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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...

Vision Video: 80s Postpunk With A Modern Flair

Anyone who loves post punk or any other kind of alternative music can vividly tell you how it felt the first time that they heard a song written in that vein. The first time that they heard The Cure or Joy Division, or the first time that they heard the end trails of...

Singer Songwriter Casey Graham And Midlife Pilot

Casey Graham continues to evolve as a singer songwriter and his current project Midlife Pilot is one of my favorite things happening in Richmond, VA right now. Throw in the mix in his outstanding concert photography and music video work and you have a creative machine...

RADIO RVA EPISODE 16 | rSUN on Insomniac Radio September 16th

Next up on Radio RVA, a mix from Richmond VA's rSUN, an up & coming artist that just played main stage at Big Dub & Moonrise fest this past year. Played out on multiple stages at Lost Lands and Wakaan Fests by multiple DJs including DJ Diesel aka Shaq. ...

RVA Shows You Must See This Week: November 16 – November 22

FEATURED SHOW Monday, November 21, 7 PM R.O.T.W.L.C.F.T.S.C.B.M.H., Dry Talker, Charger Port, Gull @ Ipanema - $5-10 sliding scale In a typical week, it stands to reason that the most interesting shows that happen will take place on the hottest nights of the week --...

GWAR Releases ‘The Cuttlefish Of Cthulu’ Sex Toy Onto The Masses

We were on assignment to interview Oderus Urungus backstage at Warped Tour 2005. In the chaos that was the festival, he met us by the tour bus and the first thing he demanded is we respect 'the cuttlefish' which was protruding from his pelvis and filled with fake blood to shoot all over the GWAR fans in the front row. That whole interaction...

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Cooking Lessons: An Interview With The Menzingers’ Tom May

Coming up in the punk world in 2006 was tough. There was a lot you had to do in order to stick out from your contemporaries. Let's face it: when the aughts pop/punk era was both at its height and nearing its end, a lot of bands trying to make it started to make their music fit into a mold -- which led to short-term success, but not a lot of...

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RVA Shows You Must See This Week: November 9 – November 15

FEATURED SHOW Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 PM Shockoe Sessions Live! presents Classical Revolution RVA feat. Curt Sydnor, Radio B @ In Your Ear - $10 (order tickets HERE) Where the Richmond music scene is concerned, there's not much currently happening within it that has a more storied tradition than In Your Ear Studios. Co-founded by local...

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Our Favorite Richmond Releases (October 2022)

Somehow, despite its modest size, Richmond has managed to cultivate over the years a sizable and eclectic music scene. But, with hundreds of active bands releasing music constantly, it can be difficult to keep up and sort the worthwhile from the “needs work”. So, in the interest of highlighting those who are deserving, I have decided to make...

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Magnolia Park Wants Pete Wentz’s Attention

In an era where an entire generation grew up with the world’s most famous rapper being white and the world's best golfer being Black, you'd think some of the race-based stereotypes about who does what should be things of the past. Though these stereotypes sadly remain a current struggle, one band, Orlando pop-punk group Magnolia Park, is...

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RVA Shows You Must See This Week: November 2 – November 8

FEATURED SHOW Saturday, November 5, 9 PM Dollhouse (Photo by Jane Pain), Twompsax (Photo by Rob Coons), Invertebrates, Le Morte, Toxitolerant @ Fallout - $10 (order tickets HERE) I was out with my wife at Target the other night. We've been shy about going back into the world post-pandemic, so it was our first time running around mainstream...

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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 Shows You Must See This Week: October 26 – November 1

FEATURED SHOW Saturday, October 29, 7 PM Spooky Cool, Deli Kings, Opin, Colpa Mia @ The Camel - $7 (order tickets HERE) Halloween is only a few days away, and there can be no better time for spooky things. In this case, though, we're not talking about scary monsters and creepy costumes -- we're talking about Spooky Cool, the Richmond-based...

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