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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...

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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Way Back Home: An Interview with Tyler Meacham

Tyler Meacham should be celebrating -- or at least relieved. The Richmond-based singer-songwriter just self-released her first full-length project, Into The Fray -- on vinyl, no less. But just after completing all of the independent work it took to make that release happen, she started to look to another crossroads further along her path....

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Finding the Metapolitics With Hoax Hunters

Dormant, the latest extended play release by Richmond band Hoax Hunters, addresses blurred lines between art and politics. The band’s previous release, 2017’s “SAD!” was a reaction to the virulent political discourse of the 2016 presidential election, but their latest work takes a more nuanced approach to the topic. The new tracks are...

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The RVA Videos You Missed in 2017: ROCK/INDIE/FOLK

It's been a great year in local music. The sound coming from our local scene has a cohesive quality that's pushing everything forward.  In looking through all these noteworthy videos coming out of Richmond, you get a sense that our town is making itself known all over with our own energy and sound. It has taken awhile to get to this point, but...

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