Gonna do a full scale November round up post due to school getting hectic now and what not
Bunch of real sick shows going down this November
Here are just a few of the many shows happening this month
Very intrigued to see how this goes down. Never been to a show at Balliceaux before but the place is definitely one of the ritzier restaurants in the Fan that I know of, and as far as I know this is one of the first noise esc shows they have put on. Either way I'm very interested to see how Mutwawa works in a place of this magnitude. Also on the bill are other locals Fire Bison & The Milkstains, both seem to do solid rock projects from what I've heard from other people. This one looks to be an enjoyable way to spend your sunday night for sure, sadly though it is a 21 plus sort of thing which is frustrating.
AT STRANGE MATTER
Good slew of head fuck projects. Both Caves Caverns & Head Molt are playing who are 2 of my favorite projects coming out in Richmond right now, and I'm gonna assume if your reading this blog you read my name drop them countless times. SGNLS are a solid heavy noise rock project from Philly who I saw play a great set in Charlottesville back in March. Rounding up the bill is Buck Gooter, defiantly my favorite act coming out of Harrisonburg right now. Lots of great bands on the cheap at this one, should be a great way to spend your night for sure.
AT STRANGE MATTER
I'm extremely pumped for this show. Guardian Alien are Greg Fox of Liturgy new Psych Rock band which he plays drums in (He actually just left Litrugy if I remember correctly). His drum-work is easily some of the best around and I'm excited to see his new group in action. Also playing is Tungs who I've actually never seen before but I hear they do a good psych rock project. Rounding things up is Mutwawa, You know that sick noise hybrid of Jason Hodges (Bermuda Triangles ) and Gary Stevens (Head Molt), basically their sick as shit, just like this show is going to be.
DBB PLAYS CUPS
AT TWISTED BRANCH TEA BAZAAR
I'm honestly not as knowledgeable on Jeffery Lewis as I should be. People keep on throwing the Anti-Folk tag on his work but I get more of a feel of a solid underground singer songwriter than anything else (you can debate there super related terms and are kind of the same thing but whatever). Also playing is Diane Cluck who is an amazing folk artists who just moved from Brooklyn to Charlottesville (who also I believe has done some recordings with Jeffery Lewis). Also playing is DBB Plays Cups which is David Baker Bensons singer songwriter sometimes solo sometimes group project. Not sure what he's doing for this show, or if he does yet but whatever it is it will be an incredible experience for sure.
AT BLUE NILE
Basically the same write up as for the Richmond show (Guardian Alien = Greg Fox of liturgy's new psych rock band). Also playing is Buck Gooter who is easily my favorite band in Harrisonburg, great noise punk freak out while not giving a shit, basically fit for those who feel the same way. Definitely be at this one Harrisonburg.
HOUNDS OF HATE
AT STRANGE MATTER
DOORS: 7PM // DONE BY 10PM
This one looks to be a real promising punk show. Brown Sugar is a good sounding punk rocked backed Buffalo NY based band. Don't know much on Hounds Of Hate but I know they have members of Pissed jeans in it so they definitely have great credentials and am excited to see them play. Also playing are MOMS who are one of my favorite punk acts right now. Bratty 20 something boys making noise blasted punk rock music, what is honestly not to love about that folks?
ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT
@ TWISTED BRANCH TEA BAZAAR
DOORS AT 9PM
This should be an incredible show. Future Islands seem to just never stop touring and are back again in Charlottesville. These guys are one of the best acts coming out of Baltimore right now and do a great new-wave infused electronic rock project with incredible deep crooning vocals. Also on tour with them is Ed Schrader's Music Beat who just like Future Islands are from Baltimore and are also just mind blowing. Amazing noise punk blasted rock music that you just need to see to believe. Buck Gooter are opening this show and are awesome so show up early and catch all of these bands.