fun Hallowe’en-night activities

October 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

Halloween comes but once a year, and there’s a bunch of fun things going on around town tonight: WTJU is doing a live performance of “the War of the Worlds” on-air tonight; a Charlottesville-specific adaptation of the Mercury Theatre on the Air’s 1938 adaptation of H.G. Wells’ 1898 novel. (Orson Welles — no relation — […]

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Halloween triple-feature at Vinegar Hill!

October 28th, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

We’re having a fun event at Vinegar Hill Theatre tonight; Halloween is approaching fast, and so is a tremendous hurricane, and there’s absolutely nothing else going on tonight so you should come check it out. We’re partnering with OffScreen to show three movies tonight: Joel Schumaker’s beloved 80’s vampire flick the Lost Boys, a grisly […]

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Dinosaur Jr. / ticket winners

October 26th, 2012 · Comments Off on Dinosaur Jr. / ticket winners · By

Using DNA samples retrieved from fossil records dating from the college radio era, Dinosaur Jr. has been brought back to life and is now recording and touring again. Lou Barlow and J Mascis and Murph have apparently been able to put aside their differences — or at least pretend to, for the sake of making […]

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Dum Dum Girls at the Southern / contest winner / another contest!

October 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on Dum Dum Girls at the Southern / contest winner / another contest! · By

I’m very excited that the Dum Dum Girls are playing tonight.  The two records they put out last year were on my best-of-the-year list, and I had just been thinking “I bet they’re pretty great live; I wonder if I’ll ever get to see them live?” when I heard that this show was happening. I […]

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GULL and Jenny Besetzt at the Tea Bazaar / L&R, Gold Spur & DHJ at Para Coffee / Dum Dums giveaway

October 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

GULL is playing at the Tea Bazaar tonight, which is always a cause for celebration. Nate is a former member of Richmond proggy-hardcore bands Ultra Dolphins and Snack Truck, who’s now struck out on his own remarkable solo project. He plays groovy, start-stop riffs and chants, reminiscent of Lightning Bolt or USAisaMonster, and he gets […]

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Excellent Fun for Adults and Progeny Too!

October 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off on Excellent Fun for Adults and Progeny Too! · By

Quick post u guys! At 2pm, free Bruce Springsteen concert, up-close & unplugged, courtesy of the President of the United States of America. Last I saw, there were tickets still available (even though the $100 tickets for this evening sold out?!). Just run down to your local Obama office and they’ll hook you up. If […]

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Home Movie Day at CitySpace

October 20th, 2012 · Comments Off on Home Movie Day at CitySpace · By

“There’s no such thing as a bad home movie. These mini-underground opuses are revealing, scary, joyous, always flawed, filled with accidental art and shout out from attics and closets all over the world to be seen again.”— John Waters Piedmont Council for the Arts and UVa Library-Preservation Services present Home Movie Day, a worldwide celebration of […]

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The Bridge tonight! now, in fact!

October 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Bridge tonight! now, in fact! · By

Just realized a post never went about this one, so… Come to The Bridge tonight! Two bands, cheap $$, should be fun. Great Dads these days is Adam Smith and Steve Snider and they play wild spazzy-jazzy art-/noise-punk and it might be my favorite thing either of them do these days. Halfway between Flower-Corsano and […]

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on Chris Hlad, and First Fridays

October 5th, 2012 · 3 Comments · By

There’s a ton of noteworthy and promising stuff happening this evening, so you’re going to have to make some tough calls about what to check out: Among the most surprising is an art opening by Chris Hlad, a notorious local character whom many longtime Charlottesvillers will recognize (and possibly have fantastic stories about).  I knew […]

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10/#

October 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off on 10/# · By

Our calendar girl, Big AL, is a little pressed with midterms just now, so you’ve gotta make your own fun until Friday. Blame it on Obama. In the meantime, I want to share with you a neat project that’s coming out of UNC Chapel Hill, just in case you might be interested.  The music department […]

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