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Reggae artist Matisyahu discusses his latest EP and upcoming projects before Tuesday's show at The National

The rapping, beatboxing, reggae star, Matisyahu, came into fame in the mid 2000s with his chart topping sophomore album, Youth, as the “Chassidic Rapper.” Six years after posting a beardless picture on Twitter captioned “Sorry folks, all you get is me...no alias,” Matisyahu has been just that - beyond novelty; a complex, creatively variable, and individualistic artist.

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RVA's Spacebomb Records signs local gospel trio Resound, releases powerful new track, 'Black History'

Jessica Fox, Mariah Hargrove, and Joseph Clarke are no strangers to singing. The long-time friends have spent time in recording booths providing backing vocals to other artists until they were called to take center stage, so to speak. The local gospel trio, known as Resound, released their first single, “Black History,” in February and they already have plans for an upcoming album.

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RVA garage rock group Sports Bar drops new self-titled 7" record

Sports Bar’s new self-titled 7” dropped in February, and it’s time to realize what you’ve been missing.

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Hanson to make stop in Norfolk as part of 25th anniversary world tour this fall

So my pre-teen self is freaking the fuck out right now. I literally gushed and screamed in the office like an obsessed fan girl when I read the news that my beloved Hanson was not only going on tour, but they are coming to Virginia.

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A look inside RVA's Indonesian ensemble Gamelan Raga Kusuma before 10th anniversary celebration 3/19

On Richmond’s community Gamelan Raga Kusuma’s (GRK for short) first night in their new rehearsal space, members had to wipe their hands of potluck dinner crumbs before the ensemble began to practice for their 10th anniversary performance, which is coming up next month at the Grace Street Theater. The group was comfortable -- laughter shot out between songs and a few of the members’ children played off to the side -- but their preparation was precise.

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People's Blues of Richmond, Car Seat Headrest, Sleepwalkers & more to headline 2017 Friday Cheers

Venture Richmond just released the lineup for its outdoor concert series at Brown's Island, Friday Cheers, and it is stacked with killer bands and musicians.

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March shows at Strange Matter

It's 2017 and the world seems to be getting crazier by the day. We need some sort of escape and RVA's lively music scene can do provide just that and more. Strange Matter has a killer lineup of new acts this month to help you relax, release stress, anger or just kick back, have a drink, and forget it all. Check out the musicians and bands slated to perform at the venue this month below:

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March events at Capital Ale House

Capital Ale House has a ton of awesome shows lined up for March. Check them out and get ticket information below:

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March shows at The Camel

It's the beginning of a new month and there's tons of music to see around town. The Camel recently announced its schedule for March. Check it out below and go catch some live tunes!

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Local pop rock group President Sam drops debut EP tonight at The Canal Club

Local pop rock band President Sam will release their debut EP, Sounds Like Summer, on February 20 (cleverly, on President’

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Learn about Friends For Equality before tonight's five-band benefit show at Strange Matter

Everyone processes things in different ways, and this past November's election results was a perfect example.

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A quick guide to some of the best residencies at RVA music venues

Any of us with an affinity for local music know the dismay of finding out about a great show as it’s happening or the day after. With so much fantastic live music pervading the city, and the busy personal schedules most of us keep, it can be difficult to keep tabs on approaching shows you would like to attend.

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February shows at Strange Matter

Strange Matter has a killer lineup of acts this month to do keep your sanity in check, or other acts to help you get a little crazy as well if you're into it. Check out the musicians and bands slated to perform at the venue this month below:

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February events at Capital Ale House

Capital Ale House has a ton of awesome shows lined up for February. Check them out and get ticket information below:

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February shows at The Camel

It's the beginning of a new month and there's tons of music to see around town. The Camel recently announced its schedule for February. Check it out below and go catch some live tunes!

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February shows at The Broadberry

It's a new month, which means a whole new music lineup at venues around town. Check out The Broadberry's schedule for February below:

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Album Premiere: Listen to 'Loud Mouth' by experimental artist Zooanzoo

Harrisonburg musician Zooanzoo has amassed quite a discography this decade with wildly creative and different singles & EPs each showing off different sides of his sonic ideology. But on Loud Mouth, his latest album out today, the radical composer has finally created what he feels is the definitive Zooanzoo sound.

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RVA Mag #27: Egghunt Records launches Hatched, Cherub Records celebrates 15 years, & Evan McKeel's new record

This article was featured in RVAMag #27: Winter 2016. You can read all of issue #27 here or pick it up at local shops around RVA right now.

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Former White Laces members Tori Hovater and Landis Wine talk band split, debut of Opin, & Hardywood show Saturday

“I think we had a pretty solid run, I never felt like our records got bad, and that’s all you want. We did four records in five years…which is pretty good. It's what you want out of a band,” said Landis Wine, former White Laces vocalist/guitarist as he sipped coffee on a recent afternoon at Patrick Henry Pub.

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Dominion Rivverock announces 2017 music lineup

Every year, thousands of outdoor enthusiasts and music lovers head to Brown's Island for the three-day festival that is Dominion Rivverock. Touted as the nation's largest outdoor sports and music fest, Dominion Rivverock hosts a variety of competitions from trail running, kayaking, biking and even dog jumping along with local, regional, and national musical acts.

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