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The Listening Room is Back!

We're excited to announce the Listening Room is back after the summer hiatus. The line up for the fall is looking so good. We aim to bring you the best listening experience in RVA. Please join us on Sept 24th for hometown favorite, Jonathan Vassar and James Harris Moore from Charlottesville. 

Show details:

The Listening Room Series IV, Volume V 

Jonathan Vassar …


Added by The Richmond Scene on September 16, 2013 at 4:52pm — No Comments

The Reason You Should Go to Fall Line Fest

Okay, this post is for all of you last minute decision makers in RVA.

There are many great reasons to go to Fall Line Fest this weekend. The awesome bands, art galleries, and restaurants are a few to name. But the over-arching, number one reason you should attend Fall Line Fest? It's because they love you. And they are doing this just for you…


Added by The Richmond Scene on September 6, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Polyenso takes the stage at The Fourhundred: March 6 @ 7pm

Join us Wednesday, March 6 @ 7pm at The 400 for a phenomenal concert with Polyenso. You really don’t want to miss this incredible band! They are currently on tour for the release of their new album “…


Added by The Fourhundred on March 1, 2013 at 10:36am — No Comments

The Listening Room Turns 3!

On Tuesday, November 20th, we will celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of The Listening Room. We could not be more thankful to the folks who sponsor us and for the relentless crowd that shows up every month for the best listening experience in Richmond. 

The Listening Room is put on by a small group of volunteers that call themselves the Foundry. This group is fixed on the idea of curating great…


Added by TRS Reviews on November 16, 2012 at 9:57am — No Comments

Matthew E. White : Big Inner


Matt White of Fight the Big Bull fame, will debut "Big Inner" on August 21st. The record is a joint release between Spacebomb Records and Hometapes. If you missed the pre-release 7'' a couple weeks ago, don't worry you can pre-order the LP record from Hometapes…


Added by TRS Reviews on August 9, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

get to know "YIP DECEIVER"

      Yes, its true....the name alone causes you to stop and scratch your head before saying, nice!  YIP DECEIVER is the brainchild of Athens, GA multi-instrumentalist Davey Pierce.  Yip Deceiver’s music is an exciting take on experimental dance pop with strong hooks, playful take on new wave, 80s R&B and electro pop.  The other 50% of YIP is Nic Dobbratz, a classy singer/bass player/keyboardist who completes…


Added by Adam Henceroth on May 28, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Black Love - The Cinnamon Band

While they may not be from #RVA, they certainly a favorite around here. Check out the Cinnamon Band's new video done by Will Renton


The video is part of the release of their new 7'' featuring Black Love and Tough Love on…


Added by TRS Reviews on April 18, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments


Big Stone Gap, VA -  how many Richmonders could point that out on a map?  Well, you may have a better clue where to look when you listen to Big Stone's very own "WE KILLED VEGAS."

      Comparisons like "AC/DC meets the White Stripes" couldn't be farther from the truth, you gotta see…


Added by Adam Henceroth on March 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Dead Fame EP Release--"Frontiers"

Dead Fame is excited to announce the release of their first EP recording, Frontiers--available for digital download on iTunes, Amazon,…


Added by Dead Fame on January 5, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Best Albums of 2011

The one thing I take pride in as a music lover is that I have a wide variety of tastes. After looking at Paste and Pitchfork's Best of 2011 lists, I realize I hadn't listened to the majority of their choices. The music I listened to and loved over the year is 1) mainstream (Adele's "21" is a phenomenal album, in case you didn't already know), 2) so obscure…


Added by Andrew Cothern on December 27, 2011 at 5:44am — No Comments

Even More Richmond Christmas Music

It seems I was too quick to post yesterday about local artist and their Christmas songs. Because no sooner did I post, I managed to hear about two more releases.

Make Phantoms, who just released their new EP "Solitary Never Sleeps,"…


Added by Andrew Cothern on December 19, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The Listening Room s. II, v. IX: Matt Lisk, Birdie Busch, Annie Crane


Every Listening Room is an exercise in gratefulness. Continually being humbled by talent of the artists and the service of the organizers, I am struck by the demands of work and sweat and heart that bear these special nights. This week in particular, they were short on baked goods. Once I heard this, my heart sank, because I realized I do so little to help in these efforts. In the least, I can bake some cookies, I thought. But I didn’t have the time, and…


Added by Dogs on Main Street on January 9, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Merry Christmas from Richmond Bands

Christmas is fast approaching and what better way to get in the spirit of things than with some great local holiday music? Well, there's drinking heavily, but that works for every occasion.

After giving away a bunch of free songs over Thanksgiving, Dean Fields is at it again. This time, he went into the studio and recorded a few of his holiday favorites, and giving the gift of songs to his fans.…


Added by Andrew Cothern on December 18, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Mermaids. I Mean Whales.

Folk singer/songwriter Chris Gregory spent ten years playing drums for various indie and alternative rock bands and is now stepping forward under the name Mermaids. I Mean Whales.

He'll be playing at the Camel on Thursday, Dec. 15 with Lobo Marino and…


Added by Andrew Cothern on December 14, 2011 at 1:31pm — No Comments

The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, Enter Shikari, and For Today at the National

The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, Enter Shikari, and For Today

at The National

Richmond, VA

December 8th, 2011 

The Devil Wears Prada…


Added by Jenn Harrington on December 11, 2011 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Nick Woods’ Last-Minute Farewell Show

Nick Woods (of the Orioles and the Cheap Seats) will be saying goodbye to RVA and heading to Nashville. And what better way to celebrate than putting on a last minute show?

Nick's last show will be taking place on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Camel and will be joined by friends David Shultz (of and the Skyline and Ophelia),…


Added by Andrew Cothern on December 12, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

New Music from Jonathan Vassar and the Speckled Bird

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of sitting in on band practice with Jonathan Vassar and the Speckled Bird. The group recently added Paul Watson into the groupand man, does he add a new dynamic to the songs,…


Added by Andrew Cothern on December 8, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments

Kenny G at CenterStage

Saxophone legend Kenny G performs at CenterStage on Thursday, Dec. 8.

Apparently Kenny G is cool again since he appeared in a Katy Perry video and played with Foster the People on SNL. But, every time I think of Kenny G, I ALWAYS think of…


Added by Andrew Cothern on December 7, 2011 at 12:05am — No Comments

This Fox Has Legs

There's nothing I like better than discovering a new group and falling in love with their music. In all honesty, Pennsylvania rock band Three Legged Fox caught my eye because of the name, but the music instantly drew me in. It's simple, yet very intricate at the same time. I even postponed another post I was going to write about just so I could talk about these guys.

The band is in the midst of…


Added by Andrew Cothern on December 6, 2011 at 1:31am — No Comments

Amy Henderson Says Farewell to Shenanigans

And another music venue bites the dust.

Northside bar and country and honky-tonk music hangout Shenanigans will be closing at the end of the year and bands will still perform until New Year's. I could once again go into all the details on why this is awful and how Richmond is yet again losing another music treasure. But for the sake of my sanity and to keep spirits up, let's talk about the music they still have coming, shall we?



Added by Andrew Cothern on December 5, 2011 at 1:21am — No Comments

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