Dust show tonight; might be the last one?

February 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

There’s a show at Dust tonight which should be pretty amazing; the headliners are Sonoi, which contains former WTJU-ers / members of Manishevitz; it seems like folks were already pretty excited about the show before FIVE more bands got added to the bill; The Raquellos are starting things off with their folky sea-shanties at around […]

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a new discovery

February 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

Via Adam Smith and Thomas Dean (and an old VHS tape), I have discovered my new favorite band this week, the Rezillos:

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Invisible Hand, film screenings

February 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on Invisible Hand, film screenings · By

There are two different film events going on tonight; it’s the first spring screening of the Virginia Film Society at Newcomb Hall — they’re showing “Young Mr Lincoln,” John Ford’s 1939 biopic with ayoung Henry Fonda as Abe Lincoln. It sounds interesting, plus John Ford is usually pretty impeccable and amazing 90% of the time. […]

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Taphouse Tonight — I’m spinning

February 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on Taphouse Tonight — I’m spinning · By

Here’s a last-minute one: I’m DJ-ing at the 12th-St Taphouse tonight, from 10pm-ish to 1am-ish. You should stop by, it’ll be fun. I told Adam I’d probably be playing “old motown / stax soul, 60’s ska, low-key new wave, 50’s doo-wop, biz markie classics, charming obscurities, etc.” Now that I’m plannig the set, it may […]

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Dr Dog and Drug Rug at Gravity Lounge

February 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Dr Dog and Drug Rug at Gravity Lounge · By

Dr Dog and Drug Rug are playing at Gravity Lounge tonight. I don’t know much about either band, but my fellow WTJU dj’s are all totally psyched about this show, which is about as good of an endorsement as you can ask for in this town. To pick one example, DJ Baconfat says:  i just […]

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Bridge show, Divorcees at Diner

February 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on Bridge show, Divorcees at Diner · By

The Audio February show at The Bridge tonight looks like fun; it’s Jay Purdy of the Extraordinaires, along with Adam Soroka. I think the flyer pretty much speaks for itself: That’s one’s at 8pm, so after it ends you’ll have time to head over the Blue Moon Diner for the 10pm Jim Waive show. It’s […]

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Art Klatch reception, Tea House show

February 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

The aforementioned Art Klatch bloggers are having an opening party/reception thing at The Garage tonight. It may be cold, but at least you can be sure that there will be good conversation. Also, the Tea House show is supposed to be good: it’s  National Feather and Mild Winter. Thomas Dean made the flyers, so that’s […]

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calendar snazz

February 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments · By

My tech wiz roommate Tom has just added a Nailgun RSS show feed (check the orange button on the top right), so you RSS junkies can keep up to date. And, if you haven’t noticed, you can also view upcoming shows in monthly calendar form (that other little button). So keep your eyes on what’s […]

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Ayler documentary, two awesome local shows

February 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments · By

Three awesome things tonight — and it’s definitely possible to catch at least two of them. First off, we’re showing a documentary about Ayler Ayler at The Bridge — it’s from 2005, it’s called “My Name is Albert Ayler” and it’s barely been shown in the US. For those who don’t know: Ayler was an […]

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an awesome show that you missed

February 18th, 2009 · 7 Comments · By

OK Charlottesville, what the fuck?  Seriously, you missed a rad show last night. Three fascinating and worthwhile acts threw down a serious aesthetic gauntlet and there were only like, 20 people there. I mean, I had a great time and all, but y’all need to quit snoring on this. Diamond Black Hearted Boy was absolutely […]

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