Music Stories

FunStuff: Charlottesville events January 5 and beyond Bellydancing!First Fridays may be known for art on the walls of galleries, but beginning this month there's also some art on the floor, as Alexandra Dance Studio launches its first monthly...read more Jan 1st, 2012
Year in music: Avett Brothers twice, Lucinda Williams, and the Civil WarsDespite its small size, Charlottesville has long held its well-deserved reputation as a music town. For its size and scope, the sheer amount of musical talent that resides (and stops through) town is...read more Dec 21st, 2011
Eternal Summers Jangly post-punk duo. Also featuring gorgeous indie folk from formerly local duo Birdlips and Dwight Howard Johnson, a new pop trio from Hook photog Tom Daly. read more Dec 16th, 2011
Rachael Yamagata Poignant piano-pop songwriter who traded in highly emotional sparse acoustic songs until the recent release of her somewhat more upbeat new independent album Chesapeake earlier this year. Multi-...read more Dec 7th, 2011
The Former ChampionsJammy keyboard-driven rock quartet read more Dec 7th, 2011
Gospel Music Deceptively-named sloppy lo-fi pop solo project by Black Kids bassist Owen Holmes, who paired up with guest singers including Camera Obscura's Tracyanne Campbell, Cassie Ramone of Vivian Girls, and...read more Dec 7th, 2011
Rapunzel's Christmas Party With a lineup ranging from Andy Waldeck and Eli Cook to Dallas Wesley and Byron Massie, the Rapunzel's annual Christmas party is once again their largest show of the year, and it also serves as a...read more Dec 7th, 2011
Bobby Read and FriendsJazz quartet led by the local sax player read more Dec 7th, 2011
BRIMS RecitalTraditional Irish music and dance read more Dec 7th, 2011
Harry Faulkner and Timi RyallsAcoustic guitar duo read more Dec 6th, 2011
David TewksburySongs from the local alt-folk singer along with poetry and visual projections read more Dec 6th, 2011
Gallatin CanyonBluegrass trio read more Dec 5th, 2011
TorchRedPiano-driven rock. With Michael Coleman and Andy Zipf. read more Dec 4th, 2011
Carl AndersonRelease show for the debut album by the local folk songwriter. Erin Lunsford opens. read more Dec 4th, 2011
The Downbeat ProjectRootsy local reggae-pop band releases their latest EP, In Your Arms. We Are Star Children open. read more Dec 4th, 2011
Todd Snider Clever and charismatic alt-country and folk trickster best known for "Talking Seattle Grunge Blues," a satirical look at the industry hype that surrounded alternative rock back in 1994. read more Dec 4th, 2011
Blind Pilot Indie folk-pop read more Dec 4th, 2011
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Dogwood ChorusPerforming Handel's "Messiah." read more Dec 4th, 2011
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Dogwood ChorusPerforming Handel's "Messiah." read more Dec 4th, 2011
A Charlottesville Songwriters ChristmasCD release show for the local compilation album which benefits contributor Terri Allard's children's music education program Kid Pan Alley. read more Dec 4th, 2011