A Spacebomb Revue: Live this December
poster by Travis Robertson
This December, the sound and spirit of Richmond, Virginia’s record label-that-could manifests itself live over six special evenings in six special cities. With each of these shows, Spacebomb is honored to bring you a small piece of their community, playing bedroom music and party music, work music and dance music. Inspired by the guts and showmanship of the great traveling revues of Motown, Spacebomb will showcase their community pride from the stage: both Matthew E. White and Howard Ivans will be backed by the 100-proof Virginia gentlemen of Spacebomb’s inimitable house-band. Brace yourselves for three rounds of the purest, finest Spacebomb Revue.
Hit bell no. 1 — Tight Virginia funk and honeyed dream ballads draped in silk christen the evening from Howard Ivans, whose brilliant new 7” is the next piece of chromatic-eyed soul from the Spacebomb trust. Ring bell no. 2 — Spacebomb extended family member dosh, Minneapolis soundscapist, percussionist, free thinker and joyful noise-generator. Strike bell no. 3 to close out the evening — Matthew E. White, whose Big Inner has become a staggering critical success, re-pressed and re-released around the globe, brings his vision for what music can be in the 21st century—grand and essential. It takes a village to raise a child, it takes a town like Richmond, Virginia to raise the unholy groove of the dead and dying music industry. With experimentation, courage, craft, and love, they sing in the choir of their own imagination, making regional music, folk music, modern music — music brought to your ears by the Spacebomb Revue.
Dec. 4 – Allston, MA – Great Scott * (tickets)
Dec. 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg * (tickets)
Dec. 6 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s * (tickets)
Dec. 7 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel * (tickets)
Dec. 13 – Wilmington, NC – Bourgie Nights at Manna ^ (tickets)
Dec. 14 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade # (tickets)
Dec. 15 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter # (tickets)
* w/ Matthew E. White, dosh, Howard Ivans
^ w/ Howard Ivans, Summer Set
# w/ Matthew E. White, Howard Ivans