Entries Tagged as 'feature'

Joy’s 2013 Favorites (Shows & Albums)

January 9th, 2014 · 2 Comments · By

Even though I moved away from Charlottesville in September, the kind current editors here told me I was still allowed to post my 2013 list here. This post will only be Favorite Albums and Shows because 1) I haven’t really thought about anything else and 2) this post is long enough as it is and […]

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Amanda Laskey’s Best of 2013

January 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments · By

When making this post I used the opposite approach as James Ford – the fewer words the better. I, as a reader, know that it is somewhat comforting and self-validating to see that other people liked the same albums as you. I read year-end lists to see similarities, not to read the text, which is […]

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James Ford’s Favorite Music of 2013

December 31st, 2013 · 4 Comments · By

Wow – “Wow!” (Bubca Records)

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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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Chain and the Gang at the Tea House tonight; Ian Svenonius interview below

August 15th, 2013 · 2 Comments · By

Ian Svenonius has been a key figure in DC punk, and its various offshoots and subgenres, for 25 years. He has been the front-man for Nation of Ulysses, Cupid Car Club, the Make-Up, Scene Creamers and Weird War, and has authored the book of essays The Psychic Soviet and the recently published Supernatural Strategies for […]

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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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James’ favorites of 2012

January 1st, 2013 · 3 Comments · By

Better late than never, here are 10 albums I liked from this past year, plus an extensive run-down of my favorite concert experience of 2012. Mount Eerie – Ocean Roar (P.W. Elverum and Sun, Ltd.) Phil Elvrum’s return to form (albeit a slightly different form than the one he started out with) continues; this is […]

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TONIGHT! 12/8 – Bubbly Mommy Gun (GA, mem. Quiet hooves) , GNRTHRP , Adam Smith (Invisible hand) @ TEA BAZAAR + interview w/ the bros of Bubbly

December 8th, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

The Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar continues its streak of great live music tonight with Bubbly Mommy Gun from Athens, GA. They have some of the dudes from psycho-pop outfit Quiet Hooves (who played an amazing set at The Southern opening for Reptar earlier this year) and have a similar reputation for bizarre, yet accessible live […]

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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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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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