Valley Girl and more at The Bridge tonight

July 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

There’s a film screening at The Bridge tonight which I put together; our publicity department seems to have fallen through the cracks, but if you read this in time you should definitely come check it out, since it’s gonna be a lot of fun. The program is entitled My Own Private Hollywood; it’s a series […]

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Pokey surprise / Mr Baby at the Diner

July 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments · By

Stopped by the Blue Moon Diner for the Mr. Baby set last night, and caught a nice little two-song set by Pokey Lafarge, who was rolling through town with his band. It was a pleasant surprise — he’s one of my favorite live performers at the moment, and it’s worth catching his set the next […]

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New and Recommended: Real Estate

July 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

A midsummer malaise seems to have settled over Charlottesville. Things have slowed down considerably. It’s all tubing and cookouts and porch-sitting. So now seems like a good time to start doing something I’ve been meaning to do: a series of writeups on some of the great bands I’ve come across through booking or other means. […]

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July 20th, 2009 · 9 Comments · By

A few weeks ago I picked up Harpo Marx’s autobiography at Heartwood Books — it was cheap, and I’ve always been a huge Marx Bros fan, so I figured what the hell. Well, I just finished reading it the other night, and I can assure you that it’s probably the single best show-business autobiography I’ve […]

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Moon Day & appropriate songs

July 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments · By

It’s the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission’s arrival on the Moon(!), and thus my WTJU show tonight will consist entirely of songs about the Moon.  Tune in! It’s from 1-3am (early Monday morning, to be exact) on 91.1 FM, and if you’re out of broadcast range you can also attempt to listen in […]

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UK at the Outback, Hezekiah Jones, House Shows

July 18th, 2009 · 4 Comments · By

A bevy of diverse options this evening: Caveats aside, there’s an interesting bill at Outback tonight: The Library is on Fire, who seem like fairly straight-up mid-90’s rockers. They’re joined by tourmates My Device, all the way from Brighton, UK, who on one track sound pretty damn fuzzed out and rad and on another track sound like a […]

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updates on tonight

July 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on updates on tonight · By

Just a quick update on the Bike-In-Movie thing tonight; Thomas from Community Bikes says:  they won’t make a decision about rain until 5 or 6pm. If it is indeed rained out, then the movie will be held on Sunday (same time and place). Also, there’s another Minimal Night techno dance event at the Tea House; […]

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Music and Movie

July 17th, 2009 · 19 Comments · By

Community Bikes is having a Bike-In film screening tonight and here is the blurb off their site for your convenience:  Second in the Summer Series of Bike In Movies is “Il Postino”, showing on Friday July 17th at Community Bikes. Italian Ice and other refreshments will be available at 7:30pm and there will be an […]

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review in the c-ville

July 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

There’s an interesting review of a punk band from Charlottesville circa 1984 in C-Ville this week. The band, Baby Opaque, recently made their back catalog available on their website. You can find the review here.

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Dance Party and Rock Galore

July 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

Both The Tea Bazaar and The Box are throwing down tonight, and both options are looking good.  There are a variety of bands from out of town playing at these two venues (which are walking distance from each other, just in case you didn’t know), as well as a local DJ. La Strada from Brooklyn […]

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