Richard Lloyd

Richard Lloyd

Candy Spots

Wed, May 31, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 18 and over

Richard Lloyd
Richard Lloyd
RICHARD LLOYD was the rhythm guitarist for New York punk legends Television; he released the solo album Alchemy in 1979 and then dropped out of sight due to drug addiction, returning in 1985 cleaned up and with a new record, Field of Fire. The follow-up, a live album recorded at CBGB's and titled Real Time, appeared in 1987. Along with ex-Voidoids guitarist Robert Quine, Lloyd next helped bring Matthew Sweet to prominence on a series of albums starting with 1991's power pop classic Girlfriend; after the follow-ups Altered Beast and 100% Fun, both guitarists departed.

In addition to teaching, Lloyd returned to his solo career, forming a backing band that included bassist Peter Stuart and drummer Chris Butler. A new studio album, The Cover Doesn't Matter, was released in early 2001. Lloyd revisited his second solo album, Field of Fire, in 2005, completely redoing it, and the results were issued as 2007's Field of Fire on Reaction/Parasol, which included both the original and redone versions of the album. The all-new Radiant Monkey arrived that same year. In 2009 LLoyd completed work on the Jamie Neverts Story, an ambitious collection of Jimi Hendrix covers. 2017 finds him with a solid backing band playing his solo cuts plus selections he co-wrote from Television's seminal "Marquee Moon."

Learning from the master himself, Jimi Hendrix, Richard was among the very few pioneers of the New York underground scene, headquartered at CBGB. With Tom Verlaine, a founding member of the seminal band, Television, Richard made some of the best rock and roll records of the all time–Marquee Moon and Adventure. Striking out on his own, Richard gave us Alchemy, Field of Fire, Radiant Monkey, The Cover Doesn't Matter, and more. Richard Lloyd was also the guitar master behind Matthew Sweet, John Doe, and Rocket From the Tombs.

In preparation for a new record, Richard Lloyd is touring again with his quartet, performing selections spanning his entire career. "It is still as exciting to play live as it was when I was 27, jumping up and down on hotel beds."
Candy Spots
Candy Spots
Joe Norkus moved to Richmond VA, and started a band with new and old friends. The 5-piece neo-psychedelic group just released a debut self-titled EP.
Venue Information:
Strange Matter
929 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://strangematterrva.com/