As publications and websites start rolling out their Best Albums Of 2013 lists, you’ll definitely see a lot of familiar names filling out each list. But this year, perhaps more than ever, you’ll see a lot of new names; bands that debuted this year with extremely strong records.
Looks like a Richmond local got a really unique Christmas card on her visit to the west coast - Rebecca (no last name yet) was a member of the audience on the Jimmy Kimmel Show Tuesday night.
The word “growler,” which etymologically dates back as far as the 1800’s, refers to any container that a person brings into a restaurant, bar, or brewery, to be filled with beer and taken off the premises for consumption. Before pasteurization and the advent of bottled beer, the use of growlers was common practice for drinkers who enjoyed the convenience of taking their beer home with them. More recently, here in Virginia, the practice has seen a reemergence as a result of changing laws on alcohol sales in the state.
The first time I saw Guerilla Toss was at the Coward Shoe in Baltimore last winter. It was one of those shows where the bill is a veritable who’s who of up and coming bands. Everyone that played that night has been instrumental in helping to create and spread the gospel of the contemporary noise rock movement across the country in the last few years.
The local PBS station, WCVE show Virginia Currents shows off some of the best our fair state has to offer.
Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14, 9 p.m.
Hamaganza '13 featuring Dirtwoman, Herschel Stratego, Jonathan Austin, Magnolia Jackson Pickett Burnside, Dean Owen, The Vapor Rhinos, The Hamaganza Dancers, The Richmond School of Rock, Oh Neil (Neil Diamond tribute band), and many more Richmond dignitaries.
Friday night @ Poe’s Pub - $10 (or ham donation)
Saturday night @ LuLu’s - $10 (or ham donation)
Wow, 19 years and counting. The ultimate holiday tradition in Richmond continues to flourish. Again this year Hamaganza is a two night event, and it will commence at Poe’s Pub and LuLu’s in beautiful Shockoe Bottom.
Malerie Yolen-Cohen over at the Huffington Post's travel section has given Richmond an excellent back-handed compliment
Ladies and gentlemen, that veteran rock powerhouse from Baltimore is back! After several years away from the studio, Clutch graced us with their tenth album, and first in four years, Earth Rocker, back in the spring. And boy, did it deliver!
OG !LLA, formerly known as So !LLA, has risen once again from the blunt ashes to remind us one thing: he does not give a fuck. Why else would one release a project called #ForTheFuckOfIt twice? So before you even press play, tell your inner Hip-Hop head to relax--rules will be broken.
The Cales love each other and they want you to know. “We’re pretty close. We tell each other we love each other all the time and mean it,” says bassist and vocalist Maggie Yokley. The four members of the up-and-coming Richmond rock act are all lying sprawled out with each other across lead singer and guitarist Jordan Chu’s twin mattress, chain smoking cigarettes and opening up about their music, their politics, and their debut record.