April 16, 2019 News & Features » Cover Story


The 2019 Music Issue 

A snapshot of some producers, punk rockers and hip-hoppers (plus an attorney) who help shape and support Richmond’s diverse music scene.

click to enlarge Lily Lamberta, Laney Sullivan and some furry friends are shown at the 21st Street entrance to the James River Park System.

Scott Elmquist

Lily Lamberta, Laney Sullivan and some furry friends are shown at the 21st Street entrance to the James River Park System.

Water Songs: Richmond artists join a statewide environmental collective to create an anthem for the No Pipeline movement. by Brent Baldwin

Punk Rock Teacher: Tom Applegate of L'Amour and Beex teaches second-graders, too. by Kate Andrews

Know Your Band: Lawyer Justin Laughter helps Richmond bands navigate a cruel world of legal pitfalls. by Brent Baldwin

Spacebomb 3.0: A look inside Richmond's premiere integrated music company that offers a label, publishing, production and management. by Peter McElhinney

Behind the Counter: With a new concert series, Brewer's Sessions, a Manchester cafe highlights Richmond's growing musical diversity. by Laura Ingles

Seven Days a Week: A guide to small venues where you can find jazz nightly. by Peter McElhinney

Harmonic Changes: No longer living in Richmond, singer Natalie Prass talks about her next steps before returning for a show at the renovated Ashland Theatre. interviwed by Peter McElhinney

Man with a Plan: With the RVA Rap Elite series, rapper Radio B brings Richmond's diverse hip-hop community together. by Brent Baldwin

Bunch of Sickos: Trash punkers Sick Bags found a way to get grittier and slimier minus the booze. by Hilary Langford

Mutant Rock: Admiring shiny trophies at Rock Falls Tavern with Cruzer. by Brent Baldwin

Shepherd's Season: Singer and songwriter Benjamin Shepherd makes an impression with finely aged lyricism. by Hilary Langford

In Bloom: Small-town singer Landon Elliott talks about how Richmond opened up his world. by Hilary Langford

Tribute Fever: The Whiskey Rebellion turns classic rock into a bluegrass party. by Karen Newton



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