Popscure Presents: Berries

POPSCURE PRESENTS TAKES LOCAL & TOURING ARTISTS, RECORDS INTIMATE SESSIONS WITH A FEW SONGS AND CHATS ABOUT THEIR PROCESS, INSPIRATIONS, AND NON SEQUITURS IN BETWEEN

For this Popscure Presents with Virginia Beach band Berries, we took it outdoors. Wandering around Norfolk Botanical Gardens got us acquainted with all different kinds of butterflies and made instruments out of cicadas. In our interview we sweated out the tough questions – When’s the next Berries record, what ever happened to Naked Brothers Band, and what exactly makes a berry?

This dreamy acoustic session is our first unplugged one, and is one for the books. Check out bonus track โ€œDriftingโ€ here.

Popscure Presents: Opal

POPSCURE PRESENTS TAKES LOCAL & TOURING ARTISTS, RECORDS INTIMATE SESSIONS WITH A FEW SONGS AND CHATS ABOUT THEIR PROCESS, INSPIRATIONS, AND NON SEQUITURS IN BETWEEN

When I first came up with the idea of POPSCURE PRESENTS, Opal Dillard immediately popped up as a possibility. She’s a multifaceted artist from my hometown, who makes unique R&B music and pretty much any clothes she wears. Somewhat of an enigma, everyone and myself have been curious to know what she’s been working on.

For a special edition of our live sessions, we took away the song aspect and let the auteur speak for herself. Sprinkled between her words of wisdom are clips of her upcoming fashion line, and unreleased music that shows a tougher side — “the real Opal,” according to her.

Special thanks to Mike Washington of Rosewood Chapter for capturing the video, Andrew Briggs for making it all sound crispy, and Opal for graciously welcoming us into her home. I’m excited for this one.

-Shannon

Popscure Presents: Ellen O

POPSCURE PRESENTS TAKES LOCAL & TOURING ARTISTS, RECORDS INTIMATE SESSIONS WITH A FEW SONGS AND CHATS ABOUT THEIR PROCESS, INSPIRATIONS, AND NON SEQUITURS IN BETWEEN

Our second installment of POPSCURE PRESENTS features Ellen O from Brooklyn. Her training as a classical pianist and love for trap meld together in synthy songs sure to put you in a daze. We chatted about how she got into music, her Korean heritage’s influence on her songwriting, and collaborators in the city (such as IMGRNT who supported her on tour, and Khallee featured in the session)

Thanks to honorary Popscure team members Karla Espino for video and Andrew Briggs for audio, and all their tireless editing. Special thanks to TBA Productions for linking us up with the space and band to get this done!

Uneven – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZQaF0FUVyA
Featuring Khallee – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VG8bRtRmCY
The Marriage Plot – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8avkkx8LW8

Popscure Presents: Blush Face

popscure presents takes local & touring artists, records intimate sessions with a few songs and chats about their process, inspirations, and non sequiturs in between

We at Popscure are really excited to share some content we’ve been brewing up since our inception. Much like bands I featured in my tiny college radio studio over at WODU, we’ve teamed up with some of the area’s top dudes to amp up the sounds and visuals. 

Our first installment of a semi-monthly series, POPSCURE PRESENTS, features Blush Face from Richmond, Va. They brought their “electric lullaby pop rocks” to Charlie’s American Cafe a few hours early last week to play songs off their debut LP, What Do You Want? We talk vulnerable songwriting, weird band names, and how the band came to be. 

Thanks to honorary Popscure team members James Robinson for video and Andrew Briggs for audio, and all their tireless editing. Special thanks to TBA Productions for linking us up with the space and band to get this done!