Every Friday night, RVA Mag drops an absolutely amazing playlist curated by Virginia’s most influential artists, musicians, and institutions.
This time around our festival of musical excellence is brought to you by Marcus Tenney, who you may know from many different arenas of sound around Richmond. On trumpet and saxophone, he performs with his own Trio and Quartet, as well as being a core member of Butcher Brown. And on the mic, he raps under the name Tennishu, and collaborates with his Butcher Brown bandmate DJ Harrison in a duo known as Tennison.
With this much going on, you can imagine that he stays busy at all times, and that’s definitely true this week. Tonight sees Tenney tearing things up at the Broadberry with a release party for Triple Trey, the latest slab of hip hop excellence from Tennishu. He’ll be joined by the R4ND4ZZO Big Band, featuring the rest of Butcher Brown, for an evening of powerful music from all walks of life. Tickets are $12 at the door — start walking now.
And on your way, put this Spotify playlist into your headphones and groove. It kicks off with “Peace,” the preview single from Triple Trey, and only gets heavier from there, with classic funk and hip hop from the likes of Rick James and the Notorious BIG standing alongside the best our modern river city sound has to offer, including Kenneka Cook, No BS! Brass, and a whole lot more.
Step to the rhythm, Virginia.
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Music Sponsored By Graduate Richmond