For their second installment, Friday Cheers brings The Lone Bellow and Radical Face to the shores of the James River this Friday at 6:30 PM.
For their second installment, Friday Cheers brings The Lone Bellow and Radical Face to the shores of the James River this Friday at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $5 and children under 12 are free. Here’s a quick preview of what to expect this week, and there’s always more info on the Facebook event page.
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The Lone Bellow
- Genre: Brooklyn country music1
- Sounds kinda like: The Lumineers, but if they were, like, really, really sad.
- Sweet jam: “You Never Need Nobody”, “Bleeding Out”
- Listen to the album The Lone Below on rdio »
One day, spring will eventually arrive in Richmond. We’ll wear our flip-flops and short-sleeved shirts, sit on patios drinking shandys, and jovially laugh at each other’s jokes. On that day we will not listen to The Lone Bellow. Their self-titled album was written after a horseback-riding accident temporarily paralyzed lead singer Zach Williams’s wife. It’s…not the most upbeat of records, but it’s perfect for windy, cold, and dark days.
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- Genre: Indie pop
- Sounds kinda like: If Band of Horses played a show in a cabin in the woods. Maybe José Gonzalez is there.
- Sweet jam: “A Pound of Flesh”, “Black Eyes”
- Listen to the album The Family Tree: The Roots on rdio »
Radical Face, a Ben Cooper solo project, is in the midst of releasing three albums that tell the story of one (mostly fictional) family over several generations. The Family Tree: The Roots is first in the trilogy and covers 1800 – 1860. This first installment is straightforward–mostly piano and guitar–but still pretty jammy!
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- That’s a term (jokingly) coined by The Lone Bellow’s lead singer Zach Williams, but it’s super accurate and they are from Brooklyn, so let’s run with it. ↩