Sneak Reviews has been a treasure trove for local film fans for almost 20 years. (Photo by John Robinson) Merriam-Webster defines power as “possession of control, authority, or influence over others.” Some kinds, like political or economic, are easy to measure, even if that power is elusive and can shift unpredictably. The recent and ongoing […]
Charlottesville is famous for the arts. Lifelong residents and first-time visitors alike will often remark on the flourishing creative expression found here, especially for a town of only 40,000. But the vibrancy of an arts community is a difficult thing to quantify—until now.
On Saturday, June 9th, The Bridge PAI will launch a new monthly reading series for local writers, quite logically entitled Scheherezade.
The Scottish band Mogwai debuted in the mid-’90s with a handful of albums and EPs of anthemic experimental rock, characterized by gorgeous, hypnotic guitar lines that would continue for minutes on end before exploding into lengthy crescendos of crushing intensity
Photographer Jared Soares’ inspection of Virginia hip-hop culture is on display at the Bridge PAI for LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. (Courtesy Jared Soares) Hip-hop is one of the most commercially dominant musical genres of the past 20 years. One reason that it continues to capture our collective consciousness is that hip-hop has always been […]
Charlottesville has no shortage of art; the Downtown area is packed with galleries and concert venues, the McGuffey studios are a prominent landmark, and many restaurants and coffee shops provide venues for local creators.
For many Virginians, the death of Chuck Brown hit particularly hard.
For those who like their oldies with a side order of human flesh, the Rock ‘N’ Roll Cannibals will release Blood & Pomade on Saturday at the Black Market Moto Saloon. (Photo by Meagan Jennett) Rock and roll, and its redneck cousin rockabilly, have long been associated with the spooky and the undead, from the […]
Here We Go Magic brings its layered, stream of consciousness lo-fi to the acoustically excellent Haven stage on Saturday. (Photo by Gregory Mitnick) Spurred on by the success of their Nelson County-based festival, the Festy organizers are now spreading out the atmos-phere with events through-out the year. On Saturday, The Infamous Stringdusters, curators of The […]
Experimental percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani is one of the most captivating and inventive performers to appear in Charlottesville in recent years.
Upcoming shows will pay tribute to beloved labels like Rounder and Island Records, as well as live on-air performances by Trees on Fire and the Downbeat Project, and shows devoted to more unusual themes, such as “The Music of Coal,” the songs of late Monkee Michael Nesmith, and a two-hour collection of songs about chickens.
Pseudo-sisters Sarah White (left) and Sian Richards bring their old-time act, the All-New Acorn Sisters to Charlottesville’s newest music spot The Whiskey Jar. (Publicity photo) Charlottesville has long been a delicious melting pot of bluegrass, rock, and alt-country, and the number of high-quality performers here seems as good as it’s ever been: so it was […]
It often seems as if Charlottesville has an unusually high number of artists – and arts organizations – per capita. But are those artists serving the needs of the community, and vice versa? The New City Arts Initiative, the Charlottesville-based branch of the International Arts Movement group, is hosting a weekend-long forum to address these questions and more.
A note from Arts Editor, Tami Keaveny: As we go to press with his second Feedback column, I’d like to officially welcome James Ford to our staff. James is well-known in the Charlottesville arts community, mainly because he has worked for or written about so many organizations within it. As an expert on film […]
Since opening quietly this winter, the Black Market Moto-Saloon has slowly become a local hot spot for live music.
Charlottesville has its fair share of arts festivals, from the Virginia Film Festival and the Festival of the Book to the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph
Bridge volunteers paint car tires, reminiscent of artist Allan Kaprow’s “Happenings,” to promote the annual Revel fundraiser.(Photo by James Ford) Charlottesville gained national attention in recent years as the home of the Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers (CLAW), the women’s arm-wrestling league that spawned a wave of similar movements around the country, in which legitimate competition […]