Interview with Borrowed Beams of Light

August 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments · By

Last week, I met up with Charlottesville’s own Borrowed Beams of Light to talk about their second full-length album, and their show on August 31st at the Southern with Grandchildren (from Philadelphia) and Carl Anderson. The band hadn’t finished practicing when I arrived, so I sat down on a couch in their current practice space, […]

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Diarrhea Planet + So-so Glos + Left & Right’s last hometown show

August 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment · By

Hey Folks, Tomorrow the Tea Bazaar is throwing a rager. The guitar-circus currently known as Diarrhea Planet is coming to town guns blazing. This will be my fifth (actually sixth since I’m going to Richmond tonight) time seeing them. If you don’t know, they kinda sound like Van Halen and The Ramones playing two concerts […]

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Chain and the Gang at the Tea House tonight; Ian Svenonius interview below

August 15th, 2013 · 2 Comments · By

Ian Svenonius has been a key figure in DC punk, and its various offshoots and subgenres, for 25 years. He has been the front-man for Nation of Ulysses, Cupid Car Club, the Make-Up, Scene Creamers and Weird War, and has authored the book of essays The Psychic Soviet and the recently published Supernatural Strategies for […]

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TWO SHOWS with two great local bands tonight

August 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment · By

Great show at Magnolia tonight, including one of my favorite local bands. Miami Nights is a wall-of-sound stoner/doom metal band from Charlottesville who RULE/SHRED/ETC. They have stacks of amps and Maxx Katz’s sick vocals. They played Tea Bazaar at the beginning of the summer with Great Dads and I was seriously impressed by their show. […]

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Weekend events + NEW Weird Mob music video

August 10th, 2013 · 3 Comments · By

Tonight (Saturday): Adam Smith & Thomas Dean will be DJing at Mono Loco starting at 10 p.m. Sunday: Two of Charlottesville’s loudest, shredding-est bands make their return home after a short tour of the south with a show at the Main Street Annex (8 p.m., $8). Sharkopath is a newer punk band with a post-hardcore […]

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Trophy Lungs // Girl Choir // Four AM Friends @ Magnolia House

August 6th, 2013 · Comments Off on Trophy Lungs // Girl Choir // Four AM Friends @ Magnolia House · By

As the poster says… it’s a pop punk  party at Magnolia House tonight. (9 p.m., bring $$$ for bands) On the lineup tonight are: Trophy Lungs from Boston, Four AM Friends from Clemson, SC, and Charlottesville’s own Girl Choir, who will also be playing at Tea Bazaar on Thursday the 8th.

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ssssaturday sssshows

August 3rd, 2013 · 5 Comments · By

1. Eternal Summers + The Love Language + Ducktails + The Mingsleys at the Tea Bazaar (8 p.m., $8) Ducktails (a side project of Matthew Mondanile from Real Estate) has just been added to the bill. Their new album reminds me a lot of the Fresh & Only’s latest, Long Slow Dance, or even Lotus […]

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two shows on friday

August 1st, 2013 · 4 Comments · By

Today is the first day of August, also known as the first day of the last month of summer. We’ve all had our fun living in a shitty sublet with no windows, looking up graduate programs and crying, and preparing to move back into our parents’ house. But now it’s time to really enjoy these […]

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