WTJU Dance Party and the beginning of the Marathon

April 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on WTJU Dance Party and the beginning of the Marathon · By

There’s a dance party at the Tea Bazaar tonight, to kick off the WTJU Rock Marathon. Music will be provided by Paul & Orion of The Open Field, Jordan of Radio Freedonia, Colin from Please Like Me, OK? and myself. (Evan, alumnus of the Oogum Boogum show, unfortunately couldn’t make it back to town in […]

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the Bridge art auction tonight and Saturday

April 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on the Bridge art auction tonight and Saturday · By

Also wanted to let you know about The Bridge’s fundraising “Revel” party on Saturday … it’ll involve an art auction with a real auctioneer, as well as a silent auction for pieces in the more affordable range for those of us who are broke-ass artists rather than well-to-do patrons.  All the art has been donated […]

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the 2009 WTJU Rock Marathon

April 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

As I’ve mentioned before, the annual WTJU spring fundraiser Rock Marathon is one of my favorite things about Charlottesville. I grew up listening to it (still have my tape of Patrick, Noah and Waldo doing the REM show from 1994), and WTJU did a whole lot to encourage the broadening of my musical horizons while […]

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a springtime cataloging of some local things which I appreciate

April 21st, 2009 · 4 Comments · By

Last weekend I ate lunch three days in a row at The Michoacana, a new restaurant by the folks who were running that excellent taco truck down on 5th st ext. Their burritos are absolutely delicious, their guacamole and hot sauces are amazing, they have Jarritos and horchata and Mexican Coca-Cola! Highly, highly recommended. It’s […]

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also The Bridge

April 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments · By

In addition to the cool-sounding shows that Jacob’s mentioned below, there’s also a Bridge show with St. God’s Hospital, the Raquellos, I Crime, and one other band {anyone know what it is? I don’t.} St God’s is Caleb L’etoile’s band, with a few dudes from Caninos filling out the roster… they’re good. It sounds like […]

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Monday Round-up

April 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on Monday Round-up · By

It’s Monday in Charlottesville. Good show at the Tea House tonight: Love Language. Catchy pop tunes from south of the border (i.e. Raleigh) in the vein of the Walkmen and– I dunno –Wilco? No, not Wilco. I don’t know. Anyway, Love Language just got a nice little write-up on Pitchfork for their new album last week, and a glowing review […]

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Gravity Lounge Reschedule Calendar

April 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

Now that Dave and the Dave-throng have moved on, and the weather is beginning to feel more like spring, things are looking pretty good. There’s a bunch of great shows coming up, including some that momentarily looked as if they weren’t going to happen at all. Since it would be a shame to see a […]

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weird electronic stuff at The Bridge tonight

April 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on weird electronic stuff at The Bridge tonight · By

So there’s a show I set up at the Bridge tonight, which I’m really excited about: Scott Ritchie is playing another keyboards-and-pedals drone set as Myceum. His last set (opening for Årabrot at Andy’s house) was immensely good and totally blew me away. It sounded like a vast, deep ocean of drone; seriously, it was […]

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warm weather concert excellence vs unwanted police attention

April 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on warm weather concert excellence vs unwanted police attention · By

Wow, so every show I went to last night got shut down by the cops — the same two cops — as the last band was playing their last song. Was it because they’re closing in on two venues which have been allowed to exist peacefully until now? Is it because the weather’s getting warm […]

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the Garage and Dust

April 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on the Garage and Dust · By

There’s a show at The Garage tonight for the first time in a while… now that the weather’s warm, I think it should be lovely. The Caninos are playing; they’re a new-ish band of mostly UVa kids and the time I saw them they were pretty great. They’re playing a set, and then playing as […]

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