another one of those nights where everything happens at once.

May 31st, 2011 · 15 Comments · By

{UPDATE: Whoa, OK, apparently everything changed up at the last minute. I’m going through and crossing-out and updating show-by-show, with the newer info in brackets and in italics. Hope I can keep all this info straight…} Truly our blessings have the flavor of curses today, for there are a great many great shows that are […]

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great Garage show tonight (also CLAW)

May 28th, 2011 · 2 Comments · By

I just found out this was happening, but there’s a show tonight at The Garage that looks excellent: Perpetually-touring Chicagoan and experimental bassist CJ Boyd has played in town several times before, and every time I’ve caught his performance he’s been a great part of a great line-up; maybe you heard him opening for Kania […]

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Multiple local bands release CDs tonight at the Southern

May 27th, 2011 · 6 Comments · By

Sorry for the late-ish post today, folks (my Fridays are hellish, work-wise), and for the general lack of posting here recently — we’ve all had a very busy spring, but I’m hoping to keep the blog updated more often in the coming months if I can. Anyway, down to business: there’s a strong line-up of […]

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NO Magnolia tonight / Radio tonight / Radio Bistro tomorrow

May 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on NO Magnolia tonight / Radio tonight / Radio Bistro tomorrow · By

Heard from Dylan last night that tonight’s cassette release at Magnolia is NOT HAPPENING! Too bad — that looked like it might have been a good one. Anyway, Dylan has a new cassette out now, so ask him for a copy of that when gets back from tour, I guess. I will be returning to […]

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a difficult choice

May 21st, 2011 · Comments Off on a difficult choice · By

There are TWO really excellent shows going on tonight, and it’s going to be a really tough choice about which one to see. Like many folks, I’m going to try to see both of them, but that may not actually work because they’re both kind of happening at the same time. First up, Dzian! — […]

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Grits & Gravy / WTJU Marathon

May 12th, 2011 · 2 Comments · By

Robin and Colin are doing another Grits&Gravy gig at The Box tonight: Should be really fun. Y’all know them by now, right? Solid dudes (both from WTJU) who play awesome old 60s & 70’s Soul & Funk tunes, all on vinyl… it’s a good time, for sure. And speaking of WTJU … I’d like to […]

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Win Jon Spencer Blues Xplosion Tix

May 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on Win Jon Spencer Blues Xplosion Tix · By

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion hits the Jeff TONIGHT. Wowza. $18 tickets are still on sale, but if you don’t feel like spending… …that’s right, we got a few pairs of free tickets here for you, provided that you email w/ “Jon Spencer” as the subject, and put your full name in the body of […]

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Radio Bistro!

May 9th, 2011 · 3 Comments · By

After a brief 1-week hiatus, Radio Bistro is back on again tonight! Adam Smith will be playing an all-vinyl set from 10pm to 2am downstairs at the C&O. We’ve got a few more DJs lined up for the coming weeks, too — I’m really glad this seems to be turning into a consistent and regular […]

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good show at Al-Hamraa tonight!

May 8th, 2011 · 3 Comments · By

There’s another show at Al-Hamraa tonight (that’s the Morroccan restaurant in the Ix Building…).  Blair Amberly of SpeakerTree Records put it together, so it should be a really solid line-up. The Headliners are Charlottesville’s own Borrowed Beams of Light, aka the power-pop side-project of Adam Brock (from Invisible Hand, Nice Jenkins, etc), backed by members […]

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Revel at The Bridge, WTJU movie at Random Row, House Show at Magnolia

May 7th, 2011 · Comments Off on Revel at The Bridge, WTJU movie at Random Row, House Show at Magnolia · By

The Bridge PAI, one of the most ambitious and zany arts organizations in town (and one whom — full disclosure — I worked for them for about 3 years), is hosting their third annual REVEL party tonight. It’s a fundraiser, but also just a crazy party thing, so you kind of get the best of […]

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