They’ll be helping the good folks at Rag & Bones Bicycle Co-op raise money for their programming. Rag & Bones will have some rad merchandise and a photo station. Be sure to throw some dough their way.
10PM – 2AM
21+ // FREE
5 SONGS YOU MIGHT HEAR AT ANIMAL:
1. Linkoban – “Oh Oh” Linkoban is a Chinese/Danish “grime rapper” hailing all the way from Copenhagen. We’ve recently become infatuated with her sound. “Oh Oh” is a song and video that will make you sweat for several reasons…
2. Lizzo feat. Sophia Eris – “Batches & Cookies” Lizzo is a Minneapolis-based artist and member of the group GRRRL PARTY. The lyrics and beat are equally formidable in this song. ”Batches & Cookies” makes you want to get up, dance, and maybe bake a little something sweet.
3. Yolanda Be Cool feat. SYF & Fritz Helder – “All That She Wants” YBC and crew drop some welcome nostalgia in this cover. The infectious tackiness that Ace of Base served us in the 90′s has been distilled and reinterpreted as a surprisingly stylish dance track.
4. Kiesza – “Hideaway”
Speaking of nostalgia, “Hideaway” pulls elements straight out of a late-80s dance hall. The video also showcases some pretty impressive choreography that we’re definitely trying to master by the time summer starts.
5. Hi Fashion – “EIGHTEEN”
Hi Fashion is the brainchild of Rick Grandone and Jen DM. Together they create audience-engaging art pop that’s both playful and visually striking. Hi Fashion is exactly the type of queer-positive act we’d love to see tour through RVA. (theworldofhifashion.com/)
Self-identified queer rap-scallion Alfred is no stranger to Strange Matter, having performed there several times with his family of talented songwriters and performers under the banner B.ckwards Haus Ops. This Thursday, however, Alfred returns to the dark stage with another Richmond-based musician Yung Pocket$ (Matthew Hirsch), to give us soundbites off their soon to be released [...]