Oscars alternative: music video premiere with 3 local bands at The Southern tonight!

February 26th, 2012 · 3 Comments · By

Many of you are probably planning to stay in and watch the Oscars tonight, but there’s a local event that will probably be a lot of more fun — and, in fact, may actually be over in time for you to head home and catch most of the show. If you’re looking for something to do earlier in the evening, head on down to the Southern for the Charlottesville premiere of three music videos for three local bands (with live performances, of course)!

You may be familiar with Lighthouse Studios, the local organization that runs workshops teaching video production to Middle School and High School students; they’ve been around for a while now (in fact I was a student in their very first class, which was — oh man, 13 years ago!). This past year they ran their first music video class, who produced videos for three local bands: Borrowed Beams of Light, the Downbeat Project, and Andrew Cedermark. Tonight they’ll be screening all three of those videos (which I have not seen, although I’m told they’re really fun), and there will also be live performances by Borrowed Beams, Downbeat, and (since Cedermark moved back to Jersey), the Fire Tapes, who will be the subject of their own video in the next Lighthouse class.

Doors open at 5pm, and the music begins at 6:00; the cover charge is $10.

Incidentally, Borrowed Beams may be the most thoroughly music-video’d band in town; in addition to the video made by the Lighthouse students (their youngest students ever, I’m told), they have two music videos produced by Dave and Renee (both formerly of the Hilarious Posters, and in fact Dave is now playing Borrowed Beams as well). I’ve been looking for an excuse to post both these videos on here for a while now, so here they are:

(again, these are not the videos that are premiering tonight; those ones you’ll have to go to the show to see!)

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 James // Feb 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    that first video is super-confusing to me. why does Shane O’Gallagher transform into Adam Brock at the end?

    (also, is it controversial to observe that Gwen Berthy is a much better actor than Thomas Dean?)

  • 2 Rob // Feb 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    This calls for an act-off. Gwen vs. Thomas. The French Wrench vs. The Ace of Bass.

  • 3 Dave // Feb 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Gwen is the best actor in Charlottesville, hands down. Dean’s performance is a little more poignant with the knowledge that he was repeating something a teacher once said to him during his opening monologue to the puppet.

    And Shane O’Gallagher was unavailable which is how the puppet got cast in the first place…