TONIGHT New Music at The Haven, 7pm, Free

June 29th, 2014 · 4 Comments · By

  Some very dear friends of mine are putting on a wonderful new music show tonight (for an understanding of the term ‘new music’ please see embedded video at bottom of post). Cleek Schrey is about to begin a composition MFA at Wesleyan, and in-between has being doing a residency at Pioneer Works in Red […]

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Sweet Garage Sale at the World Famous Coca-Cola Studios tomorrow (SATURDAY) 8am–?????!?!?!?!??!?

June 27th, 2014 · Comments Off on Sweet Garage Sale at the World Famous Coca-Cola Studios tomorrow (SATURDAY) 8am–?????!?!?!?!??!? · By

Suite E in the old Coca Cola Building at 134 10th St. NW is the closest Charlottesville would come to an artistic flophouse. It’s the HQ for my tailoring and clothing making operation, Adam Smith‘s studio is here, as is the practice space for the Ha-Rang!, New Boss, Big Air, Sharkopath, Y’ALL, Borrowed Beams of […]

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TONIGHT super dope show at tea bazaar — Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors) – Diane Cluck – Y’ALL, $8, 9pm

June 26th, 2014 · Comments Off on TONIGHT super dope show at tea bazaar — Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors) – Diane Cluck – Y’ALL, $8, 9pm · By

Tonight’s show has been on my “TO DO” list for weeks. Amanda did a great job lining this one up, and despite it being a touch above regular ticket prices, you should come out to see it. It’s always unfortunate when musicians get tagged forever with a project they are not touring on, but, you […]

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Le DISQUE DU LUNDI

June 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on Le DISQUE DU LUNDI · By

Dorian Pimpernel / Allombon (2014)   Look no further, this is the album of the year. But don’t get too excited; few will know it and even fewer will buy it because as well as I can tell  – being a vinyl salesman – delicate pop albums are none too popular these days.  In this confusing time, […]

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TODAY (weather permitting) All-New Acorn Sisters at Blue Ridge Swim Club, 6pm

June 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on TODAY (weather permitting) All-New Acorn Sisters at Blue Ridge Swim Club, 6pm · By

Blue Ridge Swim Club, for those of you not in the know, is an Albemarle County gem. It’s a stream-fed pool tucked away in Ivy, and its website claims its the oldest in the US “east of the Mississippi” (one of my favorite superlative-qualifying phrases). At first sight, it’s a bit underwhelming. As one hangs […]

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TONIGHT: Emma Rathbone reads excerpts from work-in-progress, The Bridge, 7pm; 14th Annual Juneteenth celebration at PVCC, 6pm, both events FREE; Big Air, et al., at THaus, 9pm, $6

June 20th, 2014 · Comments Off on TONIGHT: Emma Rathbone reads excerpts from work-in-progress, The Bridge, 7pm; 14th Annual Juneteenth celebration at PVCC, 6pm, both events FREE; Big Air, et al., at THaus, 9pm, $6 · By

Our freelance, literary correspondent-in-the-field Julia Kudravetz submitted this blurb about tonight’s reading. N.B. Emma will most likely be reading from her new novel manuscript, get a first listen tonight! Free, and with free wine and beer? Whatta homerun. Emma Rathbone [ed: see her Nailgun interview here] reads tonight in the Bridge PAI Reading Series.  Emma’s […]

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Punk at the Tea Bazaar, experimental electronics at The Southern

June 18th, 2014 · Comments Off on Punk at the Tea Bazaar, experimental electronics at The Southern · By

There are two rad shows happening tonight which is always a bummer in a city the size of Charlottesville, but alas, we must all make choices. Famous Cigarettes ((Split w/ Dust From 1000 Years)) by Bad History Month/Dust From 1000 Years At the Tea Bazaar, Bad History Month (formerly known as Fat History Month), will […]

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TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) Batteau Festival in all its lovely quaint glory comes to the town nearest us, Scottsville, 2-7pm, Free

June 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

Batteaux (plural of batteau) were large, flat, shallow bodied boats used predominantly in this area for shipping tobacco down the James and have had an ardent following amongst the citizen-historians who live among us. Lynchburg–my hometown–is the starting point for the James River Batteau Festival, in which reenactors and enthusiasts float batteaux they have made […]

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Le DISQUE DU LUNDI

June 16th, 2014 · Comments Off on Le DISQUE DU LUNDI · By

Beleza Tropical // Compiled by David Byrne  (Sire, 1989) At a time when Brazil has everyone’s attention, here is without a doubt the most beautiful compilation of musical pearls coming from the Brazilian pop culture. No need to blather on about this one; just know that it’s indispensable for anyone wishing to live in eternal […]

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TONIGHT: World Cup at the Paramount, 6pm, FREE; Horse Feathers at UVA, 7pm, $5

June 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

Have you heard about this thing called the World Cup? I think sports are pretty silly, but I can’t ignore the cultural hullabaloo it has created. First round games so far have made people really excited, check out this rainbow header from Robin Van Persie during the Netherland-Spain game: Or this incredible use of technology to […]

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