RVA Magazine #28 hits the streets this week, it’s our first issue of 2017 and features the most content yet in our decade-plus tenure.
Everything from hip-hop and comics to restaurants and art is covered in this issue, with each subject discerningly covered by those who experience and live Richmond’s culture first-hand, as well as some who even add to it.
RVA #28’s cover story is a look at the inspiring work of celebrated Norfolk artist Jason “Stuntkid” Levesque, as told by Jill Smith and our own creative director R. Anthony Harris.
Elsewhere, Emilie Von Unwerth highlights the work of local business Guard N Flags and their involvement in the recent Women’s March On Washington, while Robert Soadro details the local Drink & Draw events within Richmond’s growing indie comic community.
Drew Necci recounts the national impact local label Citrus City Records has had in their two year span, while staff writer Shannon Clearly hones in on one of the label’s rising stars, the power-jangle quartet known as Young Scum.
Also in music, Mutant Academy associate Big Kahuna recounts the message behind his explosive hip-hop sound to Joe Genest, while print editor Doug Nunnally tells the story of local transplant Angelica Garcia and her rise from creative songwriter to major label signee.
Finally, staff writer Davy Jones focuses on burgeoning electronic musician Dazeases, the first artist in Egghunt’s new Hatched series, and breaks downs the ideology behind her twisting and enthralling compositions.
In addition to these in-depth stories and profiles, the next issue contains our prominent and expanded coverage of craft beer, studio news, and music reviews as well as our emerging photography series showcasing the work of talented local artists and our brand-new “Good Eats RVA” spotlight on local restaurants.
Keep an eye out for the new issue as our friends at Quickness RVA embark on their first distro-deal with us as well, further pushing RVA Mag into a modern, green future.
RVAMags should be available at breweries, restaurants, local boutiques and other hot spots around Richmond over the next few days, so keep an eye out and enjoy the mag!