Wanda Jackson and Good Local Jams

February 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on Wanda Jackson and Good Local Jams · By

One of America’s most badass septuagenarians, Wanda Jackson, performs at The Jefferson tonight. I feel like there is a sizable sect of rockabilly fans in Charlottesville who are probably super excited that the queen of said genre will make an appearance in our quiet little town. This tour is in support of her recent Third […]

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changes at magnolia

July 17th, 2011 · 13 Comments · By

There is still more information coming out on this subject but here’s what’s been pieced together so far. After August 14, Magnolia will no longer host house shows, according to Dylan Mulshine who has been running the music programming there for the past several months. He didn’t go into many details, other than saying it’s […]

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flag day function

June 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

{NOTE: this post never saw print due to a power outage, but just for posterity, here was what Sarah wrote up for the show on Saturday… – James} My fingers are red and numb from knotting balloons but I’m going to try my hand at typing anyways. Today is the day of the FLAG DAY […]

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…and by next saturday it will be march

February 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

I haven’t written in a long time because the past few months of my life were pretty much at capacity. The Great Gifts shop at The Bridge was no small task but everything concluded this week and, alas, I have my life back! When Great Gifts came down, Anthony Restivo took up what seems to […]

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Gull

January 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

I’m sorry this is last minute but it should not pass without mention that Gull is playing at the Tea House tonight at 10pm. It’s a FREE show but donations are strongly encouraged since Nate was fined a hefty $106 for busking on the mall on Black Friday. Also, the dude really needs money because […]

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Amateur Hour, Variety Hour

December 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

You know what is going to be more fun than your work’s Christmas party at which you get self-consciously tipsy and bemoan the rate of taxation applied to your year-end bonus? No, it’s not shopping at Great Gifts at The Bridge even though that’s open every day through 12/24 to suit your busy schedule. Good […]

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BOB $%^&*(‘ DYLAN

November 10th, 2010 · 23 Comments · By

Maybe you have tomorrow off for Veteran’s Day? FYI: The last living American World War I vet is speaking on the National Mall tomorrow. He’s 109. His name his Frank Buckles and he’s a farmer from West Virginia. That’s awesome. But it’s also tomorrow. Tonight, and here in town for that matter, there’s another veteran […]

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late but you have a smartphone, right?

November 9th, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

Sorry this is going up so late but I hope you have some kind of mobile device that keeps you plugged in everywhere-all-the-time. Probably not if you have AT&T in this area but if you have Verizon, you’re probably O.K.. Anyways there are a couple of worthwhile CULTURAL HAPPENINGS tonight. All will end in time […]

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middlin’ to decent wednesday

October 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on middlin’ to decent wednesday · By

Today’s noteworthy events include the conclusion of the two-night Bela Lugosi Birthday Bash at The Bridge. Matt Marshall, an adjunct film lecturer at UVA, hosts the event which includes screenings of White Zombie (1932) and Ed Wood’s  Bride of the Monster (1956.) I can see this as an ideal event to take it to the […]

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another one bites the dust…

October 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

What a tally of casualties for Charlottesville music we have here this week!  It’s a strange coincidence that we must eulogize Caninos in the same week we lay to rest the Drunk Tigers. I invite you to share your thoughts in the comments. But I guess there’s something overarching and poetic in the death of our dogs […]

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