Fire Tapes at Black Market, Sarah White at the Southern

June 29th, 2012 · Comments Off on Fire Tapes at Black Market, Sarah White at the Southern · By

It’s late in the day, so here’s the quick & dirty write-up for tonight: The Fire Tapes are playing at the Black Market Moto Saloon. They’re one of my favorite groups in town; they play dreamy indie-rock of the Yo La Tengo / Galaxie 500 / Cowboy Junkies / Dream Syndicate variety; a little bit […]

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Saara Markkanen at The Garage

June 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on Saara Markkanen at The Garage · By

If you hurry, you can still make it to The Garage in time for the start of a performance by Finnish folk singer Saara Markannen. The show starts at 8pm and donations are accepted. We’re told that Markkanen sings and plays guitar with her own unique finger-picking style. While we haven’t heard much of her […]

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Rally for Honor at the Rotunda

June 24th, 2012 · Comments Off on Rally for Honor at the Rotunda · By

I’m sure you’ve all been following the ongoing situation at the University; if not, here’s a quick summary: Over the course of a few weeks, the Rector of the Board of Visitors (Helen Dragas, a real estate developer and non-academic who apparently has both a ridiculous sense of entitlement and a shaky grasp of how […]

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Hand at FAF, Zammuto at the Jefferson, Grits at Black Market

June 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Hand at FAF, Zammuto at the Jefferson, Grits at Black Market · By

There’s a few concerts of note tonight, most of which ought to be pretty interesting: The Invisible Hand are making their debut performance at the [nope, not gonna call it that] Pavilion this evening, oddly enough, opening for a “British Invasion” tribute band called the English Channel. (the Hand were a last-minute addition to the […]

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Tea House Show, UVA Rally, Upcoming show at The Garage

June 21st, 2012 · Comments Off on Tea House Show, UVA Rally, Upcoming show at The Garage · By

Hey y’all, Pardon our quiet recently. We’ve been busy. Let’s get to it! Tonight at the Tea Bazaar, there is a show with local twee-country (is that accurate as a description at all? You know what we mean, right?) indie rockers High Noon and touring act Ben Seretan & The Early. We just finished listening to […]

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Ami Dang at the Tea Bazaar (win free tickets if you hurry!)

June 15th, 2012 · Comments Off on Ami Dang at the Tea Bazaar (win free tickets if you hurry!) · By

Ami Dang is a sitarist, vocalist, and producer from Baltimore, Maryland and New Delhi, India. Her sound ranges from North Indian classical fused with ambient electronics to experimental dancepop, coming together in a genre that she calls “Bollywave.” She plays at the Tea Bazaar tonight. This week’s Feedback column in the C-Ville Weekly features an […]

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Waxahatchee, Doppelganger and more at Magnolia

June 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

Tonight, there is a house show (so you’ll have to ask around to find out the address) at Magnolia. Waxahatchee is one Katie Crutchfield from Brooklyn by way of Alabama. One of her folk-punk (or perhaps just plain folk) songs, “Be Good,” was just picked as NPR’s Song of the Day. Accompanying Waxahatchee on tour […]

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Printmaking Performance at Random Row Books

June 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on Printmaking Performance at Random Row Books · By

We told you about it last week, and tonight is the night: London’s Henningham Family Press gives a performative printmaking workshop and artist talk at Random Row Books, presented by New City Arts Initiative with Piedmont Council for the Arts and Virginia Arts of the Book Center. Doors at 6:30pm, show is at 7pm. $5 at […]

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Janel and Anthony at The Bridge tonight, Tea House on Monday

June 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on Janel and Anthony at The Bridge tonight, Tea House on Monday · By

In addition to tonight’s Mogwai show, and the Henningham Family screenprinting performance tomorrow, there’s a group playing here in town that might be kind of fun to check out. Janel and Anthony are a duo from DC who play cello and guitar, I’m told they play “everything from Hindustani ragas and surf rock licks to […]

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Mogwai at the Jefferson on Sunday

June 9th, 2012 · 3 Comments · By

Mogwai are playing at the Jefferson tomorrow (Sunday), and I’m pretty excited about the show. Mogwai are, in my mind, one of the great rock bands of the late 90’s/early-00’s — they pretty much perfected the pretty-sounding-slow-build-into-crushing-distortion aesthetic right off the bat, and if you don’t have a copy of their 1997 classic Young Team, […]

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