Malkmus and the Jicks tonight!

September 30th, 2011 · Comments Off on Malkmus and the Jicks tonight! · By

So I’m sure all of you are plenty excited about this one already, but here’s your obligatory notice (in case you somehow missed it) that Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks are playing at the Jefferson tonight! Charlottesville indie-rock fans (and WTJUers in particular) love to claim Pavement as a hometown band, despite the fact that […]

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CAVE

September 29th, 2011 · Comments Off on CAVE · By

So here’s an opportunity to answer that ‘a tree falls in the forest’ question once and for all: A great touring band comes to Charlottesville, but any of the approximately seven local bands that would have paired nicely with them are each otherwise indisposed. So, does anyone see the show? Well, the band in question […]

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Wavves and Fucked Up (win tickets!), plus Radio Bistro and one of Dylan’s things

September 26th, 2011 · 9 Comments · By

Wavves and Fucked Up are playing at the Jefferson Theater tonight; I’m really excited to see bands like this coming through town, as others of their ilk have traditionally shunned Cville for the crowds in Richmond or Harrisonburg instead… Anyway, Fucked Up are a sprawling post-hardcore ensemble who have gotten a lot of attention recently; […]

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excellent line-up at the Jefferson tonight, plus Grits&Gravy

September 22nd, 2011 · 10 Comments · By

Tonight’s show at the Jefferson is bound to be pretty damn excellent. The world-famous Deerhoof are headlining, and two of the finest acts in VA are the openers: Deerhoof, of course, are a San Francisco-based art-rock band who have been around for over 15 years and have released over 10 albums, and whose members have […]

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Mount Eerie at the UVA Chapel

September 19th, 2011 · 2 Comments · By

The inimitable Phil Elverum returns to Charlottesville tonight at the UVA Chapel, with the latest iteration of his Mount Eerie project. If Mount Eerie doesn’t ring a bell, then perhaps you know his earlier work under the name The Microphones. Whatever the name, it’s all pretty closely related: breathy, intimate sounding recordings inspired by nature […]

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Andrew Cedermark and a band called Bobby

September 17th, 2011 · Comments Off on Andrew Cedermark and a band called Bobby · By

There’s a show at the Tea Bazaar tonight which should be pretty good: The touring act is a group of Bennington folks by the name of BOBBY (or rather, that’s the name of the band itself, not the name of each of the band members). I haven’t heard their music, but several folks with good […]

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Emperor X at the Tea Bazaar, Punk / Garage Rock Show at Magnolia

September 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments · By

There’s a great lineup at the Tea Bazaar tonight. The featured act this evening is Emperor X, who is one of my favorite musicians/people out there. Chad Matheny, the man behind the curtain, has been writing, recording, and touring under that name for about a decade now. I first met him playing a basement show […]

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Frank Fairfield and Eric the Red

September 13th, 2011 · Comments Off on Frank Fairfield and Eric the Red · By

In the five or six years that I’ve been back in Virginia, I’ve seen and heard a lot of musicians — usually at the Tea House — who play what’s loosely described as “old-timey music.” Although the more serious practitioners will debate the specificities of that particular term, I think most of you know what […]

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Eternal Summers and Reading Rainbow, plus Radio Bistro

September 12th, 2011 · Comments Off on Eternal Summers and Reading Rainbow, plus Radio Bistro · By

Tonight’s Tea Bazaar show is one you won’t wanna miss; Roanoke’s Eternal Summers and Reading Rainbow from Philadelphia! Eternal Summers are a band we’ve written about several times in these pages, and the reason for that is that they’re totally awesome. The past two sets they’ve played in town (at the Southern opening for Borrowed […]

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Midtown Street Fair, Xiu Xiu at The Southern, Generationals and Jets at the Tea Bazaar

September 10th, 2011 · 5 Comments · By

First up this Saturday afternoon, the 2nd annual Midtown Street Fair is happening right this second! It’s a really cool event with lots and lots of neat vendors of all varieties, arts and crafts makers, bands, bar-b-que, games, and much more, so make your way out to West Main Street and check that out! It’s […]

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