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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...

RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 2/17-2/23

FEATURE SHOW Friday, February 19, 8 PM People's Temple Project, Sleeper Wave, Van Hagar, Truman @ Circle Thrift - $3-5 suggested donation [NOTE: Late this week, for the second time in this column's two-year, 100+ episode existence. What can I tell ya? Life gets in the way sometimes. Hope you didn't sit home bored last night! Here's the rest of...

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RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 2/10-2/16

FEATURE SHOW Saturday, February 13, 9 PM Singles Nite #3, feat. Hot Freaks, The Gin Blossoms (portrayed by Two Inch Astronaut), The Stooges (tribute), ZJ DeLorean @ Strange Matter - $5 for singles/$12 for couples We've arrived at another Valentine's Day, and while all the couples of the world are blissfully enjoying each other's company over...

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RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 2/3-2/9

FEATURE SHOW Friday, February 5, 7 PM WRIR Party For The Rest Of Us, feat. Brunswick, Manzara, Lucy Dacus, The Cheats Movement Podcast feat. Gritty City Records, Afro-Zen All Stars, Christi, Silent Music Revival feat. Night Idea, Coteries, Toner War, The New Loft, Half Bascule, stand-up comedy from Sarah Ahmed, Charles Ellis, Tom Hall, James...

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RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 1/27-2/2

FEATURE SHOW Saturday, January 30, 8 PM Citrus City One-Year Anniversary Party, feat. Vundabar, Camp Howard, Colin Thibodeauxx, Young Scum @ Strange Matter - $5 So last week got pretty crazy, huh? I don't know about you, but I spent the past five days snowed in and having major cabin fever. FEATURE SHOW Saturday, January 30, 8 PM Citrus City...

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RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 1/20-1/26

FEATURE SHOW Friday, January 22, 5 PM Third Annual Bad Girl Revue, feat. Magnus Lush, Dazeases, Blackball, I.C.E., Ultra Flake, Nosebleed, Butterfly Closure, Atta Girl @ Strange Matter - $5 It's a new year, so you know what that means--the Bad Girls Revue at Strange Matter has returned for its third annual throwdown! This event, an annual...

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RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 1/13-1/19

FEATURE SHOW Friday, January 15, 9 PM Strange Brew & Sports Bar @ Hardywood - $5 suggested donation to benefit Video Fan Forever OK yes, so this week we're featuring a show which only has one band on it, but I can't imagine any of you could possibly get away with hating on this. FEATURE SHOW Friday, January 15, 9 PM Strange Brew & Sports Bar @...

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RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 1/6-1/12

FEATURE SHOW Friday, January 8, 5 PM Cruel Hand, Drug Church, Teen Death, Mad Existence @ Strange Matter - $10 (order tickets here: https://cruelhand.eventbrite.com/) I'm so excited about this show, I have somewhat abandoned my usual format for this show listing. FEATURE SHOW Friday, January 8, 5 PM Cruel Hand, Drug Church, Teen Death, Mad...

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RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 12/31-1/5

FEATURE SHOW Thursday, December 31, 7 PM GWAR, Kepone, Occultist, Rocket Queen @ The National - $30 in advance/$35 day of show (order tickets HERE) That week between Christmas and New Year's Day just feels like a temporal wasteland, doesn't it? FEATURE SHOW Thursday, December 31, 7 PM GWAR, Kepone, Occultist, Rocket Queen @ The National - $30...

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RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 12/23-12/29

FEATURE SHOW Sunday, December 27, 11:30 AM Sunday Brunch feat. Camp Howard, Night Idea, The Wimps @ The Camel - Free! It's appropriate that this column runs on Wednesday, as the divide between pre-Christmas business as usual and Christmas-week slowdown really became obvious between Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. In fact, things don't...

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