If you are into BMX, you most likely know concerning the Rumble in Richmond on Saturday, June 26. Billed as “a day of stoke and BMX,” it is headlined by the Vans Old Skool grime bounce contest at RVA BMX, a pro-am contest with superstar judges and $2,500 in money prizes.
While that bike day needs to be sick and Style will probably be there to get some motion images, there’s additionally an enormous after social gathering with some kickass rock music at Cobra Cabana in Carver. The restaurant and venue can have a day social gathering beginning at 3 p.m., and 4 rock bands that start enjoying later at 7:30 p.m. and who simply may assist restore some religion within the good ‘ole customary, sweaty rock so many people have been lacking in our lives.
Bands on the invoice embrace the AC/DC cowl band High Voltage; the debut gig from killer native rockers Mel Machete -check ’em out beneath, seems like candy mid-’70s or early ’80s guitar rock in your grill with shake attraction; in addition to Mick’s Jaguar, self-billed as a Thin Lizzy and Sex Pistols love youngster from NYC; and Evening Shadows, a punk band from Wilmington, NC feat. members of Valient Thorr and Strike Anywhere.
We actually need to see Mel Machete, which incorporates native rock luminaries reminiscent of Mike Cipollone, proprietor of Fuzzy Cactus, in addition to Paul Kirk and wild lead singer, Mel Medina (each of Sick Bags), in addition to Seanzy O’Dell on bass and Gunner Timmerman on drums. Below you possibly can try their feral blast of horny panther rock, “Boneyard Boogie,” recorded by Adrian Olsen at Montrose Studios. Should attraction to followers of old style punk teams like The Bags and extra just lately, Sheer Mag from Philly.
Proceeds from the present will probably be going to RADshare, the nonprofit sponsoring the Rumble which is devoted to educating and empowering native youth by means of celebrating bike tradition.