Tea House Tonight: Tom Hohmann and Max Katz!

July 20th, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

Happy Moon Day! Two alumni from an older, weirder, heavier Charlottesville are playing at the Tea House tonight, and it’s a show you should be really excited about. The bands are (From) the Sky and Miami Nights, and if those names don’t exactly ring a bell yet, you should know that (From) the Sky is […]

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The closest Pavement is coming to VA (or is it???)

July 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on The closest Pavement is coming to VA (or is it???) · By

Let’s hear it for free festivals via some very corporate sponsoring: Virgin Mobile FreeFest will be held Saturday, September 25 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. Tickets to the 2010 Virgin Mobile FreeFest will be available to the public on www.ticketfly.com at 10 am EST on Saturday, July 24th. The lineup will include: M.I.A., LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, […]

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no less than FOUR noteworthy events tonight

July 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

Well, tonight looks like another one of those evenings where absolutely everyone decided to throw an event; I’ll try to write them up in loosely chronological order, although they do overlap — so a bit of leap-frogging around MAY be possible, but you’ll have to time it well… First off, there’s a WTJU community support […]

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preview of Friday’s D Charles Speer show at The Box, plus 2 reviews of recent releases (one relevant, one not)

July 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

There’s a ton of shows going on tomorrow (Friday) night, so we wanted to make sure this one got some notice before it got lost in the shuffle. Dominic “DJ BaconFat” DeVito brought to our attention the D Charles Speer show at The Box, and offered to write it up; which reminded us that we’d […]

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Last chance to win Love Language tickets for Friday

July 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on Last chance to win Love Language tickets for Friday · By

You have until midnight. UPDATE: We’ve selected the winners! Using a random online number generator, we’ve selected two of our seventeen contestants; congratulations to Kelly Murphy and Mike Krueger! We’ll have your tickets on “will call,” you just have to give your name at the Door at the Southern on Friday night.

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Your presence requested at the big WTJU meeting this evening!

July 12th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

A lot has been going on in the WTJU world. Faced with widespread and well-organized opposition from both the station’s volunteers and the community at large, Burr Beard and the Office of Public Affairs have set aside their proposal for a playlisted, “roots”-centric, classical-department-less station, and have instead offered to work with the volunteers, hear […]

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The Love Language are here on Friday – win tickets

July 11th, 2010 · 6 Comments · By

The Love Language will play at the Southern this Friday (the 16th) and we have two pairs of tickets to give away: Go to their MySpace and listen to “Lalita” right away. When my friend Pete first played this for me in his car on the way home from MACRoCk, I first thought “Alright, this intro sounds […]

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July 9th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

I’ve just the first significant sign of light at the end of this long, dark tunnel of WTJU business. Burr sent an email to the station at large a few minutes ago; I won’t quote it in full (although it’s up now on Tyler’s blog), but the general gist of the letter is that he’s […]

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WTJU crisis continues

July 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

Tyler has a new post up over on the WTJU in Crisis blog, including the fact that new station manager Burr Beard has installed an automated DJ system at the station. Here’s an excerpt from Tyler’s post, featuring his opinion on Beard’s disturbing actions: Anyway, as I was saying, he was ready to go on […]

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Retro Horror Movie / summer BBQ at The Bridge tonight!

July 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

The Bridge PAI — home of the film series which I used to run, although these days I am merely an enthusiastic audience member — is continuing their fine tradition of summertime cookout film screenings! Tonight they’ll be showing the purportedly awesome retro horror flick “House of the Devil,” about which I have heard only […]

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