Puppets Comedy, Hands, Chewbacca

July 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on Puppets Comedy, Hands, Chewbacca · By

Some exciting stuff tonight: First off, my good friend Jones is screening many episodes of his brilliant puppet sitcom at The Bridge tonight. As I wrote in the Bridge press release: Informed by an encyclopedic knowledge of obscure British sitcoms, a comprehensive understanding of time-tested vaudeville gags, years of stage experience, and a lifelong obession […]

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transmissions both intergalactic and historical

July 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments · By

Charlottesville ex-patriot (and formerly ubiquitous drumming madman) Matthew Clark was back in town this weekend, and he let me know that the Galactic Core — an amazing noise-rock supergroup which includes his fellow ex-pats Brian Thackeray (Dark Yoga, ex-Reptilian Shapeshifters) and Max Katz (ex-Red Wizard) — have a bunch of new photos and tall tales […]

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Miscellany / dancing tonight

July 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Miscellany / dancing tonight · By

Here’s a few small things I’ve been meaning to mention: Here are some videos (1, 2, 3) of the Pinko Communoids set at the Bridge last May, along with a video of Conner Lacy and friends (1). Local filmmaker Meghan Eckman shot the whole show, apparently; thanks to Wendy for the links. There’s also a […]

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Speaker Tree Records in L-Burg

July 25th, 2008 · 5 Comments · By

Did y’all catch that Extraordinaires show last night? Totally awesome. First night with the new Tea House PA and it went very smoothly. Awesome new songs, awesomely enthusiastic audience; a fun sweaty show. Good openers, too. I must admit the general demographics of the show made me feel kinda old (but in a “there’s hope […]

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Extraordinaires, punk show, local music news

July 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment · By

The Extraordinaires return to the Tea House tonight. You’re probably already familiar with these Philly-based wonders (many of them former Charlottesvillers), and their infectiously catchy, restlessly inventive, storytelling-centric indie-rock anthems and ballads. They’re playing tonight with Tavo Carbone, whom I believe played here almost exactly a year ago (although I missed that show). There’s also […]

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Ruscher, Obama, dancing, feminism.

July 19th, 2008 · 3 Comments · By

There’s no huge noteworthy event tonight, just a few small unrelated things I thought I’d take the time to mention here: John Ruscher, founder of NailgunMedia in 2005, has left town. John started this blog from scratch when he was a UVa student, and was more or less it’s sole writer for almost three years […]

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Dance Party Tonight!

July 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on Dance Party Tonight! · By

There’s going to be a sweet dance party tonight at the CCDC — it’s that awesome new space that takes up the whole 2nd floor of the Market St. Parking Garage above the Mall — you know, this one. It’s part of an installation that they’ve got up for the month, and the theme is […]

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awesome Bridge show, plus Outback

July 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment · By

There’s a drone-/indie-/kraut-rock show at The Bridge tonight which I expect will be excellent: Myceum is Scott Ritchie, who’s played some excellent pedal-based drone sets recently, opened for Dais Queue and Dick Horse recently. Simple are an indie-rock band from out of town whom I don’t know much about. Articulate Chewbacca is a brand-new, instrumental, […]

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Bruce Conner, 1933-2008

July 16th, 2008 · 5 Comments · By

I was saddened today to learn of the recent death of artist and filmmaker Bruce Conner. He passed away on Monday a week ago, but somehow I didn’t hear about it until this evening when my mother gave me a clipping she had saved of a New York Times article on Conner which, 6 paragraphs […]

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new local venue on the way

July 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment · By

Brendan Fitzgerald at C-VILLE Weekly reports that Coran Capshaw’s Red Light Management plans to open a music venue at 608 Preston Avenue in a space that is connected to the King Lumber building. The size of the venue and an opening date are not mentioned, but it does sound like they are hurrying to get […]

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