On Sept 6 & Sept 7, the first ever Fall Line Fest invades in downtown Richmond. The festival features 5 venues: The Hippodrome Theater, The Camel, Strange Matter, Love RVA (Friday only), Gallery 5 (Saturday only) and over 40 bands. The Cheats Movement Blog is excited to play a small part of this inaugural festival. In the spirit of SXSW – one wrist band gets you into every venue – that’s right – one wrist band and you can get a band for $20 right now: http://falllinefest.com/2013/#tickets.
I’m excited that several members of the family – extended family – and bands that I’m just a fan of are playing. Here the first in a series of FLF previews that I’m hype about:
Ms. Proper – Saturday September 7th – Hippodrome Theater – 6 PM
Ms. Proper (shown above): has been one of the my favorite MCs since I started the Cheats Movement Blog in 2011. Always laying down for RVA (though she has recently relocated to the ATL), Ms. Proper has consistently carried the torch for female MCs and RVA as a whole. Her show always brings a level of energy and excitement that is worth the price of admission. GET THERE EARLY on Saturday September 7th. I guarantee if you miss Proper’s set you will regret it.
Ohbliv – Saturday September 7 – Hippodrome Theater – 7:30 PM
I don’t know what I can say about Ohbliv that really hasn’t been said. He is getting to legend status in the game right now. The most truthful thing I can say is that Obliv is RVA’s most popular best kept secret. Hard to explain, I know, but this brother has been on Hot 97.com, he’s doing shows all over the country, released a record in Iceland and yet RVA – I’m not sure you realize what you have right here. If you’ve seen an Ohbliv set – I don’t have to tell you but if you’ve never seen this brother live – be there at 7:30 PM at the historic Hippodrome. Ohbliv will make you move.
DOE the Paperboy – Saturday September 7 – Hippodrome Theater – 6:45 PM
I’ve been so impressed with DOE the Paperboy over the last two years. He reps Petersburg to the fullest. DOE is constantly pushing the boundary of what Central VA hip hop can do. He is a artist and mogul – representing the DOE brand everywhere he goes. His rhyme style puts him in the upper levels of the game and his visuals and production have been off the chain. DOE has really extended his live shows, recently headlining The National with his friends Against Grace. Most Def a great addition to FLF.
Photosynthesizers – Saturday September 7 – Hippodrome Theater – 8:15 PM
One of my favorite bands (period). Photosynthesizers has it all: great music – a great live set – personality – talent – they are just a complete band. One of my favorite bands to be around and I’m excited that they are working on new material to get out to the world. Versitilty is the word that comes to mind when I think of Photos. You can’t put them in a box – you want to go lyrics? Bar Codez got you. You want to go Soul or even Rock? Sam Reed can handle that – DJ’s? New addition Billy Nguyen is on it. And that’s not even mention J. Bryant, Data and Chelsea. Photos is ready to break out.
Finishing the night at the Hippodrome are the amazing NO BS! Brass Band and New Orleans’ Big Freedia. September 7th will be an amazing night at the Hippodrome – don’t wait – buy your ticket to the entire Fall Line Fest right now!
NO BS! Brass Band Plays the Hippodrome at 9:30 PM (Photo taken from NO BS! Brass FB page)
No BS! Brass and Big Freedia photos taken from their Facebook fan pages. All other photos shot by Cheats
I’m sure by now you have heard about and seen the signs about Fall Line Fest. The Cheats Movement Blog is pleased to be a small part of this “new” effort and hope that everyone will take advantage of this inaugural event. So what is in store? What do you need to know? In short:
The first annual Fall Line Fest will be taking place in Richmond, Virginia on September 6th and 7th, 2013. Featuring 42 bands across four venues on two nights, as well as various events at nationally recognized restaurants and art galleries, Fall Line Fest plans to bring attention to the increasingly impressive cultural offerings of Richmond.
Born out of a shared love of their city, the organizers of Fall Line Fest first and foremost set out to showcase many of the aspects that make Richmond great. With a focus on music, art, and food, the event will balance national / regional talent alongside the best and brightest hometown favorites, all presented within a walkable portion of the downtown area.
· September 6 and 7
· 4 Venues (Hippodrome, The Camel, Gallery 5, Strange Matter, Love RVA)
· 42 Bands
· 8 Art Galleries – in partnership with First Fridays
· 5 Restaurants
· $20 Weekend Pass
There is a considerable amount of local flair brought to this year’s festival: Photosynthesizers, No BS! Brass Band, Ohbliv, Black Liquid, Ms. Proper, DOE the Paperboy, Mikemetic, Dead Fame, White Laces and more.
I needed to test some new editing plug-ins over the weekend and this is the end result. This was filmed at the Black Girls vinyl release show at Kingdom featuring: White Laces, The Trillions, NO BS! Brass, and of course, Black Girls. S/O to Bucky and the team at Worthless Junk for the hook up. Like the Cheats Movement on Facebook (Click Here)
First and foremost, S/O to MizzUndastood and Black Liquid for organizing, hosting, and promoting such a good cause in RVA. Homelessness is a problem in our city, especially during this holiday season. We all must do our part to help our community. RVA Hip Hop has really presented a strong – positive showing with community events throughout the year. With that said, last night’s Hip Hop For The Hungry went hard with performances by: Artik Phreeze, Black Liquid, Bobby Capri, The Big League, Divine Profitz, Illa Scorsese, Kleph Dollaz, Radio B, Ms Proper, NickelusF (with Conrizzle), Sleaze, and more (If I left you off — my bad –holla at me).
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Talented RVA Hip-Hop tonight at Strange Matter. DJ King James is in the building! If you missed my clip from FMF III – Check this out! Don’t sleep on RVA! It’s going down.
Last night, I stopped by Bogarts to see one of my favorite Richmond bands Beast Wellington. They were celebrating the release of their latest CD with a large number of supporters, family members, and friends. Mark, Samantha, and the BW crew did not disappoint. Check out all of my photos from last night by clicking here. Also, I met some very cool photographers last night and even a few people that are familiar with this blog. Thanks so much for the support. A very fun night indeed.
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue did their thing at Friday Cheers. Listen to Shorty blaze Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On. He also treated the crowd to James Brown and Louis Armstrong. Treme was in RVA last night – Amazing!
The Carolina Chocholate Drops cover of Hit’em up Style is amazing (see for yourself). They are great live and really brought their style to the National. If you can see them in the future…DO IT!
I can honestly say that I had never seen anything l ike what Sleigh Bells did Friday night. It was the most hyped I’d ever seen a concert crowd. The show was short but if it went any longer there would have been serveral heart attacks in the crowd.
The multi-talented [and super beautiful] Rhiannon Giddens lays down the vocal and newest Chocolate Drop Beatboxer Adam Matta kills it at the National.