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Progressive Pop
"If you like your rock and roll filled with more intelligence than the average Blowtard Rock Convention, you need to check out Astronomers. Hailing and wailing out of the city of Charlottesville, VA., Astronomers birth a blind-kind / light-wave / black-heat combination of aquiline guitar lines and proto-post melodicism, fused to the holographic rhythms of a future not yet written in stone, but coming fast, like time travel through a blurred telescope welded to a microscope for the micro to macro effect. Yes. Do it. Please." -Dege Legg, The Independent Weekly
Bella Morte
Alternative, Rock, Gothic
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Bella Morte sings songs of love and loss, hope and despair. Combining driving electronics, graveyard ballads, emotive storytelling, and powerful guitar riffs, Bella Morte have developed a distinctive style embraced by legions of fans around the world.
Borrowed Beams of Light
Lo-Fi, Pop
Borrowed Beams of Light creates psychedelic, power pop in the vein of The Kinks, Destroyer, or Nick Lowe. With shimmering hooks and playful lyrics amidst a sunny 60's ambiance, Borrowed Beams of Light turns a first listen into a nostalgic experience.
Greg Ward
Reggae, Roots Rock, Experimental
Greg Ward, vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter extraordinaire has been performing positive reggae music for audiences worldwide for over 18 years! Greg has been devoted to music since he was a teenager, infusing himself in many genres, finding himself in the midst of the reggae world. Simply, he found a home, writing and singing about his heart's passions through Reggae. Locally you can find Greg on the scene performing as a "one man band" or on tour with many of his high level outfits; Stable Roots, Dubsettors, and Positive Collective, to name a few. As a guitarist, Greg has been blessed with many opportunities, including performances worldwide, from Charlottesville, VA to San Paolo, Brazil.
Jon Spear Band
The Jon Spear Band is a collaboration of some of Central Virginia's finest blues musicians including Dara James (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Jon Spear (guitar and vocals), Andy Burdetsky (bass) and John Stubblefield (drums).
Ryan Humphrey
Americana, Rock, Country
Ryan Humphrey is a singer songwriter from Charlottesville, Virginia. His music is best categorized as Americana with influences from T Bone Burnett, Jason Isbell, Ryan Bingham and Tom Petty. Ryan is a member of the Nashville Songwriter's Association International (NSAI) and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). He is releasing a new EP entitled "The Buried Truth" Spring 2014. The album was produced and co-written by good friend Brian Craddock of Daughtry. Mastered by Grammy award winning engineer Brad Blackwood of Euphonic Masters.
Sons of Bill
Rock, Country, Alt-Country
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"Americana-flavored indie-rock meticulously produced and balanced between the snarl of electric guitar and the whine of pedal steel." - Mountain Xpress (Asheville)
Synthetic Division
Synthetic Division is an electropop band fronted by Shawn Decker. Inspired by the sounds of 80's electropop groups such as New Order, Depeche Mode and Duran Duran, Synthetic Division keep up with the times by infusing modern sounds into a classic and proven sound.
Tara Mills
Folk, Roots, Americana
Tara Mills is a singer and songwriter who plays original folk and roots music with bluegrass inspiration and instrumentation.
The Anatomy of Frank
Rock, Pop, Experimental
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"The Anatomy of Frank blend the complexity of post-rock with the immediate likability of pop-rock to create music that will get stuck in your head without ever driving you crazy."
The Invisible Hand
Power Pop, Experimental
Born amongst wolves: forged in smoke and fire; Invisible Hand plays baroque acid-rock with power-pop guitar theatrics. From and inspired by the ever pastoral central Virginian landscape, with two members having served time as actors (including bit parts as Bat Boys and Charles Darwins), a full time food enthusiast and a visual artist with a knack for the french chanteuses of bygone eras; a live showing may included wild gesticulations, cunning two-steps, razor sharp wit and spaced-out maneuvers. For fans of the Kinks, XTC, Squeeze, Wire, Buzzcocks, Sparks and snacks of all kinds
We Are Star Children
Adventure Pop
"The band brands its particular model of folk rock as "adventure pop," augmenting its traditional rock 'n' roll lineup-e.g. guitar, bass and drums-with trumpets and keys, and, on record at least, woodwinds (flute), brass (flugelhorn, trombone), and even a string section courtesy of the Charlottesville High School Orchestra." -Patrick Wall, C-Ville