PRIESTS (Record Release)
Priests are Daniele Daniele (drums), Katie Alice Greer (vocals), G.L. Jaguar (guitar), and Taylor Mulitz (bass). Formed in 2011, the band has proven a valuable force for strangeness in a city that is increasingly terraformed by norms. At a time when few groups were making serious moves beyond the Beltway, Priests toured throughout North America and Europe. More significantly, they’ve helped to raise the general standard of show-going at home through cassettes and singles released on Sister Polygon, including music by bands like Sneaks, Snail Mail, Pinkwash, Cigarette, Downtown Boys, Coup Sauvage and the Snips, and numerous Priests-affiliated groups like Gauche and Flasher. Still, even amidst thriving hometown creativity, Priests possess a singular gravity. They are physical and combustible, urgent and visceral.
COUP SAUVAGE & THE SNIPS (Record Release)
Coup Sauvage and the Snips aren’t trying to make you dance (honestly they didn’t even see you there), but you won’t be able to help it. Inspired by 60’s Motown, 70’s European variety shows, 80’s Solid Gold dancers, and 90’s warehouse parties, Coup Sauvage and the Snips recall an era when artists gave you a true performance. Their debut album Heirs to Nothing, released on Sister Polygon Records, features 12 tracks of nonstop fierceness from a band with something to get off its sequined chest.
Richmond Twee/Punk/Indie Pop
$16 Mainstage / Doors at 8:00
A dollar from each ticket will go to Casa Ruby.