the southern hits its stride

October 20th, 2009 · 7 Comments · By

So all these shows at The Southern! Upcoming and notable events include the Virginia Film Festival dance party (with Mr. Pink Flamingos himself in attendance), Neil Hamburger, and a Sugar & Gold show. Even tonight looks good: your favorite DD, Dr. Dog,  returns with Jeffrey Lewis. Dr. Dog receives comparisons to Elephant 6 bands like […]

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just before it gets too cold to go out…

October 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

This weekend was kind of slow, at least for me, so perhaps it was just  a wind-up for another manic Monday. Firstly, there’s a show at The Bridge that starts at 7:30. On that bill: Charlottesville’s own dear David Baker Benson and his rotating cast of supporting musicians. Andrew Cedermark joins him tonight and a […]

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Garage, Bridge, Southern, Bingo

October 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments · By

I’m gonna make this quick, as I have to go unlock the Bridge for the bands tonight.I’ll start at The Garage: Sam Bush (of The Hill & Wood), Philip St. Ours (of Pantherburn), Mark Simpson, and Cecilia Charre debut a new band tonight. Sounds like a great group of folks so this is exciting. Don’t […]

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Rachel Grimes

October 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments · By

Tonight, Rachel Grimes will be performing at Christ Episcopal Church. Ms. Grimes is probably more widely known as a member of the instrumental chamber-pop band Rachel’s. Rachel will be performing a series of 12 solo piano pieces from her newest release ‘Book of Leaves’. Here’s what the New York Times Art section had to say […]

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Harvest Films at The Bridge, then Andrew Cedermark and Real Estate at the Southern

October 15th, 2009 · 5 Comments · By

Somehow neglected to get it on the calendar, but there’s a Film Screening at The Bridge tonight that I’m pretty excited about.  It’s a few short(ish) films for the month-long “Harvest” show; the big headliners are a diptych of films by Naomi Uman, “Leche” and “Mala Leche” — the first one is an intimate, hand-processed […]

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Mirah at the Southern / rowdy art-junk at the Box

October 12th, 2009 · 9 Comments · By

Another evening, another two great-looking shows that are happening at the same time… it’s gonna be a long, fun month. Mirah is playing at The Southern tonight! and it’s the first of several great fall shows sponsored by WTJU (Dana has a write-up over on the WTJU Rock Blog…) Y’all know Mirah, right? You should. […]

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Anti-Pop at Outback / Agnes Varda at Offscreen

October 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

Speaking of Hip-Hop, the Anti-Pop Consortium are playing in town tonight. I mostly associate them with that weird / often-awesome cross-over between rap and electronic stuff from around ’99-2001; they were the flagship rap group on Warp Records (back before Rob died and Steve just started signing anybody he thought would make money…)  anyway, although […]

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R.I.P. Mr Magic of “Mr Magic’s Rap Attack”

October 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on R.I.P. Mr Magic of “Mr Magic’s Rap Attack” · By

Just heard yesterday that Mr Magic had passed away. Mr Magic hosted the first-ever all-rap radio show (“Rap Attack” on New York’s WBLS), and was, as many people have called him, “the Alan Freed of Hip-Hop.” Even if you haven’t heard his show (he helped break a ton of awesome 80’s rappers, and Marley Marl […]

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another two good ones: Raquellos CD or Titus & Tigers?

October 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments · By

Why oh why must the promising and enticing shows always happen on the same nights? Tonight, much like last night, there are several worthwhile events going on at once. I really wish Charlottesville would stop doing that! (I mean, stop doing the conflicting-events thing. Cville should obviously continue to do the thing where we have […]

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freakin weekend

October 9th, 2009 · 14 Comments · By

Serp is one nice house. Even though it’s not on that axis of prestige extending from the lawn to the end of Madison Lane, it’s right by the Architecture school and the impressive new “Arts Grounds.” I appreciate them opening their house to everybody, albeit under the discretion of a loosely enforced vouchsafe policy, and […]

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