Single on Valentines? Check out Animal back at Smatter Saturday Night
It’s almost Valentines Day which means everyone who’s in a relationship is a gross mess right now, and all the single folks are just looking for an excuse to get lose. Well, here’s your chance – join the folks at ANIMAL, RVA’s best queer dance party, as they return to Strange Matter to fit the sold out crowd that took over Balliceaux last month.
So join ANIMAL at Strange Matter as we honor all the bruised and bloodied hearts of Richmond through the dark art of dance!
@ Strange Matter - 929 W Grace St., Richmond, VA 23220
☆ Connie ϟue // ☽ Eric Tomlin // ☄ Skirts (DJ set)
FREE // 21+
SINGLES WELCOME//COUPLES TOLERATED
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Here are 5 songs we suggest if you’re single and ready to tingle! <3 XOXXX
Light Asylum – “Heart of Dust”
This darkwave duo isn’t afraid to get a little gritty. Since 2010, Light Asylum has collaborated with bands like TV On the Radio and The Knife. Shannon Funchess’s powerful vocals are steam in a kettle of boiling synths and we’ve never seen anyone look that good in five layers of mud!
High-Functioning Flesh – “Self-Management”
High-Functioning Flesh creates abrasive, yet surprisingly danceable, industro-punk. Think Cabaret Voltaire meets Nine Inch Nails. If you’re single on Valentine’s Day, chances are that your evening will culminate in some tender “self management,” right after you polish off that pint of gelato and Netflix binge for a minimum of 10 hours. In any case, you now have the perfect soundtrack for killing kittens…
Prom Date – “X My Heart”
Prom Date is a New Orleans-based synthpop collective that has been producing dance-worthy hits since their debut in 2010. “X My Heart” is an ideal anthem for anyone plagued by the much feared ex hex. We also recommend burning sage, along with anything they’ve left in your home for more than 6 months.
Animal Bodies – “Deep Sleep”
Animal Bodies have been making a name for themselves with an affinity for bondage aesthetics and smoldering beats. “Deep Sleep” is an atmospheric little techno-dirge that is sure to reawaken your festering zombie heart. The video stars Vancouver-based entertainer, Jane Smoker, who appears to be our tour guide in a vacant S&M club.
Cut Copy – “Meet Me in the House of Love”
Cut Copy has been producing their own buoyant blend of psych/disco for several years now. Rising up initially as a solo act, and later as a foursome, the aussie group is now on their fourth album. Cut Copy’s video for “Meet Me in the House of Love” features a predictably adorable Ben Sinclair. You may recognize him as the star and co-creator of the completely hilarious and heartwarming web series High Maintenance. It’s a great show to watch alone or after a good snogging.
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 [...]April 4, 2017
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