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Emily Benedict

Spotlight: Fridays After Five

An eclectic mix of C’ville-ians gathered for local band The Hill and Wood downtown at the nTelos Pavilion last Friday for the final concert in the Fridays after Five series.

Cold War Kids pack heat on latest album

After the release of the thoroughly disappointing 2011 album ‘Mine is Yours’ and a subsequent two-year hiatus, Cold War Kids have finally returned with the release of their fourth studio album ‘Dear Miss Lonelyhearts.’ When the group debuted in 2004 they mesmerized fans powerful, yet fun singles like “Hang Me Up to Dry” and “Hospital Beds,” but efforts by the band since then have certainly tapered off. Fortunately, ‘Dear Miss Lonelyhearts’ helps build hope for what I had deemed to be a lost cause. Still, while the Long Beach, California based band seem to channel their best work on most of the record’s tracks, others seem as long and drawn-out as the Cold War itself.

'Thao Nguyen & The Get Down Stay Down' on its way up

The folk rock band Thao & The Get Down Stay Down originated in a town familiar to most University students — Falls Church, Va., or in other words “NOVA.” The group has since moved past its Commonwealth roots and is now based in San Francisco, but still remains relatively unknown after the release of their full length album We the Common.

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