Pale Blue Dot / YonderPhonics / Cooler Heads
Venue: IX Art Park
Address: 522 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 207-2355
Pale Blue Dot is the brainchild of Charlottesville, Virginia native Tony LaRocco, who has assembled a group of musicians committed to exploring the possibilities presented by his songwriting. Left turns abound in the band’s approach to arranging, which invokes the members’ influences, ranging from progressive rock to folk to bebop jazz. Pale Blue Dot is an emergent entity founded on robust, educated, and communicative musicianship. But first and foremost, the ensemble is steadfast in its focus on the power of LaRocco’s songwriting. Recorded in studios in the Shenandoah Valley, Nashville, and Washington, D.C., Pale Blue Dot’s new LP is coming spring 2018.
YonderPhonics, from Charlottesville VA, features driving rhythms & musical themes the likes of George Gershwin via The Black Keys; the ‘Yonder Sound’ is punctuated by rich lyricism reminiscent of Leonard Cohen & Fiona Apple. Featuring Kevin Culbertson’s vocals & guitar, Don Whitaker on drums & Dylan Farish on bass guitar; the group brings together a diverse set of influences to deliver a lasting sensation that is bound to make you move!
Cooler Heads – Your favorite drink in hand as the sun dips low, and all you hear are crickets and laughter between songs. It‘s that same accessible, cool vibe that Cooler Heads bring to every live show. A rhythmic trio punching through the noise and calming your soul. Lead singer and guitarist, Reed Dibeler, writes songs to remind us to take time to breathe, and remember what life is all about. Dibeler’s acoustic rock sound is rhythmically driven and dynamically controlled by the oh so tight and groovy Cooler Heads rhythm section. Bassist, Tim Castellani, adds that perfect splash of color while drummer, Corrina Hanson, keeps the canvas taught and controlled.
Proceeds Benefit The MRC
All Ages // $5 ADV // $10 DOS // 7 PM Doors // 8 PM Show