Alicen Hackney

Alicen Hackney is a music journalism student at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. Her passion is sharing and exploring music and it's cultural ties, and she is always looking for new artists and styles.

stories by Alicen Hackney

Getting Lucky With The Mitras

Getting Lucky With The Mitras

Between musical goals and professional ambition, Richmond band The Mitras are truly attempting to do it all. From regularly releasing singles to grad school, nursing, fan festivities, and being the actual three best friends that anybody could have, they are getting a...

The Muddy Divas of Richmond Glitter-Punk

The Muddy Divas of Richmond Glitter-Punk

Shawnis And The Shimmers were all set to take over the Richmond scene when the pandemic hit in 2020. After a slight delay, they've returned with a brand new album and a mission to make the entire city fall in love with their glammed-out punk rock n' roll. From a hole...

LJ & The Sleeze: All Killer, No Filler

LJ & The Sleeze: All Killer, No Filler

Max Gottesman's solo project has a brand new EP, and with Put Something Sleezy Between Your Legs, LJ & The Sleeze are taking dirty rock n' roll to new levels of hilarity and delight. You can hear all about it at Fuzzy Cactus tomorrow night, but we've got the...

The Secret World Of the Iron Survivor

The Secret World Of the Iron Survivor

With the soundtrack to a fake movie about the secret world of world-class Rock-Paper-Scissors competitions, Richmond trio Hewolf takes their goofy, theatrical cock-rock to the next level. “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Shoot!” Get ready to rumble, and get ready to listen to...

Lamb Of God Returns

Lamb Of God Returns

Richmond metal legends Lamb Of God will release their first new album in five years tomorrow. We caught up with them to find out what it's like to return to action in midst of a pandemic. As a new decade has dawned, a new chapter is beginning for Richmond-based,...




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