Archives: glows in the dark

Listening back: Glows in the Dark

Listen Glows in the Dark’s 75 minute set in its entirety. The band was in top form on the night of the release of their second album “Beach of the War Gods.

Amazing May

Photo by Lauren Serpa. Cameron Ralston (bass) is a member of Ombak, Fight the Big Bull and Glows in the Dark in addition to other groups. In December RVAJazz always recaps the events of the previous year. This May, so much awesome stuff has happened that it is worth looking back now. Goodbye Dean – […]

Deep Dish: Scott Burton on Glows in the Dark’s new record

Guitarist Scott Burton and Dean Christesen talk about Glows in the Dark’s newest record “Beach of the War Gods.” Listen to the entirety of the album as Burton shares endless insight into its making, the compositions and the history of the band.

Old band, new sound, one night of fun

The best bands in Richmond combine strong group voices with unique individual voices. Occasionally, bands will leave character for one night and do something truly special. On Thursday February 24, Glows in the Dark will host “Mondo Italia Dance Party.” With extremely original compositions and John Lilley (sax), Reggie Pace (trombone), Scott Burton (guitar), Cameron […]

Double take: Glows in the Dark

Composer and guitarist Scott Burton’s compositions drip with drama, but it’s input from the entire band that makes everything go. On Sunday and Monday nights, Glows in the Dark brought their cinematic music to the stage.

Twestival and RVAjazz highlight local musicians on Twitter

I was asked by Copeland Casati (@copelandcasati) to put a CD together of music by local musicians and bands that are on Twitter for the upcoming Twestival (@RVATwestival) on Friday. The Twestival will benefit Tricycle Gardens and will be held at The Camel (@thecamelrva) from 5:30-8:30pm. The completed playlist is a nice collection of Richmond […]

RVA Magazine: The State of Jazz

By Dean Christesen This article was originally published in the July 2009 Music Issue of RVA Magazine. It is reprinted with permission here. photo: Dean Christesen It’s Wednesday night and Cous Cous is packed. I can hardly make it back to the bar to get another beer, so I stand with my empty glass watching […]

Three Richmond Musician Moguls

by Dean Christesenphotos by Will Fisher The following Q&A was published in The Commonwealth Times on July 1, 2009, and is reprinted here with permission. While the article’s main purpose was to give advice to young musicians wishing to form bands, the responses from Burton, Pace, and White are valuable and should be of interest […]

Richmond takes over Artomatic

photos and words by Dean ChristesenView the photo slideshow In a large cement room on the first floor of a 9-story building that seemed to be normally uninhabited, Richmond bands performed today for what became known as RVA Band Day at the 10th annual Artomatic festival in Washington, D.C. It was a 6+ hour display […]

Glows in the Dark on tour

Glows in the Dark, Richmond band and friend of RVAjazz, is going on a short tour this week. The WFMU set will be streaming live at their website. For the others, check them out if you’re in the neighborhood. 6.10.09 WFMU Long Rally w/Scott McDowell (Hudson Valley, NJ) Recording Live Set 11pm 6.11.09 Pianos (New […]