Tuesday (1/13): GULL, Suicide Magnets, Altaratla, & Ben FM @ the Main St. Annex

January 11th, 2015 · 3 Comments · By

This Tuesday, come see the Ben FM/GULL “WA – DA – Tour” converge with the Suicide Magnets/Altaratla “Winter Tour” at the Main Street Annex in Charlottesville. January 13th. Doors @ 7 pm. Price: $7.

Gull (Richmond):
Solo street musician and masked puppenspieler Nate Rappole layers live guitar loops with tight, varied drum rhythms, echoing vocals, and more, tapped-out guitar phrases all at once, resulting in a sound oscillating from the ambient and spiritual to the spastic and agitated.  Very fun to watch.  Be sure to check out Gull’s website to watch the trailer for the Gull documentary “Street Muse: Kenya,” featuring footage of Gull playing with other street musicians in Kenya.


Suicide Magnets (Providence):

Born from a germ sown in Philly noise dirt, now accompanied by drummer Chris Urany (ex-Necronomitron; Jesus Crust), Wendy Hyatt returns to Charlottesville to strum forth more bittersweet atonement, resulting in a plugged-in, post-grunge, “casablanca of song-poem revelry.”* Both members of the duo have deep roots in the good ol’ days of the Cville music scene (Tokyo Rose, Pudhouse), and Suicide Magnets rocked the Tea Bazaar last year. We are excited to have them back.

*quoted portion from Bryan Martin



Altaratla (Providence):

Altaratla’s vocals come echoing up from some trans-dimensional dungeon while the distortion-laced bass and drums both plod heavily forward bearing dark sentiments at a medium pace. The sound is as alienating as it is intimate.



Ben FM (Richmond):

Ben Bateman (ex-Luggage) just released a new album, “World Peace Motherfuckers,” on Richmond’s hip hop label, Gritty City Records. At times old-school, at others non-traditional, eccentric and humorous, then serious and reflective, Ben FM’s style is both grimey and refreshingly unaffected.


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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 james // Jan 8, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    this tour is playing up here in Baltimore tonight and right now I’m trying to talk myself into going instead of staying in because the temperature is in the single digits

  • 2 Joseph Z // Jan 8, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Bundle Up!~

  • 3 Amanda // Jan 9, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    I still don’t know why this show is happening at the annex but go so people don’t get screwed out of money!