With patience and utter disregard for the ground rules of pop rock, Julian Casablancas (third from right) leads his side project through some lengthy tunes at the Jefferson on Saturday. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Julian Casablancas & The Voidz

While his band The Strokes are on hiatus, punk rocker Julian Casablancas is keeping busy with countless tributes, collaborations, and side projects. He can be heard alongside Queens of the Stone Age, Daft Punk, Pharrell, Eddie Vedder, and even Andy Samberg on a slew of songs. His current act Julian Casablancas & The Voidz strays […]

Album reviews: U2, Cory Bishop, Kyler England

Album reviews: U2, Cory Bishop, Kyler England

U2 Songs of Innocence/Interscope Records Bono’s voice is cracking, The Edge’s riffs aren’t exactly scraping against the stars anymore, and even drummer Larry Mullens, Jr.’s beats have slowed down a tick, but despite all of this, U2 finds another gear on Songs of Innocence. Most of the energy is in the second half, where tracks […]

Kevin Spacey appears at UVA's speaker series on Saturday. Image: Courtesy of UVA

ARTS Pick: Kevin Spacey

Want inspiration from the darkly humorous Lester Burnham or calculating Congressman Frank Underwood? Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, well-known for his roles in American Beauty and the Netflix series “House of Cards,” is this year’s guest at UVA’s President’s Speaker Series for the Arts. Drawing on decades of experience on stage and screen, Spacey speaks on the importance of […]