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Sounds Of RVA Presents: On The Horizon, April 2014

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.

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Direct-2-Video Puts RVA Filmmakers On the Big Screen this Wednesday Afternoon

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.

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Win Tickets To See Charles Bradley At The Jefferson 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.

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Fall Line Fest Releases Official Lineup For 2014 (Updated)

Ladies and gentlemen, the lineup for the second annual Fall Line Fest, taking place on September 5 and 6, 2014, has just been released!

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Cheap Ways To Kill Boredom In RVA #1: Tour The VA State Capitol Building

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.

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Hear Occultist's Vicious Plasmatics Cover, Grab Their Split With Noisem While You Still Can

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.

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Circus Zirkus: Circus Arts & Cabaret Extravaganza Comes To Plant Zero Saturday (Ticket Giveaway!)

Circus Zirkus, taking place this Saturday at Plant Zero in Manchester, is an extravaganza for the senses that offers delights for the entire family as well as some prime adults-only entertainment, all over the course of a single action-packed day!

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Avers' Debut Album Drops Tomorrow; Check Out A Wild, Crazy, And Way-Too-Short Video Trailer

By now you definitely should know what's up with RVA indie supergroup Avers. After all, we've explained it all to you before! But here's a quick refresher: members of The Head And The Heart, Hypercolor, Mason Brothers, Farm Vegas, and The Trillions (among others) getting together to make some psychedelic noise away from their more folk/pop-inclined main gigs.

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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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