- 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.
- Appomattox Small Boat Harbor
- 1604 Fine Street, Prince George Co. Home of the Harbor Blast Concert Series in the summer.
- Ashland Coffee and Tea
- 100 N. Railroad Ave., Ashland, 798-1702
- 3166 W. Cary Street, 355-9330
Brew American Gastropub
36525 Centralia Road, Chesterfield
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- 1090 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen, 553-9998
- 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
- Commercial Taphouse
- 111 N. Robinson St.
Crossroads Coffee and Ice Cream
3600 Forest Hill Avenue, 231-2030
- Gus' Bar and Grill
- 2701 W. Broad Street, 612-9275
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)
- Legend Brewing Company
- 321, W. 7th Street, 232-8871
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
4100 Knolls Point Drive, Goochland. 314-4380
4800 Forest Hill Avenue, 233-1781
Rare Old Times
10602 Patterson Avenue, 750-1346
- Poe's Pub
- 2706 E. Main Street, 648-2120
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
2277 Dabney Road, 303-4336
- The Camel
- 1621 W. Broad Street, 353-4901
- The National
- E. Broad at 7th
The Tin Pan
- 8982 Quioccosin Road, 447-8189
- Tobacco Company
- 1201 E. Cary Street, 782-9555
- 29 Bollingbrook St., Olde Town Petersburg
2/4/16 -- Kinetic Element's Kickstarter raised close to $4,000 to help pay for the production of their CD, "Travelog." They have gigs scheduled for the Rites of Spring Festival afterparty in Gettysburg, Pa., and the Terra Incognita Festival in Quebec City, both in May. They play prog rock.
1/12/16 -- Wednesday night is Spaghetti Western Wednesdays at the Cary Street Cafe with Western swing, rockabilly, honky tonk, and classic country bands.
12/24/2015 -- JamInc reports they lost board members Scott Street and Robbin Thompson in 2015. They host the Scott Street Five String Finals, a bluegrass banjo competition for 18 and younger, each year in his honor, and are planning school outreaches to honor Thompson.
The Camel Happy Hour is Monday-Friday, 3-7 p.m., with $3 burgers, $4 sausage stars. Brunch is every Saturday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets for all shows can be purchased online at thecamel.org
Corey Axt Acoustic every Monday, 4-7 p.m., at Cary Street Cafe.
Open Mic Night hosted by Dalton Dash. Every Tuesday at 10 p.m. at Cary Street Cafe.
The Come Hears is Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m., at Cary Street Cafe.
Stu Kindle is the every Thursday 4-7 p.m. at Cary Street Cafe playing jazzy bluegrass classic rock.
Thursdays Live plays local funk and jazz Thursdays from 7-10 p.m. at the Tobacco Company.
E-String Al Acoustic play Fridays from 5-7:30 p.m. at Cary Street Cafe.
Old-Time Jam with Cary Street Ramblers is every Sunday, 2-5 p.m., at Cary Street Cafe.
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: www.twitter.com/MarianeMatera, 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.
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.
Sunday, Feb. 7
Blueline Highway. Strangeways Brewing. 2-5 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 8
Stephen Norfleet Jr., The Devil's Workshop Big Band. 9 p.m. Free.
Friday, Feb. 12
Tin Can Fish Band. Keagans. 9:15 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Free.
Richmond Chapter of the American Guild of Organists "The Spiritual Bach." Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Road. Free.
Saturday, Feb. 13
Tin Can Fish Band. Crossroads Coffee. 8-10:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 14
Grizfolk. The Broadberry. 8 p.m. $12.
Saturday, Feb. 20
The Bitter Liberals, Charles Arthur. Tin Pan. $18.
Tin Can Fish Band. Crossroads Coffee. 8-10:30 p.m.
Klaxton Brown. Tobacco Company.
Sunday, Feb. 21
Vance Gilbert. Tin Pan. 7 p.m.
Dharma Bombs, Jordan DePaul, Samantha Pearl, Dalton Dash. The Camel. 9 p.m. $5.
Monday, Feb. 22
Jeremy White and the Blue Hearts, The Tide Rose, The Very First Man. The Camel. 8 p.m. Free.
Thursday, Feb. 25
Firefall. Tin Pan. 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 26
The Wood Brothers. Broadberry. $25. 8 p.m.
Tin Can Fish Band. Legend Brewing.
Saturday, Feb. 27
The Atkinsons, Tin Can Fish Band. Tin Pan. $8. 7:30 p.m.
Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown. The Camel. 8:30 p.m. $10.
Sunday, Feb. 28
Gibson Brothers. 7 p.m. Tin Pan.
Tuesday, March 1
Jimkata. The Camel. 9 p.m. $7.
Wednesday, March 2
Tony Furtado. Tin Pan. 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 5
Dickie Wood. Triple Crossing Brewery. 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Star and Micey, Steal the Last Bison. The Camel. 9 p.m. $10.
Sunday, March 6
Leon Russell. Tin Pan. 7 p.m.
Tin Can Fish Band. Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. 3-6 p.m. Free.
Thursday, March 10
Ben Caplan. The Camel. 8:30 p.m. $10.
Friday, March 11
Cheryl Wheeler. Tin Pan. 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 12
Marshall Crenshaw. Tin Pan. 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 22
Cage the Elephant, Silversun Pickups, Foals, Bear Hands. Richmond Coliseum.
Thursday, March 24
Of Montreal. The Broaderry. 8 p.m. $22.
Saturday, March 26
Wrenn Mangum. Poe's Pub. 9:30-11:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 27
Children of Bodom. Broadberry. 8 p.m. $25.
The Atkinsons. Isley Brewing. 6:30-9 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, April 6
John Nemeth. Tin Pan. 8 p.m. $30.
Taho and the Get Down Stay Down, Avers. The Broadberry. Rock. 9 p.m. $15.
Kevin Devine. Broadberry. 8 p.m. $17.
Saturday, April 23
Marc Cohn. Tin Pan. 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 19
Martin Sexton. 8 p.m. Tin Pan.
Saturday, May 21
Skip Castro Band. Tin Pan. 8 p.m.
Friday, June 24
Trout Fishing in America. Dana Louise and The Glorious Birds. Tin Pan. 8 p.m.