Noah Zeidman


Kurt Vile to visit the Jefferson

Since his 2008 debut “Constant Hitmaker,” Kurt Vile has showcased his singular style through a string of stunningly rich and cohesive albums.

“Archer” gets off to a faltering start

“Archer” used to be a brilliant show about a freelance secret agency for the better part of its first four seasons, before starting to grow stale with recycled storylines and overly-troped characters. 

The best albums of 2015

With the semester winding to a close and the holidays rapidly approaching, it’s time to look back on a bountiful year of music.

Catching up with Lady Lamb

Lady Lamb, the performing alias of indie-rocker Aly Spaltro, will be kicking off the latest leg of her Fall tour in Charlottesville.

Throwback songs for the Classes of 2012-2015

This weekend is the University's annual Homecomings, a combination of a home football game and a celebration of students and alumni. In honor of these events, A&E showcases some throwback songs for these classes.

A conversation with Waxahatchee before the show

Indie-rockers Waxahatchee will be taking on the Southern Cafe & Music Hall Oct. 12. Arts & Entertainment chatted with the group’s singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Katie Crutchfield to preview the show.

The inconsistency of Gary Clark, Jr.

Blues-rock guitar virtuoso Gary Clark, Jr. burst onto the music scene in 2011 after being named Rolling Stone magazine’s “Best Young Gun.” 

Ben Folds gets symphonic on his latest release

Ben Folds is a master of the Very Good Album. That is to say, he consistently crafts full-lengths composed almost entirely of excellent songs in any number of styles, alongside one or two duds.

Greensky Bluegrass return to the Jefferson

For the past 15 years, Greensky Bluegrass has been crafting unique, genre-bending songs. The band will be returning to the Jefferson Theater Sept. 23, almost exactly a year after its last Charlottesville performance. Arts & Entertainment chatted with founding member and banjo player Michael Bont to preview the upcoming show.

“Depression Cherry” is the musical equivalent of a warm bath

“Depression Cherry” opens with a slow burn: a single organ tone which grows into an airy open chord, buoyed by the introduction of a light, tinkling electronic drum loop, all of which faintly crescendo to meet the rich, gentle voice of lead singer Victoria Legrand.