Live Music

Ryan Adams made news when he covered Taylor Swift’s 1989 last year. “Her voice does this thing,” Adams told The Guardian. “It just goes through all my bullshit detectors and right into my heart and soul.” Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Ryan Adams

Formerly of Whiskeytown and The Cardinals, alt-rocker Ryan Adams is better known for his solo career, which leans heavily on a driven blend of folk and Americana music. In 2015, he elevated his profile with a full-length cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989. He unplugged and reimagined each of the album’s glossy pop songs into a […]

Our annual look at Charlottesville's movers and shakers.

The Power Issue

Discussions for this year’s list of the most powerful in Charlottesville turned not toward one particular person but an entity that truly affects Charlottesvillians’ daily lives—the Virginia Department of Transportation. Don’t worry, you’ll still see some familiar faces (last year’s power-topper Mark Brown remains embroiled in a battle with the city over the Water Street Parking Garage), […]

The Charlottesville Municipal band plays a day-after show following its annual July 4 concert at Monticello's naturalization ceremony. Photo: Jack Looney

ARTS Pick: Charlottesville Municipal Band

Ninety-four seasons of saxophones, winds and trombones later, the Charlottesville Municipal Band continues to bring joy to the community. The group of more than 90 men and women has grown exponentially from it inception in 1922, but maintains its commitment to sharing its love of music with others. Fresh off its annual July 4 concert […]