Feast RVA is among one of the most innovative non-profit organizations that Richmond has seen lately. Their main focus is funding and supporting creative community-outreach projects by local individuals. A 100% community-oriented organization, Feast RVA gains no profit from their regularly held local fundraising events.
A popular blog based out of Boooklyn (and Richmond, sorta), TheBLAAAHg.com, is in the process of raising money through the seemingly ubiquitous Kickstarter crowdfunding site to release a print version of their online publication.
In less than two months, Shannon Cleary will be presenting the third annual installment of WRIR And The Commonwealth Of Notions Presents, the annual live music series in which he presents a variety of local bands that have caught his fancy over the past year. He's got big things planned for this year, so without further ado, here is Shannon to tell you all about it!
Benjamin Løzninger is quite the renaissance man--the French-born artist, who currently resides in Brooklyn, also makes music, directs videos, and works as a sound engineer, among many other things.
Everyone thinks of Memorial Day weekend as the awesome start to a fun-filled summer; the three-day weekend where you are obligated to go to a music festival, the beach, the mountains... just generally get out of town and have fun. It's almost like if you don't go out and have fun this weekend, you are branded as a boring stick-in-the-mud who's entire summer is going to be spent sitting on the couch eating Cheetos after work.
It's that magic time of year again--Memorial Day weekend. Punks and metalheads alike put aside their differences, load their cars up with water bottles, beer, and money for merch, and head to Baltimore to check out Maryland Deathfest, the year's biggest metal party--which has expanded in recent years to also include a ton of D-beat, punk, hardcore, etc. But for those who come up a little short this time of year due to the inevitable crappy realities of finding new apartments to live in, struggling to save for the summer, or just generally being broke, it can also be a huge bummer.
This Thursday, The Poe Museum presents the latest edition of their Unhappy Hour, an informal ode to the macabre wit and mystery of Edgar Allan Poe. Held from 6 to 9 pm on the fourth Thursday between the months of April and October, each event has a theme based on a particular Poe story or poem, and this month focus is on "Annabel Lee," the last poem Poe completed before his death.
Yes, it's here! Our fashion issue has hit the streets. The fashion community is on the rise here in RVA, and we're here to help you get in on the ground floor! With a lengthy pictorial section displaying the work of Richmond's many excellent fashion photographers, we've given you plenty of amazing imagery (and gorgeous boys and girls) to look at.
Thursday, May 23, 8 p.m.
of Montreal, Wild Moccasins @ Canal Club - $15/All Ages
I do love Athens, Gee Aye. This town full of dawgs has given us R.E.M, B-52’s, Lets Active, Widespread Panic, Herschel Walker and of Montreal.
Bacon has seemingly become America’s favorite breakfast meat in recent years, with popular sitcom characters regularly expressing a penchant for it (I’m looking at you, Ron Swanson). Big name diners like Denny’s recently started serving "bacon sundaes" on their menu along with a slew of other bacon-centered dishes. Clearly, we’re a country that loves bacon, and Richmond is no different.