two WTJU shows in 24 hrs

November 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments · By

In addition to last night’s show, I’ll be back on WTJU this afternoon from 2-4pm. Great news for those of you (possibly nonexistant) who would like to hear me on the radio but don’t stay up late.  You can tune in to 91.1FM in Charlottesville, or you can try to get the listening-online thing to […]

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Drunk Tigers, Technosonics X, and a dance party

November 13th, 2009 · 11 Comments · By

There’s a Tea House show tonight with three local bands, including my friends Drunk Tigers, as well as two bands that I have heard by name, but not their actual music: Impossible Arms and Red Satellites.  I really like the Drunk Tigers, both as good dudes and as a good band; as Alonzo wryly noted, […]

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Jefferson Theater re-opening in two weeks

November 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

As many more-professional local news outlets have already noted, the Jefferson Theater is re-opening later this month. The Jefferson, located on the Downtown Mall between 2nd & 3rd St. SE, was first built in 1912 as a venue for live performances… not sure when it became a movie house, but it was apparently a porno […]

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Good local bands at Random Row tonight

November 12th, 2009 · 7 Comments · By

There’s a show at Random Row Books tonight, with a handful of worthwhile local bands which you may already know and like… or perhaps they have escaped your notice until now? It’s a good line-up, and worth leaving the house on a cold rainy night, I think.  Random Row is the new bookstore and local […]

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One Man Machine

November 10th, 2009 · 9 Comments · By

So there’s a real good show at the Tea Bazaar tonight. Remember this guy? You may recognize him as the badass who opened for Dark Meat about 6 months ago. His band is called One Man Machine & The Powers That Be. It’s a soulful cajun-blues inspired rock group out of New Orleans, fronted by awesome vocalist/guitarist/trumpet […]

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calling for vendors

November 9th, 2009 · Comments Off on calling for vendors · By

I’m planning another craft fair for December 4th and 5th. Please apply if you have any wares! This one will be a two day event at The Southern and at the Tea House overlapping with First Fridays. After (dance) party will be at the Tea House on Dec. 4 and all proceeds from the event […]

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Astronomers CD release moved, opener changed

November 6th, 2009 · 10 Comments · By

I’m too busy with Festival stuff to do a full write-up (sorry!) but I did want to note that the Astronomers CD Release Party tonight has been MOVED.  The Outback Lodge has reportedly “shut down” — no great loss in itself, but it really sucks for the bands who had booked there tonight. The show […]

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The Virginia Film Festival

November 5th, 2009 · 8 Comments · By

As you may have noticed, the Virginia Film Festival is coming up this weekend!  It starts this afternoon and continues through Sunday evening.  The Film Festival is one of my favorite things about Charlottesville, I’ve been attending it since 1993, and often during my High School years there would be festivals where I was attending […]

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New Mastersounds moved to Rapture!

November 4th, 2009 · Comments Off on New Mastersounds moved to Rapture! · By

In the latest in a seemingly endless series of setbacks for Magnus Music, a power outage problem at Outback Lodge has forced the last-minute relocation of the New Mastersounds show tonight to Rapture. Presumably other details remain the same. 8:30PM, $12, all ages. Online ticket sales will still be honored. Opening up are East Ponce Soul […]

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Elvis

November 3rd, 2009 · 6 Comments · By

Elvis Perkins is back in town tonight at The Southern. Praise for his last show at Outback Lodge has piqued my interest in this one. His music constantly receives Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen comparisons that are entirely appropriate but I’ve been wondering if he is as…eccentric as either Tom Waits or Leonard Cohen. I […]

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