Well folks, here it is – our top five albums of 2014. Before you get into it, make sure you didn’t miss our Honorable Mentions, #25 – #16, and #15 – #6 as well as our and contributors’ individual top five lists. Once you’re sure you’re all caught up, dive right into what are clearly the cream of the crop for 2014:
The 2014 edition of the long-running punk music event known simply as Fest was held Oct 31, Nov 1st, and Nov 2nd at various venues, restaurants, bars, and public parks in Gainesville, Florida. Bands playing The Fest come from all over the globe–including quite a few from Richmond.
[Read more…] about Fest 13: Three days of hectic Halloween punk rock action
Friday, October 24, 9 PM
White Laces, Diamond Center, Sundials, Heavy Midgets @ The Broadberry – $7 (order tickets HERE)
OK yes we were just talking about a White Laces show a couple weeks ago but that was in a different context and this show is nearly as important in its own way so once again, you have no excuse to miss it!
[Read more…] about RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 10/22-10/28
Tuesday, August 5, 5 PM
Foxing (Photo by Sam Leathers), The Hotelier, Little Big League, Boxer @ Strange Matter – $10 in advance/$12 at the door (order tickets here: http://foxing.eventbrite.com)
I’ve talked before about how many awesome metal shows come through RVA on a regular basis, but metal is not the only genre that enjoys a high profile in our relatively small city.
[Read more…] about RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 7/30-8/5
If you haven’t gotten a chance yet to listen to The Hotelier‘s new sophomore record Home, Like Noplace Is There, you’re not only missing out one of the best records of the year, but easily one of the most compelling, intriguing, and challenging records to come out in a long time.
[Read more…] about Power Is Political: An Interview With the Hotelier
Wednesday, June 11, 7 PM
Deafheaven, Pallbearer, Wreck & Reference @ The Canal Club – $15 (order tickets HERE)
Ohhhhhh my god, y’all, the band that released my favorite album of 2013 is playing here tonight, and I could not be more stoked!
[Read more…] about RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 6/11-6/17