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In the key of change [with audio]

In the key of change [with audio]

Maybe money talks, after all. When entertainment behemoth Live Nation, a spin-off of Clear Channel Communications, bought 51 percent of Coran Capshaw’s Crozet-based e-commerce company Musictoday in September 2006, he explained to billboard.biz that he “wasn’t looking to sell a major stake.

Corner owner confirms CVS interest [March 5]

Corner owner confirms CVS interest [March 5]

Terry Vassalos, owner of the Anderson Brothers Building on the Corner, which is now occupied by Satellite Ballroom and Plan 9 Music, would neither confirm nor deny rumors that a CVS pharmacy may take over the space at the end of May. “It’s nothing definite. It’s not done,” he says.

Paleface with Ilad, David Shultz and the Skyline and Birdlips

Paleface with Ilad, David Shultz and the Skyline and Birdlips

When the Tea Bazaar hosts a show on the weekend, social tension permeates the already thick, aroma-soaked atmosphere. The mix of boisterous UVA and high school students who usually come to smoke hookah clashes with the live music seekers, who hover near the bar looking for a spot where they can take in the evening’s […]

Vibrant voices [with video]

Vibrant voices [with video]

“If you like the sound of flute, it’s like flute but with your body,” says Sayan Bapa, a member of the Tuvan folk ensemble Huun-Huur-Tu, when Feedback asks him how he would describe Tuvan overtone singing for someone who has never heard it.

Band on the run

Band on the run

“Turn it up,” says Will Anderson as the silver Ford E350 van rolls along Route 20 towards Fredericksburg. Alex Hargrave takes one hand off the wheel and cranks the volume on the stereo, which is tuned to 106.1 The Corner. “It’s Mejias,” Will says, referring to local pop singer-songwriter Alex Mejias, who’s playing a live […]

Fired up [with audio]

Fired up [with audio]

Pop music boasts a rich tradition of family bands, from classic groups like The Jackson 5 and Sly and the Family Stone to the ex-husband/wife duo the White Stripes and our own Sons of Bill.

Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo

Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo

cd First off, the title of this collection of odds and ends from the Weezer frontman is disingenuous. Some of the songs were recorded in studios, most notably the segments of a rock opera called The Black Hole, tracked in a German studio, and the cover of Dion’s 1961 song "Little Diane." (Suggested by big […]

Hip-hopsters

Violence has made it hard to hear live hip-hop in Charlottesville, but many local artists, including all of the Stack Boys, have MySpace pages where they share their music. We checked out some of their tracks, and below is a list of some of our favorites, along with a taste of the rhymes that they […]

Direct Transmissions from the Hunab Ku [with audio]

Direct Transmissions from the Hunab Ku [with audio]

cd If colonial legend and Wikipedia are correct, Hunab Ku was the supreme deity of the Mayan civilization. The god, without a physical form, is represented by a symbol (somewhat similar to the Chinese yin and yang) that signifies the solar calendar, balanced forces and an embodiment of the center of the Milky Way, the […]

The Gentle Laxative Demonstration EP [with audio]

The Gentle Laxative Demonstration EP [with audio]

cd These songs have killer guitar tones. That was the first thought that hit me when I popped local rock outfit Truman Sparks‘ new EP, The Gentle Laxative Demonstration, into my CD player. "Sysiphean Task" introduces the six-song release with majestic acoustic guitar strums over twinkling, fuzzy, electric arpeggios. The song rises, falls, fizzles and […]

Bubbalon By Bass: Adventures in Entropy [with audio]

cd A fresh tropical breeze weaves its way through Dave Grant‘s Bubbalon By Bass, from opening Appalachian standard "Red Rockin’ Chair" to the closing "dubmix" of the Monroe Brothers’ "Rosa Lee McFall." Take a listen to "Red Rockin’ Chair" from Dave Grant‘s Bubbalon By Bass: powered by ODEOCourtesy of Darlene Crawford – Thank you! A […]