Turbo Fruits, Order (and Bad Cop) played the Tea Bazaar (videos)

September 21st, 2010 · 7 Comments · By

Turbo Fruits, a spin-off of the disbanded Be Your Own Pet, played the Tea Bazaar last week, and as I’m usually a fan of whatever Jonas Stein does, last Thursday was a great time. The guy can play the hell out of his guitar (as he demonstrated with a million guitar solos), and when they […]

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movie night: Chaplin at the Paramount, Ramones the Tea House!

September 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on movie night: Chaplin at the Paramount, Ramones the Tea House! · By

There’s not one but TWO cool film screenings going on tonight: at 7pm the Paramount is showing two Charlie Chaplin films, as part of their September series of silent films (although Matt Marshall won’t be playing live accompaniment for this one, since Chaplin’s films all have their own unique scores — written¬† by Chaplin — […]

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Witchmond Fest starts today

September 18th, 2010 · 6 Comments · By

Witchmond Fest, a two-day festival organized by Rhythm Bandit‘s Dylan Mulshine, kicks off today and continues tomorrow. There’s much to see and hear. Check out the lineup and planned set times, according to the Witchmond blog, below. The fest isn’t the only thing happening this weekend, though. Jukebox the Ghost, Drink Up Buttercup and Via […]

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art films at The Bridge, garage rock at the Tea Bazaar

September 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

There’s two really promising events tonight that I’m really excited about: The first is the return of the Bridge Film Series, which I’m proud to say is continuing its’ tradition of showing fine films that would otherwise go unseen in Charlottesville. Tonight’s event is tangentially related to the Man Ray exhibition that’s up right now; […]

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Sharon Van Etten, Marissa Nadler (and Breathe Owl Breathe) played the Tea Bazaar (videos)

September 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

Sharon Van Etten played to a pretty receptive crowd last Thursday. If she didn’t mention it, I would have never guessed that this was only her second show with her newly assembled band. They really did the Because I Was in Love stuff justice, and she sounded surprisingly natural with a full band. And between […]

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electronics at the Tea House, silent films at the Paramount

September 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on electronics at the Tea House, silent films at the Paramount · By

The busiest month in the universe continues unabated; tonight the Virginia Film Society is showing “the Thief of Bagdad” at the Paramount; it’s the silent version, from 1925 — not to be confused with the 1940 version, which honestly is perhaps the greatest film of it’s type — but the ’25 version is pretty awesome […]

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this one is gonna be really, really good

September 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on this one is gonna be really, really good · By

I know that there has been a ridiculous amount of stuff going on this week, but I hope y’all still have some energy and attention span left over for tonight’s Tea House show; out of all the events that are cluttering up early September, this one might be the one I’m most excited about.¬† Although […]

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another packed Saturday

September 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on another packed Saturday · By

Well, it certainly has been an extraordinarily busy week here in Charlottesville, and today is no exception. Here’s what’s happening: The first annual Midtown Street Fair is already underway; it’s running from 1pm to 5pm this afternoon on West Main Street; several restaurants have all banded together to put on the event, including Blue Moon, […]

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Before, During, and After Dungen

September 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

Here’s another loaded Friday night! Starting out, we have a couple C-ville faves rounding out the last(?) Fridays After Five of the year. Alt-folk-rockers The Hill and Wood and the powerhouse rock band Astronomers play the The Pavilion. Good to see local bands taking the big stage! This starts at… what… 5? No, that’d make […]

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Marissa Nadler and Sharon Van Etten

September 9th, 2010 · 7 Comments · By

I should start by noting that tonight’s Black Keys show at The Pavilion has been postponed to Tuesday. So, if you’re suddenly looking for something to do tonight, there’s a truly great show going down at the Tea Bazaar. The procession of exciting Tea House shows marches on with a decidedly more understated tone this […]

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