Woodsman and Ming Ming

March 3rd, 2012 · 2 Comments · By

Hello Charlottesville! Long time no blog at you! There’s a show at the Tea Bazaar that I’m really vicariously psyched about, and you should be really first-person psyched about! A Denver-turned-Brooklyn band called Woodsman returns to Charlottesville tonight. You might remember their dark, drony, driving, rock and roll from their appearance at Al Hamraa with […]

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Invisible Babies Choir at the Tea Bazaar

January 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

Quite the badass rock and roll show going down at the Tea Bazaar tonight. Invisible Hand headline tonight, and this’ll be something of a farewell-for-now show to Adam Smith, who’s headed off to NYC for a while. The Hand is joined tonight by The Babies, a Brooklyn-based band featuring Cassie Ramone of Vivian Girls, Kevin Morby […]

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Jacob’s Best Of 2011 Picks

January 2nd, 2012 · 6 Comments · By

[Just a reminder, don’t forget to also check out James’ list of 2011 favorites!] Top 10 Albums of 2011 I suppose those who know my musical tastes won’t find many surprises in this year’s list. There are, indeed, some reappearing artists from years past. But that’s mostly because a lot of the same folks who […]

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Nettles and Tristen

December 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

A couple very nice musical acts return to the Tea Bazaar tonight. For those who have missed her prior appearances here, Tristen is a songwriter from Nashville with a gorgeous voice and charming songwriting sensibility. Nothing too flashy or over-the-top, just plenty of solid country-laced songs. And headlining this evening is a local group called […]

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Dads Hume Gull Cup

December 9th, 2011 · Comments Off on Dads Hume Gull Cup · By

There’s a great four-band lineup at the Tea Bazaar tonight, well worth your time! Leading off the night is the one and only GULL (aka Nate Rappole). If you haven’t seen him by now, you have most definitely been missing out. One dude, guitar, drums, mask, badass. Second is a new band out of CHS […]

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Future Islands

November 29th, 2011 · Comments Off on Future Islands · By

One of Baltimore’s most promising bands, Future Islands, bring their dark, spare, synth-pop back to the Tea Bazaar tonight. They’ve deservedly been getting gobs of praise lately from pretty much every publication you can name for their brand new release ‘On The Water’, and they also put on a hell of a live show, with […]

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Brass Bed and Austin Leonard Jones

November 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

Without a local on the bill for this evening’s show, it’s quite possible buzz has been a little sparse, but I definitely think it’s one worth getting excited about! Brass Bed are a new band on Park The Van Records, from Lafayette, LA, another in a series of bands out of that state’s flourishing indie-pop […]

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Rock n’ Roll at the Tea House, Shadow Puppets at The Bridge

November 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

There’s a fun little rock show going down at the Tea Bazaar tonight. The latest incarnation of Articulate Chewbacca premiers, finally whittled down to just a two piece band from the one-time mega-monstrosity that it began as. Reports indicate that Adam and Scott will be performing with a drum machine filling the void left by […]

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Emperor X and Timbre at the Tea Bazaar

November 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

If you aren’t planted in a movie theater this evening… You probably know if you’ve followed this blog for a while, that Emperor X is one of my favorite ultra-clever lo-fi folk-pop recording artists. You may have seen him recently at the Tea Bazaar, last year in my back yard, or at The Bridge before […]

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Return of The Corndawg

October 27th, 2011 · 3 Comments · By

Well, Charlottesville’s one and only budding country star Jonny Corndawg has come home to croon tonight at Alhamraa. If you don’t know him by now, do yourself a favor and come out tonight, especially if the whole thing seems confusing or weird. As a live performer, Jonny’s about as charismatic as they come, and he’s […]

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