Friday Cheers Preview: Car Seat Headrest with Gold Connections

Friday Cheers Preview: Car Seat Headrest with Gold Connections

The final week of Friday Cheers brings together one of 2016’s most well received acts as Car Seat Headrest headlines, with Charlottesville rockers Gold Connections starting the evening off.

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The final week of Friday Cheers brings with it one of 2016’s most well received acts to add the cherry on top of this incredible two-month concert schedule.

Charlottesville natives Gold Connections will take the stage first to lay the groundwork for a concert that will linger with you until next year’s Friday Cheers lineup is announced. They bring a methodical and nuanced approached to radio-friendly rock and they’ll likely be a band whose album you’ll look up immediately following their performance (if you aren’t already). Here’s “Faith in Anyone” off of their forthcoming EP:

Finally, rising stars Car Seat Headrest, who have been making the rounds on late night T.V and the festival circuit, will descend on Richmond to close out a fantastic season of music. Hailing originally from Leesburg, VA, the band’s 2016 record, “Teens of Denial” sat near the top of countless “Best Albums of 2016” lists last year, and for good reason. Their haunting melodies adhere themselves to your inner ear and leave you deciding to just leave the album on loop for hours on end. Take a listen to “Drunk Drivers / Killer Whales” below and try your hardest not to replay it over and over again for the remainder of the day.

If you’re not excited about this monumental lineup after reading this and sampling a few tracks from the featured artists, you might want to check your pulse. This is going to be an amazing summer for live music on Brown’s Island courtesy of Friday Cheers. May 5th can’t get here soon enough.

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