fun Hallowe’en-night activities

October 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

Halloween comes but once a year, and there’s a bunch of fun things going on around town tonight: WTJU is doing a live performance of “the War of the Worlds” on-air tonight; a Charlottesville-specific adaptation of the Mercury Theatre on the Air’s 1938 adaptation of H.G. Wells’ 1898 novel. (Orson Welles — no relation — […]

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Halloween triple-feature at Vinegar Hill!

October 28th, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

We’re having a fun event at Vinegar Hill Theatre tonight; Halloween is approaching fast, and so is a tremendous hurricane, and there’s absolutely nothing else going on tonight so you should come check it out. We’re partnering with OffScreen to show three movies tonight: Joel Schumaker’s beloved 80’s vampire flick the Lost Boys, a grisly […]

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Dinosaur Jr. / ticket winners

October 26th, 2012 · Comments Off on Dinosaur Jr. / ticket winners · By

Using DNA samples retrieved from fossil records dating from the college radio era, Dinosaur Jr. has been brought back to life and is now recording and touring again. Lou Barlow and J Mascis and Murph have apparently been able to put aside their differences — or at least pretend to, for the sake of making […]

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Dum Dum Girls at the Southern / contest winner / another contest!

October 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on Dum Dum Girls at the Southern / contest winner / another contest! · By

I’m very excited that the Dum Dum Girls are playing tonight.  The two records they put out last year were on my best-of-the-year list, and I had just been thinking “I bet they’re pretty great live; I wonder if I’ll ever get to see them live?” when I heard that this show was happening. I […]

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GULL and Jenny Besetzt at the Tea Bazaar / L&R, Gold Spur & DHJ at Para Coffee / Dum Dums giveaway

October 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

GULL is playing at the Tea Bazaar tonight, which is always a cause for celebration. Nate is a former member of Richmond proggy-hardcore bands Ultra Dolphins and Snack Truck, who’s now struck out on his own remarkable solo project. He plays groovy, start-stop riffs and chants, reminiscent of Lightning Bolt or USAisaMonster, and he gets […]

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The Bridge tonight! now, in fact!

October 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Bridge tonight! now, in fact! · By

Just realized a post never went about this one, so… Come to The Bridge tonight! Two bands, cheap $$, should be fun. Great Dads these days is Adam Smith and Steve Snider and they play wild spazzy-jazzy art-/noise-punk and it might be my favorite thing either of them do these days. Halfway between Flower-Corsano and […]

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on Chris Hlad, and First Fridays

October 5th, 2012 · 3 Comments · By

There’s a ton of noteworthy and promising stuff happening this evening, so you’re going to have to make some tough calls about what to check out: Among the most surprising is an art opening by Chris Hlad, a notorious local character whom many longtime Charlottesvillers will recognize (and possibly have fantastic stories about).  I knew […]

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Wild Nothing & DIIV, locals at The Bridge, Margarat Cho at the Jefferson

September 26th, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

Plenty of events this evening: Wild Nothing are back in town. That’s the band of former Blacksburg guy who got unexpectedly internet/Pitchfork famous a few years back; they have this low-fi jangle garage-rock sound that everyone compares to C86, but unlike a lot of those bands they also have a sort of polished / synthy […]

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interesting Tea Bazaar show

September 21st, 2012 · 3 Comments · By

I just heard yesterday about a show at the Tea Bazaar tonight; I’m not familiar with any of the folks playing, but several rad people have spoken highly of it, and the descriptions sound interesting. The acts are all apparently related to / feature members of Devil Music Ensemble (the Boston group who have done […]

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Bill Cole and Cathy Monnes at the Pink Warehouse

September 20th, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

The folks at the Pink Warehouse have given us the go-ahead to start publicizing their shows again (I think they were initially concerned about undue attention, then realized it didn’t really matter), and tonight’s concert looks particularly worthwhile: Cathy Monnes is one of the raddest ladies in town, and a seriously great performer. You may […]

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