It seems like punk's fascination with Japanese bands has begun to wane a bit in recent years. This interest initially seemed like something of a holdover from the era before internet ubiquity, the time when well-kept secrets tended to stay that way. Japan's relative geographical isolation (at least from punk hotbeds) caused its scene to develop somewhat in isolation.
After a brief conversation with a former coworker of mine last week, I came to the conclusion that I’m not funny. He asked me a question about something I wrote for my last column, and whether the words I chose were supposed to be humorous. I wanted to tell him I had written it in to be funny, but that was a lie.
To identify Mammane Sani Abdoulaye's place in Niger's musical canon is a difficult proposition, as his work has been able to rest comfortably at a variety of crossroads without seeming to decide on a single path. His music, solo organ pieces accompanied only by minimal drum machine, finds itself situated between tradition and modernity.
Check it out, folks! Tongiht, everyone's favorite local radio DJs will be appearing on the Gallery 5 stage as the latest local celebrities to be profiled as part of Richmond Comedy Coalition's long-running comedic interview series, Richmond Famous.
Starting next week, Richmond will be taken over by the fifth annual RVA Fashion Week, seven days packed full of events in which local designers come together to showcase their wares and let the city and the international fashion community know exactly what's happening in the world of RVA Fashion.
Looking for something to do with that special someone this Saturday? We have just the thing for you! The first of a ten-part series brought to you by The Photosynthesizers, entitled, Listen Vol. 1: The Light In Sound, will be taking place at The Camel.
The editors of GayRVA.com and RVAMag are looking for interns. We have five positions to fill and we would love to have you on our staff.
Anthony Bourdain took the Landmark Theater by storm last night. The crowd was caught between laughs and gasps as the legendary TV-chef told stories and gave advice for living for just over two hours.
There is a ton of awesome stuff happening this weekend in the lovely RVA, from instagram parties and punk shows to, well, other awesome shows! There's not too much going on on Saturday, but there's a lot of awesome stuff happening on Sunday, so come on out, support your local music scene, and see some awesome art and music. Awesome!
Confession time: I've been aware of Nails for a few years now but never listened to them, solely because they feature an ex-member of Terror and happened to come out around the same time that a lot of people from tough guy youth crew hardcore bands were latching onto faster, more aggressive strands of music, typically with pretty uninspired results (the sort of thing detailed by the occasionally great Weekend Nachos in their song “Jock Powerviolence”).