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Sam Adams Brewery Just Won April Fools Day 2014

In one of the better pranks we've seen in a while, Sam Adams released a video for their new product today: "Heli-yum," a brew carbonated with... helium.

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The Art of the Tribute Band: What It Means to Play Somebody Else

“I used to be nasty about it. I used to be like: it’s a tribute band,” said Kelli Strawbridge, leader and James Brown role-player in The Big Payback, when asked the obtuse question, "What is it like to be in a cover band?"

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Lightfields Preview Upcoming Debut Album With Effervescent Single "Junior"

Lightfields has been hanging around the fringes of the Richmond scene for a few years now, constantly tweaking their sound while going through a number of lineup changes. However, things appear to have solidified for the local quintet, and the maturation that's occurred is obvious on new single "Junior."

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Late Night Radio Keeps It Old-School Next Tuesday at RVA Theatre (Ticket Giveaway!)

Colorado's Late Night Radio will be bringing his soulful, hip hop-infused electronic grooves to RVA on Tuesday, April 8. He'll be performing at the RVA Theatre (formerly known as The Hat Factory), introducing the city to the tripped-out electro-soul sounds he explored on last fall's full-length debut, Far Into The Night.

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The Worst Part of Google's April Fools Joke Is We Can't See it In RVA

With what appears to be a lot less fan fare this year, Google's 2014 April fools joke (at least one of them) is incredibly awesome if you're a giant nerd.

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Iron Reagan's New EP Is Out Today; Tour Launches At Strange Matter Wednesday

Prepare for a double dose of Iron Reagan this week. Not only will the hardcore/punk/metal band be playing in Richmond on Wednesday, but they are also releasing a free EP!

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We Just Had To Try The New Taco Bell Breakfast Menu (Spoiler Alert: It's Pretty Good!)

I've been pretty open in the past about my love for tacos, which has even led to me attempting a column about tacos around RVA (I swear I'm going to do another episode soon). My love is not discriminating--it definitely extends to even the most generic mass-market version of tacos. Plus, I spent most of a decade as a member of a touring punk band, so of course I've eaten a ton of Taco Bell in my time.

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It's Our 9th Anniversary! Celebrate With Us This Friday At Gallery 5

RVA Magazine and Gallery 5 have reached our mutual 9th anniversary, and we want to spend it with you!

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The Princess Bride: A Burlesque Tribute Of Unusual Size Comes To Gottwald Playhouse Saturday (Ticket Giveaway!)

The Princess Bride is one of those movies that gets better every time you watch it--which is why we've all seen it a million times. But you've never seen it like this!

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