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The local success of Carl Anderson’s simple, honest approach to acoustic Americana moved him (away) to throw his hat into the ring of Nashville songwriters. Photo: John Robinson.

ARTS Pick: Carl Anderson

Carl Anderson’s adept folksy songwriting and never-fail sense of humor took him from a local festival staple to a full-time Tennessee troubadour. His earnest lyrics, sincere, rich baritone vocals and simple acoustic guitar stylings find him trailing a long wake of critical praise. The prodigal Americana son returns to Charlottesville with fellow Nashville singer-songwriter Mary […]

Parquet Courts leads the punk revival by staying true to the simplicity of the genre. The band is touring on two releases from 2014, with a stop at the Southern on Sunday. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Parquet Courts

Even though all of the members of Parquet Courts are originally from Texas, the four-man band is all about Brooklyn, New York. Its brand of punk harkens back to the ’80s when the simplicity of the genre was its beauty and soul. The band released its two albums on cassette tape after recording on an […]