awesome al-Hamraa show, plus other good things

July 31st, 2011 · 4 Comments · By

So, tonight’s al-Hamraa show is gonna be awesome! More on that in a second… first, I’m gonna tell y’all about another good thing that is happening earlier in the day (in the hopes that those of you who might read this before Sunday brunch — i.e., those who don’t work on weekends, and/or don’t sleep […]

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stellar Tea Bazaar line-up / then Radio Bistro @ C&O!

July 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

Tonight’s show at the Tea House looks pretty fantastic, and I’m really bummed to have to miss out on it (more on that later); I highly encourage you to go check it out, it’s definitely going to be one of the better shows this week. The headlining touring act is D Charles Speer; I guess […]

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One Hundred Degree Friday

July 22nd, 2011 · 3 Comments · By

I may not be the first person to observe that it’s a little bit warm out today, but it’s true — currently sitting pretty at 98° (“feels like 109,” it says) and supposed to hit 101° at some point this afternoon. You can try to hide from it, you can crank up the AC and […]

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Carnival of Soul (and Funk)

July 21st, 2011 · 3 Comments · By

There’s a film screening at JohnSarahJohn (that old auto shop full of weird knicknacks, across from Blue Moon on West Main St) this evening which should be a lot of fun; I’m disappointed to have to miss it myself, but I highly encourage you to attend! The film is “Carnival of Souls,” a legendary 1962 […]

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Ladybug Transistor / Hilarious Posters farewell show!

July 17th, 2011 · 8 Comments · By

Another band from the esteemed Elephant 6 Recording Company makes its’ way to Charlottesville: the Ladybug Transistor, whom at this point are basically indie-rock veterans, having been around since the mid-90’s and released stuff on labels like Merge Records, KinderCore, and Track&Field. Since I was a nerd who basically only paid attention to weirdo electronic […]

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changes at magnolia

July 17th, 2011 · 13 Comments · By

There is still more information coming out on this subject but here’s what’s been pieced together so far. After August 14, Magnolia will no longer host house shows, according to Dylan Mulshine who has been running the music programming there for the past several months. He didn’t go into many details, other than saying it’s […]

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Borrowed Beams CD release, with Eternal Summers!

July 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

Here’s a show we’re all very excited about; Charlottesville’s art-power-pop supergroup Borrowed Beams of Light and Roanoke’s very own powerhouse duo Eternal Summers! Borrowed Beams are releasing their first full-length album, Stellar Hoax, at the show tonight. It’s being co-released by two local labels each run by swell dudes: Blair Amberly’s SpeakerTree Records (whose only […]

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T. Dean at the Bistro

July 11th, 2011 · Comments Off on T. Dean at the Bistro · By

Radio Bistro took a week off last week, since the C&O was closed for the 4th, but we’re back on again tonight; this particular evening’s DJ will be Thomas Dean, whom you may know from playing in half of the bands in Virginia (Invisible Hand, Order of the Dying Orchid, Donny Hue and the Colors, […]

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Wild Nothing at The Southern

July 10th, 2011 · 26 Comments · By

There’s a great show on tap at The Southern this evening. The beautiful poster above, by James Ford, tells you everything you need to know, but what the heck, I’ll elaborate. Wild Nothing are here for another visit, though given their local roots, having originally formed at Virginia Tech, this is about as much of […]

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Bella Morte CD release tonight!

July 9th, 2011 · 2 Comments · By

Here’s the latest in a series of shows at the Southern that I didn’t know about until 24 hours beforehand: Charlottesville’s resident goth band, beloved by eyeliner-wearing horror fans the world over, Bella Morte are about to release their eighth album, “Before the Flood” via Metropolis Records. It’s kind of crazy to think these guys […]

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