slew of great shows happening in Virginia during this halloween hyped time of year
definitely something for anyones taste
the shows listed below are just a few of the many events happening this coming week
look at the calander for even more shows
enjoy the season folks
sweater weather 4 life
OCTOBER 26TH 2011
AT STRANGE MATTER (RVA)
This looks to be a fairly solid show. Both Cough & Balaclava and are two of Richmond's best heavy hitting bands out right now (with this show also being Balaclava's record release show). Long story short, if your in the mood for a sick loud metal show then this is definitely the place to be.
OCTOBER 27TH 2011
THE DAVID LEIBE HART BAND
BABY HELP ME FORGET
AT STRANGE MATTER (RVA)
EARLY SHOW !!! DOORS: 6PM // ENDS BY 10PM
Don't know as much about David Leibe Hart as I probably should. I know he used to do segments on the Tim & Eric Show in which he would do and say ridiculous absurd things, the typically theme of the show as far as I can tell. He has now started some sort of music project which to me seems very reminiscent of Wesley Willis and other outsider absurdist projects. Also playing this show is Flesh Control (aka Leo Heinzel) who is easily one of Richmonds best noise artists around. Show should be a fun weird way to spend ones dinner time thursday night.
ERIC THE RED
@ AL HAMRAA (CVILLE)
Finally caught Johnny Corndawg a couple months back when he did a free in-store at the Charlottesville Plan 9. Really great slightly comical well polished nashville based country throwback singer songwriter stuff. Show is taking place at Al Hamraa which should be an interesting and enjoyable setting for this show.
OCTOBER 28TH 2011
@ THE CELLAR DOOR (RVA)
Quote Unquote Peace Metal is the description I keep hearing get thrown around to describe Mega Bog. Not really sure if that is an accurate description of this solid sounding lo-fi jam project but it sure is an amusing one. Show looks to be an enjoyable laid back way to spend ones Friday night, and will be a good reason for me and probably many other to finally check out The Cellar Door. Supposedly though the shows are 21 plus so that if your underage just try to convince the door man to let you in if he X's your hands or get a fake ID if your badass like that.
OCTOBER 29TH 2011
D.B.B Plays Cups
@ MAGNOLIA (CVILLE)
My old house Magnolia is putting on what looks like a fairly solid Halloween show. Nurse Beach is a sweet hyper freak out punk rock act that seems to not play much anymore, so its really sweet that there still doing their thing and playing this show. Also on the bill is D.B.B Plays Cup which is David Backer Benson's every changing backed up singer songwriter experience. His live shows are always and incredible experience and is easily one of the most enjoyable acts coming out of Charlottesville. Show should be a fun ruckus making way to spend your Saturday night.
AT BLACK CAT (DC)
I realize this isn't in Virginia but its just such an incredible line-up of a show that I feel like that it is worth mentioning. If you haven't heard Boris before and reading this, stop whatever your dong and check them out. Legendary Japanese impossible to pin into one genre metal that puts on incredible live mind blowing live shows (there set in Charlottesville a couple year back was incredible and the stuff of legends) . Asobi Seksu is on the bill who do a really good blissed out dream pop sort of thing that I should probably listen to more about than I do. Rounding up the bill is Liturgy who is easily one of my favorite bands out right now. Really spastic fucked metal. Their live show is just mind blowing and is something that needs to be seen. Show should definitely be worth dealing with the bullshit that is DC (yo world I hate traffic).
WHAT UP BLACK FRASIER