ARTS Picks: Major and the Monbacks

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Major and The Monbacks’ sassy horns and lively pianos ready the dance floor while spirited lyrics spread a message of cheer to their eager audience. Major and The Monbacks’ sassy horns and lively pianos ready the dance floor while spirited lyrics spread a message of cheer to their eager audience.

The ink on their college diplomas is not dry, but the nine members of Major and the Monbacks are already making a splash in the Central Virginia music scene. Defying genres, these energetic artists combine Motown, Ska, and Southern rock with the self-proclaimed “Eastern Seaboard’s Horniest Horn Section.”  Their songs are pure celebration, a tribute to the days when a soulful tune and a willing voice were all that was needed for a good time.

Thursday 3/20. $7, 8:30pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St, Charlottesville. 977-5590.

  • sensoria

    Monback was part of the punch line of a very racist joke that I recall being told as a kid. I’m surprised that hasn’t been enough of an issue for them that they’ve changed their name. It will be interesting to see how long that lasts.

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