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821 Cafe Celebrate 10 Years Tuesday, Offers Special Beers for Special Occasion

Richmond’s beloved 821 Café is turning 10! The diner, along with several other neighboring shops, will celebrate by throwing a party this week, complete with their usual menu and a customized beer.

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Post Teens & Shitstorm Brought Florida Punk Rock Energy To Strange Matter

As soon as I heard Gainesville, Florida's Post Teens were playing in Richmond, I was looking forward to the show. I'm from Gainesville myself, and I used to work with Rick and Tony from Post Teens at BFD, a restaurant in Gainesville. I was incredibly stoked to see my friends again. I had no idea Rick Smith (Torche) would also be touring with them, playing drums in Shitstorm. But this show, which took place on April 9th at Strange Matter, wasn't just cool for personal reasons. It was one of the best shows I've been to in a long time. All of the bands on the bill impressed me.

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MACRoCk 2014 Was A Total Music Overload & I Loved Every Minute Of It

Although MACRoCk's been happening in Harrisonburg for nearly two decades, its 2014 edition, which took place on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, was the first one I ever managed to attend.

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Latest Batch Of Richmond Tape Club Releases Demonstrates RVA Experimental Music Scene's Quality & Variety

In conjunction with RVA Noise Fest III, which takes place over the course of this weekend, the Richmond Tape Club will be bringing five new releases into the world.

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Get Your Caffeine and Vinyl Fix at the Same Time at Monument City Coffee And Records

It’s well-known Richmonders love their coffee, food, and vinyl records. But it wasn’t until last week could you get all three at one location.

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RVA Hackathon Generates Unique Apps Made By Local Programers

Last weekend the 2014 RVA Hackathon took place at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. The name "Hackathon" can be a little misleading; it's less about hacking and more to do with developing new and innovative web applications. Either way, this is the 3rd annual Hackathon in Richmond, and the event seems to be gaining more attention.

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Comrades Call Down Fire On Powerful New Song; Safekeeper Out May 6

We don't have occasion to talk about Comrades all that much, mainly because this RVA-based trio spend so much of their time away from home.

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Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery Celebrates Earth Day With 4 Pillars DIPA Release This Saturday

RVA beer lovers, get ready to take a trip out to Goochland this Saturday. Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery has a brand new Double India Pale Ale to welcome into the world, and they're throwing an Earth Day party to celebrate.

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Slow Machete Produces Sweet Beats With a Purpose, Comes to RVA 4/18

It may seem like hyperbole to suggest that Slow Machete is unlike anything else out there, but finding something with the aesthetic, the background, and the intention of the project would prove difficult for even the most up-to-date and well-versed.

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XL102's Chili Cookoff Brings Some Actual Good Bands To RVA This Weekend

You may be used to thinking of XL102's Chili Cookoff as a haven for past-its-prime dad-rock, and don't get us wrong--it's been that in the past. However, this year's lineup might surprise you with its overall relevance and quality.

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