Downtown Mall

ARTS Pick: Disco Risqué defies categories

ARTS Pick: Disco Risqué defies categories

Disco Risqué’s mission? “To take over the world one sweaty, borderline-psychotic-music lover at a time.” Their method? Creating and performing some of the most high-energy, hard-to-categorize music in Charlottesville. Imagine George Clinton on his angriest day, combined with Santana-esque riffs at triple their normal speed, and you can start to appreciate what the group does […]

ARTS Pick: Charlottesville Municipal Band gives summer concert

ARTS Pick: Charlottesville Municipal Band gives summer concert

While strolling the Downtown Mall this summer, you may encounter an enormous bass drum with “FREE CONCERT TONIGHT” emblazoned across the head. This refers to the Charlottesville Municipal Band, a group whose performances are as impressive and larger-than-life as its advertisement. Now in its 96th season, the band offers widely appealing events, such as the […]