There’s something to be said for artistry within art. Art is an act of creation, but the process of creating art can itself be something to behold and appreciate. On Historian, the second full-length LP from Richmond-based musician Lucy Dacus, you can almost see the interconnecting layers being pieced together to create these stories. And you could certainly hear them live at Ottobar on Wednesday.
Kali Uchis performs at Rams Head Live on June 7, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
Radiating Selena-esque vibes, Kali Uchis recently took to the stage at Rams Head Live, and she started her show with “Speed,” “Rush,” and my personal favorite “Nuestra Planeta” (which translates to “Our Planet” in English). She blends soul/psychedelic with reggaeton vibes and adds a sprinkle of pop. Her voice can perfectly blend all those genres and she makes it work.
Karen Jonas, a resident of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and a native of Damascus, Maryland, headlined Saturday evening at Pearl Street Warehouse with a release party for her new album, Butter.
It might be understandable if you haven’t heard of Twain, the musical moniker of Mt Davidson, a Virginia resident who writes beautiful, lyrical songs that are sometimes funny and often heartbreaking but always hard to shake. But if you were at Union Stage on Saturday night, you certainly heard some terrific songs played live.
The Red Wing Roots Music Festival at Natural Chimneys Park. (Photo by Chester Simpson)
Red Wing Roots Festival, a family-friendly celebration of music, features kids events and activities and bike rides in the park. Red Wings V was held in Natural Chimneys Park on July 14-16.