Live Music

The Head and the Heart will have lots of hometown friends in the audience and possibly, clean laundry, when the band takes the Pavilion stage on Friday. Publicity photo

Seattle folk rock up-and-comers have roots in old Virginia

The Head and the Heart have the holy grail of indie rock band success: One good male singer, one good female singer. It’s a combination, along with a well-timed whistle or catchy chant, that has made Peter Bjorn and John, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Gotye, and a handful of others huge overnight sensations […]

Highly accomplished principal timpanist and percussionist of the Charlottesville Symphony I-Jen Fang has performed around the globe. Photo credit: R Stillings.

ARTS Pick: Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia

Celebrate 40 years with the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia at its inaugural season performances. Kate Tamarkin directs the masters of classical music through a specially commissioned piece entitled “Fanfare for a Ruby Celebration,” composed by Randol Alan Bass, and Emmanuel Sejourne’s “Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra,” featuring intrepid percussionist I-Jen Fang. […]

Leading with Cary Ann Hearst’s big personality, Shovels & Rope has outgrown small stages. The South Carolina duo charms from the Jefferson stage on Saturday. Photo credit: Leslie Ryan- McKellar

ARTS Pick: Shovels & Rope

With little more than an acoustic guitar and a junkyard drum kit, husband and wife team Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent beat out skillfully harmonized country-punk anthems as Shovels & Rope. With roots in Charleston and all eyes on the road, the two take a minimalist approach to romantic, vintage melodies. Their new release […]