Music Stories

Good vibrations: Music heavies weigh-in on the scene"Vibrant," appropriately enough, is the word many local musicians the Hook spoke to used to describe the local music scene these days. "Charlottesville has an incredible amount of musicians and bands...read more Apr 25th, 2013
Get Out! events, shows, things to do"Music has to breathe and sweat. You have to play it live." - James Brown   FAF finally here! It's a sure sign that spring is really here–free Fridays After Five concerts at the Pavilion...read more Apr 17th, 2013
Line at the Jefferson on a Tuesday afternoonThe occasion for the preteen-heavy line on April 16 around 4pm at the Jefferson Theater was a V.I.P. event involving R5, a popular boy band, Charlottesville Circuit Court Clerk Llezelle Dugger, who...read more Apr 17th, 2013
Get Out! events, shows, things to do"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'" - Robin Williams   Schoolhouse block partyBlock parties are just plain cool. Although still in its infancy, the Tom Tom Festival this weekend...read more Apr 11th, 2013
Get Out! events, shows, things to do“If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.” ~ Johann...read more Apr 3rd, 2013
Get Out! events, shows, things to do"If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time." – Marcel Proust   Lose your head Ever been tempted to escape the...read more Mar 20th, 2013
Get Out! events, shows, things to do"You know the kind of joke that's super-hilarious but also points in some genius way to the whole thing of the universe? Like that."—Daniel Handler, on Paul Legault's The Emily Dickinson Reader...read more Mar 19th, 2013
Get Out! events, shows, things to do"Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Pablo Picasso   Eyes of the world on Wolf Trap If you haven't made a visit to the art gallery Les Yeux du Monde, atop a hill on Wolf Trap...read more Mar 13th, 2013
Get Out! events, shows, things to do“What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.” ― Werner HerzogOtherness to the sceneMonsters invade March's First Friday art lineup at the...read more Feb 26th, 2013
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Get Out! events, shows, things to do"Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world." –Jean-Luc Godard It's a generalization, of course, but whereas American film tends to be all spectacle or plot, French film thrives on...read more Feb 14th, 2013
Get Out! events, shows, things to do"Simplified gestural figures continue to illustrate the wonder and the struggle of being human, and our hunger for validation.”– Intimacy Theories, by Polly Breckenridge First Fridays....read more Jan 29th, 2013
Get Out! events, shows, things to doA story about a boy, his Garageband program, and thousands of screaming fans.Dude known only as "Jared," an engineering student at Lehigh University, begins messing around with Garageband, releases a...read more Jan 23rd, 2013
Get Out! events, shows, things to do  Hey hey, my my/ Rock and roll will never die / There's more to the picture/ Than meets the eye / Hey hey, my my–Neil YoungNo, rock and roll will never die, but that doesn't mean it can't...read more Jan 16th, 2013
Get Out! events, shows, things to do"I'm a voodoo child baby, I don't take no for an answer" One of the many rock and roll angels of the '60s that flamed out in spectacular fashion, Jimi Hendrix brought a raw, wild energy into the...read more Jan 7th, 2013
FunStuff: January 3 beyond Downton Abbey premiereIf you're into Downton Abbey, the English drama that the New York Times dubbed “an instant classic,” and the Wall Street Journal called “impossible to resist,” you won't want...read more Dec 31st, 2012
FunStuff: Charlottesville events November 29 and beyond Parachute drops inHometown boys band Parachute return to town for two shows at the Jefferson Theater. Since falling under the wing of local band manager and music mogul Coran Capshaw, Parachute,...read more Nov 27th, 2012
FunStuff: Charlottesville events November 22 and beyondRun like a turkeyBe one of those hot dogs who smugly burn giga-calories before the Thursday Thanksgiving gluttony begins. Registration for the  31st annual run at Boar's Head is already closed...read more Nov 19th, 2012
Avett Brothers: Young and not in the wayJust a little over a year after they last performed for a sellout crowd, the Avett Brothers returned to Charlottesville's nTelos Wireless Pavilion on a perfect fall night, Friday the 19th of October...read more Oct 23rd, 2012
Counting platinum: After a decade, Crows return to town“You owe your audience a really passionate concert every night, so I want to come out and play my a— off,” says Adam Duritz, front man for Counting Crows, a fixture in the alternative rock scene for...read more Oct 20th, 2012