For fans of American Revolutionary history and/or Virginia film production, Turn has been a great outlet. The AMC series, started in 2014 and filmed here in historic parts of the Commonwealth, has shown a unique side of our county’s past wile also offering some high quality entertainment.
And now, one of the stars of the show, Samuel Roukin (top image, left), who already seems to be a RVA regular, is hosting a DJ night and spinning some tunes to benefit a great cause – Diversity Richmond and the Party Liberation Foundation.
In Turn, Roukin plays Lt. John Simcoe, who historically was a British general with little sympathy for American independence. It appears Roukin’s version of Simcoe matches that assessment, being described by RVAMAg/GayRVA contributor Will Young as “the best worst character.”
According to Young, Simcoe commands the Queen’s Rangers, tasked with doing the British Army’s dirty work and doing anything and everything to disrupt the Continental Army’s movements.
Check Roukin as Simcoe getting shot in the ear and duped by a naked woman in the clip below:
But no matter the character he portrays on the show, Roukin seems like a bodacious dude – visiting local breweries, tweeting about progressive politics and supporting trans kids, and also how good techno music is.
It also looks like this event has been in the works for some time, with a tweet going out later February hinting at “Voltage” which will happen 4/15 at The Hoffheimer
— samuel roukin (@samuelroukin) February 25, 2017
And his DJ set looks to be a window into techno from days of yor – his Soundcloud account features lengthy mixes for the past two months including the one below:
Your chance to catch this wild event happens 4/15 at the Hofheimer Building, just in time for the weather to get decent. He’s teamed up with RVA’s best queer dance party, Animal RVA, as well as the city’s best burner group Party Liberation Front, and the entire evening is FREE!