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Lightfields, MicroWaves, Wood Face and Hoax Hunters play a Holiday Benefit for the Video Fan at Strange Matter

Thursday, Dec. 18

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The Video Fan, Richmond’s longest running and only surviving independent video store, almost went out of business. If it weren’t for the financial support of loyal costumers and movie enthusiasts around the world who contributed to the store’s Kickstarter campaign, the Strawberry Street movie emporium would be gone. Even with a new lease on life, the need for security still exists. And so there’s a fundraiser for the Video Fan on Thursday, Dec. 18, at Strange Matter with performances by Richmond bands Lightfields, MicroWaves, Wood Face and Hoax Hunters. Before the music, there will be a screening of “Everything Is Terrible,” a holiday-themed compilation of found clips from VHS tapes compiled by the Chicago-based video website, and a silent auction. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. strangematterrva.com.

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