Pancakes and Whiskey features People’s Blues of Richmond’s CMJ Fest 2015 performance from Baby Robot Media / Rocker Stalker / SwitchBitch Records / Behind The Curtains Media showcase

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It may have been an early, 30-minute daytime set, but the People’s Blues of Richmond didn’t need a whole lot of time to leave one hell of an impression.  “We’re here to prove that rock and roll isn’t dead,” declared vocalist Matthew Volkes.  While that might be a bold statement for some, the band sure lived up to that promise as they executed a rioting set that thundered throughout the basement of The Bowery Electric.

Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, the band held nothing back as they mercilessly pounded through a hard-hitting set of psych rock that was certainly not for the faint of heart.  It was loud, it was manic, and hit you squarely in the chest.  Keeping true to their rock in roll pledge, their tracks unapologetically explored cultural themes of sex, drugs, and violence in a thrashing performance that had moments of Zeppelin-esque vibes. READ MORE…