Even though I moved away from Charlottesville in September, the kind current editors here told me I was still allowed to post my 2013 list here. This post will only be Favorite Albums and Shows because 1) I haven’t really thought about anything else and 2) this post is long enough as it is and […]
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January 9th, 2014 · 2 Comments · By Joy M.
January 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments · By Amanda
When making this post I used the opposite approach as James Ford – the fewer words the better. I, as a reader, know that it is somewhat comforting and self-validating to see that other people liked the same albums as you. I read year-end lists to see similarities, not to read the text, which is […]
December 31st, 2013 · 4 Comments · By James
Wow – “Wow!” (Bubca Records)
August 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments · By Joy M.
Last week, I met up with Charlottesville’s own Borrowed Beams of Light to talk about their second full-length album, and their show on August 31st at the Southern with Grandchildren (from Philadelphia) and Carl Anderson. The band hadn’t finished practicing when I arrived, so I sat down on a couch in their current practice space, […]
August 15th, 2013 · 2 Comments · By James
Ian Svenonius has been a key figure in DC punk, and its various offshoots and subgenres, for 25 years. He has been the front-man for Nation of Ulysses, Cupid Car Club, the Make-Up, Scene Creamers and Weird War, and has authored the book of essays The Psychic Soviet and the recently published Supernatural Strategies for […]
June 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off on local music, lately: Hibernator Gigs · By Joy M.
When I posted last week about Invisible Hand‘s Squirrel Jail tape, it reminded me that we haven’t covered (extensively) some great local releases that have come out in the past few months, especially those on the Hibernator Gigs label, founded in 2011 by Dave Gibson and Renee Reighart (whose last names are an anagram of […]
January 1st, 2013 · 3 Comments · By James
Better late than never, here are 10 albums I liked from this past year, plus an extensive run-down of my favorite concert experience of 2012. Mount Eerie – Ocean Roar (P.W. Elverum and Sun, Ltd.) Phil Elvrum’s return to form (albeit a slightly different form than the one he started out with) continues; this is […]
TONIGHT! 12/8 – Bubbly Mommy Gun (GA, mem. Quiet hooves) , GNRTHRP , Adam Smith (Invisible hand) @ TEA BAZAAR + interview w/ the bros of Bubbly
The Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar continues its streak of great live music tonight with Bubbly Mommy Gun from Athens, GA. They have some of the dudes from psycho-pop outfit Quiet Hooves (who played an amazing set at The Southern opening for Reptar earlier this year) and have a similar reputation for bizarre, yet accessible live […]
We’re having a fun event at Vinegar Hill Theatre tonight; Halloween is approaching fast, and so is a tremendous hurricane, and there’s absolutely nothing else going on tonight so you should come check it out. We’re partnering with OffScreen to show three movies tonight: Joel Schumaker’s beloved 80’s vampire flick the Lost Boys, a grisly […]
October 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on Dum Dum Girls at the Southern / contest winner / another contest! · By James
I’m very excited that the Dum Dum Girls are playing tonight. The two records they put out last year were on my best-of-the-year list, and I had just been thinking “I bet they’re pretty great live; I wonder if I’ll ever get to see them live?” when I heard that this show was happening. I […]