CHON

CHON

DOMi x JD Beck, Lucy In Battle Armor

Thu. June 20, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Broadberry

Richmond, VA

$27.50 ADV, $30 DOS

Venue Information: 

Parking is available in side lot (by Exxon)

No Smoking/Vaping permitted anywhere inside venue

Bags/purses will be checked at the door. 

Must have ID for entry 

If you do not have access to a printer, we can scan ticket from your cell phone. Be sure to have your brightness turned all the way up at the door. 

Children under 3 years old are Free. 

Kitchen is open during all hours of operation. 

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CHON
CHON
On their self-titled third album, CHON find themselves at the confluence of a great push and pull.

Since forming in 2008 in San Diego, the trio — guitarists Mario Camarena and
Erick Hansel and drummer Nathan Camarena — have become one of the most buzzed-about acts in the new era of progressive rock, on the back of more than 40 million Spotify streams and tours with the likes of Coheed and Cambria, Animals As Leaders and Circa Survive.

Their debut full-length, 2015’s Grow, established their mathy, forward-thinking take on the genre, while 2017’s Homey furthered that sound while incorporating brand-new influences like effect-pedal-heavy elements of electronic music and trip-hop and debuted at No. 66 on the Billboard 200. Now, with CHON, set for release on June XX through Sumerian Records, the trio once again have kicked down their musical guardrails — but in a way that balances their more eccentric impulses with a steadying dose of clarity and restraint.

“We really wanted to make songs with more simplistic structures, but also the craziest parts we’ve ever had musically,” Mario Camarena explains. “I think our music is already so weird that when the structure is also crazy, it can be hard to follow. I really wanted this album to appeal to people who maybe don’t listen to this style of music.”

It’s true that CHON streamlines some of the band’s grandiose, free-flowing musicality in favor of more traditional sonic structures. But, most importantly, simplifying their sound doesn’t mean resorting to being boring. If anything, CHON is brimming with some of the most forward-thinking, intricate musings the band have ever attempted, from the deep progressive propulsion of first single “Peace” to “Spike,” which spins the band’s youthful tech and metal influences together into a flashy riff-athon.

All at once, CHON respects the trio’s current listeners while inviting a broader swath of new ones in — the rare progressive rock album adroit enough to straddle that line. For the band, it will be especially rewarding to bring this new musical mindset to crowds at festivals like Coachella, Shaky Knees and Electric Forest. There will be, of course, CHON diehards in the audience, but large-scale settings like these offer the band the opportunity to cultivate an even wider fanbase around their captivating sound.

Of course, they’re coming prepared: While writing and recording the self-produced album in San Diego, the band put a lot of thought into calibrating their new music to fit the expansive crowds they knew they’d soon be playing in front of. The result is a collection of songs that plays just as well to the front row as the very last.

“We knew we were going to play these songs at big festivals, and it was in the back of our minds,” Mario says, pointing to the tribal-inspired rhythms on “Gift.” “We were just thinking of Electric Forest when we wrote that song: It’s kind of psychedelic and hippy. It’s going to be really fun to see how big crowds react to these songs.” XX
Lucy In Battle Armor
Lucy in Battle Armor formed in 2011 as an instrumental rock band and has been a staple of the Richmond indie scene for several years. The band initially gained traction as a math-rock outfit, but later settled into a more dance-able subgenre of shoegaze they came to call “groovegaze”. Lucy has performed on Richmond’s premier local radio showcase “River City Limits” and has opened for several notable touring artists from a wide range of genres, including DIIV, Polyphia, and TRAPT. In addition to performing as LIBA, the band members also operate Lucy Lane – one of the most visited DIY venues in Richmond. Lucy live-recorded their early EPs and their forthcoming full-length at their venue in order to best capture the energy and density of their live performances.

The band is heavily influenced by late-oughts post rock, but incorporates elements of dancier indie rock and shoegaze – even hints of EDM – to bring a brightness to the melodies that genre contemporaries sometimes avoid. The band’s earlier math rock tendencies do occasionally shine through as well, creating a dense instrumental tapestry that just makes you want to groove and bounce. LIBA is currently gearing up to release their first full-length LP in the summer of 2019.
Venue Information:
The Broadberry
2729 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thebroadberry.com