Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happenings This Week, Part II

It's almost the weekend! This week's Minimalist recommended events were so packed that we had to split it up into two posts. Yay for summertime.

If you missed Tuesday's The Listening Room, be sure to check out next month's event at the Firehouse Theatre Project on July 19 at 7:30 pm. South China (Portland, Maine) and Small Sur (Baltimore) performed at this month's event - it was like a massage for your ears. South China had a less poppy Feist feel and Small Sur had a minimalist/subdued Band of Horses / Fleet Foxes vibe. Both bands were really enjoyable. I was able to grab drinks and hot dogs with the gents from Small Sur afterward while we tried to determine whether or not RVA was in fact on fire or under zombie attack. What was up with all the smoke/fog and firetrucks in the Fan on Tuesday night - did anyone else notice? Random side note - May's TLR guests, Brown Bird, looked EXACTLY like our very own Emily Smith. Woah, doppelgänger.

This Friday night, pay $5 for five bands at Strange Matter at 929 W Grace St in the Fan. Manorlady, Canary oh Canary, Hoax Hunters, The Snowy Owls and Adah will be performing. I have seen Canary oh Canary, Snowy Owls and Adah and can vouch for their awesomeness. The show starts at 8 pm. RSVP on Facebook and get more details here.

Saturday night, put your dancing shoes on! Balliceaux is hosting another No Richmond dance party event, free to all starting at 10:30 pm. RSVP and get more details either via Facebook or Balliceaux's events page.

Kristen Ziegler

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