Even 59 years later, Arthur Miller’s beloved hit All My Sons still draws a crowd. Seen through the peace-and-prosperity prism of post-war America, the play follows Joe Keller, a
businessman with a shady past, as he tries to hold his crumbling clan together. It’s pre-Willy Loman domestic drama as only Miller could write it, with some potent anti-war symbolism thrown in for good measure. Directed by William Rough, the play opens at Live Arts on Friday, June 2, and continues through June 17. $10-17, 8pm.
When it comes to wine, he’s the big cheese. Michel Rolland, winemaker extraordinaire and Wine Enthusiast’s 2000 “Winemaker of the Year,” speaks about new trends in oenology. (It’s O.K., you won’t have to pronounce it.) Rolland’s opinions on technology in the vineyard are controversial, and he’s legendary for the New Bordeaux style, which helped fuel the stunning success of American vineyards. At PVCC’s V. Earl Dickinson Theater, Sunday, June 4. $65, 5-7 pm.
The sharp-dressed duo Montgomery Gentry may have three platinum albums, a fan base of millions, and nonstop rotation on CMT, but Troy and Eddie still love to sing songs about the hard-workin’ life. Hear the latest laments from You Do Your Thing, their new album, at the Charlottesville Pavilion, Saturday, June 3. $39.50-51.50, 7pm.
Poised to become yet another name dropped in discussions of the fabled Athens, Georgia, music scene, Dubconscious embraces the role of torchbearer. Bringing a healthy dose of spirituality, celebration and social awareness to their performance, the band treads joyfully in the tracks of reggae pioneers like Lee “Scratch” Perry, King Tubby, Augustus Pablo and The Gladiators. The band’s signature sound is a hybrid of roots and dub reggae styles, which pay homage to their reggae forefathers while delivering a modern kick. Wednesday,
May 31. Outback Lodge, $7-10, 10pm.
Like Peter, Paul and Mary, but sexy, Girlyman spins three-part harmonies while flouting gender stereotypes. Blending bluegrass, pop, country and folk, the
interchanging vocals of Nate Borofsky, Doris Muramatsu and Ty Greenstein are more about cross-musicality than cross-dressing. It’s catching on: the Brooklyn-based trio has appeared at tons of folk festivals, and has recently completed a nine-week tour with Dar Williams. At Gravity Lounge, Friday, June 2. $15-20, 8pm.
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