Caribou cancelled; go see Fuck Buttons

March 31st, 2008 · 4 Comments · By

Due to an injury, Caribou WILL NOT be playing Satellite Ballroom tonight. However, you should still definitely go see the opening act Fuck Buttons. They’re a duo from the UK (clearly named with an eye for mainstream appeal) whose electronic noise-scapes have been earning them comparisons to Growing and Black Dice. I haven’t managed to […]

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Caribou won’t play tonight

March 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment · By

This is very sad news. I know many of you were really psyched about this show (myself included) but one of the Caribou‘s drummers has fractured his wrist, so the band won’t play at Satellite Ballroom tonight. The night is not a complete loss, though, as the awesome Fuck Buttons will play for a $6 […]

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Music for 18 UVa Students

March 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment · By

(Steve Reich) There’s a performance of Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians at Old Cabell Hall tonight. For those who don’t know, it’s a 1976 minimalist composition for an ensemble of xylophones, marimbas, cellos, clarinets, pianos, and female vocalists. It’s an hour-long piece involving heavy use of phasing; particularly memorable are the moments where the […]

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Dodos tonight!

March 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments · By

(The Dodos) The Dodos are a two-piece, driving, catchy, artsy folk act from San Francisco, known for their opening slots supporting Akron/Family and Jennifer Gentle, as well as for their acclaimed solo shows.  They played at the Tea Bazaar last fall, and put on a surprisingly great show; don’t miss ’em this time. I believe […]

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Funky Fems drop MENergy on Satellite Ballroom

March 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Funky Fems drop MENergy on Satellite Ballroom · By

  (Men) As a person who’s tried (and failed) to bring big names to town for benefit shows before, I know it can be a frustrating game. So many things have got to be in place, from schedules to promo, and the end result has got to be fun in addition to ‘awareness raising’ to […]

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Unholy Three: Wednesday Night Shows

March 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments · By

It is perhaps the true beginning of spring to be presented with such a smorgasboard of shows on a Wednesday night. With the weather like it is, you should be planning to run around and check out all three, but if you must make choices, here are the criteria. (The Gunshy) Local (but not for […]

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Barhoppers

March 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment · By

Tonight marks the start of the last week of Barhoppers, playing tonight, Monday, and Tuesday at Rapture. Barhoppers is a long-running offshoot of the also long-running c-ville theatre group OffStage, and it’s a collection of vignettes and one-act plays that take place in, and are performed in, bars. This time around they’ve been performing the […]

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Three shows tonight

March 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments · By

There’s three shows tonight that all look really interesting; take yr pick: First, the Athens Boys Choir is playing at Gravity Lounge. They’re a transgendender hip-hop group, which is definitely not a thing that I have seen done before. Out Magazine says: “avoids falling into the common spoken-word trap… and instead uses engaging wordplay, razor-sharp […]

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Belated post about the Satellite Ballroom

March 21st, 2008 · 10 Comments · By

So, there’s been plenty of talk, both here and elsewhere, about the Satellite Ballroom potentially closing when their sub-lease on the space is up in a few months. Everything’s still up in the air, and no decisions have been made yet, but there is a possibility that their landlord will lease the space to CVS. […]

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Shows at Outback and the Tea House

March 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments · By

Why? are playing at Outback Lodge tonight, along with Cryptacize and Doofgoblin… Why? are a cLOUDDEAD / Anticon-affiliated trio from Oakland, who are gaining attention for their strange mix of indie-rap and bedroom rock sensebilities. Cryptacize are also from California, and feature a former member of Deerhoof, which seems to be enough to get most […]

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