Explosions in the Sky Concert Review

Explosions in the Sky Concert Review June 22, 2012 at the Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, Virginia Having never possessed any music by Explosions in the Sky, I went to the Jefferson Theater last Friday compelled only by their reputation as a great live act. The show had sold out a week before, and with most sold-out shows at small, indoor venues, I expect little to no room to move around, a …continue…

Concert Report: Yeasayer at the National in Richmond, VA

Yeasayer

When I walked into the National last night, the first thing I noticed was the stage. It appeared fuller than normal (which is saying something because the last show I saw there was Gwar, and they turn their stages into castles) partially due to the fact that the instruments of Delicate Steve, the opener, were still there, but also because of Yeasayer’s light setup. Arched behind where the band would …continue…

Review: Tune-Yards at The Jefferson Theater

“Ladies and Gentlemen, Merrill is performing at the…” Thus begins “My Country,” the first song on w h o k i l l the tUnE-yArDs sophomore album. As the driving creative force behind the band that can’t be pinned down (the music of  tUnE-yArDs has been described variously as Afro-beat, lo-fi, experimental, and even ‘wonky pop’), Merrill Garber seems to be performing everywhere, yet is nowhere to be seen. Before …continue…

The Chill Funk Trip REVIEW by Marissa Fox

I’ll be honest, my music library could stand to be matured. Like many of my peers, I’ve been raised on the skin deep love lyrics and corporate infused messages that dominate the air waves today. Sure, they’re fun to dance to and belt out the lyrics if you’re alone in your car, but they’re hardly the sort of songs that resonate and make you feel anything worth remembering. Admittedly, my …continue…

St. Vincent at the Jefferson: A Review

With one leg braced behind her, Annie Clark rocked her torso slowly back and forth, looking down at her vintage guitar as its noise began to fill Charlottesville’s Jefferson Theater more and more completely. Then Clark looked up, about half way into the crowd, with a brief, white glare. My girlfriend and I turned to each other with eyebrows raised. This moment was fairly typical for Clark as I came …continue…