August’s RVA music shows

See Boy George perform in an unexpected way, groove with George Clinton, celebrate Hoax Hunters’ debut album, and clap along with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

As always, check out the RVANews events calendar or RVA Playlist to see all the great music going on in town.

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Original — August 04, 2014

Jason Isbell

The National • August 14th

Best known from his work with Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell has done the solo thing since 2007 usually backed by his band the 400 Unit. On his latest album Southeastern, however, is even more of a solo work. Critics and fans overwhelmingly hailed the album, and his live show is full of emotion and energy that leaves the audience wanting more.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

The Camel • August 17th

Every so often, the Camel brings in a hugely popular act to the play the small venue, and the place is packed. The show is incredible, and you leave thinking, “there need to be more shows like this.” This show featuring indie rockers Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will be just that. The group just released their brand new album Only Run (their first in three years) in June and will be playing it across the country.


The National • August 24th

After nearly 20 years and six albums together, alt-rock outfit Chevelle is back with its newly-released new album La Gárgola. If you remember their hits “Send the Pain Below,” “The Red,” or “Jars,” expect a lot of high-energetic rock at the National.

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The Hotelier

Strange Matter • August 5th

Worcester, Massachusetts punk band The Hotelier is on tour in support of the band’s critically-acclaimed sophomore LP, Home, Like Noplace Is There. Released in February, the album has already made numerous best-of-2014 lists including Pitchfork, Spin, Absolute Punk, and Red Bull. See them now before they blow up.

Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson

Innsbrook After Hours • August 6th

This show should just be called “The Dreamy Singer/Songwriter Heartthrob Tour.” Gavin DeGraw, who is probably best known for his 2003 hit “I Don’t Want to Be,” released his fifth and most recent album, Make A Move, last October. And Matt Nathanson, responsible for that ridiculously catchy “Come On Get Higher” song is supporting his latest, Last of the Great Pretenders (the single, “Kinks Shirt,” is equally as catchy). Expect a lot of screaming girls.

Boy George

Hat Factory • August 8th

Yes, THAT Boy George. Gone are the days of “Karma Chameleon,” and now Boy George is DJing at nightclubs around the world. He’ll be spinning tunes at the Hat Factory to keep you dancing all night.

Hoax Hunters album release with Dave Watkins and Positive No

Gallery 5 • August 8th

Photographer PJ Sykes was never too far from the stage during his career photographing bands, but after forming Hoax Hunters with James O’Neill of Snowy Owls and Tim Falen of Hot Dolphin and the Diamond Center, he’s now the subject as well. Hoax Hunters has been compared to underground acts like Minutemen and Husker Dü and on August 8th will be releasing their first album Comfort & Safety, which is full of explosive tracks dripping in feedback.

Women Who Rock series featuring the Articles, The UnXpected, Red Neck Pool Party, McBeth

The Broadberry • August 10th

Because rock and roll is not just a boy’s club, the ladies who make great rock music in Richmond will celebrate with a show at the Broadberry. This month’s show features music from female-fronted bands The Articles, The UnXpected, Red Neck Pool Party, and McBeth and is hosted by 103.7 Play’s Melissa Chase.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

Innsbrook After Hours • August 13th

Considered one of the innovators of funk music, Technicolor-haired George Clinton is still going strong. He and the numerous members of P-Funk have been playing sold out shows across the world featuring their No. 1 hits including “Flashlight,” “One Nation Under a Groove,” “Aqua Boogie,” and “(Not Just) Knee Deep.” Bring your dancing shoes to this show.

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Andrew Cothern is the founder and editor of RVA Playlist, a music site that showcases events, concerts, album, show reviews, and opinion pieces that focus on the vibrant local music scene in Richmond.

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