Entries Tagged as 'charlottesville'

Interview with Borrowed Beams of Light

August 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments · By

Last week, I met up with Charlottesville’s own Borrowed Beams of Light to talk about their second full-length album, and their show on August 31st at the Southern with Grandchildren (from Philadelphia) and Carl Anderson. The band hadn’t finished practicing when I arrived, so I sat down on a couch in their current practice space, […]

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two shows on friday

August 1st, 2013 · 4 Comments · By

Today is the first day of August, also known as the first day of the last month of summer. We’ve all had our fun living in a shitty sublet with no windows, looking up graduate programs and crying, and preparing to move back into our parents’ house. But now it’s time to really enjoy these […]

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thursday/friday happenings

July 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on thursday/friday happenings · By

The film Charade is screening at Vinegar Hill Theater at 7:30 p.m on Thursday evening. This is a special showing of the 1963 romantic comedy/thriller starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, so click here to purchase your tickets! Then, on Friday the 19th, head on over to the Jefferson Theater for Kurt Vile & The […]

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album releases of note this week

July 17th, 2013 · Comments Off on album releases of note this week · By

First of all, Charlottesville’s own Anatomy of Frank have their latest album Pangaea officially ready for download on Bandcamp. The album takes cues from titans of indie rock like Radiohead and Broken Social Scene, while incorporating pop accessibility and progressive elements. And, for this week only, you can pay what you want for the album + […]

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Tea Bazaar music tonight; new Left & Right music video

July 11th, 2013 · 2 Comments · By

At the Tea Bazaar tonight: Other Colors from Baltimore, who play “exploratory pop” and “future folk-rock.” Their 2011 self-titled album sounds like old-school bedroom recordings: lo-fi production, pop slightly less cracked than Ariel Pink, and to me almost a 60s vibe reminiscent of folkie weirdos like Syd Barrett or Pearls Before Swine. Charlottesville’s Girl Choir […]

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NYMPH, Great Dads, Miami Nights @ Tea Bazaar (TUESDAY)

June 24th, 2013 · 3 Comments · By

Hey. Guess what. I’m real excited for Tuesday’s Tea Bazaar lineup. We’re going to have a night of experimental music from Charlottesville and Brooklyn, so make sure you show up… One of the bands I’m most intrigued by in Charlottesville right now is Great Dads. They started as an experimental side project for some of […]

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local music, lately: Hibernator Gigs

June 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off on local music, lately: Hibernator Gigs · By

When I posted last week about Invisible Hand‘s Squirrel Jail tape, it reminded me that we haven’t covered (extensively) some great local releases that have come out in the past few months, especially those on the Hibernator Gigs label, founded in 2011 by Dave Gibson and Renee Reighart (whose last names are an anagram of […]

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shows this weekend; RIP random row

June 21st, 2013 · Comments Off on shows this weekend; RIP random row · By

Tonight (Friday): Our monthly Grits N Gravy dance party at Rapture/R2. (See above) Two Gallants with BRONCHO at the Southern. Two Gallants are a folk band that came out of the same scene as Conor Oberst and are signed to Saddle Creek records. Their latest album, The Bloom and the Blight, came out last September. […]

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even more shows you should see this week

June 17th, 2013 · 1 Comment · By

I would apologize for all the posts recently, but at least we have something to read? I guess I should be condensing everything, but I barely had time to dash off this morning’s post before leaving for my “real” job. I also don’t really know what day it is and have just glanced at the […]

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second-to-last show at Utopia

June 17th, 2013 · Comments Off on second-to-last show at Utopia · By

Not only are we losing Random Row to hotel developers, we are also losing another great venue, Utopia. There’s a show out there tonight; their second-to-last before the lease runs out: Special Events, hip-hop from Tennessee feat. Neil Fridd. They’re on David Byrne’s label, Luaka Bop Records. Younger Siblings, lo-fi romantic pop from Birmingham, Alabama. […]

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