Stephen Steinbrink Returns With Friends

August 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

I’ve honestly lost count of how many times Stephen Steinbrink has played here in Charlottesville in the last three years, but I think tonight is the tenth (lets see: Outback Lodge, Tea Bazaar, Magnolia, UVA Chapel, Nalle Street, The Garage at least once, Tea Bazaar again). Suffice to say, I’m a big fan. At 23 […]

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a Hurricane of concerts! (or, “please insert a better joke here”)

August 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

So, in addition to the small amount of light rain we might be getting this weekend, there also a significant number of notable concerts going on this evening: The big one, of course, the farewell concert for Devon Sproule and Paul Curreri, two of the nicest folks and nicest musicians to grace Charlottesville with their […]

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WTJU concert at the UVa Chapel

August 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments · By

So you may have noticed — due to the extra 20,000 people who arrived in town last weekend — that the students are back. We at WTJU have decided, for the second year in a row, to throw a sort of “welcome-back” show for them (or I guess just a “welcome” show for new students). […]

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Higgs, Zomes, Grand Banks & Myceum at al-Hamraa!

August 21st, 2011 · 5 Comments · By

Tonight’s show is one that I know a lot of you are really excited about… for the rest, allow me to explain: The headlining acts are two former members of Lungfish, the long-running Baltimore-based band who put out a string of alarmingly consistent albums between the late 80’s and their informal dissolution a few years […]

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Civic Saturday; Fun Tea House Show

August 20th, 2011 · 4 Comments · By

If you recall (and I bet you do), we got pretty engaged with City Council earlier this year around changing some restrictive city code that was endangering some of Charlottesville’s smaller venues. In the end, Council was receptive to a lot of the ideas we brought forth and we got a largely positive result, albeit […]

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Six Organs of Admittance w/ expanded Mss. line-up, also the latest in Corndawg news

August 17th, 2011 · 10 Comments · By

Six Organs of Admittance, the experimental folk/rock project of Ben Chasny and various collaborators, returns to Charlottesville this evening! He’ll be playing at The Southern with two opening bands — more about them in a second. Six Organs’ material is kind of all over the place; some of it is extremely austere instrumental folk, while […]

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DUMP (and much more)

August 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments · By

So, here’s a thing that we’ve all been very excited about: DUMP is, of course, the ongoing solo/side project of James McNew, better known to most as the bassist of that long-standing indie-rock band we all know and love, Yo La Tengo (in trying to describe his role in that group to someone recently, I […]

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Take Your Pick

August 12th, 2011 · Comments Off on Take Your Pick · By

Tonight we are offered the difficult choice of which Sebring brother we would like to hear perform: Dan Sebring (formerly of Drunk Tigers) is the frontman for No Brainer, a pop-punk act who are definitely likeable even if you’re not the sort of person who automatically gets enthusiastic about pop-punk to begin with. They’re playing […]

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Bleeker and Buddies at Alhamraa, Neko Case at the Jefferson

August 11th, 2011 · Comments Off on Bleeker and Buddies at Alhamraa, Neko Case at the Jefferson · By

Well, I for one am very excited about the show tonight down at Alhamraa! Let me count the ways… The star of the show tonight is my good bud Bleeker, who is here tonight with his band (formally ‘Alex Bleeker & The Freaks‘, who release their records via Underwater Peoples). You may recognize Bleeker as […]

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Magnolia house party tonight

August 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments · By

Tonight’s show at the Magnolia house should be a lot of fun; it’s a varied and interesting bill, and definitely worth checking out. Dylan Mulshine is someone I’m sure you’re all familiar with at this point; he’s played dozens upon dozens of shows as the Rhythm Bandit, with Krull and the second version of Articulate […]

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