McKinley Dixon Leads Jazz Renaissance at The Camel

From D’Angelo, Aimee Mann and Lucy Dacus to GWAR, Strike Anywhere and Lamb of God, Richmond has fostered many different influential artists over the years. Despite this fact, only recently has the city gained nationwide recognition for its contribution to music and art. …

Toxic Moxie Debuts New Single and Talks DIY, Touring and More

Over the past five years, disco punk quartet Toxic Moxie have built a loyal following out of blood, sweat and lasers that’s crowd surfed them from playing basements and living rooms to touring across the country and headlining sold out …

A Series of Mistakes in Disguise: An Interview with Kasra Kurt of Palm

Once in a while, a new band or song will bounce into my ears and feel alien yet very familiar. This is the best way I can describe when I first listened to Philadelphia’s Palm. On their most recent EP, Shadow …

Captain, We’re Sinking Blend Melody and Memory at Strange Matter

Monday night saw the return of Scranton’s Captain We’re Sinking (Run For Cover Records). Opening for them were three Richmond favorites; Clever Girl, Teen Death, and Sea of Storms. It had, as Derrick from Clever Girl said, “a very 2011 vibe” …

RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 7/19 – 7/25

FEATURED SHOW Friday, July 21 & Saturday, July 22, 6:30 PM (both days) WRIR & The Commonwealth Of Notions Presents: Volume Seven Day One: Sports Bar, Young Scum, Camp Howard, Saw Black, Magnus Lush, Buddy List, Piranha Rama Day Two: Opin, Black Liquid, McKinley Dixon, Sammi Lanzetta, We Never, Hot Reader; plus closing …

Math Rockers Fight Cloud Reunite at The Broadberry on August 10th

There must have been something noodley in the water almost ten years ago as the seeds of the local DIY scene were sown. While RVA’s legacy of math rock stretches back to the late ’80s and early ’90s with Breadwinner, King …

RVA Bandcamp of the Week: Lullabies by Lauren Fleming

Lullabies by Lauren Fleming Albums like Lullabies by Lauren Fleming are exactly why I write this column. I don’t know Lauren Fleming. I’ve never even heard of her name before this week, let alone the sublime music she writes. I’m …

Melodic Punks Worriers Return to Gallery5

While we hope most folks understand the inherent value and need for diversity within the DIY scene, it is unfortunately rare to attend a show where every band on the bill features non-male members. Bucking this trend for the better, …

RVA Shows You Must See This Week: 7/12 – 7/18

FEATURED SHOW Sunday, July 16, 6 PM Circa Survive, Citizen @ The Canal Club – $22 in advance/$25 day of show (order tickets HERE) Over the past decade-plus, Circa Survive have risen to the level of mainstays and torchbearers where the “prog-emo” genre is concerned. …

Ostraca Celebrates Homecoming with Cloaca and Cremains

On a wilting Saturday night in the dead of summer, a smattering of punks poured across the back lawn and into the side yard of a seemingly prosaic house whose basement plays host to many of Richmond’s raunchiest D.I.Y. gigs. …