Macabre folk duo Charming Disaster plays the Blue Moon Diner September 26. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Charming Disaster

Truly madly creepy: Charming Disaster’s storytelling songs have been described as macabre folk, but there’s light in the darkness for this Brooklyn duo. Racing through themes of love, death, crime, mythology, and the occult, Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris enchant listeners with a combination of folk harmonies, smart lyrics, ukulele, guitar, and a sly sense […]

Peppa Pig and her friends bring their live action adventure to the Paramount Theater Wednesday, September 25. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Peppa Pig

Mudslinging fun: Back in July, animated anthropomorphic British icon Peppa Pig got into a friendly Twitter takedown with rapper/model Iggy Azalea. When Peppa announced that she’d be dropping My First Album on the same release date as Azalea’s latest, the Aussie singer at-replied, “It’s over for me now.” The Peppa Pig account responded with “Peppa’s […]

Willie DE celebrates album number three at IX Art Park on Friday. Publicity image.

ARTS Pick: Willie DE

Building a groove: Willie DE may be the hardest-working musician in local show biz. As a determined teen he formed his first band, The Wave, at age 13, and busked on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall and in the parking lots before UVA football games. Following his education in jazz guitar at VCU and extensive touring on […]