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Kristian Matsson lets his love of ’60s folk singers shine through in The Tallest Man on Earth show on Tuesday. Photo: Cameron Wittig

ARTS Pick: The Tallest Man on Earth

Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson approaches his music as a folk purist reminiscent of early Bob Dylan in his delivery and aesthetic. Performing under the moniker The Tallest Man on Earth, Matsson has four albums, the latest being Dark Bird, in which The Man pulls in mysterious backing voices credited in the liner notes as “angel […]

The “Suite for Downton Abbey” is just one of the epic theme songs that will soar to the rafters during Pops at The Paramount on Saturday. Photo: Wikimedia commons

ARTS Pick: Pops at The Paramount

Experience the splendor of well-loved hits from film, theater and television with Pops at The Paramount, performed by the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia. The program, directed by Kate Tamarkin, includes John Lunn’s “Suite for Downton Abbey,” selections from John Williams’ score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Arnold Schoenberg’s “I Dreamed […]

The Double Faces Gogo Band turn it up and wear it out at The Ante Room on Saturday. “When we’re done playing, everyone (onstage and off) is usually tired and ready to go get rest,” says DJ Blacko. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Double Faces Gogo Band

These days it’s rare to find a musical style that remains provincial, but the greater D.C. area’s grip on go-go is still the heart of the genre. Tight funk blended into hip-hop call and response sets the boogie in motion for the Double Faces Gogo Band, formed in C’ville as a tribute to the musical […]