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
No doubt about it – NO BS! has owned the local music scene this year. The release of their sixth album, “RVA ALL DAY” has put them in a class by themselves and it’s so well deserved. NPR and Time.com have posted stories about their music and a few days ago NPR.org released their Tiny Desk Concert. I know I’m a little late (it was released last week) but I’m a huge fan of their work and am very proud of their recognition. Click the photo or the link to jump over to NPR.
It was a capacity crowd at Balliceaux last night for the Richmond release of RVA ALL DAY. The fourth album from RVA’s No BS! Brass Band. They are hitting the stage again tonight at The Camel. Make sure you get a copy! #WESEEIT
Clearly one of the best RCC shows that I have ever seen. Last Saturday, Richmond’s own NO BS Brass took the Richmond Comedy Coalition’s Richmond Famous stage at Gallery 5. But this was not your average show – NO BS played some of their amazing tunes to inspire some of the most hilarious improv that I have seen in a long time. The night even ended with an imprompu dance party sparked by NO BS covering Michael Jackson’s Thriller. I have video but I’m not sure how it came out just yet – too busy dancing. For now, check out these photos of the show. And check out NO BS this Friday night at the Camel.
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)
Here are a few photos from the Black Girls release party at Kingdom Friday night. The show featured: White Laces, The Trillions, NO BS! Brass Band, and Black Girls. It was my first time seeing Black Girls live and they did not disappoint. It was also my first time seeing The Trillions live and I really enjoyed them too. No way around it – NO BS! KILLED IT. They are flat out amazing and really left their mark on the night. And the fact that White Laces (sorry guys my lighting was a bit off for your set – I will make it up) lead off the night made this show one of my early favorites of 2012. All of these bands are worth seeing live. I’m working on a 30 – 60 sec short video of the night so I don’t have many photos. Keep checking back, SHARE THIS POST, and Like The Cheats Movement on Facebook for more updates.