Diarrhea Planet + So-so Glos + Left & Right’s last hometown show

August 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment · By

Hey Folks, Tomorrow the Tea Bazaar is throwing a rager. The guitar-circus currently known as Diarrhea Planet is coming to town guns blazing. This will be my fifth (actually sixth since I’m going to Richmond tonight) time seeing them. If you don’t know, they kinda sound like Van Halen and The Ramones playing two concerts […]

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Widowspeak Tonight @ Tea Bazaar w/ Surfing + Wolf // Goat (7/10/13)

July 10th, 2013 · Comments Off on Widowspeak Tonight @ Tea Bazaar w/ Surfing + Wolf // Goat (7/10/13) · By

We got a great lineup again at the Tea Bazaar tonight: Widowspeak Surfing Wolf//Goat I’m not especially familiar with Widowspeak or Wolf//Goat, but I’ve been checking out their bandcamp pages at work today and if that’s any indication of what to expect tonight be prepared for a great show. Surfing I can personally vouch for, […]

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6/28 Friday Night Fight…

June 26th, 2013 · 1 Comment · By

Hey I know we have a tradition of posting about shows five hours before they happen but I’d like to make sure y’all have plenty of time to make a very tough decision about where you’re gonna be on Friday night. In the red corner we have Dwight Howard Johnson’s LP release party, where you […]

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The WTJU Rock Marathon is Here!

April 8th, 2013 · 1 Comment · By

So without WTJU I’m not sure I would have found out about Eternal Summers, Thee Oh Sees, The Dead Milkmen, Flipper, The Butthole Surfers, Sunn O))), Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Jesus and Mary Chain and countless other acts that now make their way into my regular listening rotation. I wouldn’t place such a premium […]

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4/2 – Diarrhea Planet, Teepee, and Canary Oh Canary at the Tea Bazaar

April 2nd, 2013 · 2 Comments · By

Canary Oh Canary – Loud Teepee – Louder Diarrhea Planet – Loudest thing in the whole goddamned world. Seriously folks, this is gonna be an awesome show. I’ve seen all three of these bands before and they’re all stellar live performers. Canary Oh Canary do a darker take on post-punk, with driving backbeats and striking […]

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3/21 – So So Glos, Weird Mob, and more @ Tea Bazaar

March 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments · By

Hey folks! Come hang out at the Tea Bazaar tonight with The So So Glos and Weird Mob. The Former just wrapped up playing a million shows at SXSW and perform their own likable mix of pop-rock tunes. The Latter is a new Charlottesville band who just released an EP and are┬ámasterminded┬áby Dave and Renee […]

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David vs. Goliath tonight…

February 19th, 2013 · 5 Comments · By

Tonight we have two very worthwhile acts competing for your attention… In the blue corner (This is my new permanent nickname for The Southern) we have Black Francis, who used to be in a band called Frank Black and the Catholics, and now plays solo acoustic guitar to showcase his extremely influential songwriting ability. If […]

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Mountains + Matt Northrup @ Tea Bazaar Tonight (2/18/13)

February 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Mountains + Matt Northrup @ Tea Bazaar Tonight (2/18/13) · By

Once again James has things covered over at the C-Ville so I’ll keep things short. That picture right there probably explains more about this band than I ever could. Mountains are a Brooklyn-based duo who play meditative, but rapidly-evolving, ambient music. Their most recent album “Centralia” uses a wide palette of sounds interwoven with compelling […]

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The Evens @ Random Row Tonight (2/2/13)

February 2nd, 2013 · 3 Comments · By

The Evens are the stripped down duo of Ian MacKaye (everything I listened to age 16-19) and Amy Farina (Ted Leo & The Pharmacists). Their third and most recent album, “The Odds,” was released late last year to critical fanfare and the approval of a slew of WTJU DJ’s. Despite its relative quiet nature to […]

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The Antlers w/ Lotus Plaza and You Won’t at Old Cabell Hall tonight (1/26/13)

January 26th, 2013 · 3 Comments · By

Hey Folks, I was actually ignoring this Antlers concert tonight, they’re just not my thing, until about 15 minutes ago when I discovered who was opening for the Brooklyn-based group. First off, Lotus Plaza, the fantastic side project of Deerhunter’s Lockett Pundt. Lotus Plaza does have that unmistakeable Deerhunter vibe but they veer into white […]

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