APPEARS ON: HSAL 44, 48
The manifestation of Parker Emeigh’s wildly active imagination. Completely homegrown in the Ol’ Dominion, Nigel has been maturing his take on psychedelic pop since his first show (opening for Calvin Johnson!!!) a couple years back. Add countless hours studying records at the day job & the tutelage of a one Thomas Dean & you’ve got yourself one killer rock & roll kid!
APPEARS ON: HSAL 44, 49
Mel & Myra began writing & playing together a few years back. A few DIY recordings & personnel additions (Aaron & Joey) later, we find a quartet swirling around tunes that should feel welcome among the various waves of shoegaze revival. Theirs is a special beauty where a vibrant aesthetic is married with lyrical content that mines shadowy corners of life.
APPEARS ON: HSAL 29, 36, 53, 54
Virginia Beach based artist Todd Webb continues to flirt with the title of “polymath”. Over the past couple decades, Webb has fronted multiple music projects (Seamonster, Fox Hands, Oahu). Additionally, Webb’s visual output has been featured in gallery shows on both US coasts, his Instagram based audio/visual series & numerous illustrations in various published comics.
APPEARS ON: HSAL 38
Upon completing art school in the mid-1970’s, Steve moved to the United States at the request of a small record label and began recording songs. He now has eleven albums of original work released on several small independent labels. The work ranges from rock music to more experimental poetry and spoken word, performed over electronic loop based compositions.
APPEARS ON: HSAL 02, 03, 16, 23, 24, 40, 44
TLVS is currently a three piece that works with other artists from time to time. Their take on “vocal-free rock music” allows for emotional transfer across passages that are at times frenetic & at other times genteel. Recent demos reflect a drive towards including ethereal layers into their live set that historically had been reserved for the studio.