We are EXTREMELY excited to announce this…
The St Edwards Reunion Show.
In the early to mid-1990s, a school on the southside of Richmond would host Battle of The Bands competitions. This became a place for young punk bands to get a chance to play. In time, the school also started hosting straight-up shows by these young bands. The effect was that young people had a chance to hear local music, and to hear local PUNK and HARDCORE music, and if they so wished, to form their own bands and play as well. And the cumulative effect was an explosion in local punk bands, and interest in punk music.
For many of the folks involved, these were great times, and a place where folks discovered music, new friends, and sometimes, parts of themselves.
Seeing the importance this played, we felt a reunion show would be worthwhile. So a few folks began working to put this together, and in the end, we came up with quite a lineup of bands that cut their teeth playing shows at St Edwards, including a couple OVOLR! artists.
The lineup is as follows:
And to celebrate even further, we asked artist/rapper Ben Bateman (also an artist w/ OVOLR! under the name Ben FM) to draw the flier! Ben was responsible for A LOT of the original St Edwards fliers, as well as artwork for many of the bands that played there.
The show will be held at the Richmond Music Hall at 7pm on November 30th. Tickets are available NOW.
I’d keep your eyes peeled to the bands that are playing, as other announcements will be made as the show becomes closer.
P.S. You can also join the St Edwards Punk Shows group on Facebook, where folks are sharing fliers and related things to this era and shows.