The Antlers w/ Lotus Plaza and You Won’t at Old Cabell Hall tonight (1/26/13)

January 26th, 2013 · 3 Comments · By

Hey Folks, I was actually ignoring this Antlers concert tonight, they’re just not my thing, until about 15 minutes ago when I discovered who was opening for the Brooklyn-based group. First off, Lotus Plaza, the fantastic side project of Deerhunter’s Lockett Pundt. Lotus Plaza does have that unmistakeable Deerhunter vibe but they veer into white […]

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Grits & Gravy @ R2

January 25th, 2013 · 2 Comments · By

Ah, finally. It seems like ages since we’ve had a Grits & Gravy dance night. I for one can’t think of a better way to beat the freeze than getting down to really good old soul & funk with my friends. And it’s free!

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Yo La Tengo @ The Jefferson

January 24th, 2013 · 3 Comments · By

Very excited about seeing YLT tonight! As far as I know, tickets are still available, though not cheap ($20-25). Doors are at 7, and there’s no opener. YLT are playing two sets: one soft, the second hard. I’m guessing they’ll play from around 8 to 10, but we’ll keep you updated on Facebook and Twitter […]

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Those Manic Seas at Blue Moon Diner

January 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Those Manic Seas at Blue Moon Diner · By

This band from Richmond offers up sprawling, heartfelt indie rock a la Interpol.

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Pick for Tonight: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Jefferson Tonight (1/14/13)

January 14th, 2013 · Comments Off on Pick for Tonight: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Jefferson Tonight (1/14/13) · By

After twenty-plus years the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are still going strong, and while artists are usually commended for expanding and evolving their sound over the years, Spencer’s resistance to playing anything but dirt-nasty blues is a feat unto itself. If you’re looking for a primer then start with his early 90’s Matador releases, which […]

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Forgetters, Borrowed Beams of Light, and Left & Right @ Tea Bazaar (1/12/13)

January 12th, 2013 · 2 Comments · By

Happy Saturday y’all, Full disclosure, I’m playing in tonight’s show so I’m heavily invested in each and every one of you reading this turning out. A lot has been made of the Forgetter’s frontman being in a certain band that’s been on the receiving end of newfound appreciation. It’s even in the title of the official facebook event. Be glad, […]

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TONIGHT – 1.8.13 – Math the Band, Baby Ghosts @ TEA BAZAAR

January 8th, 2013 · Comments Off on TONIGHT – 1.8.13 – Math the Band, Baby Ghosts @ TEA BAZAAR · By

Tonight’s offering from the Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar is an evening of heavy, sugar-coated, distorted pop. Math the Band is a sugary electronic duo hailing from the Providence area. Tongue planted firmly-in-cheek, they bring an 8-bit soaked assault of sine- and square-waves, a bass with guitar strings, and a keyboardist who bangs a floor tom and […]

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James’ favorites of 2012

January 1st, 2013 · 3 Comments · By

Better late than never, here are 10 albums I liked from this past year, plus an extensive run-down of my favorite concert experience of 2012. Mount Eerie – Ocean Roar (P.W. Elverum and Sun, Ltd.) Phil Elvrum’s return to form (albeit a slightly different form than the one he started out with) continues; this is […]

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