Live Music

Charlottesville’s band to watch, Big Air, will unveil its first EP, Buds, at a cassette release party at 
the Southern.

Big Air’s Rob Dobson rises from the ashes of The Fire Tapes

As the line-up of the excellent local rock band The Fire Tapes disintegrated last year, bassist Rob Dobson began looking for a new musical outlet for his songwriting efforts. He found a collaborator in drummer Greg Sloan, who currently holds down the kit for Ha-Rang and Dwight Howard Johnson, and the duo formed Big Air (which […]

Erin R. Freeman makes classical music appealing to the under 10 crowd through the Richmond Symphony Lollipops.

ARTS Pick: Richmond Symphony Lollipops

Introduce your little ones to the beauty of classical music with the Richmond Symphony Lollipops during an hour-long experience designed for young ears. Associate Conductor Erin R. Freeman breaks down the orchestra into bite-sized nuggets of sound in order to develop an understanding of how instruments work together to create compositions. An instrument “petting zoo” […]