Coming up this Week: 1/14 – 1/16; Math the Band, Cate Le Bon, and Speedy Ortiz.

January 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

Tuesday, January 14th Math the Band, The Golden Rage, and Nu Depth at the Tea Bazaar. Show begins at 9:00. $8. Math the Band plays an insane mix of glitchy 8-bit electro and  punk rock.  Expect to dance your ass off at this show.  If you’re into The Death Set, Japanther, or Los Campesinos! then you […]

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Melody Mondays — Electrelane The Power Out

January 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

Ed. Note: Melody Supreme, located at 115 4th St. SE off the Downtown Mall, is Charlottesville’s best record store. The owner Gwen Berthy has impeccable taste and a curatorial hunger matched by few. One of my favorite parts of the store is Gwen’s handwritten notes on records you may have never heard of (even you, […]

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THIS WEEKEND: Beako TONIGHT at Whiskey Jar 9pm, WASC at Trinity TOMORROW

January 9th, 2014 · Comments Off on THIS WEEKEND: Beako TONIGHT at Whiskey Jar 9pm, WASC at Trinity TOMORROW · By

Two shows for the next two days (doesn’t really constitute the whole weekend, so please post shows in the comments if you got some good ones Saturday or Sunday). First, Danny Zizeski’s sweet, mumbly-in-the-best-of-ways solo act Beako. Danny is a transplant from Scranton, PA who played in the short-lived, but fantastic local band Northern Diver […]

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Joy’s 2013 Favorites (Shows & Albums)

January 9th, 2014 · 2 Comments · By

Even though I moved away from Charlottesville in September, the kind current editors here told me I was still allowed to post my 2013 list here. This post will only be Favorite Albums and Shows because 1) I haven’t really thought about anything else and 2) this post is long enough as it is and […]

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Amanda Laskey’s Best of 2013

January 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments · By

When making this post I used the opposite approach as James Ford – the fewer words the better. I, as a reader, know that it is somewhat comforting and self-validating to see that other people liked the same albums as you. I read year-end lists to see similarities, not to read the text, which is […]

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People Who Do Noise (2008)

January 7th, 2014 · Comments Off on People Who Do Noise (2008) · By

film capturing a perspective on the indie noise scene in portland

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TONIGHT: Rad Jamz at Radio Bistro with HeLvEdIuS

January 6th, 2014 · Comments Off on TONIGHT: Rad Jamz at Radio Bistro with HeLvEdIuS · By

The absolutely fantastic Helvedius (nee Jordan Taylor) will be spinning C&O’s Radio Bistro 10pm-2am, tonight, no cover. He’s one-half of the Radio Freedonia crew (the last show of which will be the one after next!!!!!). No cover. Jordan posted this to his instagram account this morning to give you a taste of the solid jams […]

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THIS WEEKEND: Psych Folk-Rock at Tea Bazaar; Opera at Paramount (yes, that says Opera)

January 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off on THIS WEEKEND: Psych Folk-Rock at Tea Bazaar; Opera at Paramount (yes, that says Opera) · By

Got two events I want to write up for this weekend, the first one is this Friday at the Tea Bazaar: Money Cannot Be Eaten is a group of phenomenal musicians from Harrisonburg. Good track here. If you went to MACRoCK this year you may have seen them, they also opened for Invisible Hand during […]

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