Films at The Bridge, Extraordinaires at the Southern, and a Tea House show

March 31st, 2011 · Comments Off on Films at The Bridge, Extraordinaires at the Southern, and a Tea House show · By

The Bridge‘s film series has another cool event lined up tonight; they’re showing “The Lodger,” an early Alfred Hitchcock film; it’s a silent film from 1926, and while it’s not Hitchcock’s first film, it’s widely considered the one where first emerged as a recognizable auteur, rather than just an anonymous director-for-hire. It’s the first time […]

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win Extraordinaires tickets

March 31st, 2011 · Comments Off on win Extraordinaires tickets · By

the Extraordinaires are playing at the Southern tonight, as part of an “official preview show” for MacRock. would you like to win a pair of tickets? the best way to do so is to send us a haiku — preferably one about the Extraordinaires, or related topics — the prize will be awarded to the […]

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Jeffrey Lewis and more at Magnolia house tonight!

March 30th, 2011 · 6 Comments · By

Tonight’s show at the Magnolia house should be really fun; the headliner is the constantly-touring, multi-talented Jeffrey Lewis, and the bands supporting him should make for an interesting bill. It’s hard to know where to start when explaining Jeffrey Lewis to those who don’t know him already; his songs are in folksy, straightforward Jonathan Richman-ish […]

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Goldenboy and Radio Bistro no. 3

March 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on Goldenboy and Radio Bistro no. 3 · By

There’s a really nice, relaxed and groovy show at the Tea Bazaar tonight, featuring one Shon Sullivan (aka Goldenboy). If you aren’t familiar with his solo work, you’re probably familiar with any number of bands he’s played for on tour or otherwise shared the stage with, including Elliott Smith, Stephen Malkmus, Grandaddy, Bright Eyes, The […]

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Elephant 6 “Holiday Tour” tonight

March 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

The famed Elephant Six collective will be making an appearance in Charlottesville at The Southern tonight; I’m assuming most of our readers are familiar with Elephant 6, the label/group of bands, formerly from Denver but now seemingly based out of Athens, that spawned Neutral Milk Hotel, the Apples in Stereo, of Montreal, and Elf Power… […]

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Psychedelic Films at The Bridge tonight!

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off on Psychedelic Films at The Bridge tonight! · By

I’m really excited about tonight’s entry in the Bridge Film Series; the event is titled: “Peaking – A Night of Vintage & Contemporary Pyschedelia” and the filmmakers they’ve chosen are really great ones. I’m a big fan of Len Lye and especially John Whitney (both of whom were featured in the “Geometric Hallucinations” film screening […]

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RADIO BISTRO again tonight

March 21st, 2011 · Comments Off on RADIO BISTRO again tonight · By

Oh yeah, did we mention that Radio Bistro is a weekly thing? Because it totally is! Tonight’s line-up will again be myself and Chris Hlad, playing good music by which to hang out and enjoy a drink. It’s downstairs in the C&O Bistro, from 10pm-2am. No cover, no dancing, just 40’s bebop and 50’s rockabilly […]

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Charlottesville Anarchist Book Fair

March 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

It’s the Festival of the Book this week, although we haven’t written much about it — not out of disinterest, but just because there’s so much else going on. But I thought I’d mention that today Random Row is hosting the Charlottesville Anarchist Book Fair (to my knowledge, the first such event). While I’ve never […]

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First Day of the Weather not-Sucking

March 18th, 2011 · 8 Comments · By

Spring has done been spranged; today’s forecasted high is 80°, and it’s already damn pleasant out. Luckily there’s a wealth of awesome events going on this evening (even as the weather will drop back down to 50°, firmly in jacket-wearing territory): The big one tonight is that Mi Ami are coming to Charlottesville; Mi Ami […]

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Bailee Elizabeth on recent Zoning / Music issues

March 16th, 2011 · 23 Comments · By

We know many of you have been following the recent developments around issues of Zoning and Music Venues in Charlottesville, and there isn’t a day that goes by that one of you doesn’t ask one of us what the latest update is. It’s a complex issue and we haven’t yet had the time or brainspace […]

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