Where: STRANGE MATTER
929 W. Grace St, Richmond, VA
When: November 7-10, 2013
Lineup so far:
Some logistical info, courtesy of Mark at Strange Matter - THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Linden Row Inn is the closest and best deal for a nice room ($100 in a historic/awesome spot right in downtown), but within a mile or two are Double Tree, Crown Plaza, Hilton Garden Inn, Marriott, Holiday Inn and Comfort Inn midtown. For dirt cheap ones, just hop on the interstate and drive a couple miles north, east or south.
Main St Station is 1500 E Main St, and no more than a $10 cab ride to the venue. It is an Amtrak stop (may serve other trains too...)
Richmond International (RIC) is the closest airport. it's about 8 or so miles out of the city, and around a $30-35 cab ride.
Record stores: Vinyl Conflict - punk, hc, metal, and general underground aggressive music. - <1 mile from venue
Steady Sounds - a bit of everything new and used to suit most music fans - <1 mile from venue
Deep Groove - equally mixed up, but always some cool finds as well - <2 miles from venue
Plan 9 - was once our only record store, now not as cool as it once was, but still a Richmond staple. - <2 miles from venue
Best restaurants within a short walk of the venue:
Strange Matter - if you don't wanna leave the show, our kitchen is extensive and open til 10pm every night except sunday (closes at 4pm sundays)
Good Taste - decent chinese food right next door
Panda Veg - good vegetarian chinese on the same block
The Village - comfort food. classic Richmond staple restaurant.
Ipanema - another neighbor. best vegetarian food in town, serves fish as well
Thai Top Ten - thai food on the same block as the venue
Mama's Kitchen - korean food on same block
Aladdin's - quick falafel/gyro/pizza spot 2 blocks away
Nile - amazing Ethiopian food 2 blocks away
Harrison St Coffee Shop - coffee and awesome vegetarian sandwiches
821 Cafe - 8 block walk, but worth it for the best affordable eats in the city. vegetarian and meat-eater friendly.
Comfort - another 8 block walk, but if you wanna spend a little more, it's the best southern comfort food in town
There is also a Panera Bread, Yogurt Shop, Chipotle, Bodillas, Qdoba, Five Guys, and many more in a few blocks from the venue
Street Parking is easiest. meters charge $.50 per hour on weekdays until 6pm, free on weekends. there is an adjoining lot, but at this point it just got sold to the school, so I can't say what will be the case with it when they change it over. There are other school lots within blocks but I am not sure what they charge now. Used to be $5, but I think it went up to $7
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