Friday Shows

June 7th, 2013 · 1 Comment · By

A lineup of Richmond hip-hop artists will be featured tonight at Random Row. KONS the Child is headlining the show, featuring songs from his new album LOST, which incorporates both hip-hop and psychedelic/ambient beats. He is joined by Richmond rappers Jo Casino, TERRORIST PO$$E, and Charles Diamond, as well as Charlottesville’s DJ Trill Cosby. KONS played a house party in Charlottesville a few weeks ago, and word has it that his next show in town will not disappoint. Check out the Facebook event for the show here.

*Update* Jo Casino will not make the Random Row show but the rest of the lineup will remain as announced.

There’s a free show at the Pavilion as well that promises to be interesting: Love Canon, which does bluegrass 80s covers. It may be your only chance to hear “She Blinded Me With Science” or ZZ Top’s “Legs” played on a banjo. Gina Sobel & The Mighty Fire will be opening.

Also playing tonight are James McCartney (the child of Paul McCartney) and Alyssa Graham at the Southern; Downbeat Project at Rapture/R2; Boxwave at Blue Moon Diner; and at the Jefferson: “folk ‘n’ roll” artist Langhorne Slim & The Law with The David Mayfield Parade.

So once again, Charlottesville, you have your choice of shows. Maybe even Screaming Females at Strange Matter in Richmond will catch your eye tonight.

Many thanks to my friend Caroline for her help on this post.

Another, more extensive post for the rest of this weekend will go up sometime this evening. But in the meantime: DJ Hummingbird Feeder will be playing some records at the Black Market Saloon on Saturday, and on Sunday the Anatomy of Frank kicks off a summer tour at the Southern with hometown favorites Invisible Hand and VA Beach’s Suburban Living.

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  • 1 James // Jun 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    It’s also worth noting that, earlier in the evening, Random Row will host their final First Fridays! From their mailing list:

    FAVORITE COVER ART from the current book collection at Random Row Books

    Final month, final first Friday at Random Row Books after four years of business in Charlottesville. Gathering personal favorites still in the collection to display and sell. Noted cover artists represented.

    Also on display (and for sale) will be several familiar objects (art, furniture, etc.) from the Random Row Space, including selected vinyl cover art and screen-printed posters by Ryan DeRamus and Jeremy Taylor. In addition Road Kill Books will be displaying a collection of vintage radical poster-art including the art of Emory Douglas from original Black Panther Party newspapers.

    Special music by Coogan and Owen Brennan. Free snacks from Afghan market.