The Sleepwalkers at the Broadberry 

Friday, Dec. 26

click to enlarge night52_sleepwalkers.jpg
Like the Black Girls, new Richmond group the Sleepwalkers plays a brand of pop rock that isn’t age-specific. Their appeal is in the universality of sugary melodies that cross divides. Elements of classic, alternative and modern rock blend effortlessly in their anger-free offerings, while the group’s most distinctive attribute is swirling vocal harmonies rooted in late-’60s British psychedelia. Songs such as “Prey and Pressure” and “Hurricane” from the debut 2014 full-length release, “Greenwood Shade,” have a prominent “Village Green Preservation Society”-feel to them filtered through a prism of late-period Beatles, Emitt Rhodes and the Pretty Things. The influences predate their existence but the band manages to sound nostalgia-free while playing with an effortless ease. The Sleepwalkers play Friday, Dec. 26, at the Broadberry. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $7. thebroadberry.com.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

  • Re: Interview: Influential British Guitarist Andy Powell Talks About His Musical Coming-of-Age

    • Looking forward to seeing them the night prior to Richmond I Annapolis, M.D., at Ram's…

    • on September 20, 2017
  • Re: Bijou Film Center Leaving Space

    • Find a home in the old Bellevue theater on MacArthur Ave!

    • on September 16, 2017
  • Re: Video: Activist Group Hangs KKK Clowns in Bryan Park

    • '....there has been consternation lately among the left regarding whether direct-action tactics, such as those…

    • on September 12, 2017
  • More »
  • More by Chris Bopst

    Copyright © 2017 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation