Richmond musicians

As Richmond musicians gain national play, those working in the music industry here say it would take building a stronger support system to lift the city’s profile. A few entrepreneurs are aiming to do just that. more

Sep 19, 2016 8:30 AM Features 1 Comments

The SoundView Project peels back the cover on the creative process while promoting the importance of music education. more

Sep 13, 2016 8:45 AM Music

As the Seattle- and Richmond-based band prepares to hit the road in October, drummer Tyler Williams talks with us about appearing on Showtime's "Roadies," why "Signs of Light" is a breakthrough and RVA's potential as a music town. more

Aug 24, 2016 3:16 PM Music

The new album Avers is about to release via Richmond’s EggHunt Records, “Omega/Whatever,” shows the group’s progression from a collection of musicians to a band with an identifiable sound. Here, three members talk about that journey. more

Jun 28, 2016 11:55 AM Arts

"It is extra rewarding to come home these days," says the singer-songwriter who has captured national attention this year with her "No Burden" release. You can hear her in person June 10 at Friday Cheers, along with Kurt Vile. more

Jun 9, 2016 5:28 PM Music

Expect the unexpected when Richmond-based jazz fusion band Doors Wide Open records its debut album live at the legendary In Your Ear studios on June 18. more

Jun 8, 2016 2:48 PM Datebook

Each year, about 100,000 people (and dogs) attend Dominion Riverrock, the nation’s largest sports and music festival; this year’s energetic extravaganza holds even more opportunities for fitness and fun. more

May 18, 2016 2:04 PM Datebook

Named a Virginia Reggae Ambassador in 2015, Joshua Achalam and his band bring energy and community engagement to the stage. more

May 6, 2016 2:01 PM Music

Vexine's name came out of Jane Austen, but its frontwoman Sarah Frances Gleason started her stylings of dark danger and romance at a South Richmond dive bar's karaoke night. more

Apr 26, 2016 6:21 PM Music

The "Purple Rain" singer was found dead in his home on April 21, his publicist confirmed. Richmond writers, musicians, artists and fans share their memories of the superstar and why his musical legacy will never be forgotten. more

Apr 21, 2016 3:54 PM , Arts

A premiere by Mexican-born choreographer Edgar Zendejas, the Latin Ballet’s interpretation Edgar Allan Poe's writing, the Church Hill Irish Festival and an EP release by Richmond indie pop trio My Darling Fury are among this weekend’s highlights. more

Mar 16, 2016 4:00 PM Arts

A Sunday concert at The National will bring to the stage performers who have played over the years with Robbin Thompson, known for the official state popular song, "Sweet Virginia Breeze," and for being a supporter of music education for youth. more

Feb 26, 2016 12:04 PM Music

Classical Revolution RVA is following up its Valentine’s Day showing of “Immortal Beloved” at The Byrd Theatre this Thursday with “Beethoven at The Broadberry,” featuring musical selections from the movie. more

Feb 23, 2016 11:58 AM Music

Now in their fifth year, the Richmond-based Southern Belles are venturing into new territory on tour, heading south to Florida for the first time with a new drummer. more

Feb 5, 2016 5:25 PM Arts

Richmond's independent radio station celebrates its birthday with a night of music and comedy, including Lucy Dacus, Brunswick, Manzara, The Cheats Movement, Afro-Zen Allstars, comedian Sarah Ahmed and more acts. more

Feb 4, 2016 10:54 AM Music

The roots and rise of gospel music in Richmond more

Jan 18, 2016 12:27 PM Features 2 Comments

Gospel musician and composer Cora Harvey Armstrong transformed the worst parts of her life into the best parts of her music. more

Jan 1, 2016 12:30 PM Arts

Read our January feature, "Make A Joyful Noise," on the roots and rise of gospel music in Richmond and watch these inspiring gospel performances by local musicians and choirs. more

Dec 28, 2015 11:10 AM , Music

Now out on Seattle’s Ladies Choice Records, the Richmond-based world music and jazz collective's "X Years" release is "music for the mind, booty and spirit!" says founding member Tim Harding. more

Nov 19, 2015 10:39 AM Music

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