More: Slanted and enchantedAnimals, airwaves, and other adventures that tilted my perspective on Charlottesville music Each week, my Feedback music column has featured the C-VILLE Playlist, a selection of tunes that my colleagues and I have been listening to while putting out the issue. Since this article looks back on my time at C-VILLE, I’ve […]
UVA fans will hear a new voice when they tune in to Cavalier sports this coming season. CBS Collegiate Sports Properties, the University’s multimedia rights partner, announced that Dave Koehn (rhymes with “lane”) will become the “Voice of the Cavaliers” starting on July 7. UVA’s longtime play-by-play announcer, Mac McDonald, resigned in April to pursue […]
Back in 2002 local bluegrass fiends the Hackensaw Boys took off on a jaunt called the Unlimited Sunshine Tour. They found themselves part of a hodge-podge bill of diverse but impressive music acts, including Cake, De La Soul, Kinky, The Flaming Lips and Modest Mouse.
On the second day of spring, a Saturday night, Feedback wandered into the smoke-laced red glow of Miller’s and happened upon the sounds of Pokey LaFarge.
On a muggy but bearable Wednesday evening, the sun set sharply through the windows of The Bridge, and the music started. After the framed photos of Nubar Alexanian’s recreated Abu Ghraib were removed from the walls, the fairly fledgling local act Myceum—consisting of Scott Ritchie, a crickity keyboard and an orchestra of pedals—flooded the room […]
We Are Star Children sounds like it’s from the ’80s. That statement could refer to an embrace of the decade’s frequent gaudiness, from Cyndi Lauper and other girls who just want to have fun to Men With Hats’ synthy bounce for safety. Or it could point towards the less pop-indulgent sounds of post-punk groups of […]
On a rainy and sticky Tuesday evening Feedback joined a stream of people heading into the Paramount Theater for the first performance of the Charlottesville Municipal Band’s (free!) Summer Concert Series. We snagged a program and found ourselves a comfortable seat on the balcony. “Man, it’s nice in here,” we thought to ourselves while waiting […]
I’m in a big row of semis in the Allegheny Mountains,” Bill Kirchen tells Feedback when we ring him up. “Let me get over in the right lane. It’s kind of gnarly but I think we’ll be all right.”
Rock ‘n’ roll forefather Bo Diddley died today at the age of 79, reports The New York Times. The guitarist, singer and songwriter was an innovator in almost every aspect of his music. He was known for the signature “Bo Diddley beat” (bomp, ba-bomp-bomp, bomp-bomp), his unmistakable rectangular guitar and a revolutionary sound that jumped out of blues and R&B traditions just as Diddley himself (born Ellas Bates) would often jump around on the stage.
A change of speed, a change of style, a change of scene, with no regrets,” Joy Division’s Ian Curtis once sang. The Dawning, Charlottesville’s long-running local goth and industrial dance night, might take those words as a motto, since it will be joining Satellite Ballroom and 214 Community Arts Center in the search for a […]
Feedback first stepped into Satellite Ballroom in February 2002. Plan 9 Music had just moved into the Anderson Brothers Building and a slew of performances were taking place in the adjacent room, then known as the “Outer Space,” to celebrate the new location’s grand opening.
Back in November 2003, Richard Morel and Bob Mould dropped down from Washington D.C. to kick off the opening of Rapture’s…
Reverb-loving Southern indie rock band My Morning Jacket will be making their way to the Charlottesville Pavilion on September 2. Not a huge surprise, considering the band is signed to Coran Capshaw and Dave Matthewsâ€™ ATO label.
The Charlottesville Pavilion has announced that rock band Modest Mouse will scurry onto the venue’s stage on June 29. Hailing from the depths of Issaquah, Washington, the group is not without local ties.
In a 1978 video of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performing “Rosalita,” security guards peel three or four rabid girls off of The Boss as the song comes to a close, but not before one of them manages to give him a nice, long French kiss. Catching his breath, Bruce stumbles back to […]
Mark O’Connor has been catapulting towards musical virtuosity since he first started playing classical and flamenco guitar when he was just “a tiny little kid.” He picked up the violin at age 11 and soon caught the ear of innovative Texas fiddler Benny Thomasson, who invited him to take lessons. At 17, he joined jazz […]
The needle of the record player hits the 7" slab of transparent red vinyl with a small pop, and you’ve already surpassed the experience of listening to an mp3. Now it slips into the first groove and “Vital Joys” by longtime local rock troopers Worn in Red comes shooting from the speakers. Listen to "Vital […]
Spent any time in Charlottesville bars? If so, there’s a good chance you’ve bumped into Travis Elliott. Since he moved here from Richmond six years ago, he’s been taking his acoustic guitar around to local watering holes and gaining friends and fans with original tunes and a wide array of covers (“Happiness is a Warm […]
Click here to see video highlights of last weekend’s 6 Day Bender and Sarah White show at Satellite Ballroom. A few minutes before 7:30pm on a Wednesday evening, and Feedback is staring at a sea of tangled bows and brass on the stage of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center. A cacophony of […]
Last month, Terry Vassalos, owner of the Anderson Brothers Building on the Corner that currently houses Plan 9 Music and Satellite Ballroom, would neither confirm nor deny rumors that a CVS pharmacy might replace the two music establishments when the space’s lease expires at the end of May.
In 2005, when Katrina hit and water poured into New Orleans’ Sea-Saint Studio, a collection of Preservation Hall Jazz Band…
“What can you do with a sentimental heart?” asks actress Zooey Deschanel on the opening track of Volume One, her debut album with songwriter M. Ward. Answer: You can swoon to these tunes for days and days. Listen to "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?" from She & Him‘s Volume One: powered by ODEOCourtesy […]
When Colin Meloy, front man of literary-minded rock band, The Decemberists, arrives at Satellite Ballroom on Saturday, April 12, his bandmates won’t be with him…
Not even a year out of UVA and the 6 Day Bender boys have tapped deep into our region’s rural music pulse.
When mutual affection for ska bands like The Specials and Madness brought The Pietasters together at Virginia Tech in 1990, the release of Nirvana’s Nevermind was still a year away