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2017

Album Review: Losing by Bully
Originally Published On October 20th, 2017

10 Bands Who Changed Their Name And Found Fame
Originally Published On October 17th, 2017

Off Your Radar #87: Distant Relatives by Nas 7 Damian Marley
Originally Published On October 16th, 2017

Off Your Radar #86: Sudan Archives by Sudan Archives
Originally Published On October 9th, 2017

Off Your Radar #85: Cities by Anberlin
Originally Published On October 2nd, 2017

Off Your Radar #84: We Fucked A Flame Into Being by Warhaus
Originally September 25th, 2017

Off Your Radar #83: Swingin’ With Raymond by Chumbawamba
Originally Published On September 18th, 2017

Off Your Radar #82: Codeine Velvet Club by Codeine Velvet Club
Originally Published On September 12th, 2017

RVA Bandcamp Of The Week – We Feel We Are Accomplices by Samarra
Originally Published On September 8th, 2017

Off Your Radar #81: The Bone Rodeo by Yankee Longstraw
Originally Published On September 5th, 2017

RVA Bandcamp Of The Week – Widowed by Debrider
Originally Published On September 1st, 2017

Off Your Radar #80: Life by The Cardigans
Originally Published On August 28th, 2017

RVA Bandcamp Of The Week – And How! by Minor Poet
Originally Published On August 25th, 2017

Off Your Radar #79: Sympathy by GABI
Originally Published On August 21st, 2017

Off Your Radar #78: Fabulous Notes And Beats Of The Indian Carnatic-Jazz by T.K. Ramamoorthy
Originally Published On August 14th, 2017

RVA Bandcamp Of The Week – Rumput by Rumput
Originally Published On August 11th, 2017

10 Boy Band Songs That Don’t Suck
Originally Published On August 8th, 2017

Playlist: “I Long” by Elizabeth Owens, “Wildest Flower” by Laura McElroy, and “A+” by We Never
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #29

Record Reviews: Big Thief, Blame, Camp Howard, Charly Bliss, Dharma Bombs, Drake, Eric Slick, Fat Spirit, Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes, Flight Club, Golden Ours, Gull, Harry Styles, Kaelan Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Lobo Marino, Lorde, Paramore, Perfume Genius, Sid Kingsley, Slowdive, The Weak Days
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #29

Off Your Radar #77: GNV FLA by Less Than Jake
Originally Published On August 7th, 2017

RVA Bandcamp Of The Week – The Things We Do by Washers
Originally Published On August 4th, 2017

Off Your Radar #76: v2.0 by GoGo Penguin
Originally Published On July 31st, 2017

RVA Bandcamp Of The Week – Believe In Nothing by Blue Prototype
Originally Published On July 28th, 2017

Off Your Radar #75: Déjenme Llorar by Carla Morrison
Originally Published On July 24th, 2017

Off Your Radar #74: Rockin’ Chair by Gwen McCrae
Originally Published On July 17th, 2017

RVA Bandcamp Of The Week – Lullabies by Lauren Fleming
Originally Published On July 14th, 2017

Off Your Radar #73: Fuck Marry Kill by Daddy Issues
Originally Published On July 10th, 2017

RVA Bandcamp Of The Week – Reel Whirl by The Wimps
Originally Published On July 7th, 2017

Off Your Radar #72: Creator by The Lemonheads
Originally Published On July 3rd, 2017

Off Your Radar #71: Rehearsing My Choir by The Fiery Furnaces
Originally Published On June 26th, 2017

RVA Bandcamp Of The Week – Growing Pain by Elizabeth Owens
Originally Published On June 23rd, 2017

Off Your Radar #70: Kalk Samen Kuri No Hana by Ringo Sheena
Originally Published On June 19th, 2017

RVA Bandcamp Of The Week – We Never by We Never
Originally Published On June 16th, 2017

Off Your Radar #69: The True Meaning by Cormega
Originally Published On June 12th, 2017

Off Your Radar #68: Apparat Organ Quartet by Apparat Organ Quartet
Originally Published On June 5th, 2017

RVA Bandcamp Of The Week – Kinda Funny by Flight Club
Originally Published On June 2nd, 2017

Off Your Radar #67: Stateless by Lene Lovich
Originally Published On May 29th, 2017

RVA Bandcamp Of The Week – New Faces by Golden Ours
Originally Published On May 26th, 2017

Off Your Radar #66: Brittle Stars by Brittle Stars
Originally Published On May 22nd, 2017

RVA Bandcamp Of The Week – Black Sheep by GHOSTS
Originally Published On May 19th, 2017

Off Your Radar #65: Long Arms To Hold You by Long Arms
Originally Published On May 15th, 2017

RVA Bandcamp Of The Week – Good Way Home by Sid Kingsley
Originally Published On May 12th, 2017

Off Your Radar #64: Semigoddess by Novelty Daughter
Originally Published On May 8th, 2017

Show Pick: Blush Face & More At Hardywood
Originally Published On May 5th, 2017

Off Your Radar #63: Good Luck Studio by Friday Mile
Originally Published On May 1st, 2017

Show Pick: Fulton Lee At The Camel
Originally Published On April 28th, 2017

Off Your Radar #62: Ten by Break Of Reality
Originally Published On April 24th, 2017

Off Your Radar #61: Blood, Guts, And Pizza by The Dolts
Originally Published On April 17th, 2017

New York Duo Diet Cig Brings Their Empowering New Sound To Gallery5
Originally Published On April 14th, 2017

Angelica Garcia’s Sprawling Journey From Isolated Discovery To Vibrant Expression
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #28

Playlist: “26 Dune” by Atta Girl, “Catastrophic Inventions” by Big Kahuna OG & Graymatter, “You Became The Light” by Eric Slick
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #28

Record Reviews: Aerica Lauren, Book Of Wyrms, Cherry Pits, Conor Oberst, Don Babylon, Evan McKeel, Fly Anakin, The Folly, Foxygen, Julie Byrne, Laura Marling, Priests, Ryan Adams, Thundercat
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #28

Off Your Radar #60: Every Night by Saturday Looks Good To Me
Originally Published On April 10th, 2017

Off Your Radar #59: Fantasy by Jinbo The Superfreak
Originally Published On April 3rd, 2017

Off Your Radar #58: The Grind Date by De La Soul
Originally Published On March 27th, 2017

Off Your Radar #57: Hard Again by Muddy Waters
Originally Published On March 20th, 2017

Off Your Radar #56: Gold Shadow by Asaf Avidan
Originally Published On March 13th, 2017

Off Your Radar #55: Tempest In A Teacup by Mal Blum
Originally Published On March 6th, 2017

Off Your Radar #54: God Fodder by Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
Originally Published On February 27th, 2017

Off Your Radar #53: Games People Play by Joe South
Originally Published On February 20th, 2017

Song Premiere: Local Folk Duo The Tide Rose Release Eager Love Song “Wanna Be Yours”
Originally Published On February 14th, 2017

Off Your Radar #52: Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um: The Best of Major Lance by Major Lance
Originally Published On February 13th, 2017

Enjoy An Exclusive Playlist Curated By Josh Ritter
Originally Published On February 11th, 2017

Off Your Radar #51: The Roches by The Roches
Originally Published On February 6th, 2017

Album Premiere: Listen To ‘Loud Mouth’ By Experimental Artist Zooanzoo
Originally Published On January 31st, 2017

Off Your Radar #50: Blue Horse by The Be Good Tanyas
Originally Published On January 30th, 2017

Show Pick: Vanilla Summit At The Camel
Originally Published On January 27th, 2017

Off Your Radar #49: Dark Hope by Renee Fleming
Originally Published On January 23rd, 2017

Off Your Radar #48: A Heart Full Of Love by DARKPYRAMID
Originally Published On January 16th, 2017

Off Your Radar #47: Sha Sha by Ben Kweller
Originally Published On January 9th, 2017

Show Pick: Angelica Garcia At Crossroads
Originally Published On January 6th, 2017

2016

RVA Magazine’s Best Of 2016: Top 25 Songs
Originally Published On December 30th, 2016

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 Records: #1 – #5
Originally Published On December 30th, 2016

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 Records: #6 – #15
Originally Published On December 29th, 2016

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 Records: #16 – #25
Originally Published On December 28th, 2016

RVA Magazine’s Best Of 2016: Ten Favorite Richmond Releases
Originally Published On December 28th, 2016

Off Your Radar #46: Secret Santa
Originally Published On December 19th, 2016

Show Pick: Vexine At The Canal Club
Originally Published On December 16th, 2016

Richmond’s Place Between The Head And The Heart
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #27

Playlist: “Bones” by Anousheh and “Good Medicine” by Laura Burhenn
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #27

Record Reviews: A Tribe Called Quest, Bon Iver, Brighter The Moon, Common, Deli Rowe, GHOSTS, Indoor/Indoor, Leonard Cohen, Opeth, Solange, Way, Shape, Or Form
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #27

Off Your Radar #45: The Greatest Story Ever Told by The Lawrence Arms
Originally Published On December 12th, 2016

Off Your Radar #44: Down Fell The Doves by Amanda Shires
Originally Published On December 5th, 2016

Egghunt Records Launch Hatched, A Limited Subscription Service Featuring Four Local Artists
Originally Published On November 28th, 2016

Off Your Radar #43: The View From This Tower by Faraquet
Originally Published On November 21st, 2016

Off Your Radar #42: Getback by Little Brother
Originally Published On November 14th, 2016

Off Your Radar #41: Unisex by Blueboy
Originally Published On November 7th, 2016

From Belittled Rock To Respected Pop: An Eye-Opening Q&A With Tegan Quinlan Of Tegan & Sara
Originally Published On November 2nd, 2016

Off Your Radar #40: Cathedral City by Victoire
Originally Published On October 31st, 2016

Off Your Radar #39: Girls With Glasses by Partyline
Originally Published On October 24th, 2016

Ten Virginia Artists You Should Check Out
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #26

Virginia Is For Music Lovers
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #26

Playlist: “Talking TO Myself” by AZTEX, “Graner Cards” by The Talkies, and “Taiga” by Yotipo
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #26

Record Reviews: Angel Olsen, The Avalanches, Avers, Bat For Lashes, Butcher Brown, Fly Anakin, Frank Ocean, Lance Bangs, Lightfields, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Peter $un, Schoolboy Q, Shura, The Talkies
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #26

I Don’t Understand Slowing Down: An Interview With Henry Rollins
Originally Published On October 19th, 2016

Off Your Radar #38: I Love You, Go Easy by Devon Sproule
Originally Published On October 17th, 2016

Off Your Radar #37: Secret Swingers by Versus
Originally Published On October 10th, 2016

Bobby Roode’s Glorious Rise To NXT & WWE Domination
Originally Published On October 7th, 2016

WWE’s NXT Brand Descends On Richmond With All-Time Great Superstars & Astonishing Athleticism
Originally Published On October 7th, 2016

Off Your Radar #36: Bolan’s Zip Gun by T. Rex
Originally Published On October 3rd, 2016

Off Your Radar #35: In Love With Jetts by Antioch Arrow
Originally Published On September 26th, 2016

Show Pick: Ava Luna At Hardywood
Originally Published On September 22nd, 2016

Off Your Radar #34: Birthdays by Keaton Henson
Originally Published On September 19th, 2016

Enjoy An Exclusive Playlist Curated By Built To Spill
Originally Published On September 19th, 2016

Off Your Radar #33: The Upside Of Down by The Tories
Originally Published On September 12th, 2016

WWE Provides A Momentous Night In Richmond With Backlash At The Coliseum
Originally Published On September 12th, 2016

Listen To Lightfields’ Brand New EP, Feelings, Now Before Its Release This Friday
Originally Published On September 12th, 2016

Examining The Robust Chamber Folk Sound Of DC’s Wylder
Originally Published On September 9th, 2016

Striking Her Own Determined Path: An Interview With WWE Wrestler Carmella
Originally Published On September 9th, 2016

WWE Comes To RVA This Sunday With Backlash, And Here’s Our Match-By-Match Preview
Originally Published On September 9th, 2016

Off Your Radar #32: Here’s To Almost by Feral Conservatives
Originally Published On September 6th, 2016

Off Your Radar #31: Frisbie by Heavy Vegetable
Originally Published On August 29th, 2016

Show Pick: Drew Gibson At The Camel
Originally Published On August 27th, 2016

Off Your Radar #30: Emergency Ward by Nina Simone
Originally Published On August 22nd, 2016

Off Your Radar #29: Magazine by Jump, Little Children
Originally Published On August 15th, 2016

Show Pick: Landlady At Hardywood
Originally Published On August 12th, 2016

Show Pick: Lady God At Strange Matter
Originally Published On August 9th, 2016

Off Your Radar #28: Dear Bo Jackson by The Weeks
Originally Published On August 8th, 2016

Off Your Radar #27: Time (The Revelator) by Gillian Welch
Originally Published On August 1st, 2016

Off Your Radar #26: Everything’s Alright Forever by The Boo Radleys
Originally Published On July 25, 2016

Show Pick: The Wild Reeds At Hardywood
Originally Published On July 21st, 2016

Playlist: “House Plants” by Sammi Lanzetta
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #25

Record Reviews: ANOHNI, Beyonce, Captive, Car Seat Headrest, Clair Morgan, Doll Baby, My Darling Fury, Radiohead, Sturgill Simpson, Vexine
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #25

From Black Keys To Arcs: Dan Auerbach Reflects On Musical Dedication
Originally Published On July 19th, 2016

Off Your Radar #25: Short Eyes by Curtis Mayfield
Originally Published On July 18, 2016

Pop Star Zella Day On Her Resourceful Sound & Feminist Outlook
Originally Published On July 15th, 2016

Show Pick: Double Feature – Comrades At Strange Matter / Atlas Bloom At The Camel
Originally Published On July 14th, 2016

Post-Rock Trio Comrades Enrich Their Sound While Continuing To Rep Richmond
Originally Published On July 14th, 2016

Off Your Radar #24: The Golden Band by The American Analog Set
Originally Published On July 11th, 2016

Show Pick: Recluse Raccoon At Gallery 5
Originally Published On July 7th, 2016

Off Your Radar #23: Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill by Grouper
Originally Published On July 4th, 2016

Off Your Radar #22: Crimes by The Blood Brothers
Originally Published On June 27th, 2016

Show Pick: BRONCHO At Strange Matter
Originally Published On June 24th, 2016

Off Your Radar #21: Slow Train Coming by Bob Dylan
Originally Published On June 20th, 2016

Off Your Radar #20: Claim by Not Drowing, Waving
Originally Published On June 13th, 2016

Show Pick: Captive At Gallery5
Originally Published On June 9th, 2016

Off Your Radar #19: Sound. Color. Motion. by Farewell Flight
Originally Published On June 6th, 2016

Learning To Listen With Kids Techno
Originally Published In The Cherub Records XV Zine

Norfolk’s LAVA Fest Brushed Doubt Aside & Soared On The Back Of Local Acts & RVA Favorites
Originally Published On June 2nd, 2016

Off Your Radar #18: Beat Pyramid by These New Puritans
Originally Published On May 30th, 2016

Celebrated Songwriter Josh Ritter Examines The Art
Originally Published On May 27th, 2016

LAVA Fest Spotlight: Examining The Prevailing Growth Of Virginia Beach’s Ladada
Originally Published On May 27th, 2016

Show Pick: RVA Music Night At Friday Cheers
Originally Published On May 26th, 2016

Off Your Radar #17: So Long, See You Tomorrow by Bombay Bicycle Club
Originally Published On May 23rd, 2016

The Balancing Act Of A Growing Band: A Chat With Hippo Campus
Originally Published On May 20th, 2016

Contextualizing Mike Marlin’s Late Career Start & New Record
Originally Published On May 20th, 2016

Show Pick: The Tide Rose At Rare Olde Times
Originally Published On May 19th, 2016

Influentially Diverse: Bloc Party Speaks On Their Truthful Sound
Originally Published On May 18th, 2016

Off Your Radar #16: No Kings by Doomtree
Originally Published On May 16th, 2016

Show Pick: Vundabar At Sound Of Music
Originally Published On May 13th, 2016

Blacksburg’s Reverie Maestro: Wild Nothing On Creating Honest Music
Originally Published On May 12th, 2016

Comfortable In Spotlight & Shadow: Phil Cook Discusses His Dexterous Career
Originally Published On May 12th, 2016

Enjoy An Exclusive STRFKR Curated Playlist
Originally Published On May 12th, 2016

Off Your Radar #15: Shadows Collide With People by John Frusciante
Originally Published On May 9th, 2016

Show Pick: Friday Cheers At Brown’s Island
Originally Published On May 6th, 2016

Off Your Radar #14: Holly Miranda by Holly Miranda
Originally Published On May 2nd, 2016

Show Pick: Vexine CD Release at Center Of The Universe Brewing
Originally Published On April 29th, 2016

Off Your Radar #13: 12 Songs by Cory Branan
Originally Published On April 25th, 2016

Show Pick: Songwriter’s Night At The Camel
Originally Published On April 21st, 2016

Off Your Radar #12: Me.Me. by Plushgun
Originally Published On April 18th, 2016

Off Your Radar #11: Britney by Britney Spears
Originally Published On April 11th, 2016

Richmond’s Sub Pop: The Rise Of Egghunt Records
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #24

2016 Virginia Festival Preview
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #24

Playlist: “You Don’t Need To Be Them” By The Sun Days
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #24

Record Reviews: The Anchoress, David Bowie, Lucy Dacus, Feral Conservatives, Rihanna, Rugbie
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #24

Off Your Radar #10: Two Suns by Bat For Lashes
Originally Published On April 4th, 2016

Le Yikes Surf Club Have Roots in Latin Music
Originally Published On March 30th, 2016

Off Your Radar #9: Falling Off The Lavender Bridge by Lightspeed Champion
Originally Published On March 28th, 2016

British Rockers Foals Detail Their American Success & Heavy Approach
Originally Published On March 22nd, 2016

Not All For Naught: Brooklyn’s Bear Hands On Their Pivotal Growth
Originally Published On March 22nd, 2016

Off Your Radar #8: Madonna by …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
Originally Published On March 21st, 2016

Alt-Rockers Silversun Pickups On Battling Inner Critics & The Genesis Of Spring Fling
Originally Published On March 21st, 2016

They Might Be Giants On Bridging Audiences, Writing for Adults and Kids
Originally Published On March 21st, 2016

Proud Musical Drifters: Lake Street Dive On Their Strong Live Foundation
Originally Published On March 18th, 2016

My Darling Fury Details The Painful Road To Their New Sound
Originally Published On March 17th, 2016

Off Your Radar #7: Into The Sun by Sean Lennon
Originally Published On March 14th, 2016

Critiquing The Hype: A Look At Aussie Britpop Revivalists DMA’s
Originally Published On March 11th, 2016

New Noise Spotlight: Knockout Kid
Originally Published In New Noise Magazine #23

Dark Pop Artist Your Friend Recounts Paris Terror
Originally Published On March 10th, 2016

New York’s Porches Shed Brief Light On New Sound
Originally Published On March 10th, 2016

Vikings, Shamans, & The Spirit World: Brooklyn’s Prince Rama Discusses New Album
Originally Published On March 9th, 2016

Ohio Alt-Rockers All Dogs Address Nostalgia & Strong Women
Originally Published On March 8th, 2016

Off Your Radar #6: Alas by Idaho
Originally Published On March 7th, 2016

Off Your Radar #5: Expecting To Fly by The Bluetones
Originally Published On February 29th, 2016

Thrash Metal Rages On: An Interview With Slayer’s Kerry King
Originally Published On February 24th, 2016

Off Your Radar #4: Guitar Method by Kid Kilowatt
Originally Published On February 22nd, 2016

Honest & Unwavering: Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter Opens Up
Originally Published On February 16th, 2016

Psych-Geniuses Unknown Mortal Orchestra On Polyamory & ‘Multi-Love’
Originally Published On February 16th, 2016

Off Your Radar #3: Golden Rules For Golden People by Pretty & Nice
Originally Published On February 15th, 2016

Jam Titans Lotus Reflect On The Weight Of Their Reputation
Originally Published On February 10th, 2016

Off Your Radar #2: Moment Of Truth by Gang Starr
Originally Published On February 8th, 2016

New Noise Spotlight: Pretend
Originally Published In New Noise Magazine #22

New Noise Spotlight: Smalltalk
Originally Published In New Noise Magazine #22

New Noise Spotlight: Wildhoney
Originally Published In New Noise Magazine #22

New Noise Spotlight: Ship Thieves
Originally Published In New Noise Magazine #22

Atlas Bloom On Striving For The Next Level
Originally Published On February 3rd, 2016

X Ambassadors Look Back On Their Breakout Year
Originally Published On February 2nd, 2016

Off Your Radar #1: The Noyelle Beat by Standard Fare
Originally Published On February 1st, 2016

A Heartfelt Thank You To Andrew Cothern & RVA Playlist – For Everything
Originally Published On February 1st, 2016

Comedy Is Life: A Chat With SNL’s Jay Pharoah
Originally Published On January 29th, 2016

Those Manic Seas Drop Eternal Tour Video & Discuss Returning To Road Life
Originally Published On January 27th, 2016

The Troubadour Speaks: Grant-Lee Phillips On His New Album & Possible Gilmore Girls Return
Originally Published On January 25th, 2016

The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon Details His Solo Excursion
Originally Published On January 15th, 2016

Three Man Cannon Make The Music They Like
Originally Published On January 5th, 2016

2015

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 Albums of 2015, Part 6: Ten Favorite Richmond Releases
Originally Published On December 25th, 2015

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 Albums of 2015, Part 5: Contributor’s Top Five
Originally Published On December 25th, 2015

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 Albums of 2015, Part 4: #5 – #1
Originally Published On December 24th, 2015

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 Albums of 2015, Part 3: #15 – #6
Originally Published On December 23rd, 2015

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 Albums of 2015, Part 2: #25 – #16
Originally Published On December 22nd, 2015

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 Albums of 2015, Part 1: Introduction & Honorable Mentions
Originally Published On December 21st, 2015

Lucy Dacus Conquers Richmond & Aims For The Country
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #23

Lamb Of God’s D. Randall Blythe Separates Prison From Music
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #23

Playlist: “Uncontrolled” By Кактус (Kaktus)
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #23

Record Reviews: Adele, Allison Weiss, Beach House, Grimes, Jeremy White & The Blue Hearts, No BS! Brass Band
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #23

Holiday Q&A With Carbon Leaf
Originally Published December 17th, 2015

City And Colour On Manners And New Abilities
Originally Published December 11th, 2015

Canadian Duo Whitehorse On Musical Easter Eggs & Road Parenting
Originally Published December 10th, 2015

The Intriguing Des Ark Deconstructs Lyrics & Safe Spaces
Originally Published December 9th, 2015

The Origins & Prospect Of Virginia Native Car Seat Headrest
Originally Published December 8th, 2015

Folk Rockers Dawes Discuss Line-up Changes & Obstacles
Originally Published December 7th, 2015

Charting The Growth Of Scotland’s We Were Promised Jetpacks
Originally Published December 4th, 2015

Rebuilder On Fusing Punk With Classic Rock
Originally Published On December 4th, 2015

Coheed & Cambria Discuss Their Noncanonical Record
Originally Published December 3rd, 2015

‘I’m A F**king Machine:’ The Struts’ Luke Spiller Reveals His Brash Bravado
Originally Published December 1st, 2015

Collaborative, Spontaneous, & Cohesive: A Conversation With The World Is A Beautiful Place
Originally Published November 30th, 2015

GIVERS On The Expansion Of Their Indie Pop Sound
Originally Published November 20th, 2015

Richmond Native Drew Gibson Releases Touching Video For ‘When The Vinyl Scrapes’
Originally Published On November 16th, 2015

Vaporwave Artist Skylar Spence On Moving Past Saint Pepsi & Embracing Albums
Originally Published November 12th, 2015

Fall In Love With Palehound’s Songwriting
Originally Published November 10th, 2015

Redefining A Sound: A Guide From Veteran Rockers Guster
Originally Published November 9, 2015

Extragavanza Spotlight: Discussing Past & Future With Noise Giants Wolf Eyes
Originally Published November 6, 2015

Extragavanza Spotlight: Talking With Industrial Metal Artist Author & Punisher
Originally Published November 5, 2015

Looking At Electronic Duo ODESZA’s Rise To Fame
Originally Published November 4, 2015

STS9 Details Their Ever-Changing Live Show & Future Plans
Originally Published November 3, 2015

Civil Twilight On Embracing Their African Roots
Originally Published November 2, 2015

Rebranded JR JR On Their New Album And Dropping ‘Earnhardt’
Originally Published October 30, 2015

Playlist: “Hello Dirt” By Tender Defender
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #22

Record Reviews: HeCTA, Manatree, Tame Impala, Telekinesis, The Devil Wears Prada, Wavves x Cloud Nothings
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #22

Brian Wilson’s Reluctant Musical Victory Over An Awestruck Richmond Crowd
Originally Published October 23, 2015

Caspian’s Secret To Overcoming Pressure And Tragedy
Originally Published October 20, 2015

New Noise Spotlight: Allison Weiss
Originally Published In New Noise Magazine #21

New Noise Spotlight: Foxing
Originally Published In New Noise Magazine #21

New Noise Spotlight: together PANGEA
Originally Published In New Noise Magazine #21

New Noise Spotlight: Wild Ones
Originally Published In New Noise Magazine #21

You’ll Never Believe what Hoax Hunters Did On Their New ‘Clickbait’ EP!
Originally Published October 16, 2015

Brooklyn’s Small Black Discuss Their New Sonic Landscape
Originally Published On October 9th, 2015

Southern Rockers Futurebirds On The Weight Of The Road
Originally Published On October 9th, 2015

Toro Y Moi Discusses Trading Synths For Guitars
Originally Published On October 2nd, 2015

From 90’s Rock To Audio Engineering: The Journey Of Nashville’s Bully
Originally Published On September 30th, 2015

Bad Bad Hats On Their Sonic Evolution
Originally Published On September 28th, 2015

The Mynabirds Open Up About Traveling
Originally Published On September 25th, 2015

Humor & Athleticism: CHIKARA Pro Wrestling Returns To Virginia This Sunday
Originally Published On September 25th, 2015

Looking At The Prolific Nature Of Eccentric Performers of Montreal
Originally Published On September 18th, 2015

Perpetual Travelers Blitzen Trapper Open Up Before Headlining Richmond’s Know Good Beer Festival
Originally Published On September 17th, 2015

Charlie Mars On The Dying Breed Of Songwriters
Originally Published On September 16th, 2015

Shattering The Concept Of Nostalgia: A Look At Taking Back Sunday
Originally Published On September 15th, 2015

Deliberate Growth: A Chat With Good Old War
Originally Published On September 14th, 2015

Peek Into The Complex Mind Of Titus Andronicus’ Leader
Originally Published On September 11th, 2015

New Noise Spotlight: Free Children Of Earth
Originally Published In New Noise Magazine #20

New Noise Spotlight: Household
Originally Published In New Noise Magazine #20

New Noise Spotlight: Safe To Say
Originally Published In New Noise Magazine #20

Jenny Hval On The Complexity Of Her New Record
Originally Published On September 10th, 2015

Seattle’s Briana Marela Opens Up On Sonic Maturity
Originally Published On September 8th, 2015

Maximum Brand Awareness: A Chat With Global Force Wrestling’s Jeff Jarrett
Originally Published On August 27th, 2015

From Lo-Fi To Pop: Colleen Green Discusses Her Recent Journey
Originally Published On August 18th, 2015

Living Up To The Name: A Chat With Supergroup Hard Working Americans
Originally Published On August 13th, 2015

Navigating The Music Industry With Jersey’s Brick + Mortar Before Wednesday’s Show
Originally Published On August 11th, 2015

RVA Native Drew Gibson Details The Journey Behind His Stunning New Record, ‘1532’
Originally Published On August 3rd, 2015

A Look At Jeff Burke’s Radioactivity
Originally Published On July 31st, 2015

Brooklyn Dance Musician KATIEE Readies Her Minimal Sound For A RVA Debut
Originally Published On July 30th, 2015

Brooklyn’s Landlady Discuss The Theory Behind Their Wild Live Shows
Originally Published On July 28th, 2015

The Devil Wears Prada Hits The National This Monday To Debut Space EP
Originally Published On July 24th, 2015

New Noise Spotlight: Man Overboard
Originally Published In New Noise Magazine #19

Folk/Dreampop Duo Widowspeak Spill On The Move To The Country
Originally Published On July 23rd, 2015

RVA Favorites Delta Rae Explore Their Rich Sound
Originally Published On July 23rd, 2015

Playlist: “Waitress” By Hop Along
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #21

Record Reviews: Courtney Barnett, Sufjan Stevens, Laura Marling, The Mountain Goats, Jason Isbell, Go & Tell, Kendrick Lamar
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #21

New Noise Spotlight: Four Year Strong
Originally Published In New Noise Magazine #18

Azar Swan Talk RVA’s Music Scene, Church Hill Memories Of 40s And McDonald’s, And Love For Their Old Stomping Grounds
Originally Published On June 26th, 2015

Worriers’ Lauren Denitzio Talks Upcoming Album, Police Brutality, And Transgender Issues
Originally Published On June 25th, 2015

The Genuine Pop Star: A Look At Betty Who
Originally Published On June 22nd, 2015

Snarky Puppy Discusses New Albums, Collaborating With An Orchestra, And Working With David Crosby
Originally Published On June 19th, 2015

New York’s Cymbals Eat Guitars Discuss Career Roadblocks, Rock Music Today, And Playing Boat Shows
Originally Published On June 18th, 2015

AWOLNATION Opens Up On Musical Diversity
Originally Published On June 16th, 2015

Weird Al Brought Richmond To Tears Of Laughter At The Carpenter
Originally Published On June 12th, 2015

Strand Of Oaks’ Timothy Showalter Talks New Album, Neil Young, And His Love Affair With Richmond
Originally Published On June 12th, 2015

Future Islands And White Laces Made Up The Best Friday Cheers Ever
Originally Published On June 8th, 2015

The Small Town Character Of Roanoke’s Eternal Summers
Originally Published On June 5th, 2015

In The Valley Below Sheds Light On Their Dark Sound
Originally Published On May 28th, 2015

The Grand Return: Mutemath On The Sprawling Road To Their New Record
Originally Published On May 26th, 2015

LAVA Music Fest Hits A Home Run With Their Debut In Suffolk This Past Weekend
Originally Published On May 21st, 2015

WWE’s Richmond Return Monday Night Provided A Plethora Of Memorable Moments
Originally Published On May 19th, 2015

Busier Than Ever: A Look At Carbon Leaf’s 2nd Annual Ragtime Carnival This Weekend & New Revisited Project
Originally Published On May 15th, 2015

The Mowgli’s Share Their Diverse Influences Before Tonight’s Richmond Debut At The National
Originally Published On May 14th, 2015

Hop Along Discuss Role Models & Vocal Limits Before Tonight’s Show At The Camel
Originally Published On May 14th, 2015

Go & Tell’s Alt-Rock Debut Childish Air Is Worth A Listen
Originally Published On May 14th, 2015

Jason Isbell Soothingly Soundtracks A Perfect Friday Cheers On Brown’s Island
Originally Published On May 12th, 2015

Sufjan Stevens’ Larger Than Life Music Astounds The Altria Theater
Originally Published On May 11th, 2015

Kaiser Chiefs Offer An Incisive Look Back Before Saturday’s Show At The National
Originally Published On May 8th, 2015

Polarizing Potential: An Interview With Surfer Blood’s John Paul Pitts
Originally Published On May 8th, 2015

Rock’s Ever-Changing Statesman: Mac McCaughan Speaks On Never Repeating Yourself Ahead Of Friday’s Strange Matter Show
Originally Published On May 7th, 2015

Opening Your Musical Mind: An Interview With Milky Chance
Originally Published On May 1st, 2015

New Noise Spotlight: Good Riddance
Originally Published In New Noise Magazine #17

Diarrhea Planet Chats About Crashing Friday Cheers & Having Fun On The Road
Originally Published On April 7th, 2015

Infectious & Versatile: A Look At Iska Dhaaf
Originally Published On April 3rd, 2015

New Noise Spotlight: Seasons Change
Originally Published In New Noise Magazine #16

New Noise Spotlight: Speak Low If You Speak Love
Originally Published In New Noise Magazine #16

Prong Frontman Tommy Victor Walks Us Through The New Album
Originally Published On April 1st, 2015

Perfect Pussy’s Shaun Sutkus Talks Starting A Tape Label And Future Plans – Catch Them Tuesday At Strange Matter
Originally Published On March 13th, 2015

Not The Usual Suspects: Catfish & The Bottlemen Discuss Critical Ire & Lyrical Love Before Thursday’s Show At The Camel
Originally Published On March 12th, 2015

Oscar Winner Ryan Bingham Discusses Personal Losses & Gains Before Wednesday’s Show At The National
Originally Published On March 10th, 2015

Brooklyn’s DREAMERS Discuss Recording In Virginia & Wishing For Trolls Before Wednesday’s Show At The Canal Club
Originally Published On March 2nd, 2015

Playlist: “Problems Problems” By Frankie
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #20

Record Reviews: A Place To Bury Strangers, Bjork, Drake, Juliana Hatfield Three, The Decemberists, Title Fight
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #20

Sparse & Bombastic: Ben Elkins Of ELEL Opens Up Before Thursday’s Show At Strange Matter
Originally Published On February 24th, 2015

No Blame To Give: Our Conversation With Gill Landry Before Wednesday’s Show At The Modlin Center
Originally Published On February 23rd, 2015

Peek Inside The Mind Of The New Pornographers
Originally Published On February 13th, 2015

Richmond’s Brightest Star: Natalie Prass Talks Debut Record Delays, Spacebomb, & More
Originally Published On January 22nd, 2015

2014

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 of 2014, Part 6: Top 5 Richmond Releases
Originally Published On December 26th, 2014

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 of 2014, Part 5: #5-1
Originally Published On December 25th, 2014

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 of 2014, Part 4: Contributor’s Top 5
Originally Published On December 25th, 2014

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 of 2014, Part 3: #15-6
Originally Published On December 24th, 2014

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 of 2014, Part 2: #16-25
Originally Published On December 23rd, 2014

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 of 2014, Part 1: Introduction & Honorable Mentions
Originally Published On December 22nd, 2014

Lemuria Talks Music Biz & Being Comic Book Stars Ahead Of Tonight’s Show At Strange Matter
Originally Published On December 22nd, 2014

Those Manic Seas Take Their Unique Indie Sound To The Next Level
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #19

Playlist: “Modern World” By Ex Cops
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #19

Record Reviews: Foo Fighters, Iceage, Run The Jewels, Rancid, Taylor Swift, Weezer
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #19

Carbon Leaf Returned To The National With Merry Tunes And Surprises Galore
Originally Published On December 16th, 2014

Winter Holidays And Indian Summer: Catching Up With Carbon Leaf Before Their Saturday Show At The National
Originally Published On December 12th, 2014

WWE Pay-Per-View Roundtable: TLC – Tables, Ladders, Chairs…And Stairs 2014
Originally Published On December 12th, 2014

A Band For Everybody: The Lone Bellow Performs At The Modlin Center This Saturday
Originally Published On December 5th, 2014

Eric Hutchinson Talks The Mix Of Music And Film And Working With Carbon Leaf Ahead Of Jefferson Theater Show
Originally Published On November 5th, 2014

Ex Cops’ Brian Hardin Discusses His Dark Pop Aesthetic Before Sunday’s Show At The Southern
Originally Published On October 31st, 2014

First Aid Kit Dazzles The National With Serene Americana
Originally Published On October 28th, 2014

CHIKARA’s Moonraker Exposed Richmond To A New Side Of Wrestling
Originally Published On October 27th, 2014

America Is Exotic: Sweden’s First Aid Kit Brings Their Folk-Pop Sound To The National Sunday
Originally Published On October 24th, 2014

Sharon Van Etten Talks Therapy And Mystery (Or Lack Thereof) Before Her Show At Jefferson Theater Friday
Originally Published On October 23rd, 2014

Sinkane Talks New Album, Lessons Learned From Caribou Ahead Of Tonight’s Set At The Southern
Originally Published On October 9th, 2014

Cracker’s Johnny Hickman Talks China, Country Music, And Their New Album Ahead Of Acoustic Performance Friday
Originally Published On September 25th, 2014

Foo Fighters’ Crowdfunded Performance At The National Delights Those Fortunate Enough To Attend
Originally Published On September 18th, 2014

CHIKARA Brings Lucha Libre Insanity To Greater Richmond Convention Center
Originally Published On September 12th, 2014

Too Much Awesomeness: Fall Line Fest At The National, Day Two
Originally Published September 10th, 2014

Death Steals The Show: Fall Line Fest At The National, Day One
Originally Published September 9th, 2014

The Hold Steady Are Dreaming Of Teeth
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #17

Playlist: “Down On My Luck” By Vic Mensa
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #17

Record Reviews: Sharon Van Etten, Swans, tUnE-yArDs, Jack White, Michael Jackson, & Coldplay
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #17

Life After The Buzz: An Interview With Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Originally Published August 14th, 2014

It’s Second Nature For Us To Rock Out: An Interview With Rhett Miller Of Old 97’s
Originally Published July 21st, 2014

Power Is Political: An Interview With The Hotelier
Originally Published July 18th, 2014

WWE’s Monday Night Raw Provides An Action Packed Evening At The Richmond Coliseum
Originally Published July 17th, 2014

WWE’s Monday Night Raw Hits Richmond Coliseum Tonight – Here Are 5 Things To Watch
Originally Published July 14th, 2014

Neko Case Concludes This Year’s Friday Cheers Season In Outstanding Fashion
Originally Published June 30th, 2014

WWE’s Dean Ambrose On Going Solo, Being In The Spotlight, & 10 Years Of Pro Wrestling
Originally Published June 26th, 2014

WWE Legend Pat Patterson Comes Out As Gay In Strange Context
Originally Published June 16th, 2014

Ragtime Carnival Review
Originally Published June 4th, 2014

Those Manic Seas Seek New Guitarist, Offer Beers As Referral Fee
Originally Published May 30th, 2014

Unforgettable & Inimitable: Neon Trees At The National
Originally Published May 23rd, 2014

Pop Music Psychology: An Interview With Neon Trees
Originally Published May 16th, 2014

Arctic Monkeys Talk David Bowie, Party Anthems, & Their Latest Album AM
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #16

Pixies Guitarist Joey Santiago Talks Bass Players, Pitchfork Reviewers, and Long-Awaited New Releases
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #16

Playlist: “In The Wake Of You” By Dum Dum Girls
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #16

Record Reviews: Angel Olsen, Dum Dum Girls, & St. Vincent
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #16

Mick Foley Thrills Wrestling Fans (And Others) With “Storytelling” Performance At Richmond’s Funny Bone
Originally Published April 11th, 2014

Wrestling Legend Mick Foley Talks Comedy Storytelling And Getting Stitches In Richmond Emergency Room
Originally Published March 3rd, 2014

Chad Deity Highlights The Dark World Behind The Scenes Of Pro Wrestling
Originally Published February 12th, 2014

The Arctic Monkeys Conquer Richmond
Originally Published February 5th, 2014

Pixies Proclaim Their Legendary Status With Brilliant Performance At The National
Originally Published January 31st, 2014

Loud And Rowdy Rock And Roll Music: An Interview With FIDLAR
Originally Published January 28th, 2014

2013 Year End Retrospective For The Lagomorph
Originally Published January 6th, 2014

2013

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 Of 2013, Epilogue: Individual Contributors’ Top 5
Originally Published December 27th, 2013

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 Of 2013, Part 4: #1-5
Originally Published December 27th, 2013

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 Of 2013, Part 3: #6-15
Originally Published December 26th, 2013

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 Of 2013, Part 2: #16-25
Originally Published December 24th, 2013

RVA Magazine’s Top 25 Of 2013, Part 1: Introduction, Contributors & 5 Honorable Mentions
Originally Published December 23rd, 2013

Virginia Is For Craft Beer Lovers: Your Guide To Craft Beer
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #15

Playlist: “Robbers” By The 1975
Originally Published In RVA Magazine #15

Representing A Stylistically Ambiguous Generation: An Interview With The 1975
Originally Published December 12th, 2013

Capital Cities And Fitz & The Tantrums Kickoff US Tour At The National
Originally Published October 24th, 2013

I Was Supposed To Do Great Things: An Interview With Cold War Kids
Originally Published October 24th, 2013

The Neighbourhood Brought Diverse And Dark Pop To The National
Originally Published October 23rd, 2013

LA Electro Pop Duo Capital Cities In Our Capital City
Originally Published October 18th, 2013

The Neighbourhood Talks Dark Pop, Got Tubs, & Yelp Reviews
Originally Published October 17th, 2013

Combing Past And Present: An Interview With Fitz & The Tantrums
Originally Published October 17th, 2013

WWE Alumna Mickie James On TNA, Country Music, & Growing Up In Richmond
Originally Published October 7th, 2013

Walk The Moon Knows How To Handle RVA Panties
Originally Published September 27th, 2013

Take Your Spoilers Like A Man: An Interview With Walk The Moon
Originally Published September 23rd, 2013

Kopecky Family, Southern Belles, Others Crush Fall Line Fest Opening Night
Originally Published September 12th, 2013

Hard Working & Humble: RVA Mag Speaks With Kopecky Family Band
Originally Published September 10th, 2013

Jimmy Eat World Proved They Are Not 1-Hit Wonders At The National
Originally Published August 13th, 2013

Jimmy Eat World Talks New Album, New Tour, & Richmond Brews
Originally Published August 7th, 2013

The World’s Most Humble Man: An Interview With WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan
Originally Published June 7th, 2013

We Could Do It Ourselves: An Interview With Atlas Genius
Originally Published June 4th, 2013

Show Review: The Head And The Heart At Friday Cheers
Originally Published June 3rd, 2013

Show Review: Carbon Leaf At Groovin’ In The Garden
Originally Published May 31st, 2013

Show Review: The Shins At The National
Originally Published May 27th, 2013

A Rock Concert Rollercoaster: An Interview With Ring Of Honor Wrestler Adam Cole
Originally Published May 17th, 2013

Show Review: The Joy Formidable At The National
Originally Published May 13th, 2013

Pre-2013

Interview: Milo Greene
Originally Published December 18th, 2011

Interview: Reptar
Originally Published December 17th, 2011

A Mixed Bag: The Grammy 2012 Nominations
Originally Published December 1st, 2011

Most Anticipated Albums For 2011
Originally Published Februrary 25th, 2011

A New Genre?
Originally Published October 24th, 2010

EP Review: The Jim Ivins Band – The Jim Ivins Band
Originally Published September 21st, 2010

Interview: Love&Reverie
Originally Published May 21st, 2010

EP Review: Gravity&Me – Love&Reverie
Originally Published May 21st, 2010

Interview: Lou Hickey
Originally Published March 26th, 2010

Album Review: Shaka Rock – Jet
Originally Published August 26th, 2009

Album Review: Black Swan – Athlete
Originally Published August 24th, 2009

Show Review: Carbon Leaf At Virginia Beach
Originally Published August 20th, 2009

Interview: Joe Doering
Originally Published September 30, 2008

Interview: Tyler Black (WWE’s Seth Rollins)
Originally Published April 12, 2008

Interview: Senshi (Low Ki/Kaval)
Originally Published August 3, 2006

Interview: Alex Shelley
Originally Published May 7, 2006

Appearance On MSNBC’s Rita Cosby Live & Direct
Originally Aired November, 2005

Interview: Shawn Daivari
Originally Published August 12, 2004

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