I’ve said it here before, and I’ll probably be saying it until I’m all old and gray and sitting on my porch like it’s my full-time job: there’s so much shit to do in this town it’s unbelievable. Any given night of the week, there’s something going on, and chances are very high there’s something free going on, which of course is even better.
Last week was a double kicker for Diamond Youth, the Baltimore-based alternative rock band. Their new EP, Shake, was released on Tuesday the 4th by Topshelf Records, and they started their tour with Turnstile, Turnover, Blind Justice, and Angel Du$t the next day at Strange Matter.
Today, for the first time anywhere, we're pleased to bring you the complete lineup of RVA Noise Fest III, taking place April 18-20. This festival of experimental sound takes things to a whole new level in its third year--5 shows at 4 different venues, spread over 3 days and featuring over 50 acts, for an avalanche of noise the likes of which this city has never seen.
For the single among us, Valentine's Day falling on a weekend can either be a blessing or a curse. It's easy to end up sulking around your house alone, feeling twice as ashamed because not only do you have nothing planned on Valentine's Day, you're also spending Friday night at home. But there's no reason for you to do any of that tonight!
If you've been keeping up with the VA scene over the past couple years, you're probably aware of Charlottesville indie-psych quartet The Fire Tapes, who sadly split up last year. However, Fire Tapes bassist Rob Dobson hasn't let the demise of his previous band slow him down any--his new duo, Big Air, have just released their debut album, Buds, on WarHen Records, and they'll be rocking RVA this Saturday at Emilio's!
On Thursday, January 30, Strange Matter played host to day one of a three day mini-tour featuring three VA bands: The Snowy Owls, Left & Right, and Lil Huffy. The groups were joined at Strange Matter by fellow VA residents The Cales.
It's bit early, but local bartender and former Avail hype man Beau Butler has announced his candidacy for Mayor of Richmond.
With half the country buried in snow, President Obama has asked the video streaming service Netflix to start its Golden Globe winning show House of Cards a day early.
This is a momentous occasion. Neutral Milk Hotel, who changed the game with their 1998 indie-rock masterpiece, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, spent most of the past 15 years in hibernation mode. But now they're back!