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In the key of change [with audio]

In the key of change [with audio]

Maybe money talks, after all. When entertainment behemoth Live Nation, a spin-off of Clear Channel Communications, bought 51 percent of Coran Capshaw’s Crozet-based e-commerce company Musictoday in September 2006, he explained to billboard.biz that he “wasn’t looking to sell a major stake.

Band on the run

Band on the run

“Turn it up,” says Will Anderson as the silver Ford E350 van rolls along Route 20 towards Fredericksburg. Alex Hargrave takes one hand off the wheel and cranks the volume on the stereo, which is tuned to 106.1 The Corner. “It’s Mejias,” Will says, referring to local pop singer-songwriter Alex Mejias, who’s playing a live […]

Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo

Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo

cd First off, the title of this collection of odds and ends from the Weezer frontman is disingenuous. Some of the songs were recorded in studios, most notably the segments of a rock opera called The Black Hole, tracked in a German studio, and the cover of Dion’s 1961 song "Little Diane." (Suggested by big […]

Hip-hopsters

Violence has made it hard to hear live hip-hop in Charlottesville, but many local artists, including all of the Stack Boys, have MySpace pages where they share their music. We checked out some of their tracks, and below is a list of some of our favorites, along with a taste of the rhymes that they […]

The Gentle Laxative Demonstration EP [with audio]

The Gentle Laxative Demonstration EP [with audio]

cd These songs have killer guitar tones. That was the first thought that hit me when I popped local rock outfit Truman Sparks‘ new EP, The Gentle Laxative Demonstration, into my CD player. "Sysiphean Task" introduces the six-song release with majestic acoustic guitar strums over twinkling, fuzzy, electric arpeggios. The song rises, falls, fizzles and […]

Bubbalon By Bass: Adventures in Entropy [with audio]

cd A fresh tropical breeze weaves its way through Dave Grant‘s Bubbalon By Bass, from opening Appalachian standard "Red Rockin’ Chair" to the closing "dubmix" of the Monroe Brothers’ "Rosa Lee McFall." Take a listen to "Red Rockin’ Chair" from Dave Grant‘s Bubbalon By Bass: powered by ODEOCourtesy of Darlene Crawford – Thank you! A […]