Refuting Accusations of Elitism

April 29th, 2008 · 6 Comments · By

OR, why arguments about the quality of music which are based on popularity and commercial success are silly and disingenuous I’d just like to take a minute to refute some of the claims made by a particular Letter to the Editor in this week’s C-Ville Weekly (scroll down to “Rag-time” by John Dove), which was […]

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Truman Sparks Farewell Show at Dust

April 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments · By

Truman Sparks are playing at DUST tonight, and it’s rumored to be their last show, at least for the time being.  (Check out the poster graphic to the right…) I remember seeing one of their first shows at Starr Hill, back in… when was it? 2005? Anyway, Truman Sparks kick ass, so get out their […]

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nick lowe and mamma mia show

April 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on nick lowe and mamma mia show · By

(nick lowe – photo by Dan Burn-Forti) Tonight: Nick Lowe and Ron Sexsmith at Satellite Ballroom. Doors at 7pm. The reviews I’ve read of Lowe’s recent tours have been very positive, so I’m excited to see this. Word is that this will be a seated show. And at Mamma Mia (Grady Ave. and Preston Ave.): […]

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film screening before the show tonight

April 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on film screening before the show tonight · By

(Jeanne Liotta at The Bridge tonight) In addition to the Tea House show that John wrote about below, the Film Series that I run is also having a screening tonight.  In collaboration with the Virginia Film Society, we’ve brought film-maker and historian Jeanne Liotta to Charlottesville.  She’s showing a curated selection of films, some weird […]

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mahjongg and more

April 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment · By

UPDATE: In my haste to prepare for the tea house show tonight, I forgot to mention that Worn in Red, A Cosmonaut’s Ruin, Two Days of Freedom play at Outback Lodge tonight. Should also be a good show, and Worn in Red will have their brand new split 7″ with Benard for sale. Tonight at […]

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cozy house party or rap silliness

April 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on cozy house party or rap silliness · By

(cole and david) There’s a show tonight at The Bakery, featuring David Reza Jabari and Cole Moldy Milner, in what promises to be a cozy living-room concert. Victoria says: “[Cole] has released recordings on Marriage Records (home to White Rainbow, Dirty Projectors, Thanksgiving, and many other fine Pacific Northwest independent musical acts). He went on […]

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Tea House tonight

April 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Tea House tonight · By

Firstly, read John’s post below! Secondly, there’s a show at the Tea House tonight. Bandazian and Social Viscocity, plus the Clarence Thomas Action Adventure Unit have been added to the bill… cheap cover, should start 10-ish.

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It’s official: Plan 9’s Corner location to close

April 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments · By

An updated version of the C-VILLE article I wrote last week. And David Moltz’s piece on the subject for the Cav Daily.

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michael hurley

April 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment · By

(michael hurley) Tonight Michael Hurley and Keith Morris will be at the Tea Bazaar. Hurley has been making songs since the ’60s, when his first record, 1965’s First Songs, came out on Folkways. His most recent album, Ancestral Swamp, came out on Devendra Banhart’s Gnomosong label last September. He also collaborated with the Unholy Modal […]

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Two shows tonight; more Satellite activism

April 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on Two shows tonight; more Satellite activism · By

Tonight there’s a show at the venue-on-everyone’s-mind, Satellite Ballroom.  It’s a CD release party for Six Day Bender, a local band that have been getting a lot of positive attention recently. I haven’t yet had the chance to check out their sound, but I’m told they mix bluegrass and rock pretty effectively. The opening act […]

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