5 hour energy night

August 30th, 2010 · 8 Comments · By

Exciting happenings tonight. Firstly, The Paramount ends its August series of iconic rock films with D.A. Pennebaker’s Don’t Look Back. The documentary focuses on Bob Dylan’s tour of the U.K. in the mid 60’s and has earned its place within the canon of American classics. That means don’t miss it! As a classic, it is widely […]

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three band stampede

August 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on three band stampede · By

There’s an exciting bill at The Box tonight. Three bands, each of them delicious. I suppose the main attraction would be Missouri’s Viking Moses, who just can’t seem to avoid a Devendra Banhart or Jeff Mangum comparison. And that’s not a bad thing at all. The performance is notoriously impromptu, something we Charlottesvillians have appreciated […]

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NaS and Damian Marley, plus an after-party

August 28th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

You probably already knew that NaS and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley — respectively, a rapper who hasn’t put out a good record in 16 years, and the 32-year-old son of a guy whose best music came out 44 years ago — are bringing their collaboration of dubious quality to the Charlottesville Pavilion this evening. C’est […]

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the Wiles CD Release tonight at The Box

August 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on the Wiles CD Release tonight at The Box · By

Local group The Wiles are having a CD release party tonight at the The Box; haven’t seen them play a gig recently, but they’ve been around for a while, playing mildly surf-y pscyh-rock that is sometimes awesome and sometimes merely fun. They’re the only band on the bill; show starts at 10:30, and there’s no […]

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WTJU items of note

August 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

After missing a show Sunday, I’ll be back on the air on WTJU tonight, from 11pm-1am, hosting “Aunt Beast’s Radio Theatre” … Sarah’s already done her last show two weeks ago (with help from myself & Patrick), and I’ll be filling in the spare week before the new (only moderately different) weekly fall schedule starts […]

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Last minute Garage show

August 24th, 2010 · 9 Comments · By

We got a nice little show at the Garage tonight. It may be the last time you can see Andrew Cedermark in Charlottesville before his album drops in a little over two weeks. And after that, The Hill and Wood will demonstrate what they’ve prepared for their first NYC-area show ever in just a few days. […]

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Nice Garage Show Tonight

August 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Nice Garage Show Tonight · By

So hopefully the weather isn’t as gray and overcast in Charlottesville tonight as it is here in Brooklyn, and it’ll be perfectly ideal to stop by The Garage for what should be a great show. My good friend Trevor Wilson from Vermont will be playing some songs for you, with tourmate Jesse Rifkin of The […]

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some WTJU notes

August 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on some WTJU notes · By

Here’s a few things related to WTJU that I thought I would take the time to note here… First of all, everyone has been asking me what the status of the station is. Well, it’s still up in the air. But where things were once incredibly bleak, they now look hopeful. The good news, as […]

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Sarah White at the Jefferson, Order and more at the Tea House

August 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Sarah White at the Jefferson, Order and more at the Tea House · By

Two big shows tonight, unfortunately happening more-or-less at the same time, but they both came together in a sort of haphazard manner, so what can you do? Anyhow, I think they’re both going to be quite worthwhile. Here’s the deal: Neko Case was originally supposed to play at the Jefferson tonight, but she canceled her […]

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party

August 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

An excellent, virtually unpromoted rock show is happening tonight at the Tea House. Order, a band with stamina and vision, will play one of their revitalizing sets of insouciant rock and roll. They will be joined by local favorites the Drunk Tigers, who are probably friends (or soon will be friends of yours.) Philadelphia’s Drums […]

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