November 21st, 2019 · 1 Comment · By

Tonight at the Bridge will be a free show that is a truly mixed bag of Pop and Anti-pop!

Local electro-hero Heather will reprise her recent fall sensation of Debbie Gibson by way of Stockhausen.

For those still recovering from local free jazz collective Ear Infection’s recent score of Zorn’s Lemma, they will be back making it up as they go along. It should provide a nice skronky sorbet between Corncob and the main act.

Speaking of, Cokes Dares will be the “out of town” special as they will converge on Charlottesville from their twin homes in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Originally hailing from Indiana, Roger Dollartree aka Jason Groth has real indie rock cred from his time with Songs: Ohia and the Magnolia Electric Company. Their most recent effort Fake Lake is a nice mix of baby hooks, electronic mini fantasies, and some power popping to keep you rocking.

SHOW IS at 8 — Free to all – but have a heart and bring some bucks for the traveling acts.

Check it:

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nov 16 UREC house show

November 14th, 2019 · Comments Off on nov 16 UREC house show · By

House show at 104 Stadium Rd Charlottesville VA this saturday hosted by UVA University Records and Ceterus. The lineup is Ceterus, Marti, Spillway, and Orion and the Melted Crayons. sending love

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Nov 16 Celebrating the Legend David Berman @WTJU

November 14th, 2019 · Comments Off on Nov 16 Celebrating the Legend David Berman @WTJU · By

This Saturday at the stage at WTJU there will be a celebration of the life of David Berman. There will be a radio show 2-4 in his remembrance and his tribute concert 6-10 at the stage at WTJU. Sending love and healing, Amanda.

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11/9 @ 8:00 bands and soup!

November 4th, 2019 · Comments Off on 11/9 @ 8:00 bands and soup! · By

Spend an evening with Joseph Decosimo and The Horsenecks at 542 Meade Ave. 10-15$ or whatever you got.

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nailgun is back!

November 4th, 2019 · 2 Comments · By

Hey y’all! My name is Amanda and I am reviving nailgun as a part of my study on local c’ville music. I am excited to revive and start a new chapter in nailgun for y’all. Sending love!

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Nick Millievoi’s Desertion Trio – Sunday 2/5 at Magnolia

February 2nd, 2017 · 1 Comment · By

Coming up this Sunday, Nick Millievoi’s Desertion Trio, Sweet Tooth, and Directions in Mid-Atlantic Music at Magnolia, 8 pm. Here’s a great piece by local rockist and Pulse curator Dave Cantor about Nick Millievoi:

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Musical Ecstasy on Election Night

November 6th, 2016 · Comments Off on Musical Ecstasy on Election Night · By

November 8th @Magnolia: Sunwatchers, Personal Bandana, CGI Jesus

Sometimes a show is just pure ecstatic joy. Like the last time Sunwatchers played at Magnolia. (You can watch some great video of it here, it won’t embed.) Now they are coming back, on election night. How perfect. What are you going to do, sit around watching the TV? The thing will be done, time to give it up to the music. Come out and drink straight from the cup of life. Drink deep and be whole again.


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A Heavy Thursday Lineup at Magnolia

May 18th, 2016 · 2 Comments · By

Thursday May 18 @Magnolia: Lugweight / John Niekrasz / Thieves of Shiloh / Och / Maxx Katz  9pm, $5-7

So this is a very recently booked show, people might not of heard of it, and attention must be paid. It’s an experimental night of metal, drone, free drumming and general sonic trepanation. Lugweight is coming from New York with some one-man noisy doomy riffs and drones. John Niekrasz is the drummer, Maxx Katz says he is ‘awesome’ so that is probably true; catch him before he moves out of state. Thieves of Shiloh has does drones with violin,  one of the most classic and most elegant forms of droning. Och is a two-piece black metal band that should provide the evening with some of its more rockish pleasures. And Maxx Katz is continuing to explore the great possibilities — like chocolate and peanut butter — of bring the flute into her solo doom music. (The great video of her last performance at Magnolia won’t embed but you can see it here.)

It should be an excellent night at Magnolia, a place that seemed to have fizzled out, but now there are some new people there who are doing a really great job of bringing the music. Keep an eye out for their shows.



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The Quick Return of Everybody

April 7th, 2016 · 1 Comment · By

For Friday’s Magnolia show I can just refer to my last two posts — it is the return of Maxx Katz and her Flute of Doom and Sunwatchers, both recently, but differently nightedly, rockin’ the Teahouse to great effect and universal acclaim. Plus Travis Thatcher and Steve Snider as Space-Saver, who also played wild sounds there in March, and an improv set by John Niekrasz, Chris Dammann and Kevin Davis. This is a potent brew of musical intoxicants, spikey, colossal, sometimes colostomal,  possibly inducive of headache and nausea in the weak of spirit, but you’ve just got to ride that out until the visions come and it will all be okay. Also, the Sunwatchers album is a very worthy purchase if you get around to it.

Much like Steve Snider, but on a larger scale, Mavis Staples is a true legend. You can check her out at the Paramount Saturday night.


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RIP Henleys // Macrock 2016

March 29th, 2016 · Comments Off on RIP Henleys // Macrock 2016 · By

Spring is supposedly upon us now and as usually its the time of year for lots of great things to start happening around town. Couple of real tight things going on this week that you should def look into to help shake those soul crushing basketball blues. One actually isn’t even in town but its close enough so why not.

On Wednesday March 30th over at the IX Art Park, Henley’s Auctions is having its last hurrah with a bunch of real sick killer acts including one from far away music utopia Berlin, Germany. Headlining this is said foreign invaders dubbed Plattenbau who make real great hard hitting psych noise rock that has a real ruckus energy and super catchy sound that just absolutely slays. While these guys are gonna be super there are a bunch of other boss local openers are on this bill who should also kill it. We’ve got Petal who make real noisey and fierce rock anthems, Witch Boots who will make chill dark n’ spooky folk rock as well as Dais Queue who makes killer and space out ambient guitar jams. So yeah Doors @ 8PM / Show @ 9PM & the show is $$SEVEN$$.

Now this coming Friday & Saturday (April 1st & 2nd) marks that time of year where many in the Virginia area make a pilgrimage to the glorious city where Natty Light & Chanello’s Pizza rein supreme called Harrisonburg for Macrock which is a real sick music fest that has been going on like 20 years now. This years line up is one of the best I’ve seen them have in ages and is definitely worth the journey. Bunch of real impressive acts like Noise legends Wolf Eyes, fuzzed out Techno king Container, Baltimore’s new age R&B master Abdu Ali, as well as Virginia greats Buck Gooter just to name a few. So yeah heres a link to all the bands and times for the whole fest HERE and down below are some videos of some of the other highlights of the fest.

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