Tag: RVA

  • Why I’m Quitting Objective Writing

    Why I’m Quitting Objective Writing

    The idea of objectivity as it intersects within the journalism and writing worlds is one I have turned about in my mind for a long time now. In the many journalism classes I’ve taken thus far in college,there is undoubtedly an expectation that objectivity will remain the core value in which we center our writing on. 

  • MUSIC REVIEW: The Dune Flowers – Tired of Being Nothing

    MUSIC REVIEW: The Dune Flowers – Tired of Being Nothing

    The newest single from The Dune Flowers, a D.C. based project created by songwriter Tyler Drager, may at first seem like a departure from their characteristic sound. Where songs off their self-titled album rely on clean guitar tones and easy going, catchy ear-worms, “Tired of Being Nothing” employs more electronic elements and experimental production. Despite the track’s novel sound, Drager’s succinct and heartfelt songwriting style remains the same.

  • Music Review: “No More Kim Kelly” – Death Plumes

    Music Review: “No More Kim Kelly” – Death Plumes

    Death Plumes (formerly known as Rocket Vomit) have taken the opportunity over the past few months to play gigs big and small. From the concrete steps of VCU’s Commons, to DIY home venues, and more traditional settings like the Camel, the three-piece have managed to make a name for themselves with their fervently abrasive punk sound that blends the traditional bluntness of the genre with a refreshingly heartfelt sensibility. 

  • The pedestal of Robert E. Lee on the Monument Ave is removed

    The pedestal of Robert E. Lee on the Monument Ave is removed

    Richmond, once the capital of the Confederate States of America, is full of Civil War relics, including the Robert E. Lee Monument. The memorial was located at the junction of Allen and Monument Avenues. However, during the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, the public was outraged of the display of a Confederate General who represented the country that sanctioned slavery.

  • WHEN NOTHING IS EVERYTHING

    WHEN NOTHING IS EVERYTHING

    Philly shoegazers Nothing tore up Richmond Music Hall on Tuesday, December  7th. Highlights of the show included a guitar- specifically a newer-model Fender Jazzmaster- being thrown into the audience, cheesy dad jokes while frontman Dominic Palermo fixed his pedals, and yours truly getting right up in the band members’ faces for pictures.

  • 6 Tips for Traveling When You’re Broke and Busy (And How You Can)

    6 Tips for Traveling When You’re Broke and Busy (And How You Can)

    Traveling may seem like an expensive sport, but it doesn’t have to be. The semester just started, but it’s never too early to start planning your next trip, especially with spring break right around the corner.

  • Artists to Watch: RVA Edition

    Artists to Watch: RVA Edition

    Giving artists their flowers while they can still smell them

  • Shop small for BIG love: Valentines Day Gift Guide

    Shop small for BIG love: Valentines Day Gift Guide

    Find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift from local Richmond businesses

  • Pop-up Show Spotlight: 12/12 at the Compass

    Pop-up Show Spotlight: 12/12 at the Compass

    Over the past semester, pop-up shows around campus have served to showcase the diverse range of talent, originality, and passion that exists in Richmond’s music scene. If you haven’t been to any of these shows, you’ve almost certainly seen their promotional posters taped to lamp posts, hanging on bulletin boards, or posted to social media. They have all been completely free, accessible, and have provided a space for artists to share their music in a welcoming environment that fosters creativity and individuality.

  • A Magnetic Night with The Driver Era

    A Magnetic Night with The Driver Era

    The Driver Era knows how to dazzle the crowd with their electrifying energy. The Driver Era, genre–fluid, band leaves the night *feeling confident* on their 12th day of tour at The NorVA. Their fifth time being back at this venue and they are as energetically inspiring as ever.

  • A chat with Sophie Copeland about her time at VCUArts, the ideas that influence her art, and challenges as a ceramic artist.

    A chat with Sophie Copeland about her time at VCUArts, the ideas that influence her art, and challenges as a ceramic artist.

    This past week I had the pleasure of interviewing a senior in the Craft and Materials Studies department, Sophie Copeland. Sophie’s elegant and edgy ceramic pieces caught my eye, and I grew curious about the meaning behind her works. 

  • Is ‘YOU’ Season 3 Worth Binging?

    Is ‘YOU’ Season 3 Worth Binging?

    The much-anticipated third season of the Netflix original, ‘You,’ dropped on October 15th. For those who haven’t watched yet, either because you haven’t gotten around to it or debating if it’s worth it, here’s a spoiler-less recap of how the season went.