Ice Cream Social: A Community Space for QPOC

QPOC and other members of the LGBTQIA+ community packed into the back room of the newly opened Flora and turned it into their own beautiful and diverse club on Friday, May 19th, for the fourth Ice Cream Social: Queer DJ Dance Party. …

RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 5/24 – 5/30

FEATURED SHOW Sunday, May 28, 5:15 PM Real Friends, Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts, Broadside, NothingNowhere @ The Broadberry – $22 in advance/$25 day of show (order tickets HERE) I am but a simple creature, you guys. I may enjoy …

Cupid McCoy Streetwear Release Channels ’90s Looks and Sounds

We may be in the city, but many of us haven’t completely severed ties with our suburban roots — 80s and 90s nostalgia have entered their adolescence as indie bands wistfully recall midwestern emo while interrogating cookie cutter suburban malaise. Nowhere was this …

Cloud Nothings Revel in Silver Linings at Strange Matter

Strange Matter played host to some fantastic gigs over the past few weeks, and this Wednesday was no different with locals Sea of Storms and Eric Slick supporting a rare appearance by Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings. Sea of Storms opened the night with a poised, driving …

Philly’s Soul Glo Rocks Richmond

Tuesday night DIY Richmonders were treated to a stacked bill featuring screamo stalwarts Ostraca, a crushing second set from the new Ice Cream Support linked duo BLVCKPUNX and a solid headlining set from Philly rippers Soul Glo. Warming up for a full European …

RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 5/17 – 5/23

FEATURED SHOW Saturday, May 20, 9:30 PM Bash & Pop, Long Arms @ The Camel – $15 in advance/$18 day of show (order tickets HERE) OK so I know there are shows on this week’s itinerary with greater popular appeal …

Crown Larks Soar During Kaleidoscopic Performance at Gallery5

From genre-defining acts in the early 90’s like Breadwinner and King Sour to contemporaries including Dumb Waiter, Night Idea and Clair Morgan, Richmond has a long legacy as a hub for all things math rock. Paired with the constant influx of talented musicians attending the Jazz Studies …

The Milkstains Premiere New Video for “Young Scum”

Look out! Richmond’s good-timing surf rock-and-roll mainstays, The Milkstains, have released a new video in anticipation of their new album, Punch the Sky. The track, “Young Scum,” featuring drummer Raphael Katchinoff on vocals, came off late into a session at the beloved …

Camp Howard Hatches New EP at Strange Matter

It was hard to imagine how Camp Howard could one-up their fantastic self-titled debut from last year. But Juice, the second release of Egghunt Records’ Hatched Series (after Dazeases’ EP Local Slut), does exactly that in almost every way. Their tone is dialed in …