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A Bit of Stasis: An Interview with Palmyra

On a cold Tuesday afternoon I found myself sitting around a poker table with the three members of one of my favorite local bands, Palmyra. Although the table was not set for us to play, I was hosting a game later that evening, the image was still rather amusing to me...

RVA Shows You Must See This Week: November 30 – December 6

FEATURED SHOW Saturday, December 3, 7 PM Alabama Thunderpussy, Suplecs, Loud Night @ Richmond Music Hall at Capital Ale House - $20 in advance, $25 day of show (order tickets HERE) I must admit, I never thought this day would come. Then again, I never thought I'd see...

RVA Mag’s Black Friday Richmond Music Video Roundup

We get sent a lot of music videos by local groups here at RVA Mag. And of course, since we are always trying to keep track of what’s happening in the local music scene, we stumble across a whole bunch of videos on our own time. The result is an ever-growing list of...

RVA Shows You Must See This Week November 23 – November 29

FEATURED SHOW Saturday, November 26, 8 PM Holy Roller (Photo by Joey Wharton), Chris Leggett & The Copper Line, Drew Foust @ The Camel - $12 in advance, $15 day of show (order tickets HERE) That extended end-of-year season known as "The Holidays" has officially...

Noise, Cosplay, and Body Horror: The Rise Of ROTWL

In my role as the general tracker of upcoming shows in and around the Richmond area, I hear about a whole lot of bands that are active in Virginia -- sometimes from the moment they play their very first show. Over the past eight years of show-column-writing, I've seen...

Strumming in the Underground: Richmond’s House Show Scene

Sometime in late 2018 I was at a house show to see one of my favorite local bands, Plastic Nancy. There must have been over a hundred people packed into a tiny living room, with bodies spilling into the kitchen and outside onto the back deck. Sweat and smoke mixed...

Black art and creativity was alive and well at Moogfest 2017

Durham, once a center of Black Wall Street (along Parish St), is now known as the Silicon Valley of the South. Due in part to the collaborative project American Underground, Durham boasts an excellent startup community as well as Moogfest, the new home for the once Asheville-based music fest devoted to all things synthesizer. The fest plays...

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The best inter/national music acts we discovered at MACROCK 2017

We spent an alternately chilly/beautiful/drunk weekend in Harrisonburg earlier this month and saw some noteworthy jams as part of MACROCK 2017. The annual festival that specializes in lesser-know but still noteworthy acts doubled down on the "lesser known" side which gave tons of breathing room for expectations. Sure enough, we found a number...

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The best inter/national music acts we discovered at MACROCK 2017

We spent an alternately chilly/beautiful/drunk weekend in Harrisonburg earlier this month and saw some noteworthy jams as part of MACROCK 2017. The annual festival that specializes in lesser-know but still noteworthy acts doubled down on the "lesser known" side which gave tons of breathing room for expectations. Sure enough, we found a number...

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MOOGFEST releases schedule of speakers and creative events

When MOOGFEST takes over Durham next month, it wont just be the sounds of digital noise altered finely by knobs that you'll be hearing, there's also get the chance to build the noise makers and learn more from the pro-knob turners. Yes along side the live music acts there's many many chances to learn and create over the weekend of May 18th....

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