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An Evening with Andrew Cothern author of RVA Playlist: Stories from the Richmond, Virginia Music Scene

Join us here at the shop for a reading, Q&A, and conversation with Andrew Cothern hosted by PJ Sykes. They will be talking about and readying from Andrew's new book RVA Playlist: Stories from the Richmond, Virginia Music Scene 

Andrew Cothern loves his local music scene. Maybe a little too much. He's been a music journalist, show goer, and champion supporter of the Richmond, Virginia music scene for nearly two decades and with that comes a lot of stories. Join Andrew - better known as "RVA Playlist" - as he reminisces about his time covering Richmond's overlooked and often underappreciated local music scene from 2006 to 2016. From calling six bands by the wrong name in an interview, to getting punched in the face at a punk show, to being obnoxiously drunk at a growing pop icon's live performance, to trying to figure out why live music shows never start on time, these are the tales as he grows up being nurtured by his local music community.

PJ Sykes is a photographer, musician, videographer, DJ, cat dad, and Dave Brat's worst constituent based in Richmond, VA. His photos have appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, SPIN, TIME, Pitchfork, Paste, Tiny Mix Tapes, The Washington Post, Aquarium Drunkard, Magnet, and has worked with many record labels and artists, including Merge Records, Thrill Jockey, Dischord, SubPop, Superchunk, Lambchop, Bob Mould, Foo Fighters, and Aziz Ansari.

Date: 01/17/2023
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Chop Suey Books
2913 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23222