Hey I know we have a tradition of posting about shows five hours before they happen but I’d like to make sure y’all have plenty of time to make a very tough decision about where you’re gonna be on Friday night. In the red corner we have Dwight Howard Johnson’s LP release party, where you […]
June 24th, 2013 · 3 Comments · By Joy M.
Hey. Guess what. I’m real excited for Tuesday’s Tea Bazaar lineup. We’re going to have a night of experimental music from Charlottesville and Brooklyn, so make sure you show up… One of the bands I’m most intrigued by in Charlottesville right now is Great Dads. They started as an experimental side project for some of […]
June 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off on local music, lately: Hibernator Gigs · By Joy M.
When I posted last week about Invisible Hand‘s Squirrel Jail tape, it reminded me that we haven’t covered (extensively) some great local releases that have come out in the past few months, especially those on the Hibernator Gigs label, founded in 2011 by Dave Gibson and Renee Reighart (whose last names are an anagram of […]
June 21st, 2013 · Comments Off on shows this weekend; RIP random row · By Joy M.
Tonight (Friday): Our monthly Grits N Gravy dance party at Rapture/R2. (See above) Two Gallants with BRONCHO at the Southern. Two Gallants are a folk band that came out of the same scene as Conor Oberst and are signed to Saddle Creek records. Their latest album, The Bloom and the Blight, came out last September. […]
I would apologize for all the posts recently, but at least we have something to read? I guess I should be condensing everything, but I barely had time to dash off this morning’s post before leaving for my “real” job. I also don’t really know what day it is and have just glanced at the […]
June 17th, 2013 · Comments Off on second-to-last show at Utopia · By Joy M.
Not only are we losing Random Row to hotel developers, we are also losing another great venue, Utopia. There’s a show out there tonight; their second-to-last before the lease runs out: Special Events, hip-hop from Tennessee feat. Neil Fridd. They’re on David Byrne’s label, Luaka Bop Records. Younger Siblings, lo-fi romantic pop from Birmingham, Alabama. […]
June 14th, 2013 · Comments Off on corsair SATURDAY, plus the rest of the weekend · By Joy M.
Corsair have been getting a bit of attention these days after signing to Shadow Kingdom Records and reissuing their debut EP. They’ve garnered comparisons to classic metal bands like Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden. I highly recommend seeing the band play live– their guitarist Marie Landragin RULES. Come check out their show with Nashville psychedelic […]
Local psych pop band Invisible Hand has just released a outtake/rarities tape, Squirrel Jail on Funny/Not Funny. It’s a sprawling collection of lo-fi studio jams, sweet little experimental bits (check out the keyboard loop on “Summer Home at Last”), and different versions of familiar favorites like “Eating Out.” As always, the band’s humor is […]
Everything’s happening everywhere this weekend. Tonight (Saturday): DJ Hummingbird Feeder will be playing some records at the Black Market Moto Saloon. Charlottesville is excelling on the “bringing 80s cover bands into town” front because tonight at the Jefferson, Aquanett will play all your favorites from Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, etc. Stacy’s Highway to Rock […]
A lineup of Richmond hip-hop artists will be featured tonight at Random Row. KONS the Child is headlining the show, featuring songs from his new album LOST, which incorporates both hip-hop and psychedelic/ambient beats. He is joined by Richmond rappers Jo Casino, TERRORIST PO$$E, and Charles Diamond, as well as Charlottesville’s DJ Trill Cosby. KONS […]