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Nicholas Crook   Wednesday, June 26, 2019  Black Iris| 8:30 pm
Jun
26
8:30 PM20:30

Nicholas Crook Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Black Iris| 8:30 pm

Nicholas Crook www.nicholascrook.com

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Tiny Bar | 8:30 pm

$10 General | $5 Members

Nicholas Crook visits Black Iris this upcoming Wednesday.  Join us for a night of great music and friends.

Texas born, San Diego based, Nick Crook was the Grand Prize Winner of Heartbeat Music Academy’s Inaugural Live Your Dreams Talent Show in 2014, 2nd place winner at the Annual Singer/Songwriter Competition at the San Diego County Fair and the winner of Gigtown’s Jingle Contest, both in 2015. Winning the contest gave Nick the opportunity to play for arriving guests at the private annual charity event Rock The Cure, where he was the opening act for the legendary Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band. Miller listened to one of Nick’s own songs, which he referred to as a “smart song which was written and performed beautifully.” He is currently touring the US on his "Legal or Otherwise" Tour.

"This is the artist you need in your life right now. His blend of soul and folk will make you an instant fan. ” -Soup2Nutz

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BODY TALK COLLECTIVE OF DJS AND FUNK ENTHUSIASTS 10PM-1:30AM $5 FOR NON MEMBERS
Jun
29
10:00 PM22:00

BODY TALK COLLECTIVE OF DJS AND FUNK ENTHUSIASTS 10PM-1:30AM $5 FOR NON MEMBERS

Body Talk is a collective of DJs and funk enthusiasts coming together for a night of finely mixed Boogie Disco and Funk since 2012. They're excited to join the Black Iris social club and the vibe they bring will fit right in to the club's. This is an all vinyl Boogie Funk Soul Disco House and Go-Go DJ event. DJs Mike Murphy and more.

9pm-1am $5 for non members free before 10

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WAX BUILDUP! RICHMOND'S ALL VINYL DANCE PARTY $5 (FREE FOR MEMBERS)
Jun
21
9:30 PM21:30

WAX BUILDUP! RICHMOND'S ALL VINYL DANCE PARTY $5 (FREE FOR MEMBERS)

Please join us for the Fifth night of Wax Buildup all-vinyl dance party! We are taking over Black Iris Gallery (Richmond, Virginia) for a night of hip hop classics, funk, disco, breaks and any other records we can find that will make you move. Expect a laid-back vibe with no egos or drama - just friends, drinks, dancing and lots of great music. 

Hosted by Alex Black With, Billy Crystal Fingers, Dev, DJ Mentos, and Hip Hop Henry

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Whiskey Class  (members and their guests only)
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

Whiskey Class (members and their guests only)

Whiskey Orientation- “The Water Of Life”

Ladies and Gentlemen, 

We cordially invite you to the first of our multiple portion whiskey education classes. The first of these classes will take place on Thursday June 20th, 2019 from 7:30pm till 9:30pm followed by a question and answering until close. Each class will take you from start to finish through the full whiskey tasting experience. Each class will provide four 1 ounce tastings of pre chosen whiskeys, Come thirsty for both whiskey and knowledge.

What you need to know:

1.      The cost of this class will be $35.00 

2.     The class will include four 1-ounce tastings and an explanation of each given whiskey’s profile. These will range from an isle of Scott to multiple classic American whiskeys. 

3.      This is a low rate introductory class to advance ours members knowledge on our currently expanding whiskey program.

4.    This class will be the first of many that will result in whiskey knowledge and future perks. 

5. This class is reservation only. Please rsvp to this email by end of day June 18th. 



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AV Sound System!
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

AV Sound System!

AV sound system is at it again with a summertime/beach/water theme! Come hang out.

DJ’s Just E & Beto, of the A/V Sound System, will be tag teaming it on the turn tables as the tumble 4 ya through their personal collections of music. Everything from the avant-garde to pop will be spun on the platter, filling the sound waves with golden moments of pure (h)ear candy and toe tapping fun as the evening is filled with conversations on pop culture, artistic creation and great instrumental performances.

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Simon Joyner Live!   $10 ($5) for members
May
28
7:30 AM07:30

Simon Joyner Live! $10 ($5) for members

BIO:
Simon Joyner is a renowned American singer-songwriter who first came
to prominence during the Lo-Fi movement of the early 90's alongside
contemporaries mining similar territory like Will Oldham, Peter
Jefferies, the Mountain Goats, and Bill Callahan. Joyner
was championed early by the late British DJ, John Peel, who famously
played Joyner's 1994 LP, "The Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll", start
to finish on one of his BBC programs, initially making Joyner more
well known overseas than in his own country. He is often referred to as one
of the forefathers of the Omaha music scene and an influence on his
friend, Conor Oberst, of Bright Eyes.

Following the mercurial path of heroes like Neil Young and Bob Dylan,
Joyner has been releasing literate and challenging albums
since the release of his first album, Room Temperature, in 1993. His
discography includes twenty-three full-length recordings, as well as numerous
singles and guest appearances. A book of his lyrics was released in
2016 under the title "Only Love Can Bring You Peace: Selected Lyrics
(1990-2014)." He tours the United States and Europe semi-regularly and
is the co-owner of the Grapefruit Records label.

• QUOTES •
"Omaha has given us the reigning heir to Henry Miller's dark emotional
mirror, Townes Van Zandt's three-chord moan, and Lou Reed's warehouse
minimalism: his name is Simon Joyner." — Gillian Welch

"Pound for pound Simon Joyner is my favorite lyricist of all time. He
has shades of all the greats (Van Zandt, Cohen, Dylan) but exists in a
space all his own ... He truly is an American songwriting treasure. It
is my hope that more people will discover his music and share in the
unique joy that it brings." — Conor Oberst

"Simon's always been a secret handshake amongst me and my peers. He's
a pioneer. He's helped pave the way for many people, myself included.
He's an artist in its purest form--for his only concern is crafting a
perfect song--which he's done time and time again." ---Kevin Morby

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BODY TALK COLLECTIVE OF DJS AND FUNK ENTHUSIASTS 9:30PM-1:30AM $5 FOR NON MEMBERS FREE BEFORE 10
May
25
9:30 PM21:30

BODY TALK COLLECTIVE OF DJS AND FUNK ENTHUSIASTS 9:30PM-1:30AM $5 FOR NON MEMBERS FREE BEFORE 10

Body Talk is a collective of DJs and funk enthusiasts coming together for a night of finely mixed Boogie Disco and Funk since 2012. They're excited to join the Black Iris social club and the vibe they bring will fit right in to the club's. This is an all vinyl Boogie Funk Soul Disco House and Go-Go DJ event. DJs Mike Murphy and more.

9pm-1am $5 for non members free before 10

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Victor Haskins and Moving Sound Pictures May 24th $10 ($5) Members 9PM
May
24
9:00 PM21:00

Victor Haskins and Moving Sound Pictures May 24th $10 ($5) Members 9PM

Moving Sound Pictures is an innovative solo project where Victor Haskins
creates live-produced, spontaneously-composed music. Moving Sound Pictures
utilizes cornet, voice, Electronic Wind Instrument (EWI), synths, live
sampling, and virtuosic improvisation to transcend genre and present a
supremely unique and wondrous experience of live orchestration and music
production through the lens of storytelling.

In this iteration of the project, Victor will incorporate a self-produced
film.  The sound element of Moving Sound Pictures will respond to the
visual element.  Come experience the magic.

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WAX BUILDUP! RICHMOND'S ALL VINYL DANCE PARTY $5 (FREE FOR MEMBERS)
May
17
9:00 PM21:00

WAX BUILDUP! RICHMOND'S ALL VINYL DANCE PARTY $5 (FREE FOR MEMBERS)

Please join us for the fourth night of Wax Buildup all-vinyl dance party! We are taking over Black Iris Gallery (Richmond, Virginia) for a night of hip hop classics, funk, disco, breaks and any other records we can find that will make you move. Expect a laid-back vibe with no egos or drama - just friends, drinks, dancing and lots of great music. 

Hosted by Alex Black With, Billy Crystal Fingers, Triple H, DJ Mentos, and DJ Nobe

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Black Twig Pickers! MAY 16th  @ Black Iris
May
16
9:00 PM21:00

Black Twig Pickers! MAY 16th @ Black Iris

Thursday, May 16, 9pm-11pm

For the first time, the complete Black Twig Pickers lineup plays Black Iris during a rare trip east. Banjoist Nathan Bowles and fiddler Mike Gangloff (with his band Eight Point Star) have separately visited but this will be Black Twig Pickers first Black Iris show -- and the band's first Richmond show in a decade. Expect stringband traditions married to an ecstatic, highly personal approach to the music, old-time dance rampages and highly detailed improvisations --

$5 members, $10 non-members


Bio: 

Black Twig Pickers are a group defined by a forward-thinking approach to a music most often associated with times gone by. Over a series of recordings, including collaborative releases with Charlie Parr, Steve Gunn, and the late Jack Rose, numerous tours in the United States and Europe, and gigs that range from square dances to the BBC stage at the Latitude Festival in the UK, the group has established itself as a collection of dedicated practitioners of old-time music re-cast and shaped by their appreciation of modern improvisation, drone, and punk. Black Twig Pickers thrive in the in-betweenness of those worlds, linking the exploration of the bounds of sound and a deep dive into Appalachian tradition and community.

If you want weblinks, please use Facebook or Thrill Jockey's Twigs page:

https://www.facebook.com/The-Black-Twig-Pickers-114240751943479  

http://www.thrilljockey.com/artists/the-black-twig-pickers  

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Brandon Bucknum and Landon Elliott  7:30-10:30  $10 ($5 members)
May
11
7:30 PM19:30

Brandon Bucknum and Landon Elliott 7:30-10:30 $10 ($5 members)

Bradford

Oldermost (solo)

"Philadelphia rockers Oldermost revel in the art of enigma," writes Culture Collide. There is an ever-present quality of rock and roll inclinations in Oldermost’s music and they are able to hint at nostalgic without stumbling into kitsch. Over the release of four records, most recently How Could You Ever Be The Same? (AntiFragile Records, 2018), Bradford Bucknum has been writing songs that listeners can return to again and again and be given something new each time. Drawing comparisons to artists like Jeff Tweedy and Jim James, Bucknum's music celebrates difficulty and still believes that songs have the power to create spaces in people's lives to learn to love questions again. Learn morelisten and follow

Landon Elliot

With a commanding voice that floats between the spirits of Chris Stapleton and Thrice, singer/songwriter Landon Elliott delivers earworm melodies and sobering lyrics drawn from his upbringing in small-town North Carolina to his move to Richmond in 2013. Elliott is ever in search of the human common denominator, pushing and pulling on stories with hooks and guitar riffs that call to mind early Kings of Leon recordings and Bruce Springsteen sonics. His debut LP will be released in 2019 on American Paradox Records.

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 DJ’S JUST E & BETO, OF THE A/V SOUND SYSTEM
May
9
8:00 AM08:00

DJ’S JUST E & BETO, OF THE A/V SOUND SYSTEM

DJ’s Just E & Beto, of the A/V Sound System, will be tag teaming it on the turn tables as the tumble 4 ya through their personal collections of music. Everything from the avant-garde to pop will be spun on the platter, filling the sound waves with golden moments of pure (h)ear candy and toe tapping fun as the evening is filled with conversations on pop culture, artistic creation and great instrumental performances.

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Mathew O’Neill Live $10  ($5 members)
May
7
7:30 PM19:30

Mathew O’Neill Live $10 ($5 members)


      Musical artist Matthew O’Neill is based in the Catskill Mountains of New York.  Born in Ontario, Matthew grew up outside of Philadelphia, and spent much of his youth joyously alongside his father in the Eastern woodlands. He is an artist that is deeply passionate about the natural world. He has spent and continues to spend a great amount of time in the wilderness. O’Neill’s music embodies a deep connection to nature, spirit, and indigenous ways. For him music is a way to explore unique realms and to share them. In bridging the gap between indigenous ways and the contemporary world, his music offers up feelings that are fresh, wild, curious, and celebratory. His songwriting features poetic allegory centering on non anthropocentric articulations of gratitude and joy, pain and loss.  Reviewers have compared his work to Neil Young, Robbie Robertson, David Byrne, and Nick Cave. 

"Matthew O’Neill follows his vision, a potent mind-meld of early Pink Floyd space-rock, Jerry Garcia-esque laid-back roots music, and Native American-inspired earth-and-sky spirituality....a sort of mystic shaman sketching out his dreams and hopes for the earth he loves in the language he knows best: music.” - The Daily Vault 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJOv8n0aj1M

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BODY TALK COLLECTIVE OF DJS AND FUNK ENTHUSIASTS 9:30PM-1:30AM $5 FOR NON MEMBERS FREE BEFORE 10
Apr
20
to Apr 21

BODY TALK COLLECTIVE OF DJS AND FUNK ENTHUSIASTS 9:30PM-1:30AM $5 FOR NON MEMBERS FREE BEFORE 10

Body Talk is a collective of DJs and funk enthusiasts coming together for a night of finely mixed Boogie Disco and Funk since 2012. They're excited to join the Black Iris social club and the vibe they bring will fit right in to the club's. This is an all vinyl Boogie Funk Soul Disco House and Go-Go DJ event. DJs Mike Murphy Tru Blu Sean Lovelace and more.

9pm-1am $5 for non members free before 10:30

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WAX BUILDUP! RICHMOND'S ALL VINYL DANCE PARTY $5 (FREE FOR MEMBERS)
Apr
19
to Apr 20

WAX BUILDUP! RICHMOND'S ALL VINYL DANCE PARTY $5 (FREE FOR MEMBERS)

Please join us for the fourth night of Wax Buildup all-vinyl dance party! We are taking over Black Iris Gallery (Richmond, Virginia) for a night of hip hop classics, funk, disco, breaks and any other records we can find that will make you move. Expect a laid-back vibe with no egos or drama - just friends, drinks, dancing and lots of great music. 

Hosted by Alex Black With, Billy Crystal Fingers, Triple H, DJ Mentos, and DJ Nobe

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DJ’S JUST E & BETO, OF THE A/V SOUND SYSTEM
Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

DJ’S JUST E & BETO, OF THE A/V SOUND SYSTEM

DJ’s Just E & Beto, of the A/V Sound System, will be tag teaming it on the turn tables as the tumble 4 ya through their personal collections of music. Everything from the avant-garde to pop will be spun on the platter, filling the sound waves with golden moments of pure (h)ear candy and toe tapping fun as the evening is filled with conversations on pop culture, artistic creation and great instrumental performances.

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BODY TALK COLLECTIVE OF DJS AND FUNK ENTHUSIASTS 9PM-1AM $5 FOR NON MEMBERS FREE BEFORE 10
Mar
30
to Mar 31

BODY TALK COLLECTIVE OF DJS AND FUNK ENTHUSIASTS 9PM-1AM $5 FOR NON MEMBERS FREE BEFORE 10

Body Talk is a collective of DJs and funk enthusiasts coming together for a night of finely mixed Boogie Disco and Funk since 2012. They're excited to join the Black Iris social club and the vibe they bring will fit right in to the club's. This is an all vinyl Boogie Funk Soul Disco House and Go-Go DJ event. DJs Mike Murphy Tru Blu Sean Lovelace and more.

9pm-1am $5 for non members free before 10

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Hawthorn live with Hayden Arp & Lobo Marino
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Hawthorn live with Hayden Arp & Lobo Marino

Hawthorn:

The women of Hawthorn craft songs with “a weight that sits with you long after their audible presence fades” (Red Line Roots). Working from the belief that tradition is made to evolve, Heather and Taylor chart a creative course through Appalachian and Celtic roots to the present-day. With a powerful vocal blend surrounded in old-time banjo, seascape guitar, and dreamy electric lines, Hawthorn is quickly claiming a place in the music of New England and beyond. Their second album, Maggie Willow, lands in February 2019.

Lobo Marino:

Named after the enormous Pacific Sea Lion, Lobo Marino's brand of experimental folk draws from a rich palette of international and folk influences.
Built primarily on harmonium, bass drum, banjo and various unique instruments and voices, Lobo Marino continues to evolve as the musical response to the continuous travels and ongoing spiritual journey of its members, Laney Sullivan and Jameson Price.

Hayden Arp:

Hayden Arp makes music with the goal of creating moments of communion in the world. He was raised in Alexandria, VA and attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he studied electronic music composition. His first single, In the Fading Light, was described by The FADER as “Tingling… gorgeous,” and his debut EP, For Gabriel, was called “Beautiful and elegiac” by ThrdCoast. He has toured extensively, including occasionally joining Lucy Dacus as a guest performer. He lives in Richmond, VA.

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WAX BUILDUP! RICHMOND'S ALL VINYL DANCE PARTY $5 (FREE FOR MEMBERS)
Mar
15
9:00 PM21:00

WAX BUILDUP! RICHMOND'S ALL VINYL DANCE PARTY $5 (FREE FOR MEMBERS)

Please join us for the fourth night of Wax Buildup all-vinyl dance party! We are taking over Black Iris Gallery (Richmond, Virginia) for a night of hip hop classics, funk, disco, breaks and any other records we can find that will make you move. Expect a laid-back vibe with no egos or drama - just friends, drinks, dancing and lots of great music. 

Hosted by Alex Black With, Billy Crystal Fingers, Triple H, DJ Mentos, and DJ Nobe

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DJ’S JUST E & BETO, OF THE A/V SOUND SYSTEM
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

DJ’S JUST E & BETO, OF THE A/V SOUND SYSTEM

DJ’s Just E & Beto, of the A/V Sound System, will be tag teaming it on the turn tables as the tumble 4 ya through their personal collections of music. Everything from the avant-garde to pop will be spun on the platter, filling the sound waves with golden moments of pure (h)ear candy and toe tapping fun as the evening is filled with conversations on pop culture, artistic creation and great instrumental performances.

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Soul Clap Back performance
Mar
6
9:00 PM21:00

Soul Clap Back performance

Clap Back :  noun or verb - A hard response to false statement or premise. 

Soul Mu·sic  noun -  a kind of music incorporating elements of rhythm and blues and gospel music, popularized by African-Americans. Characterized by an emphasis on vocals and an impassioned improvisatory delivery, it is associated with performers such as Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder and Otis Redding

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The SoulClapback  is a gathering of musicians that love to play soulful protest and uplifting music.
We all play with different bands so we get together on the fly and play songs and grooves from America's deep library of conscious music.
We encourage each other to bring original songs to the table.  An open invitation ito spoken word poets is always there.  But no sex poems (you know who you are. LOL) No holds barred words and free thought is celebrated.

Cover $10  (Black Iris Members $5)  bar and Heavy hors d'oeuvres.  DJ Spinning classic and new Soul Music.

John Mitchell
https://www.facebook.com/soulclapback/

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