MEMORIAL DAY PICKS: Daydream Fest at Main Line Brewery, May 30

Plus Philly's Stinking Lizaveta at Richmond Music Hall at night.


Daydream Fest at Main Line Brewery, Monday, May 30

Looking for something to do on the official kickoff holiday to summer? The weather on Monday, May 30 is looking good.

If you think you might enjoy a day filled with a diversity of fine local music, you’ll want to swing by Main Line Brewery at 1603 Ownby Lane for Pete Leblanc's Daydream Fest, a smorgasbord of sounds including headliners Butcher Brown and Palm Palm, as well as Spooky Kool, Deau Eyes, Night Idea, Weekend Plans, Abby Huston, Free Union, Good Dog Nigel, Dead Sun, Piranha Rama (who just scored some big gigs opening for Pavement’s reunion tour in Austin and Atlanta) and Justin Golden and the Come Up. According to Style jazz critic, Peter McElhinney: "The finale is a set from Butcher Brown, featuring renowned [Bay Area] hybrid guitarist Charlie Hunter filling in for Morgan Burrs, who is currently on tour with Swedish singer Snoh Aalegra."

All the fun starts at 11 a.m. and goes all day, with vendors and food trucks on hand. Tickets are $20 in advance here, or $30 at the door.

Stinking Lizaveta, Rebelmatic, and Merciful Zero at Richmond Music Hall

“Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis, and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. And unto this, Philly doom jazz metal legends Stinking Lizaveta, destined to bear the jeweled crown of Aquilonia upon its troubled brow,” roamed the land with blood-dripping axe in hand, alongside instrumental metal brethren like King Sour of Richmond. Those were the days when foul scum-suckers roamed the earth, reeking of hopelessness and van oil, playing to sold-out crowds of Yngwie Malmsteen maniacs and guys named Skillet who understood the final chapter of the chronicles of humankind was soon at hand.


Aye, if you were around in early ‘90s Richmond, you may well remember Stinking Lizaveta (named after a Dostoevsky character in “The Brothers Karamazov”) playing at holes like Hole in the Wall or Twisters, or Alley Katz, or wherever. The trio of cosmic road warriors played live shows that reached a legendary intensity, thanks to the telepathic playing of brothers Yanni and Alexi Papadopoulos on guitar and stand-up electric bass, respectively, and drummer Cheshire Agusta (it looks like they added another dude on guitar, we don't recognize him). On the night of Memorial Day in RVA, this band will be joined by Richmond rockers Merciful Zero and New York punk groovers, RebelMatic, whose recent EP featured a guest appearance by the acrobatic singer Angelo Moore of Fishbone (hear below). Doors are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.