The Dawn Drapes / Up The Chain / A University of Whales
Venue: The Ante Room
Address: 219 W Water St., Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 284-8561
The Dawn Drapes – This Harrisonburg alternative trio employs shimmering guitars, thoughtful lyrics, and a rough-but-meaningful sound. For fans of Wilco and My Morning Jacket.
Up The Chain – Up the Chain’s tight, well-crafted Neighbor Rock songs strike the perfect balance of catchiness and substance. For years the product of Reed Kendall’s solo songwriting, the project has recently evolved into a trio. With the additions of Kirby Sybert on drums and Noah Skaroff on bass, the retooled Up the Chain charge crisp three-part harmonies with raw, infectious energy.
A University of Whales – A new piano-based chamber-pop group from Charlottesville, dreamt up by Astronomers’ Nate Bolling. With violin and cello interwoven into a more traditional rock make-up, A University of Whales can venture into the sonic territory of acts like ELO, David Bowie, Sufjan Stevens, Ben Folds and more with ease and precision.