Dominion Riverrock Announces Band Lineup/Schedule
May 17-19, 2013
Dominion Riverrock is pleased to announce the band lineup for this year’s fest! Headliners include:
RVA bands include:
Make your plans now to attend this FREE weekend-long event!
Sounds of RVA’s Guide to Richmond and Virginia Music Festivals 2013
Usually at this time every year (early February), I immerse myself in all things that have to do with summer. While music festivals aren’t relegated to just summertime, I tend to associate them with summer the most. The camping is comfortable, the nights are long, and the drum circles are constant. Here is Sounds of RVA’s 2013 Guide to Virginia Music Festivals.
Before I begin, let it be known that there are Richmond bands who play at other festivals outside of Virginia. Camp Barefoot, All Good, we’re looking at you. We’ve got to make the cutoff somewhere, though, and everywhere in Virginia is within a day’s worth of driving time. We have also separated the Richmond festivals from the other festivals of Virginia. We will update this list as more festivals/band lineups get added. Please e-mail SoundsofRVA@gmail.com for any additions or changes.
I look at pictures from summers past, I break out the swim suits and pop open a cold one with a Sounds of RVA coozie.
Best LPs of 2012 in RVA
As if the awesome EPs released by bands this year weren’t enough, here is the list of our favorite LPs of the year.
It can often be confusing in this digital age to distinguish for certain whether an album is an EP or an LP, so if I misappropriate anything, take it easy on me. I have very few physical copies of these albums.
I will be making a post of “slipped discs” - albums I may have overlooked, forgotten, or just plain not heard…and I will ask for input from everyone. If you don’t see your disc on either list, send me a message (firstname.lastname@example.org) and set me straight. I’m not intentionally trying to slight anyone!
As always, please support these artists by downloading their work and/or donating to their efforts.
Here are the criteria we used in determining this order:
- 10 or more songs and/or over 20 minutes in length
- excellent quality of engineering
- surpasses other LPs in similar genre
- superior song construction
- degree of accessibility to audience
- personal taste (yep)
One more thing, please note that Windhand's s/t release would have been in this year's top 10, but we somehow reviewed it as a Best of 2011. It's safe to say that we've been playing Windhand all year.
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