Atlas Gray provides a colorful jaunt into jazz-funk musical territory at Jefferson Vineyards on Saturday. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Atlas Gray

Was rock band Atlas Gray really formed as an effort to ward off an elephant stampede with a wall of sound? Despite the myth, Hartford, Connecticut’s power-soul five-piece deftly leads listeners on a fantastic exploration marked by signposts of jazz and funk, while navigating what the band deems an “emotional safari.” Since 2014, the group […]

Modern reggae performer Mighty Joshua has a way with words at the IX Art Park on Saturday. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Mighty Joshua

Through a fast-flowing, modern take on reggae, Richmond’s Mighty Joshua makes magical connections with his audience. The uplifting performer uses his art to fight HIV/AIDS and support children’s programs in Africa with a passion that’s resulted in garnering the official title of Virginia Reggae Ambassador. Vibe Riot opens. Free, 5pm Saturday, September 10. IX Art […]

Don’t Breathe unravels after a group of friends, including Dylan Minnette, botch a robbery of a blind man and wind up being terrorized. Courtesy of Sony Pictures

Don’t Breathe is overcome with bad choices

No film is completely perfect, but it takes a special kind of wrongheadedness to make a decision that completely divorces an audience from enjoyment by being both morally repugnant and betraying its own narrative. This is the experience of watching Don’t Breathe, technical wunderkind Fede Alvarez’s follow-up to his promising remake of Evil Dead, which […]