Explore the diverse local music scene
The Richmond music scene is as varied as the food, drink, and graffiti. There is punk. There is hip-hop. There is a widespread sense of DIY and so much more. The Richmond of yesterday gave the world GWAR, Aimee Mann, and D’Angelo. The Richmond of today has a fantastic stream of steady shows, great music shops like Steady Sounds (where a DJ comes into the store every Friday and spins a set you can hear from the sidewalk), WRIR, and more. The Camel -- which is right next door to WRIR -- has a steady rotation of acts. Make sure to go to Gallery 5, too -- after serving as Richmond’s first fire station, then a hot dog emporium, it now wears several hats, hosting art exhibits and a steady stream of shows.