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Record Review: Man Forever Create Intriguing Percussion-Heavy Art Rock On Ryonen

The best thing about art rock is that it doesn’t have to make any sense to be successful. In fact, the less I understand an artist’s work upon first review, the more intriguing it becomes, and the more motivated I am to figure it out. This was undoubtedly the case with the new Man Forever album, Ryonen (Thrill Jockey).

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RavenCon Promises Cosplay, M:TG, And Scifi/Fantasy Literary Gold This Weekend

RavenCon is bringing everything under the sci-fi/fantasy umbrella to Richmond this weekend and it's going to be a blast.

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Starr Foster Dance Project Explores Death And The Afterlife In Levitate

Levitate, the latest work by Starr Foster Dance Project, brings a bit of edge and mystery to the Richmond dance scene. The production is based on theoretical views on the afterlife from Mary Roach’s book Spook, and inspired by a need to create outside of a typical theatre setting.

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Murder Suspect Wants Huge "Murder" Tattoo Removed Before Trial

I've heard that no one committing murder ever expects to get caught, but getting the word "murder" tattooed on your neck seems like tempting fate. That decision may come back to haunt Jeffrey Wade Chapman of Barton County, Kansas. Chapman is currently facing trial for the 2011 murder of Damon Galliart, whose body was found by hunters in a ditch outside the town of Great Bend, KS.

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Richmond Girl Stars in MTV's "16 and Pregnant," Town Weeps

Well I guess it was bound to happen someday. Someone from Richmond ended up the focus of an episode of MTV's mind-erasing "16 and Pregnant."

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RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 4/23-4/29

FEATURE SHOW
Friday, April 25, 8 PM
Acid Mothers Temple, Perhaps, Caves Caverns + Mutwawa @ Strange Matter - $12 (Order tickets here: http://acidmothers.eventbrite.com/)

Acid Mothers Temple are a world unto themselves.

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Dirty Paws Plays CD Release Party At the Camel Tonight

Local bands are awesome because they’re like hidden gems, music only you know about if you’re from the area. Richmond prides itself in producing a ton of amazing music, and I’m always on the lookout for my next favorite local band.

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Radio Rubber Room Are Blowing Minds Wednesday Nights At Emilio's

It is getting redundant to say that the latest Radio Rubber Room blowout at Emilio’s was a blast/even better than the last/a super terrific happy time, but it is a legitimately true statement every time.

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RVA Beard League Championship Expects World Renowned Facial Topiary This Weekend

An appreciation for beards and beer is something that many Richmonders have in common. Luckily the RVA Beard League is helping to keep this union intact with their third annual Beard and Mustache Championship.

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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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