If you haven’t already, check out Le Loup, who just got front page linkage on that music website that seems to be kind of popular nowadays. One of the guitarists, Jim Thomson, is a UVA alum and an incredibly nice guy whom I met through my kickball team last fall. The band plays huge, cathartic, polyvocal songs about the forest coming alive and the heavens splitting apart. (I invented my own word! I must have a future as a music critic.) The band has up to seven members at any given time, including multiple guitars, percussion, keys, banjo, and the occasional tuba; also, everybody sings. They’re a lot of fun to see in concert and they play a lot of gigs in the DC area; their myspace page has more details.