RVA Shows You Must See This Week 5/18-5/24


Saturday, May 21, 2 PM
A Good Day In RVA III: Good Day To RVA Harder, feat. My Darling Fury, Spooky Cool, Shy Low, Brother Rutherford, Ohbliv, Blanks, Camp Howard, The Wimps, Long Arms, Pete Curry, Sungazer, Venus Guytrap, Goo?, Doll Baby @ Hardywood – Free!!!
Oh my god, y’all! The weather sure isn’t cooperating in giving anyone this impression, but the fact that the third annual Good Day In RVA Festival is happening this week has made it impossible to deny–another Richmond summer is about to start! Continue reading “RVA Shows You Must See This Week 5/18-5/24”


Doug’s Pick Of The Week: Vundabar at Sound Of Music

12998617_10153457031516466_1716535936862890746_nSaturday, May 14 7 PM
Sour Presents: Vundabr, Antiphons, Camp Howard, Lance Bangs @ Sound Of Music – $6

If fresh and exciting indie rock is your scene, then Sound Of Music is where you all need to be this Saturday night for a four band show brought to us from the fine folks at Sour Presents. If you’re wondering what in the world “indie rock” even means in 2016, then this is a perfect show for you too, as each band will put on a wonderful display of jangly guitars, catchy melodies, and ridiculous antics, all staples of bands that made indie rock so admired two decades ago. Continue reading “Doug’s Pick Of The Week: Vundabar at Sound Of Music”

RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 5/11-5/17

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Break Even Fest
Day One: Saturday, May 14, 9 PM
The Huntingtons, The Prozacs, Insubordination @ Wonderland – $10
Day Two: Sunday, May 15, 5 PM
The Parasites, Savage Remains, The Gospel, Clever Girl, Stiletto Bomb @ The Camel – $10
One of the many great things about punk rock is that it has grown so much over it’s 40+ year history that it’s come to encompass a ton of different sounds and styles. It’s also a multi-generational scene, containing everyone from fresh-faced teens to 50-somethings, all of whom end up standing next to each other at the same shows.  Continue reading “RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 5/11-5/17”

Doug’s Pick Of The Week: Friday Cheers At Brown’s Island


Friday, May 6, 6:30 PM
Friday Cheers 32nd Season Opener: The Soul Rebels, Mighty Joshua & The Zion – $5 (order tickets HERE)

Yes, I’m picking an outdoor show on a day where it will probably rain because it’s Friday freakin’ Cheers, people! Bad weather be damned, it’s the opening week for the 32nd Season and that alone should be reason enough to go. But luckily enough, Stephen Lecky and the Venture Richmond crew have a great show on tap to kick-off what should be another phenomenal season of live music on Brown’s Island, beautifully situated in the heart of downtown Richmond. Continue reading “Doug’s Pick Of The Week: Friday Cheers At Brown’s Island”

RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 5/4-5/10



Friday, May 6, 7 PM
Clair Morgan “New Lions & The Not Good Night” release show, feat. Clair Morgan, Manatree, Spooky Cool, Way Shape Or Form @ The Broadberry – $8 in advance/$10 at the door (order tickets HERE)
This Friday marks the arrival of a day it feels like the entire Richmond scene has spent all of 2016 (or maybe even longer than that) waiting for. It’s New Lions & The Not Good Night release day for Clair Morgan, and this second album from the man/group is nearly four years in the making! At this point, we can’t tell you whether this new album is gonna live up to all the hype it’s gotten over the past however long, but based on the two songs that have hit the internet in advance, it sure seems likely. Continue reading “RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 5/4-5/10”

Doug’s Pick Of The Week: Vexine CD Release at Center Of The Universe Brewing

735130_1050533405019158_7403118566805789338_nSaturday, April 30, 4 PM
Vexine Little Sin CD & Beer Release Show @ Center Of The Universe Brewing – Free!
Drew’s got an excellent pick for this Saturday night over at Strange Matter (Hoboknife!), but maybe metal’s not your thing. Maybe you want go to something earlier in the day. Maybe you don’t mind driving a bit past the city limits. Maybe you want some singular form of local music. Maybe you want to try a new beer inspired by said music. Or maybe you just want me to stop writing sentences that begin with maybe. Continue reading “Doug’s Pick Of The Week: Vexine CD Release at Center Of The Universe Brewing”

RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 4/27-5/3


Friday, April 29, 9:30 PM
Dumb Waiter, Navi @ Hardywood – $8 in advance/$10 at the door (order tickets HERE)
“Cancel Christmas.” This time it’s not the caption on an Instagram photo of my freshly totaled car. No, this is a much more positive use of the phrase. It’s the brand new album from jazz-metal weirdo geniuses Dumb Waiter, and it’s coming to you this Friday, live from Hardywood!  Continue reading “RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 4/27-5/3”