New Year’s Eve stuff

December 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

In addition to the (SOLD OUT) Gogol Bordello show at the Jefferson, there’s a few other fun things tonight which may be of interest: Lun and Ali from the Tea House are throwing a Dance Party at Random Row; apparently I’m DJing first, starting at about 10pm-ish, and other folks will go on afterwards to […]

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an exceptionally tardy review of Sharon Jones at the Jefferson

December 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments · By

{I promised Danny a review of the Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings show at The Jefferson two weeks ago, although 2½ feet of snow and a week of unbelievably crazy shit at work (mixed with a handful of surprise parties and wintertime inebriation) means this review is only now seeing print in these pages… sorry […]

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Country Christmas vol. VI!

December 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Country Christmas vol. VI! · By

The Sixth Annual Country Christmas show is happening tonight at The Southern! Country Christmas is one of my favorite annual Charlottesville traditions, much like Mass Sabbath every Halloween… and as usual, they’ve put together a great bill for the winter solstice. Sarah writes: “In case there was any doubt, the show goes on despite the […]

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is your schedule clearer than the roads? it should be

December 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on is your schedule clearer than the roads? it should be · By

If your boss is making you go to work in spite of the weather and your commute requires you to drive, your boss is asking you to take your life into your own hands. Is your job worth it? Because the roads are still terrible. Even if you are on foot, it is still pretty […]

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wintertime tunes that you can hear from home

December 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments · By

I have more snow-inspired songs for you tonight, but these ones you can hear without leaving the comfort of your house.  I will be on WTJU from 11pm to 3am tonight, playing snow-appropriate music {assuming I can actually get to the station… I borrowed my parent’s station wagon b/c my car is buried under a […]

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openings & closings

December 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments · By

Jacob just helpfully called in with a list of places that are STILL OPEN today: “Christian’s, Mudhouse, West Main restaurant, Feast (no café), Market St Market, Zinc (snow party w/ $1 Bud Light), Random Row (screen print shop called “the Pomp” opening, w/ a band if they can make it), 12th St Taphouse, and Mel’s […]

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Drunk Tigers save Christmas!

December 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

You may have noticed that we’re now experiencing a second ice age, or at least the biggest snowfall in VA since the Blizzard of ’96 (I’m told this is the biggest December snowfall in Virginia history … following up the latest first frost in Charlottesville history… global warming is fucked up.) Anyway, this means that […]

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Invisible Hand + Drunk Tigers at Southern

December 17th, 2009 · 10 Comments · By

This one should be pretty self-explanatory: If you need further enumeration; Invisible Hand is the best rock band in Charlottesville. Drunk Tigers are one of my favorite bands in Charlottesville (not the same thing). And Vevlo Eel are … uh, a band with a difficult-to-enunciate name, and I have not heard them. Corsair was originally […]

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Charlottesville Experimental Music Showcase at The Bridge!

December 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments · By

There’s a concert at the Bridge tonight that I’m super-excited about, and I heartily encourage you to come check it out.  It’s a showcase of “experimental” musicians in Charlottesville… actually, pretty similar to an idea I had last summer, but never had the time or talent to put together. {The idea was basically, “let’s get […]

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also: Bridge silent films / last-minute Caninos

December 15th, 2009 · 4 Comments · By

In addition to the Tickley Feather / Birdlips / band formerly known as Eat Forever show at the Tea Bazaar tonight, which is detailed below, there are also two other noteworthy things going on which didn’t make their way onto the calendar: First of all, there’s a Film Screening at The Bridge, in which we […]

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