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.
This is the first installment of the new year for RVA Magazine’s weekly live music preview column, and we’re beginning the year with a changing of the guard. For over three years now, our live music coverage has been handled by John Lewis Morgan, head honcho at One Way Richmond. Unfortunately, due to other responsibilities related to day jobs and running his own site, John has had to step down from his position covering live music here at RVA Magazine. We of course wish him the best, and hope to see him continue to shake things up with his site’s unique contribution to the local scene.
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