I wish I could make it to the film screening at The Bridge tonight. Tonight’s series showcases six avant-garde films made by women. Compelling line-up as follows: Odds & Ends directed by Jane Conger Belson Shimane, Plumb Line by Carolee Schneemann, Doll Clothes by Cindy Sherman, Certaines Observations by Rose Lowder, The Girl’s Nervy by Jennifer Reeves, and Loretta by Jeanne Liotta who visited The Bridge just a couple of years ago. There’s a $5 suggested donation (that’s less than $1 per film!); things start rolling around 8 and should wrap up by 10.
In the way of tonight’s live music: Gerritt Roessler quit Charlottesville and started a new job in NYC. Sadly, his gig at The Garage is a casualty of the necessarily immediate move. The Hook profiled him in their latest issue which you can read online here. We wish him the best of luck! A five piece jazz ensemble (I believe they are unnamed in true freeform spirit) will play in his stead. That starts at 7:30.
Later at 10:30, Dzian! and The Fire Tapes (formerly The Scripts) will play at The Box. The Fire Tapes are a boy-boy-girl trio newly renamed and relocated to Charlottesville from The Chocolate City. Fans of Andrew Cedermark and the dearly departed Birdlips will enjoy The Fire Tapes’ lush psych-folk. And what can I say about headliner Dzian! when words will inevitably fail? We are very lucky to have a band as talented as they are unique in Charlottesville. Dzian!, comprised of graduate students in and alum of UVa’s music department, play fuzzy garage rock with the practiced poise of an orchestra. On the best nights, The Nakashi Dancers accompany the band. They’re like an Exploding Plastic Inevitable with feather boas. Only time will tell if they make an appearance tonight. PS no cover.