Schools are back in session, the nights are getting cooler, and summer is clearly behind us. Here in RVA, when the leaves begin to change color, thoughts begin to turn towards the two classic flavors of October: beer and Halloween! RVA Magazine #18, our Fall 2014 issue, celebrates both of these phenomena in fine fashion, as well as providing our usual unparalleled coverage of all the art, music, fashion, and culture this city has to offer!
Shockoe Denim, a locally owned denim company bringing tailoring and craftsmanship to jeans, has just celebrated two years of being in business. To commemorate the occasion, and to remind us of how much they love Richmond, Shockoe Denim will be releasing an exceptional line of jeans called Petersburg Deadstock I, which will only be sold locally to show their appreciation to the city.
If you've been even somewhat involved in the live music scene around RVA over the last few years, you're surely aware of Hot Dolphin; this garage-punk group's been making a name for itself around town with wild live performances and catchy tunes ever since its live debut in February 2012. However, their brand new EP, coming out tomorrow as part of the Negative Fun Singles Club, is actually their first vinyl release.
Run The Jewels, the union of Brooklyn rapper-producer El-P and Atlanta emcee Killer Mike, has only been together since 2012, but in that brief time, they've taken the hip hop scene by storm.
Have you folks been keeping up with the whole Jellowstone thing? You should be--after all, this new record label is the brainchild of Reggie Pace (No BS! Brass Band, Glows In The Dark, Bon Iver, etc.) and Devonne Harris, aka DJ Harrison.
This weekend, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will host its very first Oktoberfest at the Robin’s Teahouse.
Can we have the Internet everywhere? How did zebras get stripes?
The room is dim as you walk into the lower gallery of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibit. Before you sits scrolls and artifacts dating back almost 800 years; pieces rarely seen by foreign eyes. This rare chance to gaze behind one of China's most legendary locations is an exciting look into a different time and world and it's burred in the heart of the Museum District.
RVA rapper Dr. Millionaire has been establishing himself on the scene for quite a while, but he actually still hasn't released a full length solo project. That's about to change, though, with the impending release of My First Million.
Attention RVA metalheads! If you don't have your ears to the ground, you might have missed this sudden announcement from the Strange Matter camp yesterday--so here's the word: Tennessee noisecore veterans Today Is The Day are rolling into town late tonight and hitting the Strange Matter stage!