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Book Review: Vehicular Tankacide by Raven Mack

I've previously let you know about Raven Mack, a writer/zinester/poet/wandering spirit from the Charlottesville area, and his recent quest to bring poetry to the masses through his Rojonekku Hand To Hand Haiku Tournaments. But those events aren't the only things Raven's up to right now; not only does he continue to produce zines (see the ongoing One Thousand Feathers project), he's also self-published a couple of books. His latest is Vehicular Tankacide, a new collection of poetry written in classic Japanese tanka form.

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Get Ready For Record Store Day, RVA-Style--This Saturday!

This coming Saturday, April 19, marks the 7th annual Record Store Day, an international celebration that commemorates the joys of purchasing music in actual stores, from actual people, on actual vinyl. What a concept!

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Black Girls Lay Doubts To Rest With Confident New Album, Claire Sinclaire

What exactly does it take to silence the nonbelievers? The throngs and throngs of commentators that forever criticize a band’s craft? The ones that go so far as to judge a band simply on their name and never their merits? 2014 has given us a partial answer to this concern: the newest release from Black Girls.

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RVA's 'The Metaphysical Circus' To Enter E-Book World

Richmond has been introduced to a new publishing company, one that will redefine the marketing of eBooks and what it means to be a local publisher. Meet The Metaphysical Circus Press (MCP).

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VCU Seniors Bring Video, Sculpture, Performance, More to 'No Fit State' Show

The Sculpture + Extended Media seniors in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University are hosting their final show: No Fit State.

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Sigur Rós Performered "The Rains of Castamere" on Game of Thrones Last Night (Spoiler free-ish)

Oh man, I hope you all watched Game of Thrones last night. We're not gonna give any real spoilers here, but if you watched (and listened) carefully, you might have recognized the dudes from Sigur Rós performing "The Rains of Castamere" at Joffrey's wedding.

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Mick Foley Thrills Wrestling Fans (And Others) With "Storytelling" Performance At Richmond's Funny Bone

This past Thursday night at the Richmond Funny Bone, "Hardcore Legend" and WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley captivated a sold-out crowd of wrestling fans (as well as plenty of non-fans) with the last night of his "Tales From Wrestling Past" show.

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Record Review: D.O.C.'s Decomposition Fantasy Is Grindcore Done Right

Disciples Of Christ – Decomposition Fantasy (Rorschach Records)

There's something to be said for musical comfort food; the sort of thing that, regardless of what it might signify to anybody else, can instantly transport a listener to some bygone halcyon era.

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2014 Negative Fun Singles Club Features New EPs by RVA Bands Positive No & Hot Dolphin

Raleigh, NC's Negative Fun Records has really been feeling the RVA love lately. In addition to releasing the upcoming LP from local noise-rock trio Hoax Hunters later this spring, they'll also be including not one but two RVA bands in their 2014 Singles Club roster.

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Kyle Kinane to Bring Uncomfortably Amazing Brand of Comedy to Strange Matter Monday Night

Have you ever eaten pancakes out of a bag in the middle of an airplane flight? Because you just might have been broadcasted as a punchline for well over 100,000 people on and offline.

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