Friday 11/30 Suzuki Junzo, Kohoutek, Miami Nights, Horsefang — Heavy Jams @ Tea Bazaar

November 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments · By

Tonight at Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar is the type of musical performance that is too seldom seen in our great town. An exhibition of mind-melting psych and metal jams. HEAVY JAMS. Yes, folks, Holy Smokes has booked yet another great line-up of bands for us to see. So stuff your Pax vape into your sock, throw your […]

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November 29th, 2012 · Comments Off on · By

Tonight at the Balkan Bistro (on West Main, near 10th st), the Smiffs are playing — that’s Charlottesville’s Smiths cover band, consisting of Butch Klotz, Nicholas Liivak, Scott Ritchie, and Jonny Kuthy. You have probably seen those dudes play heavier music in their real bands, but tonight they are the Smiths. Originally a pop-punk group […]

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Saturday 11/24 Mark Fosson, Daniel Bachman, Nathaniel Earl Bowles

November 24th, 2012 · Comments Off on Saturday 11/24 Mark Fosson, Daniel Bachman, Nathaniel Earl Bowles · By

Christ Episcopal Church is hosting a line-up tonight that’s a real gift to guitarists and a glimpse into Virginia’s bumpin’ neo-folk scene. First is Mark Fosson. Fosson will remind you of Kottke & Fahey, and indeed he recorded on Fahey’s label, Takoma, back in ’76-77 before it went under. In the 80s and 90s, Fosson worked […]

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Free Market, Black Market

November 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

Those of you who are in Charlottesville today are surely itching for something to do, and possibly eager for alternatives to spending another day with your extended family and/or getting trampled to death at Best Buy. Here are two good suggestions: As part of the annual practice of Buy Nothing Day, Random Row Books is […]

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11/19 Monday. Andrew Combs, Angel Snow, Penny Pistol

November 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on 11/19 Monday. Andrew Combs, Angel Snow, Penny Pistol · By

Two good sonic occurences tonight.  I’ve heard some positive stuff about Andrew Combs, and at the price of pay-what-you-will, why not swing by the Pink Warehouse at 8pm tonight (that’s for you, Coogs)?  Paul encourages you to BYOB this time. Afterwards, head down the street to the C&O, because James is DJ-ing, and IT’S HIS […]

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11/17 Frank Fairfield + Horse Feathers at The Southern

November 17th, 2012 · 4 Comments · By

Much, maybe most, music being made right now is more or less explicitly cover or tribute music. Insanely spot-on nostalgia bands like Tame Impala, Veronica Falls, and even our own Eternal Summers mimic recordings of the past with unnerving historical accuracy. It’s funny, because when you fall in love with a band, you fall in […]

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11/15 Angel Olsen, Nettles, Generifus at Tea Bazaar

November 14th, 2012 · 10 Comments · By

I can’t believe I’ll be seeing Angel Olsen tonight. When I heard her song, “Acrobat,” I assumed she was actually an angel, too busy wearing thick ivory knits and scowling her white-blonde brows across the Scandinavian steppes to stumble through Charlottesville. Turns out she’s from Portland or something. Genuinely, though, “Acrobat” is a breathtaking song. […]

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Random Row Rock

November 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

Hey readers, sorry for the long delay between updates — both Carolyn and I have been extremely busy lately, without much time to devote to the blog… I did, however, want to let you know about the concert tonight at Random Row Books: Invisible Hand is playing, along with the Richmond band White Laces, and […]

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