Halloween extravaganza at the Southern, and more!

October 30th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

Well, it’s technically only the 30th, but since Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, tonight seems to be the night everyone is doing the majority of their celebrating; The big event tonight is the Mock Stars Ball at the Southern, in which ten local bands (well, five tonight and five tomorrow) are all dressing […]

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Sarah & Andrew at the Garage, Skeleton$ at the Tea House, a Derby extravaganza at the Diner… oh yeah, and President Obama!

October 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

As if there weren’t already enough awesome music events around town tonight, there’s also another last minute event that you may have heard about… President Obama will speak at the Charlottesville Pavilion this evening, stumping for local incumbent underdog Congressman Tom Periello (more about him soon — election day is Tuesday!) The event is free […]

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two more B-more acts on the Dan Deacon bill!

October 28th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

What was once a mere rumor now appears to actually be happening — just heard via Danny Shea and Andy Gems that Dan Deacon‘s fellow denizens of charm city — namely, Dope Body and DJ Dog Dick — have been added to tonight’s bill at the Southern! Saw both of those acts do their thing […]

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Dan Deacon is here TONIGHT – win tix

October 28th, 2010 · 5 Comments · By

UPDATE: Congratulations to our winners, Anthony Gallo and Rebecca Reed. My main Strong Island man*, Dan Deacon, is playing at the Southern tonight, and we have two pairs of tickets to give away. This will be one of his more traditional shows, where he puts his equipment on the floor and tons of sweaty people crowd around […]

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Chapin Sisters, Fire Tapes, or… uh, “DJ Dog Dick” (& more)

October 27th, 2010 · 10 Comments · By

If you’re as tremendously excited about tomorrow night’s Dan Deacon show as we are — and if that’s the case, you still have a chance to enter our contest — then you can get a little taste of Baltimore tonight, courtesy of a gentleman with the charming moniker of “DJ Dog Dick.” Honestly I feel […]

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Jenny & Johnny / Magnolia Extravaganza

October 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

At the Jefferson Theater tonight, we have Jenny (Lewis) and Johnny (Johnathan Rice): From the looks of their recent set lists, they’re playing a ton of songs from their new album, I’m Having Fun Now, plus an old Jenny Lewis song or two (this set list has a song from Acid Tongue, so I wouldn’t […]

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Generationals / The Ever-Greens…

October 25th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

This show seems relatively under the radar, so here we go… First up, at 9pm is a new Charlottesville act, The Ever-Greens. His name is Andy. Give the cover and the song under it a listen: both are shockingly good. I believe he’s playing by himself tonight though. After that, at 10pm, is New Orlean’s […]

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another Bridge show, plus “Trash Humpers” at OFFscreen

October 24th, 2010 · 5 Comments · By

There’s yet another show at The Bridge tonight, which I just found out about yesterday; the two touring bands are Little Master and Dead Dog, joined by locals Northern Diver. Little Master are a relatively new-ish band from Richmond, whose press release and myspace page list only early-90’s grunge-lite bands as influences, and claim they […]

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At the Bridge / Garage…

October 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

There’s a good one tonight at the Bridge…if you know anything about Brad Perry, you know he runs a tight ship when he puts on shows, as in there are two PAs / drumsets, and there is actually no down time between sets. So when he bills this show as “5 bands in 2.5 hours,” […]

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middlin’ to decent wednesday

October 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on middlin’ to decent wednesday · By

Today’s noteworthy events include the conclusion of the two-night Bela Lugosi Birthday Bash at The Bridge. Matt Marshall, an adjunct film lecturer at UVA, hosts the event which includes screenings of White Zombie (1932) and Ed Wood’s  Bride of the Monster (1956.) I can see this as an ideal event to take it to the […]

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