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Bay grass update #12: Sweet sounds of swaying grass

Hey ya’ll.

Richmond has a music scene. Did you know? Now you know. And it’s pretty wonderful. It seems like everyone is in a band nowadays, hunting for house shows and couches to crash on. If you’re not a musician in any capacity, you might feel a little left out. But that’s okay! Everyone has something different to bring to the table.

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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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Tapped: Isley's Shake It Up Baby!, Garden Grove's Orange Crush Belgian Wit, & Strangeways' double sour release

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.

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RVA MAG #28 - The Cherry Pits Suck

“If you hold my beer, I think I can make it,” I said to Ben. Handing him my beer, bracing myself with his free hand, I stretched as far as my legs would go to make it from the pillow on the floor up to the tiny recliner where he was perched, feet carefully up in the seat. When I made it without falling or touching the floor, the room erupted in cheers, friends holding beers up in a salute, the sounds of their yells echoing off the walls and out into the quiet 2 AM streets.

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Best of RVA missed connection 4/18-4/25

It might be shaping up to be a rainy, cold week but summer is just around the corner. Some people chose to up their fitness game as they anticipate beach season. Maybe that’s why there’s been some missed connections happening in gyms? Of course, there’s always the hope for romance in the sweaty, musky air, so read on for this week’s roundup.

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The way the world will end: PJ Harvey lit up her sold out show at The National

If you could tune out cheers from the sold out crowd, PJ Harvey’s stop in Richmond felt distinctly funereal. But as it was, it seemed a darkly joyful proceeding, an end-of-the-world party with Harvey and her nine piece band as the horsemen ushering in the demise of all things.

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8 questions about 'Alien: Covenant' and a bunch of overly researched, nerdy speculations (and GIFs) we've made ahead of next month's release

As a creative (and sci-fi influenced) writer myself, I have a magnificent appreciation for Prometheus, for both what it did and didn’t do. Call it Zen, but the omission of directness, the constant open-endedness of the questions asked and the overall work required of the viewer are exactly the methods that I use to spin my own fiction.

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An architectural breakdown of VCU's new Institute for Contemporary Art

If you've driven through the Broad and Belvidere intersection at any point in the last year and a few months, you've noticed the construction of a hulking glass and steel building that will soon house VCU's new Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). In a press conference held today, VCU teamed up with BCWH Architects to offer some insight into the mysterious structure designed by NYC-based Steven Holl Architects.

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RVA's Clever Girl drop new pop punk EP, catch them May 18 at 25 Watt

With the release of their sophomore EP, Worst New Artist, RVA’s Clever Girl taps into a classic punk drive with a pop feel. Momentum does not waver through the five-song EP however, a dynamic rhythm section and thought out guitar thwarts any dullness.

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Trump has spent more than 1/3 of the annual Chesapeake Bay cleanup budget on trips to Mar-a-Lago

Trump has spent at least seven weekends at his Florida resort, totaling an estimated $25 million, just over 1/3 of the annual budget the Chesapeake Bay clean up effort receives, and Virginia Democrats are pissed.

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