Birdlips

November 11th, 2010 · 7 Comments · By

Birdlips are playing at the Tea Bazaar tonight! You very probably are familiar with their lovely psych-pop sounds, and are probably as excited as I am to welcome them back to town. They’ll be bringing along some friends from DC to open up the night. They are Frau Eva and Matthew Hemerlein. I’m excited to […]

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BOB $%^&*(‘ DYLAN

November 10th, 2010 · 23 Comments · By

Maybe you have tomorrow off for Veteran’s Day? FYI: The last living American World War I vet is speaking on the National Mall tomorrow. He’s 109. His name his Frank Buckles and he’s a farmer from West Virginia. That’s awesome. But it’s also tomorrow. Tonight, and here in town for that matter, there’s another veteran […]

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late but you have a smartphone, right?

November 9th, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

Sorry this is going up so late but I hope you have some kind of mobile device that keeps you plugged in everywhere-all-the-time. Probably not if you have AT&T in this area but if you have Verizon, you’re probably O.K.. Anyways there are a couple of worthwhile CULTURAL HAPPENINGS tonight. All will end in time […]

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shows at the Box, Tea House, and Garage; movie at the Paramount

November 8th, 2010 · 5 Comments · By

Hi, I’m James and I’ll be your waiter this evening. Our appetizer tonight is Richard Lester‘s 1973 adaptation of “the Three Musketeers,” screening at the Paramount at 7pm.  Richard Lester is best known as the guy who did “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Help!” (the first two / only good Beatles movies), but he’s got […]

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Shearwater / Damien Jurado (win tix) ; Mountain Man

November 7th, 2010 · 5 Comments · By

Two promising shows tonight, the first of which is at Christ Episcopal Church (next to the downtown mall and the Garage, the address is 120 W. High St.). I cannot recommend Mountain Man enough to you. Their ghostly harmonies have won over the heart of Sigur Rós front man Jónsi (they’re opening for him on […]

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also: DUST!

November 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

In addition to Gary’s write-up of tonight’s shows above, I wanted to take a quick sec to mention that there’s also a DUST show tonight! There keep being rumors of the DUST resurgence, but tonight there’s actually flyers and everything (Curt slipped one into my hand at the show last night before vanishing impishly). Apparently […]

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a review of INVISIBLE HAND’s new s/t LP

November 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

Invisible Hand‘s new album, “Invisible Hand” is being released on 12″ vinyl by Funny/Not Funny Records at the Jefferson Theater tonight! the opening bands are Sarah White and the Pearls and Lux Perpetua. Doors are at 7:30, tickets are $10. A review of the record appears below.

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Fun Tea House Show Tonight, Hand Release Show Tomorrow!

November 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

I’m in a car on the George Washington Bridge in New York, so I gotta make this brief, though neither brevity, nor my personal absence, should imply a lack of excitement about tonight’s Tea Bazaar show. It’s four bands, five bucks, and should be a lot of fun! First up is Philadelphia’s Hermit Thrushes, who […]

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the Film Fest continues

November 5th, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

So I meant to write this up earlier, but I seriously have only slept about 2½ hours (non-consecutive) out of the past 36 (which is attributable perhaps only about 10% to partying, and at least 75% to work).  So if anything good screened this morning… you already missed it. But here’s what looks good tonight! […]

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23rd Annual Virginia Film Festival Starts Tonight!

November 4th, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

Well folks, the Film Festival is upon us again; as in years past, it’s a 4-day weekend packed full of film screenings all around town, some of which look pretty cool. In the interest of full disclosure, I should point out that I worked for the Festival for 3 years; I’m no longer working there, […]

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