The Jefferson Theater was surprisingly calm last Wednesday night when opening act Bhi Bhiman took the stage to play a set of songs from his upcoming album, “Rhythm and Reason.” The mellow atmosphere worked for Bhiman, who played his soulful folk-rock music with only an acoustic guitar, silhouetted by a single spotlight.
Dancers hit the floor, colliding as they fall onto the linoleum before quickly picking themselves back up.
MTV’s breakout summer hit “Finding Carter” returns right where the season one finale left off — Carter Stevens (Kathryn Prescott) has been abducted yet again by Lori Stevens (Milena Govich), who is fervently determined to resurrect the life that she had constructed for them both following Carter’s reunion with the Wilson family.
Fox released its pilot episode of its new sitcom “Weird Loners” last week. Unfortunately, based on the predictable plot and cringeworthy attempts at humor in the show’s “Weird Pilot,” the series doesn’t look promising.
Electronic musician Dan Deacon is no stranger to the show circuit. Having a career born and bred in the sweat-soaked incubator of house shows and “do-it-yourself” venue culture helped increase his familiarity.
“There’s only a shadow of me; in a manner of speaking I’m dead.” So remarks Sufjan Stevens on “John My Beloved,” the ninth track on his latest release, “Carrie & Lowell.” Although the line ostensibly pertains to Stevens’ Christian faith — the song acts as an exchange between Jesus and John the Baptist — it also serves as a fitting epithet for his current musical identity. At just under 45 minutes in length, “Carrie & Lowell” is Stevens’ shortest release, particularly in contrast to 2010’s “All Delighted People,” a so-called EP, which is stretched across a full hour.
The period between adolescence and adulthood rests on thin ice. It’s an awkward stage, burdened by nostalgia for simpler times and worries stemming from newfound responsibilities.
Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff inject new life into “Younger,” a TVLand comedy-drama. The two-episode premiere initially lacks the momentum necessary to captivate an audience, but the star actresses make good use of their given roles and put on a largely revitalizing show.
The men of Bombadil have returned to the forefront of the indie music scene with the release of their fifth studio album “Hold On.” Other than peppering their music with electronics, there’s little to distinguish this album from earlier material, and Bombadil’s renowned quirkiness and smooth instrumentation remain as wonderful and deep as ever. Bombadil will be performing at The Southern May 16 to support the release of “Hold On.” “Hold On” deviates strikingly from past Bombadil albums by slowly introducing electronic elements, a realm the band has not really delved into.
The University Singers and Chamber Singers’ “American Pioneers” concert this past Friday shook the foundations of Old Cabell Hall and highlighted talented composers from the early 20th century.
With Netflix’s recent push to produce as much original content as possible, the entire first season of “Bloodline” was made available within just a month of the third season premiere of “House of Cards” and the new Tina Fey-produced comedy “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Many criticize the release of an entire season at once, citing viewers who “binge watch” and typically gloss over specific and important points of individual episodes.
Indie singer-songwriter Danny Schmidt is returning to Charlottesville Thursday to perform at The Southern.
The Apr. 12 premiere of the fifth season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has triggered a heartwarming reconciliation between the genres of hip-hop and metal.
Pop singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. is in a state of grieving. The gorgeous emotional reprieve that constitutes Jesso’s debut, “Goon,” targets pop album essentials such as broken hearts and failures to make it as an artist in Los Angeles.