Live Music

An all-female band of jazz players takes over Brooks Hall when the Whole World in Her Hands Tour comes to UVA on Friday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Monika Herzig

She writes about it, she teaches it and more importantly she lives it. Jazz pianist and educator Monika Herzig leads an all-female lineup featuring veteran flutist Jamie Baum, along with Israeli-American musicians Reut Regev on trombone and Adi Myerson on bass, and Nashville-based drummer Arianna Fanning holding down the beat for an evening of instrumentals […]

People’s Blues of Richmond is a powerhouse of throwback blues rock and modern, dark psychedelica. The trio plays the Southern on Friday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: People’s Blues of Richmond

Founded during a time of grief, People’s Blues of Richmond is a band that oozes with emotion. Co-founders Tim Beavers and Matt Volkes were mourning the loss of a friend when they began playing and writing songs together, eventually resulting in 2013’s Good Time Suicide. Tracks such as “Cocaine” and “Black Cat” define the band’s […]

After writing hits for other Nashville country boys, Cole Swindell wrote one for himself and shot to the top of the charts. He will be “Chllin’ It” at the Jefferson tonight. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Cole Swindell

With the 2013 hit single “Chillin’ It,” Cole Swindell went from a tiny town celebrity to a growing star. He got his first break in Nashville by writing tracks for his Sigma Chi brother Luke Bryan and went on to pen tunes for Thomas Rhett and Scotty McCreery. When Swindell began to write and sing […]