Mayhem playlist / an uninformative “sneak preview”

August 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on Mayhem playlist / an uninformative “sneak preview” · By

Last night’s WTJU show by yours truly is transcribed here on the Rock blog. Also, thanks and congratulations to the new Rock Director (and my soon-to-be upstairs neighbor) Mike Parisi, and farewall and thanks to his predecessor Sarah D’Adamo, who moved to Morrocco over the weekend. HOT NEWS FLASH ALERT! as a highly privileged insider, […]

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Metal at Dust

August 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Metal at Dust · By

Tonight at Dust; Sanguine, Mortiferous, and Elisabathe. Should be seriously heavy and evil. Apparently Corsair have dropped off the bill, though… and I have no idea what happened to Koto Nashi or Gnarwulf (who were originally listed on the line-up weeks ago). Pretty sure it’s just gonna be those first 3 bands; but it still […]

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in defense of the Smashing Pumpkins (sort of)

August 16th, 2008 · 8 Comments · By

So, the Smashing Pumpkins are playing at the Pavilion tonight. They were one of the first contemporary bands I can remember getting excited about, back when I was in the eighth grade, and they’re one of the few bands of whom my opinion hasn’t really changed over the past 13 years. People often give me […]

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Two shows at DUST tonight

August 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Two shows at DUST tonight · By

I filled in for Mike Parisi’s “No Brow” show on WTJU this afternoon, the tracklist is up here. Tonight there are, not one, but TWO shows at Dust… at 8pm, Accordian Death Squad is playing, along with Polka Madre, who are describe as “klezmer punks from Mexico City.” I believe it’s the Death Squad’s first […]

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CLAW Jazz Television

August 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on CLAW Jazz Television · By

There’s another CLAW match tonight; this one’s a benefit for Food Not Bombs, with Stratton Salidas as a guest judge… 8-1opm at the Blue Moon. Richard Lloyd (yes, that Richard Lloyd — of the band Television) is playing at Gravity Lounge; doors at 7:30pm, and tickets are $15. Lastly, the Rick Olivarez Trio is having […]

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Cass McCombs & Birdlips / indie rock at Dust

August 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Cass McCombs & Birdlips / indie rock at Dust · By

Tonight, Cass McCombs is playing at Gravity Lounge; he got a really good reception when he played at Satellite last year, so here’s your chance if you missed that one (or if you want to see him again). Birdlips are the opener; it’s at 8pm, and tickets are $8 (or $6 advance, which is fairly […]

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Oldhams, Dawning, House Party(s), Demolition

August 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Oldhams, Dawning, House Party(s), Demolition · By

TONS of options to choose from tonight; it’s a veritable fusion buffet of Charlottesville entertainment: First off: Bonnie “Prince” Billy is playing at Gravity Lounge tonight, along with Anomoanon. “Prince” Billy is, of course, Will Oldham, and Anomoanon features his brother Ned (a nice guy, and current Albemarle resident). A little bird has informed me […]

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Bridge Punk show, Outback Metal + Rock

August 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on Bridge Punk show, Outback Metal + Rock · By

First of all; last night Interesting Times Tribune playlist (hosted by two Nailgun writers) is on the WTJU blog. This evening at The Bridge, there’s three punk bands: Worn in Red, WereBear, and the Black Shade. Fag Static were supposed play, but unfortunately they had to cancel b/c of a family emergency… to bad. That […]

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New Venue Stuff

August 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment · By

More info on the proposed new venue on Preston Ave… Emily Sloan — whom you may remember because she started the Satellite Unite! campaign (she also does a punk show on WTJU, and is a seriously awesome lady) — has this to say about it: While there have been rumblings of discontent swirling around rumors […]

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WTJU last night, Mono Loco tonight

August 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on WTJU last night, Mono Loco tonight · By

No word yet on the playlist from last Thursday night… oh, well. I did a solo show last night (after a guest appearance from Tyler in his old Wowsville slot), and I think my show turned out pretty darn well — I was particularly proud of the Faust-into-Mancini moment — but then again, my perspective […]

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