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RVA's Butcher Brown discusses their latest release, 'The Healer'

“This band is like the soundtrack of my childhood, like what my dad used to listen to,” said Corey Fonville, who plays drums in the Richmond-based groovy instrumental quartet, READ MORE

Trey Songz hosts concert afterparty at Kabana Rooftop this Saturday

Back in April RVA Mag gave you the lowdown on R&B heartthrob Trey Songz making a stop in Richmond this Saturday as part of his national tour (swoon).

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RVA producer Orlando Joel to debut solo gospel project, 'IAMSON' this fall

For about five years, Orlando Joel has been professionally producing and songwriting for local artists, and more recently, he’s decided to share his own voice. Taking a step into personal expression with a new project IAMSON, Joel takes on heavy subjects like navigating identity, spirituality, and right from wrong.

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Fulton Lee delivers explosive performance at The Camel with his take on 50s doo wop

Fulton Lee might be the only guy wearing dress shoes and suspenders that could be described as explosive- not in the sense of GWAR spraying pig’s blood on a crowd, but explosive in the way that Elvis was.

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May shows at Strange Matter

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

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May events at Capital Ale House Downtown Music Hall

A new month is here and Capital Ale House has an all new lineup of events and bands to keep you entertained nearly every night of the week for May. Check out the details below:

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May shows at The Camel

It's the beginning of the month which means a whole new round of shows at local venues. Here are the upcoming shows for July at The Camel:

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May shows at The Broadberry

RVA's music scene is bursting at the seams with a wide and diverse selection of bands and musicians of every genre and sound and only continues to grow and get better every weekend. The Broadberry has a slew of new acts scheduled to perform for May you can check if you haven't been keeping up with what's out there. Check it out below!

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RVA’s Dharma Bombs mix a little romance in with bluesy/folk sound on debut album out May 11

For three years, the rowdy, bearded guys that make up the band Dharma Bombs have brought RVA feet-stompin’, booty-shakin’, whiskey-drinking party tunes with their fusion of blues, folk, and swing, a genre they refer to as Appalachian Dixieland.

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RVA Mag #28: Citrus City’s rise from loose online origins to solid Richmond roots

It was the hottest ticket that weekend. The Citrus City Records two-year anniversary party, held at Gallery5 on a chilly Friday night this past January, brought together a large crowd made up of both veteran local music aficionados and hip young college kids. All had made their way to Gallery5 that night to hear the kind of sunny, energetic indie sounds that have become the Citrus City trademark over the past two years.

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RVA #28: Self-Made & Singular: An Interview with Dazeases

I met up with London Perry, who performs under the name Dazeases, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Best Café on the sunny January Saturday that followed the president's announcement of a Muslim travel ban. She and I talked for a little more than an hour, and near the end of the conversation, I mentioned that I’d been doing news-induced breathing exercises just before she arrived.

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RVA Mag #28: Record Reviews (Part 3)

This article was featured in RVAMag #28: Spring 2017. You can read all of issue #28 here or pick it up at local shops around RVA right now. If you missed Part 1 of our record reviews, you can check that out here. If you missed Part 2 of our record reviews, click here.

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RVA Mag #28: Record Reviews (Part 2)

This article was featured in RVAMag #28: Spring 2017. You can read all of issue #28 here or pick it up at local shops around RVA right now. If you missed Part 1 of our record reviews, you can check that out here.

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Longtime RVA musician Steven Boone drops debut album SoulLow this Friday at Gypsy Tea Room

Whenever a musician steps outside of his/her comfort zone and away from their regular gig to pursue another project it’s always exciting to hear what they come up with. For local musician Steven Boone, fans will get to hear what he’s been working hard on the last few years on Friday when he drops his debut solo album, SoulLow.

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Film collective RVATRACK aims to spotlight local musicians with live music video series

We’re all aware of the bustling and ever-growing Richmond music scene, regardless of who you are or what you play. And it’s a scene that’s largely self-made - made possible by a unique sense of community that relies on helping each other out when it comes to getting your name and music out there. That’s what the new local music and film collective RVATRACK sets out to do most of all: uplift the music scene by providing local musicians with high quality music videos to add to their repertoires.

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20 years of punk, metal and nachos: Bandito’s owner Sean McClain reflects ahead of Saturday's anniversary party

Twenty years. Not many restaurants have been able to keep their doors open that long. The business isn’t for the faint of heart and with new spots sprouting up left and right, it can be hard to maintain your popularity among the competition even if you can stay afloat.

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Pop star Jojo astounded Richmond this past Monday at The National

Jojo's journey over the past decade-plus has been one of pop music's most unique. Breaking through in 2004 with the smash single, “Leave (Get Out),” the then 13-year-old became the youngest artist to top a Billboard chart. It led to a pair of very solid teen pop albums that totaled an impressive 7 million copies sold worldwide.

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Flora events April 2017

Flora, a Mexican restaurant and bar brought to by the owners of Saison, Pasture and Comfort, opened at the end of last month in the former Balliceaux spot at 203 N. Lombardy St. For a longtime there was a hole left in RVA's music scene as Balliceaux was a hot spot for diverse local acts. But luckly local musician Shannon Cleary has stepped in as booker and the restaurant already has a bunch of shows lined up for April. Check them out below:

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Kabana Rooftop events April 2017

Spring is here finally and I'm so happy for this warm weather I can hardly stand it! It's time for cocktails, drinking outside and live music! Kabana Rooftop has several fun events for you this month and delicious cocktails to start your spring off right so check out their lineup for April below:

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Strange Matter shows April 2017

Strange Matter has a killer lineup of acts this month to 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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