Calendar + Club Directory

Saturday, Dec. 3
Cris Jacobs Band.
The Camel. 9 p.m. $12.
Bill Staines. Shady Grove Coffeehouse. 8 p.m.

Flag on the Moon. Broadberry. 8 p.m. $13.

Route 64. Tobacco Company. 9 p.m.

The Taters. Tin Pan. $20.

Vanilla Summit, McKinley Dixon and Seawhorse. Cary Street Cafe. $5.

Friday, Dec. 9
Crowbar, Goatwhore, Lilake.
Broadberry. 7:30 p.m. $18.

Trio Na Bossa, Roxbury. Tobacco Company. 5 p.m.
The Good Shot Judy Little Big Band. Tin Pan.
Urban Hill. The Camel. 5 p.m.

Lightfields, The Wimps, Get in the Car, Recluse Raccoon. The Camel. 9 p.m. $7.

Blue Line Highway. Crossroads Coffee. 7:30-10 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 10
Copeland, Rae Cassidy.
Broadberry. 8 p.m. $20.

Klaxton Brown. Tobacco Company. 9 p.m.
Landon Elliott and the Goods. The Camel. 6 p.m. $5.
Houdan the Mystic, Future Prospect, Ben Shepherd. The Camel. 9 p.m. $10.

Friday, Dec. 16

Debra and Patrick, The Significant Others. Tobacco Company. 6 p.m.

Cary Street Ramblers. The Camel. 6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 17

Tin Can Fish Band. Crossroads Coffee. 8-10:30 p.m.

Debra and Patrick. MoDeBree. Tobacco Company. 6 p.m.
Kraechel Krampus Kristmas Karbaret. The Camel. 2 p.m.

Hamaganza with Noah Scalins, Jonathon the Juggler, Mel Chase, Herschel Stratego and Danny Plotnic. 9:30 p.m. $10 or a ham.

Sunday, Dec. 18
Blue Line Highway.
Strangeways Brewing. 2-5 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 23
Tin Pan. 8 p.m.

Debra and Patrick, South Hill Banks. Tobacco Company. 6 p.m.
The Congress. The Camel. 9 p.m. $15.
Forrest McDonald Band. The Camel. 5 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 24
Debra and Patrick
. 6-9 p.m.

Prabir's Holiday Christmas Party. 9 p.m. Free.

Friday, Dec. 30
Bart Chucker Band Acoustic.
Hometeam Grill. 9 p.m.

Jangling Reinharts. Tobacco Company. 9 p.m.
David Bromberg Quintet. Tin Pan. 8 p.m.

River City Band. The Camel.

Jouwala Collective. The Camel. 9 p.m. $10.

Saturday, Dec. 31
Jangling Reinharts.
Tobacco Company. $30. 9 p.m.
Elana Lisa and the Hot Mess. Tin Pan.
The Shack Band, Jackass Flats. The Camel. 10 p.m. $30.

Saturday, Jan. 7
East of Monroe.
Shady Grove Coffeehouse. 8 p.m.

Randy Cook and the Commonwealth Bluegrass Band. Tin Pan.

Life on Mars, Better Off Dead. The Camel. 9 p.m. $10.

Friday, Jan. 27
Runaway Gin.
Phish Tribute. The Camel. $12.

I'm only going to list Friday and Saturday night shows going forward!!! Effective July 9, 2016.

There is a Richmond Music Journal group page on Facebook where you all can join and post your own photos and gigs. There's many photos posted there that I've taken over the years or people gave to me. I don't "friend" musicians I only know through the Journal on my regular Facebook page because that's for the life I'm living now, but feel free to remember old times on the group page, and don't feel insulted if I don't friend you. Unless we spent a lot of time together at some point, I probably will not. But you can follow me on Twitter all you want:, although you will be bored. I don't talk about music there.

The complete 11 years of print copies of the
Richmond Music Journal are available on microfilm at the State Library of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University library for your researching pleasure. VCU is contemplating putting them online as .pdfs in 2016, so there's that.


Contact Me

The Richmond Music Journal is owned and operated by Mariane Matera since November 1993. The print version of the Journal, a monthly newspaper, was published from November 1993 to Spring 2005. Copyright Gypsy Publishing 1993.

We no longer review shows or CDs. Do not email asking to be interviewed or reviewed.


For clubs that have shows almost every night such as Ashland Coffee and Tea, Cary Street Cafe, The National, Balliceaux, and others, check their websites for more information. We usually list only from individual bands that still send their listings in to us.
Ashland Coffee and Tea
100 N. Railroad Ave., Ashland, 798-1702
3166 W. Cary Street, 355-9330
The Broadberry
2729 W. Broad Street, 804-353-1888
Buffalo Wild Wings
1090 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen, 553-9998
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street, 353-4901
Canal Club
1545 E. Cary Street, 63-2582
Capital Ale House, downtown
623 E. Main Street, 822-3072
Cary Street Cafe
2631 W. Cary Street, 353-7445

Center of the Universe Brewing
11293 Air Park Road, 368-0299

Crossroads Coffee and Ice Cream
3600 Forest Hill Avenue, 231-2030
Gus' Bar and Grill
2701 W. Broad Street, 612-9275

Hardywood Brewery
2408 Ownby Lane

Isley Brewing Company
1715 Summit Avenue
JJ's Grille
10298 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, 755-6229

2251 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen, 360-9240 (Short Pump)
Kindred Spirits Brewing
12830 W. Creek Parkway
Legend Brewing Company
321, W. 7th Street, 232-8871

Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
4100 Knolls Point Drive, Goochland. 314-4380
The National
E. Broad at 7th

4800 Forest Hill Avenue, 233-1781

Rare Old Times
10602 Patterson Avenue, 750-1346
Poe's Pub
2706 E. Main Street, 648-2120

Pour House
3438 Pump Road, Henrico, 364-9083
Rumble Seat Grill
12912 Plaza Drive (beyond Short Pump), 784-2737
Shady Grove Coffeehouse
Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 11105 Cauthorne Road, Glen Allen, 355-2461
Sine Irish Pub
1327 E. Cary Street, 649-7767
Williamsburg Road between Laburnum Ave. and Masonic Lane
Stir Crazy Cafe
4015 MacArthur Ave., 864-0264

Strangeways Brewing
2277 Dabney Road, 303-4336

Three Notch'd Brewing.
2930 W Broad Street.

The Tin Pan
8982 Quioccosin Road, 447-8189
Tobacco Company
1201 E. Cary Street, 782-9555
29 Bollingbrook St., Olde Town Petersburg