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…
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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…Continue
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The video is part of the release of their new 7'' featuring Black Love and Tough Love on…Continue
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Brand new music video for Jonathan Vassar and the Speckled Bird!
Go to www.jonathanvassar.com to purchase the full album, Signs and Wonders.
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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…Continue
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Have you ever had that moment in life where you wake up in your empty house or apartment and there is absolute silence? You look around for some sign of life, but there is only stillness. You shuffle your weary feet outside and discover the same quiet outside. No breeze. No life. No sound. Then you think to yourself, “Am I the last one left?” I can’t say that I have felt that often, but there have been a few times where I have genuinely believed I was the last…
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Things you may notice in this video: A straw hat and some musicians from RVA.
Read about it on City Pages.
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This was only my second experience at the Listening Room, and it was my first time at this new venue, The Firehouse Theater. The Listening Room series has gained quite the buzz, and there were people from all ages and backgrounds mixed into the same set of chairs and rows.
Chris Edwards of the Foundry (and The Speckled Bird) announced the bands to get things rolling. He welcomed everyone to this installment of the series and…Continue
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Okay RVA, not often is there such a great opportunity to see a lot of great Richmond bands and support a good cause while doing so. We definitely recommend getting tickets to both nights of WRIR & The…Continue
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The rhythm to my third-tuesday-of-the-monthʼs is mostly static. Work late, dinner at Garnettʼs with the same friend as last time, where we order the same sandwiches as last time, and drink the same beer as last time. Then we meander to what was the Michaux House, what is now the Firehouse Theater, grabbing coffees and pastries once weʼre…Continue
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Our good friend, Dave Watkins has composed and arranged the music for…
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"Dogs on Main Street" (aka Mac Rowe) kicked off the evening with his endearingly awkward humor and deeply personal lyrics. His folksy sound and raspy wide-range vocals were immediately captivating. My favorite song was "Jailbreak" about a friend of Mac's who suffered from a brain injury. He sang about it in the first person, creating the analogy that the injury was like…Continue
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You are only as strong as your muse. This is the heart of collaboration. The muse can be a lover, a companion, an idea, a best friend, a peer or a…Continue
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I, Becca, cannot pretend to be fluent with the technical components and stylings of music. Just yesterday I asked my boyfriend what a specific instrumental sound was in the song playing, to which he replied with an incredulous stare, "an electric guitar." And I, Nicole, am not a music person, so I can’t use any of those words that scream “I know more than you therefore my opinion is valid!!” My ear is untrained but my heart speaks in song.…
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