“Ishtar” at Random Row, other films at VHT, and even more radio stuff

May 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

An unseasonably cold & rainy week in Charlottesville seems to be the perfect time to watch films about the desert; following up yesterday’s screening of “Lawrence of Arabia,” my friend Steven Villereal will be showing “Ishtar” at Random Row tonight. Steev says: “we’ll be screening writer/director Elaine May’s criminally misunderstood 1987 movie Ishtar (starring Dustin […]

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“Lawrence of Arabia” at the Paramount, Worn in Red at the Box

May 17th, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

The Virginia Film Society is screening “Lawrence of Arabia” at the Paramount tonight; it’s not my favorite David Lean film (that would be “Bridge on the River Kwai”) but it is superbly well-shot and well-edited — the shots everyone talks about are the luxuriously wide desert scenes, but I’m actually most impressed by the opening […]

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Win Tickets to Of Montreal

May 16th, 2010 · 5 Comments · By

We’re excited to announce the chance to win one ticket with a plus one to the Of Montreal show at The Jefferson on 5/31. As I suggested before, this give away will proceed as a contest. A haiku-writing contest! Here are the details: your poem should muse on your love for Of Montreal, why you […]

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Techno Dance Party at Random Row, plus a Seven-Band House Party elsewhere!

May 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

There’s two events for this hot early-summer Saturday night; Paul and his usual crew of DJs are throwing a dance party over at Random Row: There’s also a less-formal BBQ cookout / multiple-band house show thing going on, about which Aaron has the scoop: “Potluck-style picnic at 2pm. Bands at 7pm (sharp) […] 7 bands […]

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Tonight’s Three Bands Moved to Tea House; Random Row has a Bike event instead, & I’m on the Radio

May 13th, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

The Tea Bazaar show tonight that looks really interesting and exciting; Great Dads (Adam Smith & Jeff Simmons) are doing their groovy synth-noise thing; I’m told Adam’s working on a lot of this type of material for an upcoming release, so that’s definitely something I’m looking forward to. Also on the bill is the ever-changing […]

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Caribou, Toro Y Moi, and Rhythm Bandit played the Jefferson Theater (videos)

May 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

I got there too late to catch Dylan’s set (which unfortunately happened to more than one of us). Anyhow, here is a video of Caribou playing “Sundialing,” from their 2007 album, Andorra. (special thanks to Carianne, Sarah and Stephen): I put that video first because it’s fancier and has more camera angles. Also, while I […]

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Rock at Random Row, Hip Hop at R2

May 12th, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

Some rad options this Wednesday night: First, there’s a big ol’, very loud, rock show going down at Random Row tonight featuring four very worthwhile acts. I assume Andrew Cedermark needs no introduction on this particular blog by now. If you haven’t heard him yet, though, here’s a nice little bit of press highlighting the […]

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WHAT!? TICKET GIVE-AWAY!

May 12th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

NAILGUNWORLD: Yes, at this point we are a Nailgun World as much as Ma$e is (was) a Harlem world. Because we are giving away tickets to tonight’s show at Random Row and that is BALLER. The bill is massive: Andrew Cedermark, Goblet (ned oldham with singing children), Arbouretum, and Pontiak. You can win free tickets […]

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Caribou / Toro Y Moi / Rhythm Bandit @ the Jefferson

May 11th, 2010 · 22 Comments · By

First, let us bask in the gloriousness of Matt Pamer’s superb poster: Next, let me tell you how excited I am about this show. Three excellent acts, each different yet complimentary, add up to a super-solid bill. Caribou is the project of Canadian musician Dan Snaith; I’ve been listening to this guys since back when […]

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“Seven Samurai” at the Paramount, Corsair at the Tea House

May 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on “Seven Samurai” at the Paramount, Corsair at the Tea House · By

As part of their “epic adventure” month, the Virginia Film Society is showing Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai” at the Paramount tonight at 7pm.  It’s one of the most well-known Kurosawa films, and although it’s hardly my favorite, an OK Kurosawa film in still a million times better than most other director’s best work. Released in […]

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