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Welcome to Strange Matter! Richmond, Virginia's home for the best in underground music, art, and culture, VEGAN FRIENDLY/CARNIVORE APPROVED eats, and the city's best classic arcade. Follow the links above or below to browse our menu or calendar of events, learn more about the space or the city, find tickets to our upcoming shows and more.


After having joined forces with renowned independent label Relapse Records, GRAVES AT SEA are poised to unveil their long-awaited debut full-length, The Curse That Is, a tour-de-force of incredible magnitude almost 15 years in the making. Engineered by Greg Wilkinson (Noothgrush, Brain Oil) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, YOB), The Curse That Is effortlessly fuses colossal walls of feedback-laden sound with gargantuan riffs that crush and crawl with the weight of mountains alongside thunderous rhythms meant to tear a hole in this dying earth. Coupled with self-loathing lyrics of torment and demise, the listener is engulfed in wave upon wave of aural misery throughout the 70+ minute ride through hell. With The Curse That Is, GRAVES AT SEA are poised to unleash their strongest, most ear-shattering material to date. They'll be joined on tour by Atlanta powerhouses ORDER OF THE OWL (ex-Zoroaster) and locally by doom mainstays DRUGLORD and the newly revamped and relocated Hour of 13 continuation, NIGHT MAGIC! CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS!

GRAVES AT SEA, ORDER OF THE OWL, DRUGLORD & NIGHT MAGIC are coming to Strange Matter on Thursday, April 14th! CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS!

STRANGE MATTER T-SHIRTS EXIST! Thanks to our good buddy Will Towles for this badass artwork. Pick one up at the bar for $12.50!


Many thanks to our pal Armistead Spottswoode over at WCVE's Midnight Frights for producing this cool little spot extolling our many virtues. All you dingleberries on iPhones (or any dingleberries who can't see the embedded video) should click here.

Be sure to tune in to your Community Idea Station every Saturday at midnight for Midnight Frights.

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