Saturday, November 15, 2 PM
RPG IPA release, feat. RPG, The Ar-Kaics, Sleepwalkers @ Hardywood – Free!
Craft beer and stoner metal–can you think of a more intrinsically Richmond connection than that?
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Thursday, November 6, 9 PM
Speedy Ortiz, Ex Hex, Sundials, The Ar-Kaics @ Strange Matter – $10 in advance/$12 day of show (order tickets here: http://speedyhex.eventbrite.com/)
OK, so it probably isn’t news to anyone reading this that rock n’ roll is alive and well in the year 2014. While it’s always awesome to see bands do some completely new thing with music, it’s not always necessary–just doing the tried-and-true rock thing well is enough to make any band worth your time.
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Tuesday, September 9, 9 PM
Total Slacker, PAWS, Flashlights @ Strange Matter – $8 in advance/$10 day of show
OK seriously–is 2014 the year of the alt-rock revival? I’m hearing more and more bands who sound less like 1997 Urbana and more like 1991 Boston every time I turn around… and I totally love it. Perhaps the alt-rock revival is more something I really want to happen than something that is happening, but you’d never know it if you check out the latest work from Brooklyn’s Total Slacker.
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Saturday, June 28, 8 PM
The Paul Collins Beat, The Ar-Kaics, Cherry Pits @ Empire – $12
The arrival of Paul Collins in RVA this weekend is a very special occasion. A legend in the punk-adjacent world of power pop, Paul Collins started his career drumming with mid-70s trio The Nerves (of “Hangin’ On The Telephone” fame) before stepping out to front his very own combo, The Beat.
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Friday, May 16, 9 PM
Radio Rubber Room Relaunch Party feat. Those Manic Seas, Imaginary Sons, Hoax Hunters, A Woman Is A Woman @ The Broadberry – $10 suggested donation
Radio Rubber Room has spent the first half of 2014 rising like a phoenix from the ashes.
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Saturday, April 19, 9 PM
Hypercolor (photo by Coldon Martin), James Wallace & The Naked Light, The Trillions @ The Camel – Price at door
This show has nothing to do with dayglo t-shirts from the early 90s that caused all of your sweat stains to glow brilliantly. No, this Hypercolor is a local Richmond band whose lush psychedelic sounds are like a warm hug from an old friend.
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