Happy Memorial Day feat. Of Montreal

May 31st, 2010 · Comments Off on Happy Memorial Day feat. Of Montreal · By

How fitting for a band with a storied, (almost) 15 year long career to play at The Jefferson, itself a venue with a rich past, on Memorial Day. That band is Of Montreal and I will take a moment to recall their history. The band is the creative project of Kevin Barnes, an unquestionably virtuosic […]

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some thoughts on the C-Ville’s “Women in Rock” article

May 30th, 2010 · 33 Comments · By

There’s been a lot of discussion about Andrew’s article for the C-Ville Weekly this past week, the cover story entitled “Women are everywhere in Charlottesville’s arts community. So where are the women in rock?“ (If you haven’t seen it yet, check that link.) For the most part, the article is a sincere examination of several […]

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Borrowed Beams at the Tea Bazaar

May 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

Adam Brock is bringing his Borrowed Beams of Light out to shine at the Tea Bazaar tonight. The Beams, while totally excellent, rarely play out. In fact, only two or three times in the last year. So, that said, this is pretty clearly a not-to-be-missed occasion. Borrowed Beams is Adam’s sunny rock/pop side project, drawing […]

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Zack Orion, Skeletonbreath Encore at The Box

May 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on Zack Orion, Skeletonbreath Encore at The Box · By

This could probably be summed up quite succinctly in Tweet form, but given that obviously not everyone is following us (yet), I’ll put it in long form: Skeletonbreath, having found themselves with a day off in Charlottesville, are making an encore appearance at The Box tonight. They are, of course, as previously mentioned, totally great. […]

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Skeletonbreath, Rhythm Bandit, Klezmer

May 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Skeletonbreath, Rhythm Bandit, Klezmer · By

An excellent, eclectic bill at the Tea Bazaar tonight: First up is a group that I’ve unofficially dubbed ‘Klez Dispenser’ (h/t Scott Ritchie for coming up with that one!). It’s several members of the UVA Klezmer Ensemble, including Jon Hampton (of Truman Sparks), Jenny Bass (who really plays a mean klezmer piano), and violinist Gabe […]

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“Raiders” at the Paramount

May 24th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” is showing at the Paramount tonight! Geez, what to say about that one? “Raiders” is probably the finest action-adventure film of all time, certainly the best one since the 60’s. Spielberg at the height of his technical abilities, Lucas before he started making condescending crap for his kids, and probably […]

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Three Cool Shows

May 22nd, 2010 · 6 Comments · By

So this’ll be fairly brief, as it’s another mobile entry and the typing is considerably more difficult! There’s 3 worthwhile shows tonight: First (I’m not sure how public this is, but they tweeted it so I guess that’s pretty public), Dzian! and the Nakashi dance crew will be playing at the Bridge tonight at 8:45 […]

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Soul & Funk Extravaganza at the Tea Bazaar Tonight!

May 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Soul & Funk Extravaganza at the Tea Bazaar Tonight! · By

I’m seriously excited about this one: To summarize, DJ Golden Age is Colin Powell (co-head of WTJU’s rock dept.) and DJ Rum Cove is of course Robin Tomlin (host of the excellent “Soulful Situation” show on Monday afternoons); they have a semi-regular DJ event called “Grits&Gravy” in which they play awesome old soul&funk 45’s. You […]

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Mario Montez: extravagent queer art films from the 60’s at The Bridge tonight

May 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Mario Montez: extravagent queer art films from the 60’s at The Bridge tonight · By

There’s a film screening at The Bridge tonight which looks awesome; you may remember when they screened Jose Rodriguez Soltero’s film “Lupe” last summer; it was the surprise highlight of the season, a gorgeous 16mm print with lush red colors, and an indelible performance by Mario Montez (in drag) as Lupe Valez. It was so […]

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We Have a Winner…

May 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

We are happy to award Eric Wuestewald two tickets to the 5/31 Of Montreal show at The Jefferson. Eric sent us this commendable series of haikus: A Series of Haikus for Of Montreal: 1. On Dancing I, graduate of an awful economy, just want to funk out. 2. The Spectacle I would also like to […]

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