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

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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”

Doug’s Pick Of The Week: Songwriter Night at The Camel

We’re joined for the first time this week by my pal Doug Nunnally, who you may know from his weekly WDCE radio show, Sound Gaze; his prolific writings for RVA Magazine, New Noise Magazine, and other outlets; his work as founder and editor of the Off Your Radar weekly email newsletter; or even his hosting of a weekly music trivia night at Rare Olde Times. I liked working with Doug at RVA Mag so much, I invited him to contribute to my new venture. He came through with a much-appreciated show pick of his own, which will be appearing weekly in this space from here on in! Don’t worry, I won’t butt in on any of the future columns for a long-winded intro like this. In fact, let me shut up and get out of Doug’s way… –Drew


Sunday, April 24, 8:30 PM
Songwriter Night featuring Jeremy White & The Blue Hearts, Cam Girard, David Haught, MyWay, & Michelle Dodd @ The Camel – Free!

Man, the talent on the bill for this month’s songwriting night at The Camel is just crazy. Hopefully, the success of Lucy Dacus has made you all less reluctant to roll your eyes at the term “singer-songwriter” here in town; this is a great night to see a different side of the Richmond scene that people rarely talk about. Continue reading “Doug’s Pick Of The Week: Songwriter Night at The Camel”

RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 4/20-4/26


Wednesday, April 20, 6:30 PM
Magrudergrind, Yautja, Ramming Speed, Burn/Ward @ Gallery 5 – $10 (order tickets HERE)
Woo, it’s 4/20, bros! Smoke ’em if you got ’em! Or whatever the appropriate lingo is here. I may not be a big-time stoner, and may not have any real knowledge of what it’s like to be high (you feel kinda stupid and then you get a headache, in my brief experience, but that was 25 years ago…), but I sure know one thing: a grind show is a very appropriate way to celebrate this (rather dubious) occasion. Continue reading “RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 4/20-4/26”

RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 04/13-04/19

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Saturday, April 14, 7 PM
Corrosion Of Conformity, Eyehategod, Valkyrie @ The Broadberry – $25 (order tickets HERE)

Oh hey, I’m back! Did I miss anything? Let me stop playing; after a month of no show column, I’m sure I missed quite a lot. But I sure picked a jam-packed week to come back–and nothing happening this week is more impressive than this hellacious punk/metal double bill, taking over the Broadberry Saturday night! I’ve done at least a little bit of research, and it certainly appears from where I’m sitting that this is the only date on either of our headliners’ current tours where they play together. Richmond’s music scene wins once again–and you’d be a fool not to take advantage of it.

Continue reading “RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 04/13-04/19”