WTJU updates

June 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

More and more folks keep asking me what’s up with WTJU… well, the answers are still unclear. Here’s what’s been happening since we last updated y’all about it: • The C-Ville has a feature story about it this week, by the esteemable Andrew Cedermark; • the University has started a forum where you can provide […]

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great tuesday music

June 29th, 2010 · 7 Comments · By

Tuesdays: exponentially exciting.  Strutting season is in full effect. Tonight there are two good shows. Show numero uno: a nice three-act bill at the Tea House kicks off at 9pm. The nomadic boy-girl duo Lollipop Factory make a stop in our fair hamlet. Jacob aptly described them as sounding like “The White Stripes playing Queen […]

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Tonight at the Box…

June 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

Three great bands are playing tonight at the Box: Nurse Beach are one of Charlottesville’s own, featuring members of Bear War, Buffalo Wildwing, Tyger & the Lamb, St. Gods, etc etc….their style was coined by James as “proto new-wave scuzz” last time around, but I would argue that with their Dolarhyde aesthetic, they lean more towards […]

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Mss., Rhythm Bandit, and the Oh! Pears at Tea Bazaar tonight

June 26th, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

There’s a Tea Bazaar show tonight that looks pretty promising; Mss. is, of course, the current project of Tyler Magill and Josh Krahn, two dudes who have served time in the trenches of Charlottesville band membership over the past decade or so and have emerged out the other side with a perfectly nice, relatively mellow […]

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free Invisible Hand homecoming show with the Naked Gods at the Southern tonight!

June 25th, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

It seems this wacky-weather weekend is FULL of free shows, and tonight is no exception. The Invisible Hand are currently in the middle of an East Coast tour, and they’re stopping by their hometown of Charlottesville this evening to play a free show at the Southern. Neither rain nor tornadoes nor a fucked-up tour van […]

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Updates on the state of Charlottesville, including WTJU

June 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Updates on the state of Charlottesville, including WTJU · By

Well, that sure was a heck of a storm yesterday evening. There is some debate about whether it was a tornado or a microburst; all I know is that the screens got blown off my windows, the chimney on top of my house collapsed, and we were without power for about 13 or 14 hours. […]

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Two free shows tonight

June 24th, 2010 · 6 Comments · By

UPDATE: Both shows are STILL ON. The show at the Garage has been moved to the Tea Bazaar and moved a little later (it appears the Hill and Wood are starting at 9), and the Box show is going on as scheduled. The first show that I’d recommend to you tonight is at the Garage. […]

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WTJU: the short version

June 23rd, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

Here’s a brief, concise summary of what’s going on at WTJU: The new General Manager of the station wants to make big changes, several of which are terrible ideas that are destructive to the fabric of the Charlottesville community. Change can be a good thing, and is often necessary, but these changes are some pretty […]

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the whole WTJU story

June 23rd, 2010 · 6 Comments · By

For those without the inside scoop, or for those who are just catching up, here’s a full run-down of what’s been going on at WTJU: – WTJU has been around for over 50 years, and is a beloved part of the Charlottesville community.  It’s owned by the University of Virginia, making it technically a “college […]

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An update on WTJU

June 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

Observing this whole thing from afar in Brooklyn, I’d like to just chime in for a second and offer up some of the latest links and developments about the crisis at WTJU. It appears that the voices of those opposing the quick and drastic changes that were planned for the station as early as this […]

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