Two Nights to Do It

December 14th, 2009 · 10 Comments · By

So you’ve been doing it all weekend. Saturday had about as much pomp as New Year’s Eve. I’m sure you are tired but It will be hard to decelerate the weekend when you have offerings such as tonight’s and tomorrow’s. Tonight: Dzian! (I believe prounounced zean, correct me if I’m wrong) and Bermuda Triangles.  Dzian! […]

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Saturday night

December 12th, 2009 · Comments Off on Saturday night · By

Several awesome gigs tonight: first of all, there’s Tea House show with mighty VA-based post-hardcore legends and perennial favorites Order of the Dying Orchid, along with The Armchairs, The Alphabet (whom I believe recently shared a split 7″ with the Invisible Hand), and Circadian Rhythms. Jacob has more info on that show a few posts […]

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Let There Be Light at PVCC / NanoHz at The Bridge

December 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on Let There Be Light at PVCC / NanoHz at The Bridge · By

Meant to blog about this waaaay earlier, but it’s just been an absolutely crazy day at work. Anyhow, The PVCC event just started, but you can probably still catch if it you hurry. That event is called Let There Be Light and it’s running for tonight only, from 6 to 9pm. The Arts in Your […]

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Weekend

December 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments · By

There’s a smattering of small events on Friday night, but the big event of the weekend is obviously Sharon Jones  & The Dap Kings at the Jefferson (which by the way is a goddamn beautiful venue even in it’s yet unfinished state). Word on the street is that this show is completely and totally sold out, and no amount […]

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Screening at Random Row

December 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on Screening at Random Row · By

Random Row Books‘ proprietor Ryan DeRamus asked me to pass along some info about a tonights screening of Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping. For those not familiar, the name says it all really. Reverend Billy is on an evangelical crusade to heal sinners of their unnecessary spending and preach the gospel of anti-capitalism. I […]

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Also happening

December 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments · By

In addition to the film screening that James mentioned below, which sounds super cool — I’ve finally really gotten into DBB Plays Cups record lately, and have been really really blown away, so check it out if haven’t already — there’s a great show at the Tea Bazaar. A Sunny Day in Glasgow (from Philadelphia) are playing tonight. I’m […]

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student doc about DBB Plays Cups at Clemons tonight

December 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments · By

Gary Canino (of “the Caninos” / WTJU fame) just emailed to let me know the following: “Knight of the Garter: David Baker Benson” is screening tonight on the second floor of Clemons, room 201. Runtime: 13:27 MPAA rating: NC-17 for brief strong language, an intense depiction of drug addiction, and a sexual encounter. The whole […]

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Our American Ann Sisters at LiveArts

December 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

Been meaning to mention this show: Our American Ann Sisters, which is now running at LiveArts.  It’s a product of the Performers Exchange Project, a group which has been meeting monthly for the past year or two; they’ve been working on the show for 18 months, and it sounds pretty interesting; more info here and […]

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E.C Segar

December 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on E.C Segar · By

Joy helpfully reminded me that today is E.C. Segar‘s 115th birthday. Segar, of course, was the creator of Popeye. As a kid I had always found the old Fleischer Brothers Popeye cartoons from the 30’s fairly amusing, but hadn’t ever suspected that the old comic strips were worthwhile. The thing that changed my mind was […]

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Sad News: RIP Jack Rose

December 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments · By

Just heard a sad piece of news from John Ruscher: apparently Jack Rose has passed away. Jack Rose was a contemporary guitarist, originally a member of the Blacksburg-based drone-folk band Pelt, who in recent years earned a well-deserved reputation as a masterfully talented gutarist, often cited as this generation’s John Fahey. {His records are all […]

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