Mon., Jan. 17 – 7:00- Capstan Shafts, White laces, Ghost Lotion and Lubec at Gallery 5 – Short songs, lo-fi, and full band sound of guitar, bass and drums brought to you by one guy, Dean Wells, aka Capstan Shafts. He doesn’t play out often, so do not miss this rare RVA show and get there in time to see the local talent, too..
Tues, Jan. 18 – 7:00- Antihero Screening at the Byrd – See the movie a group of VCU theatre students and graduates made last summer. There’s a semi-alcoholic busboy named Pork Rind and his sidekick, Weezie, who take up petty theft once Pork Rind discovers he has psychic powers. Unfortunately, they keep finding themselves in the position of being accidental heroes, Bummer. Naturally, because this is RVA, PBR and bikes are involved.
Thu., Jan. 20- 10:00- No BS Brass band at Balliceaux- They always fill the house with people and sound, so plan to get sweatier as the evening progresses. In all likelihood, the windows will have to be opened, no matter how cold a night it is. If Thursday is the new Friday, No BS is the band to kick off your weekend right.
Fri., Jan. 21 – 6:30- Friday Films at VMFA- The Last Marine Combat Artist - Sgt. Kristopher Battles, the last remaining USMC combat artist will appear and discuss his work. The Marine Corps supported more than 70 war artists in World War II; that number has declined steadily since Vietnam. Afterwards, the documentary about WW II combat artists will be screened.
Sat., Jan. 29- 9:30- Lobo Marino, Dave Watkins and DC’s The Orchid at Gibson’s Grill - Folk, post-rock and the brilliance that is the ever-changing sound of the uber-talented Dave Watkins. This is a lot of terrific music for free. Smart cookies will come early for the mini lamb burgers before sliding downstairs for the music.
Sat., Jan. 29- 10:00- Catnip Dreams Show at Sprout - Sweet girl harmonies collide with power pop hooks in the smallest show space in the city. Come early and enjoy some local food before the show, but be sure to grab a space in the back room before these five girls take the stage.
Sun., Jan.30- Silent Music Revival at Gallery 5 - Local favorites, the recently reunited Homemade Knives will play a rehearsed soundtrack to a 1922 silent movie, Haxan. Get there on time because 8:00 really means 8:00 and you don’t want to miss a minute of this collaboration.
Karen is Just your average Jackson Ward resident who thinks Richmond offers more than enough to keep you occupied and entertained. She smiles too much, talks way too much, is too into music, and shares her opinion whether it’s asked for or not on her blog “I Could Go On and On.”