Somewhere between Bon Iver’s newest record, their sold out show at The National and trombonist Reggie Pace joining the band, Richmond discovered and fell in love with Justin Vernon’s music. While many in Richmond are familiar with Bon Iver, fewer are familiar with Megafaun. That is about to change. Now based in Durham, North Carolina, […]
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In the 1920’s, before New York City was the bona fide epicenter of the American jazz scene, the community of musician’s creating this still very young music was spread throughout the Southern and Midwestern parts of the country. Dance bands consisting of 8 to 12 musicians were able to maintain semi-stable professional employment playing regional […]
Wednesday night, a large crowd gathered at Balliceaux to see the Toby Whitaker Big Band and Smalltown as part of the Spacebomb concert series. The bands did not disappoint.
Listen Glows in the Dark’s 75 minute set in its entirety. The band was in top form on the night of the release of their second album “Beach of the War Gods.
Mum is the world when it comes to the illegal distribution of music. So many people do it and so few people talk about it. Trombonist and regular porch sitter Bryan Hooten and saxophonist and regular rival John Lilley have each contributed 500 more words discussing both sides of this topic.
Mum is the world when it comes to the illegal distribution of music. So many people do it and so few people talk about it. Trombonist and regular porch sitter Bryan Hooten and saxophonist and regular rival John Lilley have each contributed 500 words discussing both sides of this topic.
In December of 2007 Dean Christesen created RVAJazz.com. In 2009, RVAJazz joined the RVANews team, Now after three and half years Christesen is saying goodbye to Richmond to study art management at Columbia College in Chicago and passing his duties onto Aaron Williams.
The best bands in Richmond combine strong group voices with unique individual voices. Occasionally, bands will leave character for one night and do something truly special. On Thursday February 24, Glows in the Dark will host “Mondo Italia Dance Party.” With extremely original compositions and John Lilley (sax), Reggie Pace (trombone), Scott Burton (guitar), Cameron […]
From the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center to Subterranean A, last Wednesday night was a night of opposites. In an event advertised as “North meets South”, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society from Brooklyn and Richmond’s Fight the Big Bull did just that.
Composer and guitarist Scott Burton’s compositions drip with drama, but it’s input from the entire band that makes everything go. On Sunday and Monday nights, Glows in the Dark brought their cinematic music to the stage.