RIP film editor Dede Allen, & Guru of Gang Starr

April 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

Heard about two sad deaths today; the first was Dede Allen, the woman who is widely recognized as pretty much singlehandedly raising modern Hollywood movie editing from a trade to an art form. I had never met her, but she was an old friend of the family, having worked with my grandfather on a bunch […]

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Les La Britanica, Nurse Beach, Great Dads

April 19th, 2010 · 12 Comments · By

Great show at The Box tonight! Been really looking forward to Les La Britanica finally hitting Charlottesville. The band consists of Richmonders (and C’ville expats) Louie Handler, Lindsey French, and Luke Tilman. I saw them play last summer/fall on a gazebo in a house party out in the country. At first, I’ll admit, I was skeptical. I […]

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worn in red and an icp treat for you juggaloes

April 18th, 2010 · 68 Comments · By

Worn in Red is playing at The Jefferson tonight. No Idea! records in Gainesville, Florida put out their most recent release and that’s a pretty big deal. They’ve since been hyped in AP magazine, which you can have a glimpse at here. Nailgun founder and Eardrum curator John Ruscher actually used to be in Worn […]

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Truman Sparks reunion at Random Row (w Andrew C and Titus), AND/OR a Cville expatriot Funk ensemble at the Southern!

April 17th, 2010 · 15 Comments · By

Yet another super-busy evening in Charlottesville, & I’m only just now recovering from yesterday… Tonight at Random Row, there’s great rock show lined up; the headliners are Titus Andronicus, the NJ act who’ve been getting a lot of press recently with their Abraham Lincoln-meets-Bruce Springsteen antics; I saw them at the Southern last fall and […]

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ORDER release madness at Random Row, plus glam rock at the Tea Bazaar, AND and a Caninos show at UVa! AND an after-party!

April 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

The big event tonight is the LP release party for ORDER; their full-length album, shelved for years, is finally seeing the light of day on a new Cville-based label called Creature Feature records, run by Nailgun Media’s own Sarah Carr. Sarah’s asked a ton of awesome local artists (including Jeremy Taylor and Allyson Mellberg, Matt […]

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the thermals on a chilly day

April 14th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

Sadly the rock marathon is over. I hope you had a chance to make a donation. I made my small contribution during the West Coast show featuring “Pillar of Salt” by The Thermals, who happen to be performing at The Southern tonight.  It was through The Thermals that I discovered The Wipers, one of their […]

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More Marathon Greatness

April 11th, 2010 · 6 Comments · By

The WTJU Marathon is still in full swing; Jordan and Missy are wrapping up the Curtis Mayfield show at the moment, and from Noon to 2pm Brian Chidester is doing a show of Psychedelic Surf Pastiche Washout; if you’ve caught Brian’s sets at the last two WTJU Dance Parties, you know what awesome things to […]

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Triple bill @ the Garage / experimental Bridge PAI show

April 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

Greetings. I’m not even in Charlottesville now, but I couldn’t resist talking about this Garage show. This is a triple bill, folks. Pompadour, hot off winning the PKG Battle of the Bands, is easily one of my new favorite Charlottesville bands. With dual male/female vocals, very jangly guitar parts, fascinating drum patterns and utilitarian bass […]

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Jandek on WTJU, 8am

April 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

I’ll be hosting a tribute to Jandek on WTJU this morning (Saturday) from 8:00-10:00 AM;  Jandek is a fascinating and complex, long-running, somewhat notorious musical project which is both dense and difficult, and occasionally also sublime and brilliant; I’ll be attempting to do justice to the things that I think are great about Jandek, and […]

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a Dance Party & two Art shows (w/music)

April 9th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

Once again there are plenty of things to do this Friday evening… The big one of course is the WTJU Dance Party, which is part of the station’s 2010 Rock fundraising Marathon (which is already in progress). That’s from 9pm to 1am at the Tea Bazaar tonight; the music will be provided by several different […]

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