Briana Marela, Nelly Kate, and Errantry at the Tea Bazaar

May 29th, 2012 · Comments Off on Briana Marela, Nelly Kate, and Errantry at the Tea Bazaar · By

There is a pleasant-sounding show at Tea Bazaar this evening. Briana Marela hails from the Pacific Northwest and her music reflects fragments of other acts from (or at least on labels from) that region like Mount Eerie, LAKE, Tender Forever, Woelv, and Lucky Dragons. Marela’s songs join looping effects, a drum machine, and synthesizers with […]

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Man Forever (Kid Millions from Oneida!) at the Southern

May 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

I’m really excited about tonight’s show at The Southern; it’s a new project by the drummer from Oneida, who are easily one of the best and most interesting experimental rock groups around. This project, Man Forever, has been described as “punk-infused Metal Machine Music for drums,” which sounds awesome. He’s playing with a different ensemble […]

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Rock n Roll Cannibals at Black Market, Erik the Red down in Scottsville

May 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on Rock n Roll Cannibals at Black Market, Erik the Red down in Scottsville · By

You may know Tristan Thorndyke as “Charlottesville’s Only Rockabilly” — you know, that guy. I’ve also heard more than a few locals refer to him as “that cute boy from the sandwich shop,” as Tristan’s day job involves serving lunch to the women of Charlottesville, all of whose names he somehow manages to remember.  What […]

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Tea House show

May 17th, 2012 · Comments Off on Tea House show · By

Tonight’s concert at the Tea Bazaar should be a lot of fun; it includes some bands whom I’ve heard a lot about, and heard a few recordings by, but have yet to check out live. High Noon are a new-ish local group, whose members (all students, I think?) I’ve each met over the past several […]

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Tom Tom Festival, Bikes at The Bridge

May 11th, 2012 · 2 Comments · By

Well, the Tom Tom Festival weekend is upon us; over the course of the past two months, my opinion on this festival has gone from neutrality to skepticism, to exhuastion, and finally to noticing that there are actually a few acts I’d like to catch this weekend. The main ones that piqued my interest (in […]

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Tatsuya Nakatani at The Bridge, Mike Gangloff, Mss. & Magik Markers at the Tea House! (also, win tUnE-yArDs tix from PCA!)

May 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on Tatsuya Nakatani at The Bridge, Mike Gangloff, Mss. & Magik Markers at the Tea House! (also, win tUnE-yArDs tix from PCA!) · By

There’s two concerts this evening that I’m really excited about; it’s kind of unfortunate that they’re both happening on the same night, but I’ve checked with the organizers of each event and I think the start times are staggered enough that it’s going to be possible to see both, if you’re up for it. (But […]

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tonight

May 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on tonight · By

There’s (more than) a few things of note going on this evening: Cville’s all-girl competitive roller derby team, the Charlottesville Derby Dames, are holding their first bout of the 2012 Season this evening, competing against two teams from Baltimore, at the Main Street Arena (aka “the Ice Park”). Doors are at 6pm, the rolling starts […]

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Hume at the Tea Bazaar (win tickets!)

May 2nd, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

Tonight’s Tea Bazaar show should be fun; I’ve seen Hume play here twice before, and really enjoyed them both times. They’ve got a nervous, sprawling energy that’s also exuberant and gentle; they kind of sound like American Don-era Don Cab, but with an Arthur Russell-ish singer. Definitely recommended for fans of that last Dirty Projectors […]

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