a Holiday of gratitude and Dead Animals

November 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments · By

As a Thanksgiving present from me to you, here are two YouTube videos. {They’re both widescreen, so I’ve just linked to them rather than trying to embed them in this narrow column. Plus embedding clips in WordPress is a pain in the ass.} First, here’s a group of High School girls doing a synchronized dance […]

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missed shows / radio shows / metalhead videos

November 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment · By

I’d like to offer my apologies to all the bands whose shows I neglected to write about on Saturday; there was a BirdLips / Trees on Fire show at PVCC; Benjy Ferree at the Tea Bazaar; Wes Swing and Nelly Kate at the Garage; and no less than six punk, metal and hardcore bands at […]

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Many, many shows tonight.

November 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments · By

There are SO many shows going on tonight.  After a week of barely any shows at all. You’d think folks would bother to coordinate, right? Anyhow, all of the options look pretty good. The Raymond Raquello Orchestra are playing a house party show at Jesse “Raquello”s house, along with the Invisible Hand …  seems like […]

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more of Sarah and Jim / a Film at The Bridge

November 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on more of Sarah and Jim / a Film at The Bridge · By

Sarah White and Jim Waive have informed me that they’ll be playing music on television tonight! WHTJ, the local PBS affiliate, has a program called The Music Seen, and tonight’s episode features performances by Jim, Sarah, and a band called Blue Line Highway. It’s on at 11pm. Apparently it’s a show they recorded in Richmond […]

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White & Waive at Fry’s Spring / VHT re-opened

November 14th, 2008 · 3 Comments · By

So the big show tonight is the Full Moon Ball at the Fry’s Spring Beach Club (!) with Sarah White and Ted Pitney, Jim Waive and the Young Divorcees, and Justin Jones and the Driving Rain. For those who don’t know it Fry’s Spring is way down off of JPA extended (a few blocks past […]

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Quintron and Truman Sparks tonight / + a DJ night

November 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments · By

Quintron and Miss Pussycat are playing at Outback Lodge tonight, along with Truman Sparks and Class Substitute. It should be a lot of fun. $8 cover, and it should start at like, 10ish maybe? There’s also a DJ Night at Is (the old Starr Hill space), with DJ Shizo, DJ Phlaves, St/Mic and Colorboy. Jeyon […]

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support The Laramie Project and Queer & Allied Activism / counter-protest Fred Phelps and his horrible Klan

November 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on support The Laramie Project and Queer & Allied Activism / counter-protest Fred Phelps and his horrible Klan · By

There’s a presentation of “The Laramie Project” at 7:30pm in the UVa Chapel tomorrow. It’s a play about the reaction to the murder of Matthew Shepard, an openly gay university student in Laramie, Wyoming. The play draws on hundreds of interviews with inhabitants of the town, Tectonic Theatre Company members’ own journal entries, and published […]

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Jeffrey Lewis after Mates of State (see both!)

November 12th, 2008 · 4 Comments · By

Two cool shows tonight; many of you are already excited about the Mates of State show at Gravity Lounge {with Brother Reade and the Cinnamon Band, doors at 8pm}: but here’s another show AFTER that, which you might not know about: Jeffrey Lewis and DBB Plays Cups at the Tea Bazaar.DBB is the band of […]

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Ultimate C.L.A.W.

November 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment · By

CLAW is happening again Tuesday night, and it may be the last CLAW event!! It’s a “Smackdown of Champions” featuring the winners of all previous CLAW matches, and it should be pretty dramatic. Further CLAW news: Billy Hunt has a show of CLAW photos up at The Bridge for the month (with an accompanying book); […]

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WTJU stuff

November 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on WTJU stuff · By

I turned on WTJU this afternoon to hear “The Soulful Situation,” only to find Robin Tomlin interviewing Allan Toussaint by phone! In-between the questions there were scattered songs he had produced for Irma Thomas and others, and it sounded pretty amazing. I wish I’d known it was happening in advance, so I could have taped […]

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