Hello, Richmond! Circle Pit, Dust Up’s weekly round-up of local music news, releases and more, is back for our fourth week. And what a week it’s been!
For one we can all breathe a sigh of relief as its finally jean jacket and flannel weather, at least for the past few days. IMO there’s nothing better than Fall house shows, chilly bike rides/walks home and Halloween cover sets, so as things cool off in September you know we’re getting to the good part of the year!
But instead of idly watching the leaves turn, let’s take a look at what’s happening in local music news…
- After a beautiful solo set at the Lava Minifest last weekend, Lucy Dacus returns to The National on Friday with Big Thief and Molly Erin Sarlé. Dacus’ homecoming shows are full of special moments, but she recently announced that her little brother Charlie will play drums with her during part of the set: this is surely not one to miss!
- On Saturday Richmond newcomers Stone Brewing make a splash at their first big event on Brown’s Island, Stone’s Throw Down, featuring Jeff the Brotherhood, No BS! Brass Band, The London Souls and Lettuce.
- Our southern neighbors in Raleigh host Hopscotch Music Festival this weekend featuring Solange, Run the Jewels, Future Islands, Big Boi, Angel Olsen, Cloud Nothings, Snail Mail, Ne-Hi, Cayetana and many more.
- Minor Poet hits the road to support their new LP, And How!, with a two and a half week southeastern run to Austin and back. They’re in Norfolk on Wednesday at Charlie’s with Beverly Tender, who just played an amazing set in Richmond at Sound of Music a few weeks ago.
- On Wednesday Jet Trails Music hosts their first monthly Happy Hour Songwriter Showcase featuring Jonathan Meadows of The Congress, Tim Beavers of People’s Blues of Richmond, Adrian Ciucci of The Southern Belles, Kenneka Cook of Mikrowaves, Tommy Crisafulli of Imaginary Sons/Sammi Lanzetta and Ali Thibodeau of Whateverhoney.
- Twain announced a new record, Rare Feeling, coming out Oct. 20th via Keeled Scales.
- FM Skyline, Pete Curry’s vaporwave side project, announced a new record entitled Deluxe Memory Suite out on September 22nd.
- Gull released a new video for “Hands Up,” from his album Lurcher available via Lagom Audio/Visual. It promises to be the “first of many releases” from Gull this year, which is super exciting news. Catch Gull opening for the Blush Face album release show at Hardywood on September 23rd.
- Doll Baby released a new single, “Alive,” from their upcoming EP Hell Block, the fourth and last installment in Egghunt Records’ yearlong Hatched series.
- Scott Burton released an ambient acoustic guitar-driven track entitled “For Houston,” dedicated to those most impacted by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey last week. https://scottburton.bandcamp.com/album/for-houston
- Debrider released a new EP, Widowed, which Doug Nunnally chose as his Bandcamp of the Week on Friday. Check out his review here.
- Dead Frog released their first studio track, “My Girl (Turpentine),” last week. Check out our premiere coverage here.
- Mikrowaves hosted a release show at Flora for their new album, Nice Things, released via Crystal Pistol Records.
- Ozark released “Zephyr Rapid” and also announced that he is playing his first show in three years under his former singer/songwriter pseudonym, Inland Ocean, on Thursday, September 24th with Wilsen at Songbyrd Music House in Washington, D.C.
Upcoming Shows Playlist
Our playlist of bands performing in Richmond over the next week. Hopefully there’s a little something to encourage everyone to #gettothegig!
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