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 […]

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A Heavy Thursday Lineup at Magnolia

May 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on A Heavy Thursday Lineup at Magnolia · 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 […]

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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 […]

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Easter Weekend Mayhem

March 24th, 2016 · Comments Off on Easter Weekend Mayhem · By

FRIDAY: @Paramount: Basketball, Free, 7:10 @Teahouse: Maxx Katz/Hayden Arp/Winterweeds  $5 or maybe $7, 9ish @AnteRoom: Death Shroad/Throaat/Salvaticus/Surgeon/Heavy Burner/Heavy Temple/Horseburner/Lamaze  $13, 7ish SATURDAY: @Teahouse: Jolie Fille, The Green Hearts, Fried Egg  $7, 9ish @PVCC: William & Mary Middle Eastern Music Ensemble  $10/$12, 7:30 The most metal Good Friday since the original Good Friday. The Ante Room […]

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Sunwatchers, Gull, Dais Queue Tonight

March 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on Sunwatchers, Gull, Dais Queue Tonight · By

Wednesday, March 9 @Teahouse: Sunwatchers, Gull, Dais Queue 9:00PM, $7   As I heard a policeman point out this morning : the turtles are out sunning themselves, the rabbits bounding in the fields, the tiny frogs tune their big voices and begin to sing — verily the springtime has arrived. Time to climb out from under […]

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Folk-Lords Helado Negro Saturn Friday Ante

January 7th, 2016 · 2 Comments · By

Friday, January 8th @Anteroom: Folk-Lords / Helado Negro / The Voice of Saturn  8:00, $10 Last August I wrote about an upcoming Folk-Lords show, predicting goodness. And indeed goodness came, in abundance, like a gentle storm from heaven, and everyone was gladdened, and washed clean, and all was well. Waynesboro-bred jazz hero Jason Ajemian and […]

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Lights, Carols, Secret Shags: Christmastime Again

December 11th, 2015 · Comments Off on Lights, Carols, Secret Shags: Christmastime Again · By

Like a sick man’s first forays back again in the stomping strolling sashaying world of sunlit commerce, let this post be brief, slippered, and aided by a stout stick. This site was down for a time, and even longer than that I was gone from it,– it would be unwise to return leapingly. So it […]

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Virginia Film Festival

November 5th, 2015 · Comments Off on Virginia Film Festival · By

When I saw the initial schedule for the Film Festival this year, I was profoundly underwhelmed. But it turns out they added some good movies later, and maybe I missed some already there in my first glance. Take a good look at the final schedule and you should be able to put together a fine […]

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Aida Victoria, Shana Falana, Sarah White Tonight At Tea

September 26th, 2015 · Comments Off on Aida Victoria, Shana Falana, Sarah White Tonight At Tea · By

SATURDAY SEPT. 26: @Tea Bazaar:   Aida Victoria, Shana Falana, Sarah White  9:00, $8 A very strong line-up tonight at the Teahouse. Sarah White you know, or are in need of knowing: one of Charlottesville’s premier singer-songwriters. Shana Falana is both a person and her band, which shoe-gazes, dream-pops, and reverbs itself to sweet sky-streaked pop perfection. We might […]

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Listening To Thursday

September 24th, 2015 · Comments Off on Listening To Thursday · By

Thursday September 24th: @Tea Bazaar: Jacob Wick/Blood Moon/Peter Bussigel & Travis Thatcher/Golden Glasses 9:00, $7 @The Southern: Post Sixty Five/Devon Sproule and Friends 8:30, $10 @The Garage: Luray  8:00, $donation Sadly, I am too pressed for time to give this night of music its due, and will have to block quote, not even taking the […]

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