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Craig Zirpolo (they/them) is a photographer and journalist from Richmond by way of the Peanut Capital of the World, Suffolk, Va. They do a little bit of everything including photo, video, writing, coding, social media and promotion. In addition to co-founding Dust Up, they work with The BroadberryGood Day RVA, RVATRACK and Art 180. Follow them @craig_zirpolo on Instagram and online at www.craigzirpolo.com.



Joey Wharton, aka Photo Joe, is a freelance photographer and pizza lover based in Richmond. He continually tries to expand and innovate the field of live music photography far beyond what’s expected. With a marriage of his Graphic Design degree from VCU’s School of the Arts and a self-taught knowledge of photography, Joey attempts to stand out in the local scene as a source of inspiration with constant evolution of both in-camera techniques and post-production abilities. You can follow him on Instagram at @joey_wharton, on Facebook at Joey Wharton Photography and online at JoeyWharton.com


Sarah Schuster is a freelance writer and professional nap-taker from Richmond. She is an English Ph.D student at the University of Texas at Austin, and she has written for magazines and newspapers such as The Virginia Gazette, RVA Magazine, Richmond BizSense and Virginia Living, as well as Eco-Chick, a eco-lifestyle blog.




Tommy McPhail gets to the gig even when there isn’t a gig to get to. As Dust Up’s resident digital producer and party metal enthusiast, he makes sure code doesn’t break, social media stays on brand, and shit gets done. He also shreds in both The Weak Days & Dollar Signs. Bring him a chicken biscuit from Mean Bird and he’ll (probably) help out your band.




Tina Myatt loves to check out local shows around Richmond. You can always find her dancing in the front with a cold beer in her hand. Her biggest contribution to Dust Up is organizing the live music show calendar. She is also a recording and live sound engineer intern at Sound of Music Studios, a resident at Good Day RVA House, and works with Gallery 5. Hit her up to add your gig to the calendar!




Jake Mayday, basement crawler and photographer. Commonly found near the single lightbulb over the stage at the independent house concert.







Tim Falen is a musician with an ever changing number of bands, founder of Trrrash Records, recording and live sound engineer, and general Dandy-About-Town.  You can usually find him out late somewhere yelling about something.