Djer, the third Pharaoh of Egypt, said it best (loosely translated), “A little embalming is good for the soul! Let’s make some music and funk things up!!” With Djer’s tragic death in 2955 B.C., 11 mummies (was Djer one of them?) vowed to immortalize his words. On December 5th, 2019, Here Come The Mummies (HCTM) exited the tomb to put on a memorable show at the Broadberry in Richmond, VA.
Homecomings are not just for the holidays anymore. Local artist, Matt Maeson, created his own holiday when he took to the stage at the sold-out Broadberry in Richmond, VA on November 3rd, 2019. Unlike so many homecomings during the holidays, there were no discussions on why the Lions can’t win on Thanksgiving, why the turkey this year is more moist than the one last year (thankfully there were no turkeys), or what exactly is in the green jello-like substance that appears to have slivers of carrots dispersed throughout.
On the night of December 20, 2018, I walked into the Canal Club with no clue what I was doing. As an aspiring photographer, trying to find my niche in the ‘light arts’, I had approached Nita Strauss to capture her performance. Despite my inexperience, Nita had graciously granted me access and I was ready to give it a shot. I arrived one band late and missed the first act. The second act was preparing to take the stage.
Who goes to school on a Saturday night? Or is a more appropriate question, who wants to be schooled on a Saturday night? On October 19, 2019 at The National in Richmond, VA, a sellout crowd of over 1,500 Melanie Martinez fans gathered to witness a K-12 graduation like no other.
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Richmond, VA - Quoting the baseball legend, Yogi Berra, from the moment I walked into The National on June 18th, ‘It was like déjà...