This Friday evening, April 28th, you can catch one of the series of music and arts shows put on by painter Lee Alter. Alter’s studio is located at 109 E. Jefferson St., in a building that is one of the oldest in town (and was formerly the site for town meetings and dances). The building, […]
The Cyndra Van Clief Jazz Sextet wrapped up the season at The Cardinal CafÃ© in Scottsville this past Sunday night. The sextet plays jazz music from the 1930s, and features vocals, piano, bass, guitar and flute. Van Clief says she is very excited about playing Scottsville, which is her adopted hometown, and also where her church (she sings in the choir) is located. Cardinal CafÃ© presented the band’s premiere performance, and you can look for them to play more around town. I got to ask Van Clief about the music that she and the band like to play.
The UVA Department of Music takes a page (or trashcan lid)
from Stomp! on Wednesday, April 26. Under the direction
of I-Jen Fang, the drumming ensemble performs “A Night
of Percussion” at Old Cabell Hall, featuring classical to
contemporary music on non-pitched drums of all description. Free, 8pm. 924-3984.
Thank You for Smoking – R, 92 minutes
Now playing at Regal Downtown Mall 6
For times call 817-FILM
Take the Lead – PG-13, 108 minutes
Now playing at Carmike Cinema 6
For times call 817-FILM
Tickets are already on sale for Patty Larkin’s concert at The Gravity Lounge on Sunday, May 7. 977-5590. www.gravity lounge.com.
Feel good! James Brown comes to the Pavilion May 25. Tickets are at www. charlottesvillepavilion.com. 877-CPAV-TIX, and all Plan 9 locations.
Get your tickets now for America’s Wetland Revival Tour, featuring Wynton Marsalis, Neville Brothers and Dr. John. June 11 at the Pavilion. www.charlottesvillepavilion. com. 877-CPAV-TIX, and Plan 9 locations.
University Area Baja Bean— Salsa-and-margarita flair with open mic on Mondays and karaoke on Tuesdays. 1327 W. Main St. 293-4507. No cover. 9pm. Biltmore Grill— Beer flows at this student-packed Elliewood mainstay with regular Saturday-night patio music. 16 Elliewood Ave. 293-6700. No cover, 10pm. Buddhist Biker Bar & Grill-— Acoustic and folk in snug, house-party […]
This Sunday night, the Pavilion presents Wilco, one of the most successful and adventurous alt-rock bands on the planet.
In 2006 alone, local goth/punk heroes Bella Morte have toured with MSI and KMFDM, played the Warped Tour, headlined DragonCon, the Drop Dead 3 Festival, The Black Sun Festival and Gothstock. What’s next? Well, they’re stealing in (under cover of night, we presume) to grace the Satellite Ballroom with their otherworldly presence on Saturday, April 22. Come out and give Andy, Gopal, Tony, Micah and Jordan the old slam-dance welcome back. $8, 9pm. 1427 University Ave. 977-3697.
About 12 years ago, I had a twinkling of an inkling of what "Beatnik glory" might mean, of what it might mean to be singingly silly. I belonged to a jazz-and-poetry group started by Gregory Foster – formerly a cowboy, carnival worker, journalist, roadie for a famous jazzman, Miles Davis’ cab driver, Thelonius Monk’s chess […]
Ah, life in the fast lane. You’ve got two choices–push ahead or get the hell out of the way. Well-known photographer Barnaby Draper knows the fast lane better than most. And recently, he made his choice: He got the hell out of the way. Between 1995 and 2000, Draper poured himself into his career as […]