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Circle Pit Vol. 4 – Who Doesn’t Love Fall in Richmond?

Hello, Richmond! Circle Pit, Dust Up’s weekly round-up of local music news, releases and more, is back for our fourth week. And what a week it’s been!

For one we can all breathe a sigh of relief as its finally jean jacket and flannel weather, at least for the past few days. IMO there’s nothing better than Fall house shows, chilly bike rides/walks home and Halloween cover sets, so as things cool off in September you know we’re getting to the good part of the year!

But instead of idly watching the leaves turn, let’s take a look at what’s happening in local music news…

Lucy Dacus performs solo at the Lava Minifest at Toast. Photo by Craig Zirpolo


  • After a beautiful solo set at the Lava Minifest last weekend, Lucy Dacus returns to The National on Friday with Big Thief and Molly Erin Sarlé. Dacus’ homecoming shows are full of special moments, but she recently announced that her little brother Charlie will play drums with her during part of the set: this is surely not one to miss!
  • On Saturday Richmond newcomers Stone Brewing make a splash at their first big event on Brown’s Island, Stone’s Throw Down, featuring Jeff the Brotherhood, No BS! Brass Band, The London Souls and Lettuce.
  • Our southern neighbors in Raleigh host Hopscotch Music Festival this weekend featuring Solange, Run the Jewels, Future Islands, Big Boi, Angel Olsen, Cloud Nothings, Snail Mail, Ne-Hi, Cayetana and many more.
  • Minor Poet hits the road to support their new LP, And How!, with a two and a half week southeastern run to Austin and back. They’re in Norfolk on Wednesday at Charlie’s with Beverly Tender, who just played an amazing set in Richmond at Sound of Music a few weeks ago.
  • On Wednesday Jet Trails Music hosts their first monthly Happy Hour Songwriter Showcase featuring Jonathan Meadows of The Congress, Tim Beavers of People’s Blues of Richmond, Adrian Ciucci of The Southern Belles, Kenneka Cook of Mikrowaves, Tommy Crisafulli of Imaginary Sons/Sammi Lanzetta and Ali Thibodeau of Whateverhoney.
  • Twain announced a new record, Rare Feeling, coming out Oct. 20th via Keeled Scales.
  • FM Skyline, Pete Curry’s vaporwave side project, announced a new record entitled Deluxe Memory Suite out on September 22nd.


BLVCKPUNX perform at a DIY space in Richmond, Va. Photo by Courage Music Photography

Upcoming Shows Playlist

Our playlist of bands performing in Richmond over the next week. Hopefully there’s a little something to encourage everyone to #gettothegig!

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