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That One Song: “She” by Drook

Style Weekly, September 20, 2022

A New Label Lifts Off: Shockoe Records aims to retain Richmond talent and help artists level up.

Style Weekly, September 12, 2022

That One Song: “Sweet Thing” by Mackenzie Roark

Style Weekly, September 6, 2022

Amble On: Richmond supergroup Piranha Rama cut through pandemic headwinds to make their new album, “Omniscient Cloud Cover.”

Style Weekly, August 31, 2022

That One Song: “Candelabra Eyes” by Russell Lacy

Style Weekly, August 20, 2022

Quiet Ends: Richmond duo Lean Year makes patient magic on its forthcoming sophomore album, “Sides.”

Style Weekly, August 16, 2022

That One Song: Kingna Scott feat. Pusha T: “VA Sway”

Style Weekly, August 8, 2022

A Vocal Community: Trey Burnart Hall brings the full Vocal Rest Records lineup to Gallery5 for the label’s first festival.

Style Weekly, August 2, 2022

Making Something Together: Andy Jenkins and James Wallace discuss their new collaborative EP, Nothing No. 1.

Style Weekly, July 6, 2022

REVIEW: “Legacies” by Deau Eyes Richmond singer-songwriter Ali Thibodeau bridges the present and future on her second full-length album.

Style Weekly, June 28, 2022

Style Weekly, June 21, 2022

A Resonant Revelation: “Revelators,” the immersive instrumental LP from Richmond bassist Cameron Ralston and Hiss Golden Messenger leader M.C. Taylor, was released last week.
A Night on Boogie Island: Shormey brings her kaleidoscopic pop to Brown’s Island for this week’s Friday Cheers.

Style Weekly, June 14, 2022

Follow the Leader: Oliver Wood brings a sense of renewal to The Wood Brothers’ June show at Maymont.

Style Weekly, June 1, 2022

Looking Forward: Kate Bollinger’s new EP, “Look at it in the Light,” illuminates a moment of personal and professional transition.

Style Weekly, May 17, 2022

Spin It All: Wax Buildup’s vinyl-inclined DJs bring inclusion to Richmond’s dance floors.

Style Weekly, May 10, 2022

A Credible Messenger: Timothy Bailey’s pathway toward hope and his first LP leading his band, The Humans.

Style Weekly, May 3, 2022

A Virginian Revitalization: Dori Freeman hits a new creative stride recording closer to home on “Ten Thousand Roses.”

Style Weekly, April 14, 2022

Singular Synths, Every Sunday: Adrian Olsen’s syndays by ao series shares a new electronic composition each week.

Style Weekly, April 5, 2022

Spreading the Flame: Indie-pop outfit Erin & The Wildfire looks to branch out on new album “Touchy Feely.”

Style Weekly, March 30, 2022

Making Room for Listening: How drummer and composer Scott Clark created his latest long-form jazz suite, “Dawn & Dusk” out of the stillness of the pandemic.

Style Weekly, March 24, 2022

True Blue Debut: Justin Golden’s upcoming album paves a personalized blues pathway.

Style Weekly, March 15, 2022

Cosmic Traveler: Keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith transcends the boundaries of jazz, inspiring future generations to innovate in their own ways

Richmond Magazine, March 14, 2022

Journey on the James: Award-winning documentary “Headwaters Down” navigates the James River’s health, history and importance at RVA Environmental Film Fest.

Style Weekly, February 21, 2022

The Big Smooch: Our annual Valentine’s Day feature when we show some love to people, places and things from Richmond.

Style Weekly, February 14, 2022

A Toast to Bolero: The Crown Room will host Miramar and string quartet Rosette for a “Valentine’s Night” dinner show.

Style Weekly, February 11, 2022

WarHen Turns 10: Warren Parker looks back and picks out pivotal moments in his Charlottesville-based label’s first decade.

Style Weekly, February 1, 2022

A Universe of Possibilities: J. Tyler Burke applies an artist’s training in his Varina banjo-making business.

Style Weekly, February 1, 2022

A Deliberate Crescendo: FaceTiming with Ascendent Richmond Rock Quartet Hotspit

RVA Magazine, January 27, 2022

Two Fruitful Decades, Two Richmond Shows: Eric D. Johnson is slated to play Richmond twice in 2022 and release a new Fruit Bats compilation in January.

Style Weekly, January 24, 2022

Wild File: Cherub Records founder PJ Sykes offers a deep-dive into his label’s 20-year history.

Style Weekly, January 4, 2022

Four Anticipated Local Albums in ‘22: Keep an ear out for these emerging artists.

Style Weekly, January 4, 2022

My Favorite Local Album-Show Combos: 2021 Seeing new music live this year felt like much-needed magic.

Style Weekly, December 28, 2021

Joining the Conversation: New podcast network, the Family, looks to support creatives.

Style Weekly, December 20, 2021

Fresh in the Game: Richmond dance-pop singer Benét is on a surprising rise.

Style Weekly, December 14, 2021

Dynamic Journey: An Interview with Abby Huston

RVA Magazine, October 25, 2021

Paradise in a Parking Lot: Secretly Group’s traveling record label expo is set to roll through Richmond.

Style Weekly, September 8, 2021

Single Review: Better Than I Used To Be By Tyler Meacham

The Auricular, September 1, 2021

For the Love of Listening Tracy Wilson’s Courtesy Desk distribution pairs curation and community, providing a new route for hard-to-find music.

Style Weekly, August 25, 2021

Organic Convergence: Keyboardist Curt Sydnor finds new harmony in return to Central Virginia.

Style Weekly, July 13, 2021

Moving Pictures: Lucy Dacus revisits her Richmond upbringing on new album, “Home Video.”

Style Weekly, June 22, 2021

Toast of the Town: Butcher Brown celebrates a string of hard-earned victories as headliner at the final Friday Cheers concert of 2021.

Style Weekly, June 16, 2021

Time Traveler: Richmond hip-hop artist McKinley Dixon’s expansive, introspective sounds.

Style Weekly, May 4, 2021

Matthew E. White and Lonnie Holley’s “Broken Mirror”: Two masters of improvisation meet in the moment.

Style Weekly, April 13, 2021

Didn’t Miss a Beat: There’s been no slow rolling for Noah-O and Ohbliv, two pillars of the hip-hop community.

Style Weekly, April 13, 2021

Music from the Middle: Tyler Meacham sets uncertainty to pop music.

Style Weekly, April 13, 2021

Family Record A Richmonder rediscovers his family’s musical legacy through a lost Nat King Cole song

Style Weekly, March 9, 2021

Album Review: This Darkness By Scott Clark

The Auricular, January 22, 2021

Single Review: Slowly By Prabir Trio

The Auricular, November 19, 2020

Building A Body Of Work: Will Marsh On The New Gold Connections EP, Ammunition

The Auricular, November 16, 2020

Album Review: Ad Mausoleum By Lefthnd

The Auricular, October 21, 2020

Album Review: Antiphone (Roberto Carlos Lange Remixes)

The Auricular, May 21, 2020

Let’s Begin: Deau Eyes On Her Debut LP, Let It Leave

The Auricular, May 7, 2020

Premiere: David Shultz Offers Vital Comfort With “Still Here” Video

The Auricular, May 6, 2020

Sincerely, Iris Unveils Gripping Animated Video For “Take Your Soul”

The Auricular, February 24, 2020

Calm Before The “Hurricane:” Landon Elliott Debuts Lead Single From Domin

The Auricular, August 23, 2019

Love to Learn: Must-See Music Schools and Museums in Virginia

Virginia Tourism Blog, May 29, 2019

Virginia in Song: Odes to the Old Dominion, Part 2

Virginia Tourism Blog, May 21, 2019

WanderLove: Hip Hop in Hampton Roads

Virginia Tourism Blog, May 18, 2019

Where They’re From: Walking in the Footsteps of Virginia’s Great Musicians

Virginia Tourism Blog, May 2, 2019

Jazz in Virginia: A Who, What, Where Sampler

Virginia Tourism Blog, April 16, 2019

5 Musical Adventures Awaiting in Virginia

Virginia Tourism Blog, April 6, 2019

Album Review: Like A Shadow By Gold Connections

The Auricular, March 4, 2019

Album Review: Sweet Beast By Illiterate Light

The Auricular, January 30, 2019

Leading the Follow-Up: Angelica Garcia on Making Her Second Album

River City Magazine, January/February, 2019

Getting Started In Shockoe: An Interview With Small Friend Records & Books

The Auricular, November 13, 2018

This Is Family: Backstage with Richmond’s PumpHouse Blues Band

River City Magazine, November/December, 2018

Changing The Focus: An Interview With Antiphone Composer Trey Pollard

The Auricular, October 24, 2018

Common Knowledge, Common Ground: An Interview With Mekong Xpress

The Auricular, September 26, 2018

A Conversation with Uilleann Piper Jarlath Henderson

River City Magazine, September/October, 2018

Central Virginia Connection: An Interview with Will Marsh of Charlottesville’s Gold Connections

River City Magazine, July/August, 2018

Back Home & Paying Homage: Catching Up with Kari Smith

Hanover Lifestyle, July/August, 2018

A Different Frequency: Steve Bassett on His New Album, Tres Leches

River City Magazine, May/June, 2018

A New Vision In Cosmic Jazz: Kenneka Cook And Moonchild

RVA Magazine, April 23, 2018

Loving the Search: Backstage with Brock Scott of Little Tybee

River City Magazine, March/April, 2018

Connecting & Reflecting: An Interview with John Moreland

River City Magazine, January/February, 2018

A Good Way Home: An Interview with Sid Kingsley

River City Magazine, November/December, 2017

Juggling Darkness and Light: Looking Inward with Eric Slick

River City Magazine, September/October, 2017

Building Bridges: International Music Experiences in Virginia

Virginia Tourism Blog, August 10, 2017

Tuneful Inclusion: An Interview with Brian Leoper of Community Center

River City Magazine, July/August, 2017

Brewing Musically: Where Great Beers and Great Music Meet

Virginia Tourism Blog, July 13, 2017

Virginia’s Bluegrass History, One Stop at a Time

Virginia Tourism Blog, July 7, 2017

Virginia in Song: 5 Odes to the Old Dominion

Virginia Tourism Blog, June 5, 2017

Live Music and Breweries in Northern Virginia: A Pairing Guide

Virginia Tourism Blog, May 17, 2017

9 Family-Friendly Music Spots

Virginia Tourism Blog, May 6, 2017

Golden Devotion: An Interview with George M. Lowe of Afro-Zen Allstars

River City Magazine, May/June, 2017

Markiss Blowfish: The Voice of the Market

River City Magazine, March/April, 2017

The Most Positive Energy: An Interview with Reggie Pace of No BS! Brass Band

River City Magazine, January/February, 2017

Richmond’s Perpetual Motion Machine: Looking Back with Carbon Leaf

River City Magazine, November/December, 2016

A Lasting Impact: Perpetual Groove and the Green Music Scene

River City Magazine, September/October, 2016

Paying Tribute: Kelli Strawbridge and Richmond’s Salute to James Brown

River City Magazine, July/August, 2016

Music Towns: Floyd, Virginia

Boomer Magazine, May 31, 2016

A Toast to Outdoor Music: Friday Cheers and Richmond’s Open-air Venues

River City Magazine, May/June, 2016

Bluegrass and Beyond: The Hot Seats and Virginia’s Old-Time Tradition

River City Magazine, March/April, 2016

Backstage with Clair Morgan

River City Magazine, January/February, 2016

Two Richmond Favorites: Susan Greenbaum & Lindy Fralin

River City Magazine, November/December, 2015

Backstage with Brian Cruse

River City Magazine, September/October, 2015

Backstage with the “Sweet Virginia Breeze”

River City Magazine, July/August, 2015

Backstage with The Trillions

River City Magazine, May/June, 2015

Backstage with Richmond’s Brewery Boom

River City Magazine, March/April, 2015

Backstage with Richmond’s Music Venues

River City Magazine, January/February, 2015

Backstage with Sleepwalkers

River City Magazine, November/December, 2014

Backstage with Todd Herrington

River City Magazine, July/August, 2014

Backstage with J. Roddy Walston & the Business

River City Magazine, May/June, 2014

Backstage: Brent Havens

River City Magazine, March/April, 2014

Backstage: Interview with Positive No

River City Magazine, January/February, 2014

Backstage with Nelly Kate

River City Magazine, November/December, 2013

Toxic Moxie

River City Magazine, September/October, 2013