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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.


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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