Some nights just feel right. You’re wearing a new pair of socks, the stars are out, and once that little Honda turns over, all the red lights turn green. Last Monday was such a night, when I went to the Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar to pick up some things I’d left there after playing a […]
As of last month, it’s curtains for the Williamsburg location. Plus, a digital Ellie nomination for VQR, and some notes on "Fallow City Project" at Ruffin
Sarah White has served as a sort of de facto first lady of Charlottesville rock & roll since her first record, 1997’s All My Skies Are Blue. It sometimes feels like there’s not much around town that doesn’t in some way, shape or form, draw on White’s contributions since. But over the past few years […]
Matt Reeves is a jovial Ph.D. who travels the grounds of Montpelier on a mountain bike, wearing a knapsack. When I met him at the presidential estate he was standing near a team of seven or eight workers. They milled about like a road crew, not 200 yards from where President Madison once penned the […]
When three cinderblocks are swinging across the stage, following the choreography is a matter of life and death. Dancers in Elizabeth Streb’s troupe have learned that lesson. So when we heard that one of her troupe’s alums was showing his work at the Ruffin Gallery, C-VILLE staff hopped in the family Toyota and drove on […]
Notes from last night’s premiere of World Peace…and other Fourth Grade Achievements.
On any given day, you’re likely to catch Water Lundwall at a coffee shop Downtown, with a ruler, fine black pen and a sketchbook in front of him, dreaming up impossible architecture. The meticulous sketches in Walter Lundwall’s “Red Hill,” now at C&O Gallery, are equal parts housing plan and optical illusion. That explains the […]
At their almost weekly shows in town, Drunk Tigers have secured their place as Charlottesville’s go-to goodtime band. Put on their new EP Black Square and all of a sudden it’s five o’clock, the dudes are here and beer’s in the fridge. Drunk Tigers’ Black Square EP will be released alongside EPs by Corsair […]
I went after last week’s snowfall to Les Yeux du Monde, the gallery Lyn Warren runs on the property of her Albemarle County home. She met me in a Jeep at the mailbox at the bottom of her driveway, and shuttled me up the snow-covered path to the home she shares with husband Russ Warren, […]
For years, it’s been standard local show fare to turn around and see of Cliff Usher, hulking and shaggy, and Lindsay Pitts, all bangs and paisley, standing together, looking serene, enjoying the music. It’s also been standard to turn to say hello, only to find them gone, probably off to some haze-filled room with a […]
So George Strait left you in the lurch. There’s still Rennie Harris (pictured) tonight, and much, much, much to do.
Tickets go on sale Friday for the mouse-like tickler of harps and ivories.
Twelve instruments. Top ten lists. Eight thousand dollars. Five grammy nominations. One blog post.
Some things you might have missed over the weekend.
An artist in her own right, Gasman helped further a popular understanding of Picasso.
Drunk Tigers (pictured), Mister Baby and a quintuple-necked guitar: a bad dream or a good weekend? You be the judge
“Most American writers seem to have forgotten how to write about big issues,” Virginia Quarterly Review Editor Ted Genoways wrote in the February issue of Mother Jones. “As if giving two shits about the world has gotten crushed under the boot sole of postmodernism.” Genoways’ concerns are as artistic as they are practical: Not giving […]
For those of you who want another brutal, no-holds-barred political cage match à la Allen vs. Webb 2006, George Allen has one word for you
The smoke goes on in some area restaurants that have separately ventilated smoking areas. That is, if the section meets the three conditions. First, a smoking area can’t represent a portion of the restaurant that is so large as to eclipse “reasonable” nonsmoking areas. Second, smoking rooms are to be separate “to the extent reasonably […]
Turns out that membership fees to a private club earn you more than a secret handshake or a t-shirt with your nickname on it. Under the new smoking ban, private clubs are exempted, which makes them some of the last unfiltered puffing posts. Want to turn your living room into a cigar bar? Know your […]
It may look like the budget office’s $40 million projection for capital improvements in 2011—about twice as much as most other years—means Charlottesville has cash to burn. But don’t loosen those belts just yet. Take away the roughly $18.5 million of state and federal funds from the proposed $20 million bypass for 250 Interchange, and […]
Like building a tolerable “best of” list, finding the perfect holiday gift can be confusing. That’s why C-VILLE asked UVA faculty to tell us about their favorite book that came out in 2009. Read on, and happy holidays. Marianne Baernholdt, Nursing Little Bee, by Chris Cleave (Simon & Schuster) “In Britain where it was first […]
It may look like the budget office’s $40 million projection for capital improvements in 2011
You might not have heard the UVA Chapel bells ringing at 3:07pm last Wednesday, but within minutes, you might have seen on the UVA Fine Arts Library’s Twitter account (UvaArtsLib)
Construction crews broke ground on eastbound sections of Hydraulic Road to provide access to the site of a planned Whole Foods supermarket. Nighttime construction is expected to continue on westbound portions of the road through December 21. The Whole Foods on 29N will abandon its current location to occupy the new 40,000 square foot […]
Even as freezing rains tear autumn’s last leaves from branches, things in the city and county seem to be getting greener. Local greenies are jazzed about a $500,000 grant that’s bankrolling the Local Energy Alliance Program, an initiative that will offer loans to one out of every two homeowners to pay for efficiency upgrades—and will […]