Cvegas Hardcore

January 28th, 2010 · 5 Comments · By

Tonight is Worn In Red’s tour kick-off show!  Also, it’s a special night for me because this is the first time in months that these guys are having a show that doesn’t coincide with my radio time at WTJU and isn’t the night before one of my exams.  I’d really hate to miss my chance to catch this performance considering they are taking off for the next six weeks (and I hope that’s enough incentive for the rest of you hardcore/metal/punk/progressive music fans out there).

A Cosmonaut’s Ruin, another talented band in the Cville hardcore scene, and the Raquellos (who, if you are not familiar, play magical, sea-faring folk rock) are opening for the Worn In Red dudes at The Southern.  As an added bonus, DJ Thrashley will be spinning tunes in the lobby in between sets (I don’t know this guys but DJ interludes are typically a plus in my book).  Doors are at 8pm and the show is 7$ which is nota bad deal for three band lineup at an excellent venue (the Southern might not have the most exciting interior, but the sound system is pretty impressive).

I’ve mentioned this before so I won’t waste too much time on a tangent, but the more hardcore, metal, and punk influenced bands in Charlottesville are often brushed over.  I typically hear members complain about how they get a better reception and audience in places like Richmond than they do in their own hometown.  Most likely, that concern will be proved wrong tonight because I’m expecting a decent-sized crowd to show up for what will definitely be an entertaining and a damn good performance.  I suggest ear plugs for the lesser experienced…seriously.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 James // Jan 28, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Matthew from Cosmonaut’s Ruin just sent me a link to a video he produced for Worn in Red:
    it’s got some live footage and an interview.

    Also, there are rumors circulating that the Raquellos may be disbanding, due to the fact that Mark is moving away… say it ain’t so! Anyway, y’all should be especially sure to check out the Raquellos this eve. as it may be one of their last.

  • 2 James // Jan 28, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    also, I take small issue with your description above — wouldn’t that be more like REALIST seafaring folk-rock?

  • 3 Matthew // Jan 28, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    James-thanks so much for posting the video.

  • 4 Michael // Jan 28, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Fair enough, James. I wouldn’t want people to get the wrong impression considering the vivid images of the sea and the rapscallion lifestyle it comes with that the Raquellos convey.

  • 5 Andy // Jan 29, 2010 at 5:35 am

    yowsa, fuck ton o’ fun tonight! LOUD. surprised the system actually kept up.

    worn in red = one of the best bands around – and they’re not really my thing, but to deny their greatness is to pretty much be an idiot.

    A Cosmonaut’s Ruin also kicked some serious ass and are another seriously killer band.

    and the Raquellos were like the perfect icing on a really tasty cake. cool way to start the evening – props to brad for the choice.

    good turnout, nice to see a lot of familiar faces.