19 04 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Performance at Balliceaux
10:00pm, FREE 21+
203 N. Lombardy, Richmond, VA

Join Richmond band Glows in the Dark as they delve into brand new territory. Inspired by the Italian Crime films of the 1970’s, Glows will present 2 solid sets of grooves taken from these films in a format that’s very new to the band. Playing in front of a backdrop of sex and violence from these films, they will treat the material as a DJ would—-transitioning seamlessly between grooves to keep the people dancing. Dancing? That’s right, Glows will leave behind their free form experimentation, in order to properly keep the crowd moving, and honor the great Italian groovesmiths of yore! This is an exciting time for Glows, presenting this show for the second time at Balliceaux, and adding guests to help the band do it right. Glows will add Lauren Serpa on flute, and special vocals from Eddie Prendergast and Lydia Ooghe on a few deep cuts! In addition, the great SnowPanda will DJ before the gig and keep everyone grooving between sets!

Join us for this special showcase of RVA talent!

More on our guests:


Lydia Ooghe:

Eddie Prendergast:


Presenting John Lilley! 8.31.08 mp3s

10 09 2008

So the first official show with John Lilley as the new Glow went really well.  We brought more people to Commercial Taphouse then ever before.  We even had bros and bathroom-sharing sorority girls that were standing right next to us (and in front of the recording mic.)  So I apologize in advance if the second set of the show is marred with conversations about Dave Matthews, that girls’s outfit, popped collars, or cocaine.  Actually they were super cool, and really dug the music, going so far as to all dance during a Scott Burton/Scott Clark free jazz explosion!  It was sweet.

This show was also great because we premiered a new piece called My Name is Cameron Vale, which is based around the David Cronenberg film Scanners.  The movie has themes of mental over-load which I tried to work into the music, making this song officially the hardest song we play!  I hated for that to be the first new tune Lilley had to learn, but he sounded great on it, and I was the only one that screwed it up (just a little…honest.)  It’s all about this crazy ass beat that Scott Clark plays.  It’s in 4 I promise.

I was also able to work out a new deal at Taphouse, so luckily that wasn’t our last gig there!

8.31.08 Commercial Taphouse, RVA

Set 1

1) I Crudeli

2) One Armed Swordsman

3) Winterlight

4) My Name is Cameron Vale

5) Up and Down

Set 2

1) Nero

2) The Silence

3) Through a Glass Darkly

4) GTO/Mr. Mansfield

5) Security Lock

6) Crippled Avengers

Lost and Found

8 09 2008

Several things are going on in Glows World these days. We LOST Jason Arce (rumor has it he is in NY teaching teachers) and we FOUND John Lilley (rumor has it that its true that he rules).  Jason and John are both great players with very different styles, so we’re excited to see the direction John’s approach will take us (it better be sweet or his ass is fired…jk).


On Myspace-A couple new songs from some recent recording we’ve been doing.
On YouTube-New Clips from our performance at B.S. Mitrick’s The Fest Oh 8.
On iTunes-Jason Arce’s debut album Simplicity.  You can find the album on iTunes with good ol’ search!

In other news:

I’m working on some music for director Lawrance Lee’s new short film The Lost Ones.  The film is about a man who loses his brother in a car crash and gets stuck on it, unable to deal with the loss and move forward.  For the project, I’ve assembled a non-lossy band that includes Glows’ Cameron Ralston, and Fight the Big Bull’s Pinson Chanselle and Matt White.  Engineering will be Andy Jenkins of The Great White Jenkins.

Balcony Success (mp3s)

17 06 2008

The first installment of the Thompson/Grace Balcony Concert Series went off great and without a hitch. RVAJazz was there and took some sweet pictures here. John Lilley sat in for Jason on this gig, and despite very little rehearsal, managed to get everything together and sound great throughout. Thanks to Reggie and Larri Branch for opening up their balcony to us. And thanks to all the friends that made it out and bought CDs…and drank lemonade.

6.14.08 Thompson/Grace Balcony Concert Series, RVA

1) Security Lock

2) Winterlight

3) Through a Glass Darkly

4) One Armed Swordsman

5) GTO

6) Nero

7) Up and Down