Tonight @ the Tea Bazaar

January 31st, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

Poster designed by James Ford, who officially moves from town tomorrow. Left and Right, Lil Huffy and the Snowy Owls at the Tea Bazaar. 8:30. $5. Left and Right play punk-tinged rock a la Los Campesinos or the Thermals.  Right now they’re on a tour bringing upbeat vibes to Virginia and the East Coast at […]

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TONIGHT Astronomers, Sharkopath; THURSDAY #$a~aGEMSw~w$#

January 28th, 2014 · 3 Comments · By

Let this post be a cautionary tale for all those saying goodbye: Don’t make it too dramatic because unless you’re dying, being incarcerated or forcibly removed to another country, you’re totally coming back to Charlottesville. It’s tempting to give the tragic goodbye. You feel people will have to come to that last show, let you […]

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DISQUE DU LUNDI — Ceci n’est pas un disque

January 27th, 2014 · Comments Off on DISQUE DU LUNDI — Ceci n’est pas un disque · By

Today there will be no ‘DISQUE (record) du Lundi’; I’d rather talk about a film, and a single song. This morning I was reading an article on one of the most beautiful films I’ve seen in a long time, in terms of inventive cinematography and writing. This film by Leos Carax takes me back to my […]

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THIS WEEKEND: Experimental Dance, Heavy Rock, Films, etc.

January 24th, 2014 · 4 Comments · By

There is a whole slew of things going on this weekend. Here’s a rundown of some good ones. Number one on my planner is The Plait tonight at the Bridge PAI, a dance/music experimental piece starting at 8pm. I’m really excited about this for a few reasons. One being it involves Adam Smith (Invisible Hand, […]

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TONIGHT Searching for Sugar Man FREE at Downtown Library, 7pm

January 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Searching for Sugar Man is supposed to be a fantastic film about filmmakers seeking Sixto Rodriguez. Rodriguez is based in Detroit, released a few records in the 1970s on the now-defunct Sussex label. The records made little impact and the label folded a few years after. Through […]

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LE DISQUE DU LUNDI — Bryan Ferry Boys and Girls

January 20th, 2014 · Comments Off on LE DISQUE DU LUNDI — Bryan Ferry Boys and Girls · By

Ed. Note: Melody Supreme, located at 115 4th St. SE off the Downtown Mall, is Charlottesville’s best record store. The owner Gwen Berthy has impeccable taste and a curatorial hunger matched by few. One of my favorite parts of the store is Gwen’s handwritten notes on records. LE DISQUE DU LUNDI (formerly and crudely anglicized […]

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Lots of Media for Martin Luther King Day, ‘Racism’s Still Alive…’

January 20th, 2014 · Comments Off on Lots of Media for Martin Luther King Day, ‘Racism’s Still Alive…’ · By

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, celebrating the birthday of a powerful Aquarian seer. Above is a video piece from video artist Kit Fitzgerald based on the Max Roach’s ‘duet’ version of King’s most famous speech. Our culture’s story of Martin Luther King has changed much over time. In the late fifties and sixties, […]

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TONIGHT CLAW at The Paramount, 8pm

January 18th, 2014 · Comments Off on TONIGHT CLAW at The Paramount, 8pm · By

Tonight, 8pm, an encore screening of CLAW: The Movie at the Paramount after it’s sold-out showing at Virginia Film Festival last year. Discussion follows with directors Brian Wimer and Billy Hunt, both local videographers, philmmakers and photographers. $10 at the door! Trailer embedded below.

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Appalachian English (2008) Language as Music

January 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

Excerpt from the film Mountain Talk. In our world of homogenized speech, I love a good local dialect.

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Here is a picture of Borrowed Beams’ Dave Gibson shredding a solo with Cate Le Bon

January 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

I just got back from the Cate Le Bon/Kevin Morby gig at The Southern, which was absolutely fantastic. Apparently last time she was in town, there were only a handful of people (gratefully not true this time), one of them being Hibernator Gigs co-runner/Borrowed Beams of Light/Weird Mob/SQUEEZEus member Dave Gibson. In the way that […]

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