Entertainment

Cirque du Soleil to JPJ Arena
Published on Apr 24th, 2006
2 comments It's not everyday that a mime enters a newspaper office bearing gifts of balloons and a hoola hoop. But then again, it's not every day that Cirque du Soleil announces it's coming to the John Paul...
Prism closes, blames Hook
Published on Apr 22nd, 2006
153 comments Tonight's Jay Unger and Molly Mason show at the Prism Coffeehouse will be the last hurrah for the historic music hall, according to a lengthy unsigned open letter briefly posted on the Prism's...
New record for Sparklehorse?
Published on Apr 21st, 2006
3 comments The indie-music site pitchforkmedia.com announced yesterday that alt-rock troubled genius Mark Linkous and his band, Sparklehorse, will release a new album this fall, the first since the band's 2001...
Pedal steeler story sparks debate
Published on Apr 20th, 2006
0 comments Last week's Hook cover story on up-and-coming musician Robert Randolph touched off a major debate at the mecca of his instrument, The Steel Guitar Forum. There on that bulletin board, a debate...
DMB tix on sale Saturday
Published on Apr 17th, 2006
0 comments Tickets for this fall's two Dave Matthews Band concerts go on sale Saturday, according to officials with the John Paul Jones Arena, the $130 million venue that's calling this pair of shows its grand...
DMB at Haunted Hollow
Published on Apr 10th, 2006
0 comments Fan site Weekly Davespeak provides excerpts to DMB bassist Stefan Lessard’s journal, the "Haunted Hollow Diaries", which details the happenings out at the band’s recording studio in Scottsville,...
Slain singer gets retrospective CD
Published on Apr 8th, 2006
0 comments A new compilation of the music of Bryan Harvey, senselessly murdered along with the rest of his family January 1, has been released, according to a story in this morning's Richmond Times-Dispatch. "...
God is coming to Charlottesville!
Published on Apr 6th, 2006
0 comments Well, God in the movies anyway. That’s the theme of this year’s Virginia Film Festival: "Revelations: Finding God in the Movies." In a new twist, festival director Richard Herskowitz is going to...
DMB song catalog now available online
Published on Apr 4th, 2006
8 comments Now you can download the entire Dave Matthews Band song catalog online through iTunes Music Store, the band announced. For the first time ever, fans can download every album for $9.99 and individual...
Godfathers of soul, country coming
Published on Mar 28th, 2006
0 comments Singer James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul," and Willie Nelson, the pony-tailed king of country (who once bragged of smoking marijuana on a balcony at the Carter White House), are among the mega-...
Hackensaws shake up WVU
Published on Mar 27th, 2006
0 comments This from The Daily Anthenaeum, West Virginia University’s student newspaper, "Rounding out the weekend at 123 Pleasant St., The Hackensaw Boys from Charlottesville, Va., brought in the biggest...
A Councilor and a poet
Published on Mar 22nd, 2006
0 comments City Councilor Kendra Hamilton is celebrating the book fest by coming out as a member of Cave Canem Poets, a nationwide collective of poets of African descent that will have a 10th anniversary...
No Neil Young this time
Published on Mar 11th, 2006
0 comments Although recently branded an "aging rock star" whose on-the-cover visage allegedy hurt newstand sales of a mid-February edition of Rolling Stone magazine, Neil Young ignited legions of fans in...
Silver Jews’ Berman disses C’ville
Published on Mar 10th, 2006
2 comments David Berman, lead singer for the band The Silver Jews (and former bandmate of some members of Pavement) disses his college town in an interview with a University of Georgia online student-run...
House committee nixes ‘Shenandoah’
Published on Mar 3rd, 2006
0 comments The House Rules Committee voted on Wednesday to table a measure that would have designated "Shenandoah" as the interim state song.The committee vote came after a presentation by a vocal ensemble from...
Robin Wynn goes tour-mad
Published on Mar 1st, 2006
17 comments Charlottesville-based singer-songwriter Robin Wynn has announced what has to be the most ambitious touring schedule of any locally-based musical act. In the next two months, her manager reports, she'...
DMB to open JPJ
Published on Mar 1st, 2006
0 comments Dave Matthews Band will be the Grand Opening event for UVA's John Paul Jones arena. The announcement was made early this morning in a press release from SMG, managers of the 16,000-seat facility. The...
Website dedicated to Davespeak
Published on Feb 27th, 2006
2 comments At some point, rock icons are recognized as much for what they say as what they sing. Think John Lennon or Bob Dylan. Of course, by the time rock stars become quotable they’re usually dead or real...
DMB bails out Live Arts building
Published on Feb 23rd, 2006
1 comments Despite a big Loretta Lynn fundraiser last summer, the building that houses Live Arts and Second Street Gallery still needed to raise $1.1 million to complete its building Campaign, finish portions...
Starr Hill gets its groove
Published on Feb 22nd, 2006
0 comments Starr Hill Music Hall has developed a great reputation for hosting jam bands. But here comes hip-hop in the form of GZA. In an online exclusive, the Hook interviews GZA. The Wu-Tang Clan led the rest...