by Carl AtheyI'm Carl, I play music in Sundials and write about music for www.rvamag.com and IYMI.
Superchunk - Majesty ShreddingFFO: Lemuria, The Smoking Popes http://mergerecords.com/store/store_detail.php?catalog_id=717 Superchunk's ninth studio release is a power-pop gem, and a contender for record of the year. You can stream it for free on their website if you need convincing, but I think you'll have a hard time listening and not buying it. Here's a more extensive review that I wrote earlier this week: http://rvamag.com/articles/full/9750/daily-record-superchunk
Hold Tight - Can't Take This AwayFFO: Lifetime, Lifetime, Blink 182, Lifetime http://holdtight.bandcamp.com/ Hold Tight's first full length is up for download as of this week. A little harder than the EPs, but just as poppy - this is a great record. Donate some money and show these guys some love. They are easily one of Richmond's best bands right now.
Watch thisFFO: Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Animal from the Muppets Learn how to play the drums like this man - then start a band and take this show on the road. Wedding parties around the country will love you for it.
Is there anything that I missed this week? Let me know in the comments.