With Pomp and Circumstance, Baroness Rocks the Broadberry

Baroness at the Broadberry in Richmond, VA on 6/21/2024. Photo credit: Dave Pearson

Richmond, VA – There aren’t too many royal traditions in Richmond. One honor we do have is somewhat frequent visits by Baroness.  On the night of June 21, 2024, the fans at the Broadberry gave Baroness a royal welcome. 

The procession to royalty started with Filth Is Eternal, hailing from Seattle, Washington. To be honest, I was not sure what to expect. What we got was power, passion, and hardcore musical pleasure. Just to get an idea of what they delivered, check out their recent single, “Cherish“. 

Changing the tempo a bit, Ruby the Hatchet was next. A little more melodic, but just as powerful, they really set the stage for the Baroness entrance. Check out their music as well as their cinemographic creativity with “”Thruster“.  

Filth Is Eternal and Ruby the Hatchet Gallery

l Filth Is Eternal l Ruby the Hatchet

Baroness took the stage to a royal fanfare, “Last Word” was their first word. John Baizley (vocals, guitar), Nick Jost (bass and keys), Gina Gleason (guitar), and Sebastian Thomson (drums) greeted the near sellout crowd with riffs and power worthy of a king. 

Taking control of the night, they were “Under the Wheel” and spoke of “A Horse Called Golgotha” as their loyal subjects at the Broadberry mouthed the lyrics. This was fun and showed why they are always a strong local draw. Richmond loves Baroness! 

This marked the third time I had caught Baroness and the one thing that has always amazed me is how tight they are as a band. Yes, their music is great, but how they feed off each other is a wonderful sight to behold. “March to the Sea” was the perfect example of this musical feeding frenzy. Nobility has never been known to be this entertaining and have so much fun at the same time! 

A little “Green Theme” followed by “Beneath the Rose” brought them to a classic, “Kerosene” which heated up the place, turning the Broadberry into a real scorcher (you could say the night was lit). 

One thing I had forgotten about the Baroness / Richmond relationship was John’s relationship to the area. Growing up a few hours away, he spent much of his younger years frequenting Richmond performances. As a young band out of Atlanta, Richmond became almost their castle away from home.   

Baroness Gallery 

l Website l Facebook l Instagram l X l YouTube l

Rounding out the night they treated us to “If I Have to Wake Up (Would You Stop the Rain?) / Fugue“, “Shock Me“, “Tourniquet” (which had one of the fans sitting next to us just belting the lyrics as loud as she could. It was classic!!), and “The Sweetest Curse“. 

When they left the stage, for a brief moment, it got quiet, which took me by surprise. The silence lasted about 10 seconds before chants of “one more song” filled the night air at the Broadberry. Baroness did not disappoint as they came on stage and finished out the night with “Isak” and “Take My Bones Away“. The latter turned into a Baroness led sing-along to close out the night. What a royal blast!! 

Baroness Setlist 

Last Word
Under the Wheel
A Horse Called Golgotha
March to the Sea
Green Theme
Beneath the Rose
If I Have to Wake Up (Would You Stop the Rain?) / Fugue
Shock Me
The Sweetest Curse

Take My Bones Away

Show Date: June 21, 2024

Want to see more? Check this Baroness video out!!