Avant-Garage? Mumblecore? Post-Punk? Whatever you want to label their genre, You’re Jovian is one of the more interesting sounds coming out of Virginia Beach these days.
The brainchild of musical alchemist and sometime impresario, Elliott Malvas– You’re Jovian was founded in 2008 and started booking live shows in 2011 with a continuously shifting membership that solidified into the current lineup at the start of 2016. With a prior full length album — ‘Stereochronic’ via Punkadelia, Malvas et al have announced a new record under Funny Not Funny Records (Harrisonburg, VA) entitled ‘They Were Selected and Divided’ with a release date scheduled for this Saturday at Charlie’s American Cafe in Riverview.
AltDaily is pleased to debut the first video from this exciting work.
Check out You’re Jovian live and in person and pick up a copy of the album this Saturday at Charlie’s American Cafe. Click to learn more.
This Weekends’ Picks
Passafire / Ballyhoo! / Bumpin’ Uglies / Nesta
Shaka’s Live. Virginia Beach. 7PM. More Info.
I used to work in a shitty Telemarketing job cold-calling people to try and sell them long distance phone discount packages. I hated it. It was miserable. But I worked next to this guy from Jamaica who we called ‘RaShawn the Happy Rasta.’ Every time I hear Reggae, I think of Rashawn and smile. I suspect this show will make me smile a lot if I go.
Luisa A. Igloria Reading / Double Chapbook Launch of HAORI & CHECK & BALANCE
The Muse Writers Center. Norfolk. 2PM. More Info.
We’re lucky to have Luisa A. Igloria living here. This world class Poet will read poems from her new chapbooks HAORI* from Tea & Tattered Pages Press; and CHECK & BALANCE from Moria Poetry Press/Locofo Chaps. Chapbooks will be available for sale and signing by the author.
Suburban Living / Gold Connections / Fat Spirit / You’re Jovian (Album Release)
Charlie’s American Cafe. Norfolk. 9PM. More Info.
I reviewed Suburban Living a ways ago at the Thank You Gallery. They’re excellent. And of course, you just saw You’re Jovian’s video for the album they’re dropping this night. What else do you need?
Early Riser (BK) / Averman / Invaluable / Copper & Stars / Moonraker / Mistaker / and more
The Hook Up Cafe. Virginia Beach. 7PM. More Info.
I don’t know half these bands, but this looks like the sort of sprawling punk show they used to have all the time at the Oceanfront. I perused links on some of the groups, this sounds like it’s going to be a blast! I don’t know this venue, it’s the first time I’ve seen it on my list. I may make the dreaded trip to the beach to sort out what’s what for this.
Till next time: …
No.. Nope. I got nothing.
Good luck out there!