106.1 The Corner Turns 5

Posted on September 30, 2011 by

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Like many of Cville music fans, we were sad to see that the Crozet Music Festival*, originally scheduled for this weekend, is now indefinitely postponed. Lucky for us, Charlottesville always has plenty to offer when it comes to live music!

This weekend, join 106.1 the Corner as they celebrate their 5th Birthday weekend, hosted by the Southern Café and Music Hall.  Featuring local as well as renowned national (and international) acts, this weekend’s lineup is sure to offer listeners a little bit of everything.

– Friday –

Tonight The Corner brings you Marc Broussard, with openers Scars On 45 and Chic Gamine.

Louisiana-born Mark Broussard wowed the masses in 2004 with the release of his first major album, Carencro. With a soulful mix of funk, rock, and R&B, Broussard’s sound brings together elements of the delta blues, with a funky modern feel to satisfy all listeners. “Broussard achieves a depth in all aspects of his writing and singing through his love for and mastery of tradition. Strong currents of R&B, sanctified church and the many other flavors of his Louisiana bayou home nourish his songs.

Britain-based Scars on 45 serendipitously got its start when one of its founding members broke his foot, putting his career as a professional  fútbol (soccer) player on hold. According to lead singer Danny Bemrose, his father’s guitar served as an escape from the monotony of recovery.  Within just a few years, the band got together and Bemrose hasn’t looked back. Their sound “combines the gentle melodic intensity of Snow Patrol or Keane with the added allure of co-ed vocals.”  Their Heart on Fire EP is due out October 25, with a full album release scheduled for January 2012.

Canada’s Chic Gamine is described by the Southern as “five talents weaving voices and beats into something fresh, ready to show the world just how much fun a band with voices for strings can be.”  With elements of Roots rock with a hint of R&B, this lively five-piece might steal the show, definitely worth checking out!

$15 in advance, $18 day of show

Doors at 7 pm

 – Saturday –

 106.1 presents “Live and Local” with:

Don’t miss this free event showcasing local talents Sarah White and the Pearls, Wes Swing, Astronomers, and featuring The Cinnamon Band.

FREE! RVSP HERE

Doors at 7 pm

– Sunday –

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers’s sound has been described as “thrilling music, muscular, immediate and life-embracing, steeped in tradition but addressing the present moment boldly and eloquently.”  Their newest album Gift Horse has been lauded as their best yet with a bold, no-nonsense approach at classic American Rock and Roll.

$15 in advance, $18 day of show

Doors at 7 pm

(*Stay tuned for updates on the Crozet Music Festival)

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