Forget the holidays – this is the most wonderful time of the year for music fans, as publications churn out their year-end lists that inevitably invoke some rage, but also offer up a good amount of stuff to discover or re-visit. We here at RVA Magazine are no different, and are going to spend this week unveiling our top 25 albums of the year and, new for this year, our top five Richmond releases of 2014.
Four years ago I announced on my college radio show that First Aid Kit would soon slowly be taking over the world.
[Read more…] about First Aid Kit keeps a packed National crowd singing along
While the public opinion on the recent folk rock movement can be pretty divided, you’d still be hard pressed to find people who don’t love sweet, straight-up Americana. What’s even better is when you have that pristine sound done by people born thousands of miles away from its namesake, which is certainly the case in Sweden’s First Aid Kit.
[Read more…] about America is exotic: Sweden’s First Aid Kit brings their folk-pop sound to the National Sunday