Before the giant annual party in Raleigh, N.C., known as the Hopscotch Festival is held this September, organizers are taking the fun on the road, offering shows to fans in six nearby cities, including Richmond. Whether you need an early Hopscotch fix (some 2013 artists already announced include the Breeders, John Cale and Big Boi) or some comfort before missing the event, the Road Show brings together local and regional bands White Laces, Invisible Hand and Whatever Brains to celebrate all night and shed some light on local talent. The Hopscotch Road Show takes place at Strange Matter on Saturday, May 4, at 9 p.m. $5. hopscotchmusicfest.com.
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