It was a jam-packed Saturday as Delirious George headlined, previewing some select cuts from an upcoming album alongside crowd favorites from their prior 2016 effort titled "Family Reunion."
Galaxy Dynamite demonstrated once again why they're the 757's premier space rock group with a muscular set that took no prisoners. Paper Aliens gave a strong showing anchored by Jarvis Griffin's soaring vocal prowess -- this is a band that I believe can break out of the area into a national following with a few lucky breaks. They get better every time I see them play.
Bended Light has been working both in front of the camera for a series of music videos as well as a new 6-track EP. If their set here was any example, I expect it to be great stuff. Opening duties were handled by a band not familiar to me -- The Snicklefritz Scheme. Featuring two prior members of a group called Wave Mechanics, this Virginia Beach funk four-piece (missing their keyboardist due to wedding obligations) put an EP out in 2017 built around a space opera involving a criminal group of intergalactic protagonists and their fight against a notorious space pirate. It's pretty trippy, and worth a listen.
LAVA took a hit a bit ago with some unfortunate restrictions at their home base, but this evening proved that they'll be more than capable of continuing to turn out some of the best shows in the city with outdoors events like this one. Good thing too -- Norfolk needs shows like these, now more than ever. We look forward to more in the future, with a packed schedule for the rest of the year. Check out their next show at Charlies on August 22nd, bringing out Ramonda Hammer, Gold Coast, and CUDA.
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Norfolk. Jam / Funk.
Norfolk. Psychedelic Space Rock.
Va Beach. Funk / Soul.
Norfolk. Psychedelic Funk Rock.
The Snicklefritz Scheme.
Va Beach. Funk.