Call Me Karizma, Marina City, Sam Mccoig, His Dream Of Lions
1545 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
SayWeCanFly is a one-man acoustic act from a small town in Ontario, Canada. Frontman Braden Barrie has devoted his teenage years to playing shows across Canada and the US, building his following and writing relatable music for his fan base. He shows listeners that no matter what struggles we face, we always have the power to make it through. Braden writes lyrics based around his strong belief that the world is falling away from love and emotional connection and wants to re-establish that bond between people through his art. "At the end of the day, we are all skin & bones with a beating heart, and that in itself should be enough to create a spark of love between everyone sharing this earth" Braden says. SayWeCanFly has been featured in Alternative Press Magazine, PureVolume, BryanStars YouTube Channel, and has also played dates of the Vans Warped Tour. Braden has been touring under the name SayWeCanFly for three years now, playing throughout North America. From humble DIY beginnings to quickly rising above many of those in the industry, SayWeCanFly represents the journey of turning a passion into a career.
Call Me Karizma
Call Me Karizma is a young up & coming artist from Minneapolis, MN. Fusing his love of rap & punk, he has created a unique sound that can be described as Eminem meets My Chemical Romance. In 2014 he spent his time performing at local Minneapolis shows, releasing his first songs, & building the ground floor of his social media following. In 2015 he hit the ground runing by releasing 2 free EP's & has performed on 3 American tours with artists such as Mod Sun, Blackbear, Huey Mack, Futuristic, & Max Schnieder. He's also scored opening slots on shows with popular international artists Wiz Khalifa, Hoodie Allen, Atmosphere, & more. He will kick off 2016 by releasing his debut album "Loser" followed by another busy year of touring in support of the release.
"Marina City is THE Chicago band to watch out for."* Fusing the aggressive instrumentals found in hard rock with the catchy vocal melodies and harmonies found in top 40 pop, Marina City has set out to create something that has never been heard before. Classifying the genre as Aggressive Pop-Rock, the quintet has released 2 Eps, toured heavily from the Midwest to the East Coast, and has shared the stage with well known and established acts such as Go Radio, Amanda Palmer, State Champs, Cartel, and Real Friends. Since debuting at a sold out House of Blues show, Marina City has taken a strictly DIY approach to their booking and management,. This year their newest EP (Chimera) and the music video for their first single ("The Lost Boys") was exclusively premiered on AbsolutePunk.net, featured on Pup Fresh, and Property of Zack.
Relying on "poignant lyrics, three-part harmonies, and one hell of a drummer"** the band features lead vocalist Ryan Argast, guitarist and vocalist Brian Johnson, keyboardist and vocalist Matt Gaudiano, drummer Eric Somers-Urrea, and bassist Aaron Heiy. In 2012 the band ventured away from being a solo act behind singer Ryan Argast and become more of a collaborative group walking away from a production deal in the process. With a degree in music performance, drummer Eric Somers-Urrea creates a strong rhythmic backbone for bassist Aaron Heiy's deep pocket to groove over. Hammond artist Matthew Gaudiano on keys teams up with guitarist Brian Johnson to create the hard-hitting and aggressive center of the band. However, the biggest standout factor for Marina City is that it features 3 lead vocalists. Gaudiano's smooth R&B style and Johnson's raw punk sound compliment the power and emotion of frontman Ryan Argast. Said Chris Triebes owner and talent buyer of Mojoes In Joliet, IL "Marina City puts on one of the most energetic & passionate live shows I have seen from a local-area band in a long time"
*Robbie Mueller, Founder of BTG Management
**Zack Jablow, Grammy award winning producer.
His Dream Of Lions
We're all after something, and it's the thrill of the chase that keeps us on. For the five young alternative rockers in His Dream Of Lions, the thrill they find is in chasing their dreams. Having known one another through the local Fairfax Virginia music scene, guitarist Nick Jones, singer Seth Coggeshall, and bassist Blair Kilner came together during the spring of 2012 to form the band that would eventually become His Dream Of Lions. After a full year of non-stop gigging and writing, the band's lineup was finalized with the addition of drummer Jack Dunigan and keyboardist Colby Witko.
With the new members in place, the group quickly realized they needed a name that would stand to signify the moral intent behind the band. In Ernest Hemingway's novel, "The Old Man and The Sea," the main character experiences reoccurring dreams of lions playing on the beach. Even with the knowledge that they could drown, the lions carry on, representing a sense of adventure the old man once had. By taking the name, His Dream Of Lions, the members hope to be reminded of the ambitious spirit they promised never to lose.
Building off the support of their loyal and rapidly growing fan base, His Dream Of Lions continued onto a string of successes, playing with artists such as Aaron Carter, Jonny Craig, There For Tomorrow, Australia's Got Talent winner Joe Robinson, as well as releasing a critically acclaimed cover of Lana Del Rey's "National Anthem".
By the time June of 2013 rolled around, the band felt they had generated sufficient buzz, both local and national, to warrant the recording of their double EP, a concept record inspired by their love of storytelling. Once hitting the studio with producer Ben Green (Fairweather), the band released their debut record simply titled "Part One" in March of 2014. The opening track, "Novel", has gained significant commercial success, climbing to #7 on the NMW Top 40 Chart, and #7 on the NMW Hot 100 Singles Chart.
Following the success of "Novel," the band decided to partner with Bryan Stars for the release of their "Elsa" music video, the band's second single off of "Part One." With no sign of letting up from the Virginia based quintet, listeners can expect to find the smashing continuation of "Part One", wittily entitled "Part Two," later this fall.
$15.00 - $25.00