Calendar + Club Directory

Every Week

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.

Forest Hill Trio
plays indie rock Thursdays from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Tobacco Company.

Well-Dressed Beast play Fridays from 4-7 p.m. at Cary Street Cafe. Lively bluesy folk duo.

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:, 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.


Sunday, May 1
The Bastard Suns, Bumpin Uglies, Nesta.
The Camel. 7 p.m. $10.

Tuesday, May 3
Seawhores, Angelica Garcia, Vanilla Summit, The Erotic Bombs
. The Camel. 9 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, May 4

Texas Hippie Coalition, Sons of Texas. The Broadberry. 8 p.m. $16.

The Hornitz. Emilio's. $10.
Jared Pool and Friends. Cary Street Cafe. 10 p.m.

Thursday, May 5
Charles Owens Quartet. Cary Street Cafe. 10 p.m. $5.

Friday, May 6
Bart Chucker Band
. Hometeam Grill. 9 p.m. Free.

Kristen Ford. Capital Ale House Music Hall. 7 p.m. Free.

Trio na Bossa. Tobacco Company. 5-8 p.m.

Manatree, Spooky Cool, Way Shape or Form. Broadberry. 8 p.m. $10.

Kurt Crandall. Tobacco Company. 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 7
Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Marks and Harrison Amphitheater.
Dale and the ZDubs, Tropidelic, Groove Fetish. The Camel.
People's Blues of Richmond, Rikki Shay, Dalton Dash. Broadberry.

Tin Cash Fish Band. Midnight Brewery. 4-7 p.m.

Mobius Strip. Cary Street Cafe. 2-6 p.m.

Modebree. Tobacco Company. 9 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11

The Hip Abduction. Broadberry. 9 p.m. $10.

Honky Tonk Heroes Duo. Cary Street Cafe. 10 p.m.

Thursday, May 12
Wild Nothing, Charlie Hilton
. Broadberry. 8 p.m. $15.

Toano. Cary Street Cafe. 10 p.m. $5.

Friday, May 13
The Big Payback, Life on Mars.
James Brown and Davie Bowie tributes. Broadberry. 9 p.m. $12.

Saturday, May 14
Tin Can Fish Band, Sarah White.
Cary Street Cafe. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Dave Nachmanoff. Shady Grove Coffeehouse. 8 p.m. $20.

Insane Clown Possee. Broadberry. 6:30 p.m. $25.

Sunday, May 15
Tin Can Fish Band.
Positive Vibe Cafe.
Dead Giveway. Brunch show at The Camel. Noon. Free.
John Kadlecik Band. (Further/Dark Star Orchestra). Broadberry. 8 p.m. $17.

Wednesday, May 18
Allen Stone.
The Broadberry. 8 p.m. $21.

Thursday, May 19

Martin Sexton. 8 p.m. Tin Pan.

The Slank, The Neighborhood. Cary Street Cafe. 10 p.m. $7.
The Flavor Project, Out of Beardspace, Jahman Braham. The Camel. 9 p.m. $8.

Friday, May 20
Tin Can Fish Band.
Legend Brewing. 8-11 p.m. Free.
Fear of Music: A Talking Heads Tribute, Dance Candy. The Broadberry. 9 p.m. $15.

River City Band. 6-8 p.m. Free. The Camel.

Kings Cookout. 9 p.m. $10. The Camel.


Saturday, May 21

Skip Castro Band. Tin Pan. 8 p.m.
Chris Rice. Innsbrook.

May 23

The Body, Druglord. The Camel. Metal. 8:30 p.m. $10.

Wednesday, May 25
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
. Innsbrook.

Red Light Rodeo. Cary Street Cafe. 10 p.m.

Thursday, May 26
Cary Street Cafe. 10 p.m. $5.

Friday, May 27
Knox Hamilton
. Broadberry. $12.

May 30

His Dream of Lions. The Camel. 7 p.m. $10.

June 3
Three Sheets to the Wind
. Broadberry. 9 p.m. $40.

June 5
Tiny Moving Parts, Prawn, Free Throw.
The Camel. 7 p.m. $14.

Sunday, June 12
Iris Dement.
Tin Pan. 7 p.m.

June 8
Oh, Jeremiah, Ben Bereumez, The Atkinsons, Sarah White.
The Camel. $5. 9 p.m.

June 9

Kris Allen, Sean McConnell. Broadberry. 8 p.m. $18.

Tuesday, June 14
Dirty River Boys
. Broadberry. $12.

Wednesday, June 15
The Broadberry. 9 p.m.

Joan Osborne. Tin Pan. 8 p.m.

Friday, June 17
Tiempo Libre.
Tin Pan. 8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 22

Ziggy Marley. Innsbrook.

Friday, June 24

Trout Fishing in America. Dana Louise and The Glorious Birds. Tin Pan. 8 p.m.

July 7
Eli Young Band.

Wednesday, Aug. 17
Vince Neil.

Thursday, August 18

Toad the Wet Sprocket. Innsbrook.

Friday, August 19
Donavon Frankenreiter, Prabir Mehta.
The Broadberry. 9 p.m. $23.

Don McLean. Tin Pan.

Sept. 16

Saturday, Sept. 24
Boyz II Men.
Marks and Harrison Amphitheater.

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
The Broadberry
2729 W. Broad Street, 804-353-1888

Brew American Gastropub
36525 Centralia Road, Chesterfield
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)
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

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