After playing two new, comically nihilistic “state of the union” songs in the middle of their set, Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy joked. “It’s usually closer to the end of our show that the realization we’re all going to die sets in.”
What’s happening craft beer lovers of RVA?! Welcome to this week’s “Tapped,” RVA Magazine’s go to weekly craft beer column where you can find all your craft beer-related events, releases, festivals and all the booze news your little hearts desire.
“I hope you all know that I was not in the movie,” Dr. Christine Darden said and a collective chuckle emerged from the crowd. “So, if you want to know about me, you’ve got to read the book.”
Spring has sprung! Now we are all out and about more than we may have been before. Be it afternoon strolls or mid-day bike rides, there’s certainly always someone to meet along the way. Read on for this week’s roundup of Missed Connections.
Richmond indie rock outfit Camp Howard has been steadily putting out good music since they released their self-titled debut album last year in March. Apparently they've been toiling away in the studio because they just released a new track, and a new album is set to follow via Egghunt Records next month.
The Norfolk avant-garage outfit, You’re Jovian, creates a sonic dreamstate with the release of their full-length, They Were Selected and Divided. The eight tracks encompass dynamic fluctuations without abandoning the central sound of stormy euphoria.
As The Gemcutters Prism opens up, a warm string section welcomes you to an album that hopes to empower you with a positive message- a refreshing change of pace in the face of trap-heavy modern hip hop.
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.
In Richmond, a Southern spell is cast on the arts and culture scene, wrapping the creative population in a cozy community embrace. Like it or not, we live in a city where everybody knows your name, and while reputations may go beyond Richmond borders, the city’s fashion influencers have become our stylish neighbors as much as they have become entrepreneurs.