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!)