Album reviews: Jon Foreman, Allen Stone, Best Coast

Album reviews: Jon Foreman, Allen Stone, Best Coast

Jon Foreman The Wonderlands: Sunlight EP/Word Entertainment Foreman’s songs, whether for Switchfoot, Fiction Family or solo, are always insightful, engaging looks at the complicated nature of humanity in all its awesome beauty and staggering disarray. Sunlight, the first in a four-EP series that features one song for each hour of the day, is no different. […]

Mary Chapin Carpenter pairs with the Indigo Girls for an evening of music to support Charlottesville Free Clinic on Sunday. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Mary Chapin Carpenter & Indigo Girls

  When it comes to the optimism and social justice that fills many folk songs, you might think “easier said than done.” Get ready to buy in when Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter and folk rock’s Indigo Girls team up for an intimate acoustic show benefiting the Charlottesville Free Clinic. Carpenter’s country-tinged vocals have charmed […]

With no introduction necessary, Sir Paul McCartney steps onto the stage at the John Paul Jones arena on Tuesday. Photo: MJ Kim

ARTS Pick: Paul McCartney

So you missed the boat on seeing The Beatles live by about 40 years? There’s hope for your bucket list yet. Paul McCartney’s bafflingly active tour schedule shows no signs of slowing down. Responsible for Fab Four hits like “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “Eleanor Rigby,” this 72-year-old knighted British composer and multi-instrumentalist has kept […]