Congrats to my friend Andrew Cothern. His blog RVA Playlist just celebrated 3 years. His music blog is one of the best in RVA and Andrew has become a major player within the RVA music community. His passion for local music is always on display, his blog covers all genres, and often introduces new bands to RVA. Rightfully so, a large crowd came out Wednesday night to show their support for Andrew’s work. I’m certain he will have many more great years to come. Shout out to Anousheh, Long Arms, Horsehead, and James Ward for keep the crowd moving. CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL OF THE CHEATS MOVEMENT PHOTOS OF THIS GREAT NIGHT.
Anousheh is quickly becoming one of my favorite bands in RVA.
Andrew with Anousheh
A large crowd came out on a Wednesday night for RVA Playlist
Long Arms ripped the stage. First time hearing them…they killed it.
Andrew with Horsehead
Horsehead closed out the night! CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OF THE PHOTOS FROM THIS NIGHT
It was a who’s who of RVA music at The Camel last night to celebrate the 2nd birthday of RVA Playlist. If you are not aware, RVA Playlist is what I call, “the RVA music people’s music blog.” It is run by my friend Andrew Cothern. Andrew and I met in January of last year thanks to the Richmond Comedy Coalition and we have been friends ever since.
Last night the RVA music scene came out in full force to support Playlist and to see some amazing RVA bands: Against Grace (helped out by my man Doe the Paperboy), Dead Fame, and Marionette. Let me just say, I had never seen Dead Fame or Against Grace play live before and I am sold on them both. I first saw Marionette play last year at the K&B showcase and they are great. Andrew did a great job with the line up and on best of all, the show was free.
Side Note: It’s always nice to meet a fellow RVA blogger that I feel like I know from twitter and Facebook – S/O to to Your Hear That blog. So great to meet you last night.
CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOS FROM THE GREAT PARTY LAST NIGHT!
Time and time again hip hop proves it has a heart…this time Onasis Music Group presented Purple Day 2012 at The Camel. The annual event features some of the best local artist in RVA in support of The Purple Day Foundation for Epilepsy. The Purple Day Foundation for Epilepsy is at the forefront of many research, education, prevention and survivor initiatives.
CLICK HERE to see all of The Cheats Movement Photos from PT Fresh 8. Slapdash produced another dope show - first time shooting artist like: Michael Millions, Nike Nando, Ivory Snow (download that new album Sex after Smoking), Isaiah and Hovey (download that new album Dr. Hovey and Isaiah The Gentleman), Ryan Flow – always good to shoot my dude Artik Phreeze, S/O to Suburban District (good to see Allen and Lindsey), YFD, Superstar Spitaz, Conrizzle (Download that new album CranGrape and More White Girls) Nick F — Everyone. Whenever I’m given to opportunity to shoot an event – know that the Cheats Movement Logo means that you are getting my best effort. I may not be the best photographer — but the logo means that you are getting my best effort. I hope you spread these photos – spread the Cheats Movement blog – and hit me up if I can be of help (I’m not hard to find).
Check this out – I caught up with the man behind RVA Mag and RVA Music Fest Tony Harris at the end of night 1. It was about 2:00 AM and he was wrapping up a great night and moving into day 2. Check out his perspective on RVA Hip-Hop and why RVA Music Fest is important. Cheats Movement X RVA Mag at it finest. S/O to everyone standing up for the River City. WE R-VA.
Just in case you missed this a while back, my man Iain over a Grape Cloth — hooked up this video on the Grape Blog. Check it out – BCMusic1st, Black Liquid, and Emphasys of the Mighty New Juice Crew. RVA Stand Up!
I caught up with Noah-O and Streetz Deep outside of The Camel before they killed it at the RVA Music Fest: Hip-Hop Hooray show. They got the streets (and MTV) on lock with their smash, I Got It. Support these hard working artist.
“We have created a historic night in RVA…something years from now I can tell my kids about and the folklore from this night will spread that September 10, 2011 was a great night for RVA Hip-Hop.” –Cain McCoy, Emcee & Slapdash Promotion.
Click HERE to see The Cheats Movement Photos from RVA Music Fest: Hip-Hop Hooray! Featuring: Cain McCoy, Artik Phreeze, Nickelus F, Conrizzle, SwordPlay, Noah-O, Streetz Deep, Young Richmond Outkast, Black Liq, Lord Slugg, The New Juice Crew, BC_Music1st, Emphasys, Lucy Freedom, DJ Dizz & more coming — check back often this week!
Check out my interview with Iain Duffus of Grape Cloth – and see the exclusive of our first collab video of the New Juice Crew by clicking here to visit Grape’s Blog 100% Fresh.
The first thing that got me was the Kulture – RUN RVA piece. The next thing that got me was her swag – she seems to know everyone and shows everyone love - so I just started shooting. After I introduced myself it turned out that Janice “PSIMDOPE” Cartwright had seen the site just the other day and posted this on twitter: “who is the cheats movement?! #askRVA” That’s crazy! PS is DOPE! Her art is amazing! And she just got blessed with a hookup from super-producer 9th Wonder – look for that album art. She is RVA Talent indeed – Check out PSIMDOPE site by clicking HERE. Nice meeting you PS!