Tom Breihan at UVA, two warlocks at Radio Bistro

February 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on Tom Breihan at UVA, two warlocks at Radio Bistro · By

The University Programs Council is hosting a “fireside chat” with contemporary music critic Tom Breihan this evening, in the Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room at 7pm.  The WTJU Rock Dept explains it best: “recent charlottesville transplant and long-time pitchfork writer (recently he moved over to stereogum) tom breihan is coming to UVA. Mr. Breihan is […]

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Oscars alternative: music video premiere with 3 local bands at The Southern tonight!

February 26th, 2012 · 3 Comments · By

Many of you are probably planning to stay in and watch the Oscars tonight, but there’s a local event that will probably be a lot of more fun — and, in fact, may actually be over in time for you to head home and catch most of the show. If you’re looking for something to […]

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good shows tonight at both The Pigeon Hole and the Tea Bazaar

February 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on good shows tonight at both The Pigeon Hole and the Tea Bazaar · By

There are two promising shows tonight that both sound well worth checking out; The first is at The Pigeon Hole, over on Elliewood Ave (the old Martha’s Café location, for old-timers). All four bands on the bill are intriguing; L’ecole Pour Minous (which means “school for puppies,” if my distantly-remembered High School French is accurate… […]

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Ann Arbor Film Fest at The Bridge, Voxare String Quartet at Old Cabell Hall

February 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off on Ann Arbor Film Fest at The Bridge, Voxare String Quartet at Old Cabell Hall · By

The Bridge PAI is hosting a touring film festival tonight, the Ann Arbor Film Festival; the touring festival is based out of Ann Arbor, but the films are from around the world, from spots as varied at Croatia, Senegal, Spain, Japan, England, and Brazil. I don’t know too much about the films and videos in […]

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spend Valentines Day with some treasured Charlottesville institutions

February 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on spend Valentines Day with some treasured Charlottesville institutions · By

As I mentioned yesterday, the WTJU Rock Marathon is now fully underway; I’m about to head over to the station to meet up with Mountains, who played a wonderful set last night; they’ll be playing live on-air in the WTJU studio between 5 and 6pm this evening, which should be really cool; then from 6 […]

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Mountains and Amen Dunes at the Southern; Three Witches at Radio Bistro

February 13th, 2012 · 2 Comments · By

There’s a show at the Southern tonight, and the line-up includes two band’s I’m really excited about: Mountains and Amen Dunes! Mountains are a duo, consisting of Brendon Anderegg and Koen Holtkamp, who have also each done plenty of solo work, in addition to running the Apestaartje label. Despite their extremely Scandinavian-sounding names, their rural/pastoral […]

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the annual WTJU Rock Marathon is this week!

February 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

As I’ve written many times in the past, WTJU is one of my favorite cultural institutions in Charlottesville, and the seasonal Marathons are of course the highlights of WTJU’s year. This season it’s the Rock Departments’ turn, and it should be a notable event for any lover of great music in the area.  I grew […]

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Wanda Jackson and Good Local Jams

February 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on Wanda Jackson and Good Local Jams · By

One of America’s most badass septuagenarians, Wanda Jackson, performs at The Jefferson tonight. I feel like there is a sizable sect of rockabilly fans in Charlottesville who are probably super excited that the queen of said genre will make an appearance in our quiet little town. This tour is in support of her recent Third […]

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Squeeze Cover Band at Random Row

February 10th, 2012 · 3 Comments · By

A fine roster of Charlottesville musicians — Dave Gibson, Adam Brock, Bryan Hoffa, Thomas Dean, and Kris Hough — have been talking for a long time about forming a Squeeze tribute band, and they’ve finally gone and done it.  Squeeze, you may recall, were the UK punk / mod / new wave band of the […]

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Ned Oldham and others at C-FOOT, films at the Tea House

February 7th, 2012 · 2 Comments · By

I’ve just received word about an interesting show tonight in an unusual location: Ned Oldham (of Old Calf, Anomoanon, Palace Brothers) is singing duets with Alex Caton, with “No Quarter records artist Nathan Salsburg fingerpicking acoustic guitar.”  The show is at “C-FOOT Art Space,” which is a spot I’m not familiar with. My instructions read: […]

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