Tag: review

  • Hanifa ‘Dream’ Show Review

    Hanifa ‘Dream’ Show Review

    On a cold winter day in November, people flocked to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC to witness something spectacular and special, the Hanifa’s Inaugural Fashion Show called Dream. The brand Hanifa is created by Anifa Mvuemba, a fashion designer  based in Maryland. During the 2020 lockdown, she became well known throughout the fashion industry with a 3D digital fashion show called the Pink Label Capsule that gained worldwide recognition.

  • MUSIC REVIEW: The Dune Flowers – Tired of Being Nothing

    MUSIC REVIEW: The Dune Flowers – Tired of Being Nothing

    The newest single from The Dune Flowers, a D.C. based project created by songwriter Tyler Drager, may at first seem like a departure from their characteristic sound. Where songs off their self-titled album rely on clean guitar tones and easy going, catchy ear-worms, “Tired of Being Nothing” employs more electronic elements and experimental production. Despite the track’s novel sound, Drager’s succinct and heartfelt songwriting style remains the same.

  • Music Review: “No More Kim Kelly” – Death Plumes

    Music Review: “No More Kim Kelly” – Death Plumes

    Death Plumes (formerly known as Rocket Vomit) have taken the opportunity over the past few months to play gigs big and small. From the concrete steps of VCU’s Commons, to DIY home venues, and more traditional settings like the Camel, the three-piece have managed to make a name for themselves with their fervently abrasive punk sound that blends the traditional bluntness of the genre with a refreshingly heartfelt sensibility. 

  • Euphoria: Trans Fetishiziation and the Cisgender Gaze

    Euphoria: Trans Fetishiziation and the Cisgender Gaze

    I’ve always had a special connection to Euphoria. Trans representation was hard to come by, and while great shows like Pose existed at the time, there wasn’t any show besides Euphoria that spoke to my experience as a trans youth. Jules spoke to my experience in a way no other character I’d seen before had.

  • Pop-up Show Spotlight: 12/12 at the Compass

    Pop-up Show Spotlight: 12/12 at the Compass

    Over the past semester, pop-up shows around campus have served to showcase the diverse range of talent, originality, and passion that exists in Richmond’s music scene. If you haven’t been to any of these shows, you’ve almost certainly seen their promotional posters taped to lamp posts, hanging on bulletin boards, or posted to social media. They have all been completely free, accessible, and have provided a space for artists to share their music in a welcoming environment that fosters creativity and individuality.

  • A Magnetic Night with The Driver Era

    A Magnetic Night with The Driver Era

    The Driver Era knows how to dazzle the crowd with their electrifying energy. The Driver Era, genre–fluid, band leaves the night *feeling confident* on their 12th day of tour at The NorVA. Their fifth time being back at this venue and they are as energetically inspiring as ever.

  • Wolf Alice’s Sensational Performance

    Wolf Alice’s Sensational Performance

    British alternative rock band Wolf Alice left a night to remember with their sonically powerful arrangements and high energy as performers.  Wolf Alice recently released Blue Weekend in the summer, four years after their second album Visions of a Life entered the music world in 2017.  Listening from beginning to end of the new album, it really proves they carved out space to really craft their narrative within those years. Notably, they’re back with an unmatched talent with their storytelling. 

  • Is ‘YOU’ Season 3 Worth Binging?

    Is ‘YOU’ Season 3 Worth Binging?

    The much-anticipated third season of the Netflix original, ‘You,’ dropped on October 15th. For those who haven’t watched yet, either because you haven’t gotten around to it or debating if it’s worth it, here’s a spoiler-less recap of how the season went.

  • Review: hankychief – funnel

    Review: hankychief – funnel

    Get lost in the hazy synths and guitar laden rhythms of Richmond singer + producer. Richmond based label, Foil, has been putting out mixes by a wide variety of artists since August of 2018, but last November they had their debut release: funnel. The 50-track album is the latest release by hankychief, pseudonym of the […]

  • Review: Goodnight Daniel – Self titled EP

    Review: Goodnight Daniel – Self titled EP

    Richmond guitar trio gets cozy on their debut EP. Brett Jones is a careful man. Listening through this EP by he, bassist Garen Dorsey and drummer Daniel Richardson, you can’t help notice a sense of restraint. A feeling that the group is setting aside more expressive instrumental virtuosity for diligent attention to detail. Every note […]