Bluegrass Festival beats rain, marks start of Fall

September 15, 2018

Andrew Ringle Contributing Writer Beer flowed and banjos sang as guests of all ages streamed into Hardywood Park Craft Brewery for their sixth annual Richmond Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8. In defiance of the usual gloominess that comes with an overcast day, the atmosphere at Hardywood was vitalized with Read More

Shy Lennox delivers unforgettable “Audition”

September 15, 2018

Quentin Rice Contributing Writer Donning a rain coat and shorts adorned with green sequins, Shy Lennox, backed up by his frequent producer captain pizza, opened his EP release show at Flora with “Afterblunts,” the single that put him on the map with almost 300,000 streams on Spotify. The crowd swayed Read More

Review: the RVA All Day Block Party

April 30, 2018

The Broadberry hosted the RVA All Day Block Party on April 28, an all-day music festival featuring performances from local acts such as Dharma Bombs, Night Idea, Angelica Garcia and NO BS! Brass Band. Dharma Bombs opened up the night of music with their first performance in Richmond since December. Read More

Dharma Bombs are breathing new life into Americana music

April 16, 2018

The transition from thrash metal to bluegrass was easier for Richmond-based Dharma Bombs lead vocalist Trey Hall than one might imagine. According to Hall, the only difference between the two genres is a major and a minor key. Hall played in a hardcore band with Dharma Bombs mandolin and five-string Read More

Renowned dancers and musicians perform at flamenco festival

March 26, 2018

The VCU Flamenco Festival VII brought the culture of southern Spain to Richmond this weekend.   The festival consisted of three performances and one “master class,” in which a flamenco expert taught attendees the art of playing the guitar. Featuring renowned international flamenco artists — including Francisco Mesa, Ana Ines Read More

Richmond and the vinyl resurgence

September 15, 2017

  Richmond-native Arnold Brown settled in Washington D.C. in 1989 due to what he described as a “consequence of jobs and familial obligations.” “When I was a teenager in (Jackson) Ward we would sit around a stoop at a neighbor’s house and listen to the newest records,” Brown said. “It Read More

Postmodern Jukebox reimagines modern songs

April 10, 2017

The performance group Postmodern Jukebox performed an array of modern songs arranged into “vintage” genres, such as jazz and swing, on Feb. 10 at The National. Pianist and composer Scott Bradlee founded Postmodern Jukebox, a music collective — meaning musicians rotate through for recordings and live performances. The group uploads Read More

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