It’s been quite awhile since I’ve attended any shows in Richmond. Prior to the onslaught of holiday shows happening at Strange Matter (Down to Nothing, Pig Destroyer, etc.) there didn’t seem to be a lot of shows that were catching my attention. Someone might disagree and point out a few shows at other venues, but chances are I didn’t notice. However, Speedy Ortiz playing with Sundials the first week of the year finally caught my eye.
Those Freaking Weirdos are doing a lot to make a name for themselves on the RVA burlesque scene in 2014! Hot on the heels of the first monthly Brews & Burlesque night of the new year (happening this Friday night! Check it out!), the Weirdos in question will be taking their act to the big time with a performance at Richmond CenterStage’s Gottwald Playhouse on Sunday, January 19.
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So for whatever reason, a bunch of the usual First Friday participants decided to wait an extra week to have their first art openings of the new year. So in addition to last week’s usual First Friday roundup, we’ve decided to bring you an encore rundown of all the great art you can see around the Arts District this Friday night.
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Six months ago, we couldn’t have blamed anyone who thought Swordplay’s rap career was a thing of the past. The Richmond rapper, known to the government as Isaac Ramsey, was a fixture on the local scene around the middle of the last decade, playing tons of shows and dropping strong studio releases like 2005’s Tilt EP and 2007’s Cellars And Attics. But his new album, a full-length collaboration with French producer Pierre The Motionless entitled Tap Water, is the first release he’s put out under his own name in over half a decade. So where has he been?
The holiday season is over, the new year is here, and the RVA art scene rolls on full-force with the first First Friday of 2014!
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At this moment in Richmond beer history, it seems that we are living in a golden age of unprecedented abundance. Since its founding in the early 18th century, Richmond has had a community of people united by a love of beer. However, Richmond’s history of brewing has been characterized by transitions between boom and bust – very much like the city of Richmond itself.