Since its opening night in April 2015, Work|Release has quickly become the most unique nightlife experience in the greater Hampton Roads area.
I quite honestly don't know what to say. There are certain promises implied by the concept of reality.
That things which go bump in the night will limit themselves to tenebrious hours. That they will stay safely contained along the mad edges of perception, skittering away at the suggestion of light so that decent, clean folk may go about the business of living safe, industrious lives.
This Wednesday, November 11th, the Richmond-based band descends upon the Norva.
They're bringing an infamous / legendary stage show to Hampton Roads to celebrate 30 years of scaring the bible belt, soaking audiences with fake blood and various other fluids, and generally rocking in a manner unlike any other band in the history of music. Prepare yourself.
Back in September you were introduced to Laureate, the new local act that has been throwing themselves into the music scene around Hampton Roads. They conquered The Norva at their debut show in September, and generously played a free show a few weeks back at The Munster House.
Peanut butter and jelly.
French fries and ketchup.
Kids and the opera?
We closed out the party at the NEON Festival a bit ago at the Parlor where "Demons" blew the doors off.
Afterwards we caught up with them and posed a few questions.
I got a new jacket this week, and like any reasonable adult the first thing I thought was “What should I use as my next backpatch?” You’ve been there before too, I know.
Certainly some barbaric sliver of my inner bastard yearns to write a piece so brutal, so blindingly scathing, that it chases a band not only out of town but entirely out of the music business altogether. To craft a collection of words so vile that it summons forth the furiously indignant shade of Hendrix. Setting their instruments ablaze while we all cackle with unsuppressed glee. Roasting staypuffs over the smoldering remains of their o'erpriced Gibsons.
If you don't know Jacki P, you haven't been listening to enough local music the last few years. We get to know her a little better with her thoughts on being a band beloved by "the scene," how the sausage gets made for local bands, and the highs and lows of a dream-driven life.
I hope you were able to make it out to ODU's Ted Constant Convocation Center Saturday night for the Modest Mouse show. It was quite a performance.
I’ve listened to Big Virginia Sky’s self-titled record more times than I normally would before writing a review, partly because I like bluegrass music—and theirs is really good—but mostly because I’ve struggled to find a delicate way of saying the lead singer is just … average.
By now you’ve probably heard of Work | Release -- it is arguably the most diverse spot for the Norfolk nightlife with their featured DJs, hands on art exhibits, and unique live events.
As parents say, “You’ll never see them again after high school, anyway.”
Audiostrobelight might beg to differ.
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