Chaz of Toro y Moi at The National on 2/9/13
I want to see gifs of Victoria Legrand head-banging from last night.
I wanted to take one, but it happened so fast.
“I’d take care of you if you ask me to.” (Taken with GifBoom)
Dive @ Strange Matter in Richmond, VA
Watch for their debut album, Oshin, to arrive on June 26 via Captured Tracks. The first single, “How Long Have You Known?” can be streamed here. It’s a dreamy affair based in shoegaze with a teutonic rhythm section.
The above photo was taken while the band played a noised-out cover of “Bambi Slaughter”, a home demo made by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and available for download on the band’s Soundcloud page.
This is sure to be one of the biggest concerts you’ll catch at Strange Matter this year. Two up-and-coming artists from the dream-pop/shoegaze scenes playing on the same stage on one night (separately, not together).
Come see Brooklyn four-piece, Dive, play tracks from their soon-to-be released album, Oshin, as well as their various 7” releases. Yesterday, the cavernous track “How Long Have You Known?" was given the title of Best New Music by Pitchfork and was the subject of a Rising feature in which the band discussed their odd songwriting methods, astrology, the Nirvana song they share a name with, and a certain ubiquitous jingle.
Afterwards, stick around to see former garage-rocker turned synth-popper Frankie Rose. It should be interesting to see how she balances her career output going from her fuzzed-out, 60’s girl group influenced work of Frankie Rose and The Outs to her new solo material, like “Night Swim" which owes more to the works of New Order and early Cure singles.
Who: Frankie Rose/Dive/White Laces/Nelly Kate
Where: Strange Matter 929 W. Grace St, Richmond, VA
When: Doors 8 PM Music starts at 9
How Much: $10
Alternate title: Richmond Has All The Fun
Tickets are now on sale for Richmond-based Style Weekly’s inaugural Shadrock Music Festival taking place Saturday April 28th on Brown’s Island. And, as always, Richmond shows the rest of VA how to have a good time.
Eight bands, equally divided between hip-hop, indie-rockers, local acts, upstarts and legends. Support your local scene while also bringing in a few national headliners. But your bands are no slouch either. (Really, have you seen Kepone?!)
Full Line-up: De La Soul/Yo La Tengo/Dum Dum Girls/Shabazz Palaces/Kepone/Kid Is Qual/Invisible Hand/Photosynthesizers
Purchase your tickets here. You can’t beat $35 for 8 acts nowadays.
Tomorrow night, NJ-based (punk) rock band Screaming Females will be playing a FREE in-store at Steady Sounds Records in Richmond, VA. They’re promoting their newest album, "Ugly", set to be released in April via Don Giovanni Records. A record store tour makes perfect sense coming from a band who still promotes the survival of the “underground basement” show in their hometown of Brunswick, New Jersey.
Click here to here the first single from 'Ugly”, “It All Means Nothing” via Rolling Stone.
Who: Screaming Females
Where: Steady Sounds Records / 322 W. Broad Street / Richmond, VA 23320
When: 7 PM
How Much: FREE/Zip/Zero/Nada - just be sure to buy some records while you’re there! The band will also be selling the “It All Means Nothing” 7” exclusively at the shows.