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4/22/2014 -- People's Blues of Richmond has released "Good Time Suicide."

Isley Brewing Company is at 1715 Summit Avenue.

Brew is at 6525 Centralia Road in Chesterfield.

4/8/2014 -- Brookside Grille and Bar is at 7515 Brook Road. (Isn't this the old Celebrity Room?)

Richmond Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is awarding scholarships to adults and youth who have no prior organ study, but can demonstrate keyboard skill and musicianship and would like to serve a church. Auditions are June 2. Applications due May 19. Contact Dr. Ardyth Lohuis at 804-320-5214. Application and details are are

3/18/2014 -- Spacebomb opened Spacebomb Studios at 11 S. 21st Street in Shockoe Bottom to house its record label, music production, and music publishing projects. The attic workshop at Spacebomb West in the New West End will continue to be used for recording and label operations.

DrumBum has moved to 3817 Gaskins Road.

3/3/2014 -- The Rose Marie Inn at 8923 Patterson Avenue near Regency Mall is a neighborhood bar and restaurant that likes its music low volume. Parking is available in the back.

1/22/2014 -- The Shady Grove Coffeehouse is in its 13th season. The coffeehouse is in the Unitarian Universalist Community Church at 11105 Cauthorne Road in Glen Allen.

1/18/2014 -- Center of the Universe Brewing is at 11293 Air Park Road in Ashland.

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.

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.

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Club Schedules
Ashland Coffee and Tea
Cary Street Cafe
Tobacco Company

Wednesday, April 23
Indigo Girls. The National. 8 p.m. $25.

Friday, April 25
Rattlesnake Shake
. Poe's Pub. 8:30 p.m. Free.
Dalton Dash Trio, Los Cicadas Del Mar. Cary Street Cafe. 10 p.m.

Saturday, April 26
To Be Found, The Luckies, Luz Del Sol, Vexine
. All bands fronted by women. Capital Ale House downtown, 4-7:30 p.m. No cover.

Friday, May 2
The Illbillys
Rumbleseat Grill. 8 p.m.
Blue Line Highway. Crossroads Coffee and Ice Cream. 8-10:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 3
Jeni and Billy. Shady Grove Coffeehouse. 8 p.m. $15.
People's Blues of Richmond. The Camel.

Sunday, May 4
Tin Can Fish Band.
Camel. 2-4 p.m. Free.

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

Friday, May 23
King Solomon's Marbles
. Cary Street Cafe. 10 p.m. Free.
Amy Henderson. Isley Brewing Company. 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 30
Tin Can Fish Band. Isley Brewing. 1715 Summit Ave. 6-9 p.m. Free.

Saturday, June 7
Amy Henderson. Brew. 7-9 p.m.