single
Thunderchief “Screaming Pope Study (Dirty Feather Boas cover)” from single
TVLPA “The Eyes” from Fire… – EP
Dumb Waiter “Digging a Hole under a Bodega” from Gauche Gists
Halfcast “Return” from Return
Gold Connections “Confession” from Confession – Single
Pete Curry “Chevy Van” from Advice on Love
Keep “In the Deep” from In the Deep – Single
Ryan Kent (feat Jimmy Bower) “Bring Me My Monster” from single
The Ar-Kaics “To Be Free” from To Be Free – Single
Landon Elliott “Mona Lisa” from Mona Lisa – Single
Denali “Surface” from The Instinct

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.

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