C-VILLE Writers

Lightening struck a second time with the release of Wyoming, the 2012 album from the Water Liars. The duo performs at the Tea Bazaar on Friday. Photo by Daniel Drinkard.

ARTS Pick: Water Liars

Some accidents seem like divine intervention, especially if they result in brilliance. When Justin Kinkel-Schuster got together with Andrew Bryant to make a casual recording (2011’s critically praised Phantom Limb), they tapped into a rare magic and Water Liars was formed. The second effort by the Missouri-based duo, Wyoming, carries on the crushingly poignant, bad ass folk-pop that put it on so many “best of” lists among indie rock tastemakers.

The man with the plan, Paul Beyer, sets up. Photo: Tom Corey

Tom Tom: A festival in photos

Tom Tom 2013 has come and gone, but we’re having fun looking back at the weekend of music, art, and ideas through the lenses of a few local photographers. Here are some of our favorite shots, from photographers Tom Corey, Gina Proulx, Robin Macklin, and Nicole Sheridan. What did you take in at Tom Tom? […]

Louisiana-based, blues-infused rocker Marc Broussard ventures north to kick off his April tour, which includes a stop on Saturday at the Jefferson.

ARTS Picks: Marc Broussard

Louisiana heat With musical roots in rock and the soulful blues of the deep south, Marc Broussard may be the right elixir to spark a somewhat latent spring fever. Since the spontaneous beginning of his musical career at age 5 (when he got on-stage with his father’s band), Broussard’s singing and songwriting has evolved into […]

The University of Virginia. Photo:  Dan Addison/UVA Public Affairs

UVA tells frats to finish initiation process early as it investigates hazing

UVA has told its fraternities to finish their pledge process by Saturday or risk losing their official University recognition, telling the Inter-Fraternity Council’s 31 member groups it’s investigating at least one frat for “inappropriate behavior”—apparently hazing—according to a press release and letter sent out yesterday. The press release says the order to wrap up pledging and initiate […]

Celebrate the warm, spring-infused work of local artisans, with over 210 quilts on display this weekend. Image: Charlottesville Area Quilters Guild

ARTS Pick: Charlottesville Area Quilters Guild show

A Stitch in Time Springtime typically begets a seasonal bedspread switch, and this eighth-installment of the Charlottesville Area Quilters Guild (CAQG) biennial quilt show offers the best of warm, vibrant, and lively linen inspiration. Transforming the East Rivanna Fire Station into a  hub of artistic activity and enterprise, the event includes a silent auction, displays […]