Local bands are awesome because they’re like hidden gems, music only you know about if you’re from the area. Richmond prides itself in producing a ton of amazing music, and I’m always on the lookout for my next favorite local band.
It is getting redundant to say that the latest Radio Rubber Room blowout at Emilio’s was a blast/even better than the last/a super terrific happy time, but it is a legitimately true statement every time.
An appreciation for beards and beer is something that many Richmonders have in common. Luckily the RVA Beard League is helping to keep this union intact with their third annual Beard and Mustache Championship.
Politics divide us, but music brings us together. Richmond is rife with controversy right now, like City Council uproars and ballpark stadiums. Music, however, continues strongly, as the city sees the opening of The Broadberry, a medium-sized venue filling the gaps in some of the scene; the emergence of Monument City Coffee, a cafe where vinyl records meet soy lattes; and the possibility of bringing the Foo Fighters to Richmond.
The RVA cinema community has gathered together for the second installment of the Direct-2-Video series, sponsored by Direct to Video. This Wednesday, you will be able to see a diverse range of videos, from the abstract to collage and no-wave films, all at the Byrd Theater.
One of the true soul legends of our time is returning to Virginia to perform live, and you could go see him play for free! Charles Bradley, who blew everyone away with his entrance onto the modern soul music scene in 2011 (when he was 62), has the voice of an angel, and he has proven his inner strength by triumphing over adversity to bring his music to the world.
Ladies and gentlemen, the lineup for the second annual Fall Line Fest, taking place on September 5 and 6, 2014, has just been released!
Last summer, I moved to Richmond from Gainesville, a small college town in Florida. In both cities, restaurants and bars are the most popular entertainment options. However, eating and drinking out can be a costly option, and even if you’re not broke, it can become old hat after a while. Meanwhile, it seems like a lot of longtime Richmond residents are unaware of the fact that there are TONS of interesting things to do in this city that cost little to no money.
Diehard fans of RVA blackened thrash/crust-metal powerhouse Occultist saw this coming; the band has been spicing up recent live performances with their cover of "The Damned" by The Plasmatics, and live versions were enough to make clear that it was a serious ripper.