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Valient Himself Sings Again

Soooo Herbie Abernethy. Valient Himself, Valient Thorr. There are many things one could expect of you. HEMI engine-roaring rock and roll, spitting hot oil and sweat? Sure. Loud guitars fucking louder drums, on festival stages with the gods of American angst?...

VCU to Make West Grace into “Campus Main Street”

To start off, we already knew this was happening The plans have been out there for years, but a recent article from the VCU student paper, The Commonwealth Times, highlighted by Axios yesterday, has brought it back into the conversation this week. Virginia...

Sammy Rae, The Hurricane Party & DJ Harrison: Sound Check

Some legends will be walking the streets, one of the most underrated and exciting vocal talents of her generation will grace a Richmond stage, and the local musicians keep rocking away in the clubs and alleys of our fair city. On this week's SOUND CHECK, EDM...

A Guide to The Perfect Goth Date in Richmond

For those who dare to embrace the darker side of love, writer Lauren Vincelli unveils an array of gothic date spots across the city in time for Valentine's Day. From eerie matinees at Dracula ballets to sultry nights filled with sugar baby shopping sprees and...

Ostraca, Gusher & Ivy Creep: PUNK PRESS RVA

We're back, baby! It's been a little over a month since our last article, and we've been using that downtime to compile a massive list of bands from the Richmond underground. Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and I'm here to offer you a fine assortment of...

Willie Williams Shares the Real Deal on Being a Musician

In this laid-back chat, we caught up with Willie Williams, a seasoned mix of country, pop, Americana, blues and hard rock deeply rooted in Richmond's bustling music scene as a solo musician and with Allman Brothers tribute band Skydog. We dive into the world of...

Your Guide To ‘Something In The Water’ Festival This Weekend!

As the eagerly-awaited Something In The Water Festival triumphantly returns to Virginia Beach this weekend, attendees can look forward to a smorgasbord of high-energy music, interactive activities, and culinary delights. From April 28th to April 30th, the Oceanfront, stretching from 4th to 15th streets, will morph into a vibrant paradise for...

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Steve Lacy & Fousheé Gave Us the World at The National

When Steve Lacy announced his Fall 22 Tour, “Give You the World,” earlier this summer, Richmond fans were glimmering with excitement to see that The National was one of the venues he and Fousheé were coming to. Walking into this fall’s most anticipated show in the city, fans were met with a gorgeous stage setup and beautiful energy within the...

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RVA Mag Premiere: Butcher Brown’s ‘Cairo’

When you think of Richmond jazz in 2017, Butcher Brown is one of the first names that springs to mind. The group has been making moves and churning out funky grooves in the scene since 2012 and on Nov. 17, the quintet is set to release their latest material, Live at Vagabond, a live performance album via Gearbox Records. The six-track album...

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