music Saturday night at Satellite Ballroom kicked off with local quintet Kings of Belmont. Having seen their name on flyers around town for a while, I had begun to imagine that they were some sort of messy, alcohol-fueled garage rock band. I was only partially wrong. Alcohol certainly factors into the Kings’ equation (in one [...]
cd To my knowledge, no mythology about horses with fangs exists. So it seems that, instead of basing their music on some ancient legend or folk story, the members of Charlottesville’s Horsefang have opted to forge their own epic. With song titles that refer to genesis, plagues and dead horses, the band’s debut EP evokes [...]
Feedback's face lit up when we saw Brendan Canty's name on the list of this year's Virginia Film Festival guests.
"On one of the first nights that we were playing," Shannon Worrell recounts, "I think it was in Charleston, South Carolina, Jeff [Tweedy] came up to me and asked if I was afraid of him. That was one of the first things he said to me. I said, ‘No.’ "He said, ‘Well, sometimes people are [...]
music Take Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band and pack them into one man’s body. Zip that body up in a blue spandex jumpsuit adorned with mirrored sequins. Slap on a glitter-covered, half-motorcycle, half-space helmet with a telephone receiver glued to the front. Feed the resulting Frankenstein some scotch and amphetamines. This is Bob Log [...]
Last week Feedback tracked down some Charlottesville music in NYC. This week we’re bringing it all back home (we’ve been on a Dylan kick since the JPJ show) by catching up with some artists that stick around town and keep the local scene hoppin’ nonstop.
The other weekend Feedback took a vacation to the Big Apple. The plan was to catch up with some friends and enjoy a little time away from Charlottesville.
“The Virginias and the Carolinas are a sort of weird nebula for disasters,” says Christopher King, who was intrigued by nearby historical remnants while growing up in Hot Springs, Virginia.
music The eighth annual Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival began with a major bang on Sunday, September 9. Literally, a major bang, as the event opened with Mozart’s String Quintet in C Major, K. 515. The 220-year-old piece’s melodies ricocheted back and forth between violas, violins and cello, filling Old Cabell Hall with the sweet sounds [...]
When Feedback saw Circle a year and a half ago at the Tea Bazaar, they blew our minds. Hailing from Finland, the band packed onto the stage and let loose a barrage of floor-shaking riffs.
cd Chris Jamison walks a fine line on Into Surrender. On "A Heart Unbroken," the opening track, he steps onto the wrong side of this line. The "oooh"s and "yeah-a-yeah"s and breezy bounce of the song are just too close to the easy-as-pie accessibility of "nice guy" songwriters like David Gray and John Mayer. "Hair [...]
DJ AudioRapture, a.k.a. Ullrich Jason Haag, first began spinning records about 20 years ago in Frankfurt, Germany.
Peer-to-peer file sharing programs – Since Napster, a slew of different file sharing clients have emerged. Some have followed in Napster’s footsteps and shut down, but below are some popular ones that are still active. Limewire – One of the most popular peer-to-peer programs, it launched in 2000 and, though it has faced litigation from [...]
While in the band Oneida, Pat Sullivan stopped through Charlottesville quite often to bask in Tokyo Rose's red glow. In time, though, he grew away from that group's noisy, chaotic trajectory.
The day that Feedback was scheduled to meet up with Sparky's Flaw front man Will Anderson he called us up and asked, "Can we move things back an hour? Band rehearsal got pushed back.
Under the cover of night a small group of UVA students walk cautiously down McCormick Road, tiptoe into the grass and then—CLINK—they’ve vanished. What happened? Escape hatch: The steam tunnel entrance at McCormick Road and Emmet Street leads to another world. No, they haven’t been abducted by the ghosts of ol’ TJ, Faulkner or Poe. [...]
music On Wednesday night, the rock gods bestowed a shower of riffs and feedback on Charlottesville. At Atomic Burrito, The Brimstone Howl and The Points whipped out gritty garage numbers. The Tea Bazaar reverberated with the psychedelic sounds of Phantom Family Halo. The powers that be, however, led me to Belmont’s "jazz and blues lounge," [...]
First things first. If you happened by our offices Monday morning, you probably heard cheers spilling out onto the Downtown Mall.
The Corner is growing quite big on Charlottesville's musical radar these days. Satellite Ballroom, for one, has been bringing many great national acts (and their fall lineup becomes more mouth-watering each day). But if you're looking for enthusiastic local music, Wednesday nights at Orbit Billiards is (to borrow from Beck) where it's at.
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We have to say, we were a little disappointed in our readers' choice for Best Place To Get It On. Home? How boring is that? But we suppose it is good to keep that sort of thing private.
music In modern society it’s easy to throw together pop culture fragments for entertaining results. Whether you’re flipping through the ridiculous parade of TV reality shows or getting down to Girl Talk‘s mash-up dance mixes, it’s not hard to find novelty and distraction. We like our postmodern art (especially when it comes to sights and [...]