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History’s best songs about money

A powerful entity in their lives and society in general, money is a common inspiration for songwriters. As such, many songs exist that detail artists’ views toward money, portraying it in many different lights, from an object of desire to the root of society’s problems.

The Southern's birthday tribute to Bob Dylan

To celebrate legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s 74th birthday, The Southern’s “Released: A Birthday Tribute to Bob Dylan” showcased eight Charlottesville musical groups paying their respects to Dylan and performing their interpretations of his songs. Kai Crowe-Getty, of the headlining band Lord Nelson, introduced the show with a traditional acoustic cover of “Highway 61 Revisited” track “Queen Jane Approximately.” Following the introduction, he gave an emotional speech about discovering Dylan’s music through his dad, who also joined him on stage for his last song.

Iration to play Jefferson Theater this weekend

Iration is an alternative reggae band based in Santa Barbara, California. Their latest releases “Time Bomb” in 2010 and “Automatic” in 2013 peaked at number two and number one, respectively, on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart, and they recently announced a fourth studio album to be released later this year.

J. Roddy Walston & The Business works up The Jefferson

Following an impressive display from opening act Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, J. Roddy Walston & The Business — a band consisting of four men sporting similar long hair and beards — appeared on a rustic stage at The Jefferson Theater last Thursday.

Zoso performs at The Jefferson, almost mistaken for a Led Zeppelin show

Led Zeppelin is easily one of the most iconic bands in the history of rock ‘n roll. Not only are all four members considered among the best musicians of all time, but they successfully combined their talents to create a unique style of blues-influenced hard rock Tribute band and perennial Jefferson Theater visitor Zoso, named after Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page’s identifying symbol, replicated the atmosphere of a 1970s Led Zeppelin show.

Main Street Annex’s wild pre-Valentine’s showcase

Set inside Main Street Annex’s cozy, blacklight-illuminated venue, “Unlucky in Love” combined the themes of Valentine’s Day and Friday the 13th to offer a unique showcase of four bands: Dude ‘n B----, Paul Waggener and the Howling Grimness, The Upper Deckers, and headliner Drunk Luke and the Broken Bottles. The show kicked off with Jenny Rhubright and David Lee Archer performing in an alternative country duo they refer to as Dude ‘n B----, accompanied by two musicians from the upcoming Howling Grimness band.

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