12/5/2013 -- Cary Street Cafe is doing =karaoke with singfests on Sundays and Mondays at 9:30 p.m.
11/18/2013 -- Deleted dead band links. Goodbye Bluegrass Virginia, Cesca Janece Waterfield, Conshafter, Nat King Kong, One Way Richmond, Rattlemouth, Richmond Roots Revival, RVA Jazz, Spotz Best Friend, Tim Timberlake, Emilio's Tapas Bar, and Rocks. Either your web page is gone or you haven't updated your blog in more than a year.
11/5/2013 -- Lulu's is at 21 N. 17th Street.
10/31/2013 -- Amy Henderson reports The Orderlies are no more, having played their final show at Hardywood Brewery. And McCook's in Lakeside has closed, thus ending the open mic nights on Wednesdays there.
10/8/2013 -- Midlothian Urban Farmhouse is at 13872 Coalfield Commons Place, Suite 102 in Midlothian.
Strangeways Brewery is at 2277 Dabney Road.
The Tin Can Fish Band plays progressive folk rock.
9/13/2013 -- Happy 50th birthday, Dean Owen!
Gallery 5 hosts a Music Makers Exchange every third Thursday featuring different writing performers and bands. Eileen Edmonds and Marna Bales host and also interview the musicians about their creative process.
8/1/2013 -- The Rumble Seat Grill is at 12912 Plaza Drive, off Broad Street, right over the Goochland County line.
7/31/2013 -- Crossroads Coffee and Ice Cream is at 3600 Forest Hill Avenue. Commercial Taphouse is at 111 N. Robinson Street.
6/13/2013 -- Spotz Best Friend has retired after eight years.
6/6/2013 -- Cary Street Cafe no longer charges a cover on weekends or weeknights except for the occasional national act!
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.