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The Butcher Brown & The Richmond Symphony Put On A Show

Butcher Brown, the progressive jazz masters from Richmond, played a special show in partnership with the Richmond Symphony over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. The show featured 10 of their tunes arranged by Richmond’s own Trey Pollard and Tim Barrons which they...

A Man Named Earl, A Punk Named Yonder

Richmond based punk artist Yonder opens up about his art and music career, and the role that mental health plays in it. He discusses how his "outsider" attitude and vulnerability in his work is rooted in his experiences growing up as the "black sheep" of his family...

RVA Shows You Must See This Week: January 11 – January 17

FEATURED SHOW Saturday, January 14, 7 PM Last Minute Fest II, feat. The Mitras, Mad Abbey, Pipesleeve, Overunderdog, Sifter, Stevie Ashe @ The Camel - $10 in advance, $12 day of show (Order tickets HERE) It's officially a new year, but I always take a little while to...

Richmond Music 2022, Part II: Indie (Second Half)

OK, I should have known that this one in particular would go too long -- when I made up these playlists before starting to write this article series, the indie playlist was the longest one by a significant amount. To put it in perspective, the rather lengthy hip hop...

Richmond Music 2022, Part II: Indie (First Half)

Since I got to this city 30 years ago, Richmond's had a thriving indie music scene. From wild house parties and tiny stages in small clubs to headlining gigs at The Broadberry and beyond, plenty of indie bands around Richmond distinguished themselves with excellent...

An inside look to PnB Rock’s hype welcome to RVA

The National’s summer schedule is chock-full of Hip Hop stars, ranging from Method Man to Playboi Carti. This past Sunday kicked off that summer high energy with a headlining tour-stop from PnB Rock, a new voice in the music industry that is doing well on the airwaves. The Freshpack Tour, brought to Richmond via G & G Entertainment, was...

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A chat with the man behind burgeoning RVA hip hop label DFP Vibes

For Ricky Dreamer (above), running a boutique record label means helping local artists reach their own dreams. “I want to help them get their message out,” Dreamer said. “With the artists I work with, there’s a synergy there, and an understanding that I want to use my craft for them.” Dreamer operates Dream for Purpose Vibes in Richmond...

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Noah-O & Cadillac Cat drop collaborative project, ‘FACE/OFF’

Lately, there’s been a surge of new and up and coming hip hop artists and rappers that seem to be pushing the boundaries on what most people think hip hop is or should be. The 2016 XXL Freshman Class comes to mind. You can never quite tell if the reception is negative, ironic, or that the music is on the whole generally well received. But by...

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Noah-O & Cadillac Cat drop collaborative project, ‘FACE/OFF’

Lately, there’s been a surge of new and up and coming hip hop artists and rappers that seem to be pushing the boundaries on what most people think hip hop is or should be. The 2016 XXL Freshman Class comes to mind. You can never quite tell if the reception is negative, ironic, or that the music is on the whole generally well received. But by...

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