Thursday, October 22, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tomorrow Night - What a Sight!

ZAC HRYCIAK & The Junglebeats - an impressive symphony of talented musicians from Richmond (A MUST SEE)!!

NICK COWARD - one of the most beautiful male voices I've heard since Keen. A MUST SEE Richmond local!

BILLY WALLACE of Roanoke is an amazing folk musician that is incredible to see live!

LAUREL LANE - the voice of an angel! Richmond folk!

So where can we see all these amazingly talented musicians you ask? At The Triple (located across from Channel 6 News on Broad street near the museum district!) TOMORROW NIGHT - OCTOBER 20th - 9pm - Just $5 measly bucks!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

What to do on Monday (Oct.19th)

Join us at the Triple 3306 west broad street for:

Country music superstars - The O's
From the amazing local music scene sweethearts Itchy Hearts own - Andy Cobb
and new to the venue, but equally amazing - Dave House.

Please remember that it is industry night, so if you work in a restaurant or venue than you play pool for FREE! Nice, now you can use all the money you saved on a stress free evening of boozing!

Presented by Community Chest booking & promotion!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

nothing compares, seriously.


For our first major tour we kinda lucked out. These guys have what it takes to wage wars on the music scene and save our tiny planet.
It's epic rock opera that I'm constantly comparing to Nick Cave meets Meatloaf meets post-apocalyptic Megaman. Yeah, they're that intense.

I defy you to watch this video and not fall in love:

Their new album drops on the 25th of September in Nashville, TN. We're definitely riding down there for the cd release if you're not a complete creep we'd love for you to join us. Email if you want to make the trip.

Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My Boobs - As Seen in Style Weekly

Photo By Ash Daniel

Check out the story here - Style Weekly

Books on Wheels - At It Again

From owner of Books on Wheels - Shelley Briggs -

Hello Friends!

Ward and I are happy to announce that Books on Wheels is opening a Thrift
Store in the Northside area of Richmond. The store is located at

302 W.
Brookland Park Blvd.
Richmond, VA 23222
We will function as other thrift stores do in selling you
gently used merchandise donated to us from the community, but with a few Books
on Wheels specialties to look forward to! This volunteer run, non-profit thrift
store will provide:

Free books! All the time, always free!

Functioning bicycles for sale. Never buy another thrift store bicycle that
you can’t ride away on!

We will not be providing free bicycle repair in store, but we will be
holding classes TBA that teach bicycle repair and as always, Books on Wheels
will hold events in the neighborhoods with our buses so we can fix bikes during
those occasions!

What we need now is support from the community to get us starting. Currently,
we are asking for donations of any kind to the store before opening our
doors. Also, we always need and greatly appreciated monetary donations so we
purchase the following items that we need:

Supplies to build book shelves

Clothes Racks and clothes hangers to organize clothing donations
A Cash Register


Donate to Books on Wheels Here!!

Thanks for your support! We are going to open our doors as soon and will be back
with more information!!

Just a reminder, here is information about Books on Wheels:

Books on Wheels is a Richmond, Virginia based 501 (c) 3 non-profit organizations
that provides free books and free bicycle repair. As a mobile operation, Books
on Wheels is able to travel to many different communities in Richmond and
around the country to provide our services. We work with various other
organizations in order to provide to their clients as well as people in their
communities. Our services are available to anyone and everyone, yet we do
have a concentration in working with at-risk youth in low-income neighborhoods.
Currently, we are working on occupying a space within Richmond so we can expand
our operation to provide free books and offer bicycle repair classes at a
particular location. Our new project will allow for more volunteer
participation, as well as ability to reach more people within the community.

Our Mission:

Books on Wheels is dedicated to promoting literacy and maintaining healthy,
active lifestyles, while providing much need resources to our communities that
lack access to free books and bicycle education. Through literature and bicycle
education Books on Wheels works to provide empowering tools that they can use
within their communities.. In concentrating in working with youth, Books on
Wheels strives to encourage young people to read and to learn skills that they
can use for the rest of their lives.

Donate Online through Network for Good!

Shelley Briggs, MSW

Co-founder, Books on Wheels

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bad day in Good ol Richmond

God I'm having a BAD day. I know you all have been there. I'll give you a couple of scenarios and hopefully you'll relate.

1.) You work for a major corporation and you make a choice: do you spend company time on Facebook or do you justify your boring life by working hard and making yourself proud?

2.) You're a college student and you make a choice: do you aim for c's in order to pass because you know your chosen career really only wants to know you HAVE a degree or do you study your ass off and act as a sponge so you can really take advantage of your inevitable debt?

3.) You're in a band (and probably work at a restaurant) and you make a choice: do you play in town, occasionally hit up DC and NC, occasionally update your myspace, and pray one day someone will offer you an opportunity? Or do you promote the hell out of your band, support your local arts community and come hell or high water tour! tour! tour! in an effort to DO something with your music?

4.) You're a small business and talk a big talk about all you'll accomplish for your community you make a choice: realize you don't have enough time, energy or motivation to actually do it? Or do you work your ass off, find extra time in a day, give and give with blind faith, and make a difference?

Share with me if you want to - I'm loosing my faith in everyone.


If you're in the mood for a low-fi folksy kinda evening might I recommend finding yourself at the beautiful locally owned GALLERY 5 (located at 200 W.Marshall in Jackson Ward) for: Mostly Dimes, Liza Kate, Pedals On Our Pirate Ships and Sweatpants!? What an awesome night this will be. If you're new to town and don't know what the music scene is like here - there are a few bands playing tonight that you NEED to familiarize yourselves with!

Aw, I'm feeling better already!