This Week in Music: The National

  By Kelly Reyes Summer sixteen has barely started and RVA has already had enormous talent stop by our river city. Most notably, The National has secured an unreal lineup for this summer. There are a few big names coming through The National this week alone. Just this past Tuesday, Anderson .Paak put on a […]

John Butler Trio at the National

Written and photographed by James Saulsky What the hell is a JBT? According to the guys in front of me in line last Sunday, it’s one dank burger that they couldn’t wait to have; according to the marquee above our heads, it’s the John Butler Trio. For one night only on November 16 the special […]

Matisyahu at the National

Written and photographed by James Saulsky, guest columnist Matisyahu kicked off the Built to Survive Tour this past Tuesday with a dynamic performance at The National in Richmond, Virginia. Supporting act Radical Something started the evening with their unique blend of reggae, rock, and hip hop-The California based trio played a variety of songs from their last two albums, We […]

Wolf Gang and Sir Sly at the National

By James Salusky, guest columnist The crowd present at The National exactly one week ago was rewarded with energetic performances from Co-headliners Wolf Gang and Sir Sly. New York City based supporting act Secret Someones warmed up the night with soaring vocal harmonies layered on top of driving chord progressions. I was impressed by the […]

Conditions’ Unconditional Farewell

By Cort Olsen, Editor-in-chief Last Saturday Conditions took the stage for the last time right here in Richmond after eight years of being a band. Originally Conditions was intended to have their final show last month after their last stop in New York; however the show had to be postponed due to the arrest of […]