Films and Poetry at The Bridge tonight!

April 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

There’s an event at The Bridge tonight which looks really great — unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend it myself, since a) nobody at The Bridge bothered to tell me this event was happening, so b) I scheduled myself to help run a different screening somewhere else — But anyway, I urge you to […]

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Steve Richmond’s Farewell DJ Set

April 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on Steve Richmond’s Farewell DJ Set · By

This will be a lightning fast post, as I’m under the gun: Steve Richmond, one of Charlottesville’s most knowledgeable music buffs and excellent DJs, is soon to depart Charlottesville for the Big Apple. As such, he’ll be kicking out the jams for us one more time (for now anyways), tonight at The Box. If you […]

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Tea House Tonight; La Strada, Hill&Wood, and a Variety Show!

April 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

There’s a show at the Tea Bazaar tonight which should be a lot of fun; the headliners areĀ  La Strada; they are, in the words of Jacob: “an orchestral folk-rock group from NYC whose lineup includes violin, cello, and accordion. They’ve played a couple times in town over the last year, including at the late […]

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RIP Black Cat Skate Shop

April 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

Just heard the sad news that Black Cat Skate Shop will be closing its doors after this week; I was never a skater myself, but I always appreciated the part that the shop played in the local community; here’s an article I wrote about a photo show there back in ’07. Y’all should stop by […]

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Invisible Hand covers Kinks at the Box Tonight!

April 26th, 2010 · 9 Comments · By

The Invisible Hand are playing at The Box tonight, and they’re doing a whole set of Kinks covers! This should be really fun. They’re sharing the bill with Philadelphia’s Hermit Thrushes, and a band from Richmond called Young Adult Fiction; I’ve heard OF both of those bands, but haven’t actually heard either one. Still, it’s […]

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Two House Parties and More!

April 24th, 2010 · 7 Comments · By

There are, not one, but TWO swell-lookin’ house parties this evening; First up, Gary says: “tonight (saturday) is looking like a night of firsts and lasts. at 10pm sharp: Birdshit will be playing first, and it’s their first show. It features members of St. Gods (Caleb L’Etoile) and Buffalo Wild Wing (Kevin Haney). All I […]

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Yet another Friday with many, many musical options.

April 23rd, 2010 · 7 Comments · By

Plenty of assorted musical entertainments to choose from this evening; it’s a little late in the day so I’ll make this short & sweet: At 7:30pm at The Garage, there’s a Baltimore act called Small Sur, who play “ethereal indie-folk;” local singer/songwriter Chris Campanelli is the opener, and they’ll be passing a hat and asking […]

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Drunk Tigers at The Box tonight, w/ ex-DPlan guys’ new band

April 22nd, 2010 · 8 Comments · By

Drunk Tigers are playing tonight at The Box! Seems like there’s a lot going on in Drunk Tigers-land, release-wise; they’ve got some professionally-pressed copies of the EP they put out as a hand-made thing in February, and several more songs being readied for a split cassette with Andrew Cedermark on Funny/NotFunny; you can see a […]

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an old article which seems relevent at the moment

April 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

From Greil Marcus’ 1980 interview with Gang of Four: “No matter what our politics, no matter how the music works, we still get an overwhelmingly male audience,” Hugo Burnham said. “I can’t see any tactic to change that,” said Jon King. “Women get hassled at gigs if they’re not with a bloke. And so a […]

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Titus Andronicus, Truman Sparks, Andrew Cedermark & Buffalo Wildwing, and Jonny Corndawg played Random Row Books (videos)

April 20th, 2010 · 9 Comments · By

This was the sixth time I’ve seen Titus Andronicus in the last two years (my fifth time seeing them in Charlottesville), and for some reason, none were as crazy as this one. I just wrote a review of the show for the Dec, so to avoid repeating myself, I’ll try to keep this short and […]

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