LMF: BattlefieldFebruary 27th, 2013 at 2:16 pm by Kyle Bloom under THRS Live Music
I’ve been sitting at my computer for the last 20 minutes staring at this screen and trying to come up with a witty opening line. I got nothing. Nope. So I’ll just get right on it. First thing, if you haven’t pre-ordered Over The Ocean’s Be Given To The Soil record then you need to do it now. Only 100 double vinyls will be pressed and even if you don’t own a record player, these are pieces of art (plus you’ll get a digital download code for your iPod pleasure). They are going fast so click here to get your very own. It will be released April 2 and you can catch them Friday, April 5 on The Hampton Roads Show.
There is another battle brewing at NorVa Tuesday March 12 for the honor to open for Slightly Stoopid on March 24 and you still have a shot at throwing your name into the ring. Midnight tonight is the deadline to have your band considered for the battle. If you want to be among the 6 bands that will battle it out, send an email to Chris Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include “Slightly Stoopid” in the subject and relevant links to your music and social networks. The bands will be announced tomorrow and if you’re one of the 6 then will get to start selling your tickets to your faithful and loyal fans Friday. Each band will get 100 tickets to pre-sell and the more you sell, the better the chances you have to win since the winner will be determined by the audience. This is a great opportunity to perform at The NorVa and to showcase your music to the public.
Big things are coming up next week including the much anticipated release of The Last Bison’s Inheritance (Tuesday), the release of City Voice’s Transparency EP (Tuesday) and the release of Logan Vath’s Better Man or Ghost (Friday). Also happening next week is the the little tidbit I had been teasing last week. Next Wednesday, Ambassadors, the Brooklyn-based band that has an epic following here thanks to 96X and their awesome songs Litost, Falls and Unconsolable, will be playing at the Jewish Mother Hilltop and the next day as they head up to DC they will be making a pit stop to the WAVY Studios for an 3 song acoustic performance that you will see here on the Live Music Friday blog and on wavy.com. So make sure you check this spot around 12p on Thursday March 7 to see an exclusive performance from Ambassadors. They’ve been working on some new tunes for their next record, so I’m going to see if I can get them to perform one just for you.
That’s it for me today. I’ll catch up with tomorrow with a preview of this week’s Live Music Friday featured artist: The UnXpected. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MUSIC