First Fridays w/ Clair Morgan feat. Navi, Smoke Break, Keep, Good Neighbor

First Fridays w/ Clair Morgan feat. Navi, Smoke Break, Keep, Good Neighbor

Fri, August 4, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Camel

$6.00 - $8.00

Tickets at the Door

Clair Morgan
Clair Morgan
Clair Morgan is a 5-piece rock outfit from Richmond, Virginia. A band that jokingly refers to themselves as being a band and not being a band. With influences ranging from the likes of Cursive, Teenage Fanclub, Shipping News, Hum, Cap’n Jazz and several others, it comes as no surprise that this enormous collective bring their own unique spin to mathematically dynamic indie rock. No surface is left untouched as the group expands on the songwriting of frontman Clair Morgan with a variety of auxiliary instrumentation, smooth harmonies, complex interlaced guitars and syncopated rhythms. All of this combined leads to a unique live experience that can only best be described as a tiny orchestra playing catchy rock tunes.

In 2012, Morgan released his debut full-length entitled No Notes. A release that featured Morgan performing a majority of songs written over the span of several years. After several lineup shifts, he has settled into a groove with this current incarnation. In 2016, Richmond label Egghunt Records will be putting out the group’s second LP entitled New Lions and The Not Good Night. This new album was recorded in Arlington, Virginia at the legendary Inner Ear Studios and it was mixed and mastered by Engineer TJ Lipple. The band has shared the stage with the likes of The Last Bison, The Pauses, Beach Fossils, Suburban Living, Ava Luna, Sleepwalkers, The Snowy Owls and several others. The band has received tremendous praise from local Richmond publications such as RVA Magazine, RVA Playlist, You Hear That! and several others.
Navi
Navi is a New Wave, Nu Metal, Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Powerviolence, Powerpop, Bubblegum, Shoegaze, Rnb, Southern Blues, Hip Hop, Rap, Spoken Word, Doowop, Surf Rock, Kraut Rock, Cock Rock, Dad Rock, Punk Rock, Noise band from Richmond, VA that only listens to the Spits. Go grab a skateboard and listen to the Spits. You'll feel tough.
Smoke Break
Featuring a trio of musicians from Richmond, Virginia—veterans of bands such as Sundials, Springtime, and Hold Tight!—Smoke Break is another great addition to the city's ever-expanding music scene. The band's debut album, Everything Is Wrong, will be released on August 14 on Bad Note Records, the label run by Cory Chubb's Sundials bandmate, Harris Mendell. Everything Is Wrong sees the trio ripping through no-nonsense punk songs that recall the simple pleasures of early Green Day. "Healthy Scratch," for example, serves as a modern take on the snaking rhythm of "Geek Stink Breath." It's a record that doesn't harp on frustrations and instead finds joy in simple pleasures, like discussing America's pastime ("Talk Baseball To Me") or accepting all the things that can't be controlled ("Fine").
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org