Tea House dance party, plus 2nd night of the Jefferson

November 28th, 2009 · 7 Comments · By

There’s a dance party at the Tea House tonight, which looks pretty promising; it’s gonna be DJ’ed entirely by Tea House Staff, and it boasts the imaginative title of Get Up Offa That Thanksgiving. It starts at 9pm, and I’m not sure what the cover is (probably the usual ol’ $5…)

There’s also a second show for the opening weekend of the Jefferson, with another three local acts: jam-rock workhorses Trees on Fire, house party kings the Astronomers, and the return of ubiquitous local-producer / film-scorer Lance Brenner’s band Thrum (Lance says it’ll be their last show for a while). Doors are at 8:00, tickets are $12 (somewhat more reasonable than last night’s gig), and again all proceeds will benefit the Music Resource Center.

Does anyone have a report from last night’s Jefferson gig?  How’d it go?  Eager to check that place out, sooner or later (although I won’t make it this weekend.)  Tonight I think I’m gonna hit the bar with a loose conglomeration of friends before heading to the Tea House gig…

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  • 1 jon bray // Nov 28, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    The Jefferson easily has the best sound of any Charlottesville venue I’ve ever been too, and it looks amaaaaazing. There were definitely a lot of “Woahhh!”s upon peeps’ first glimpse of the stage area. Jason Isbell prolly had the peak crowd of the evening largely due to the face that a good hunk of the crowd was there just to check the place out. Sons of Bill rocked it really hard and definitely got some fist pumping and devil horn action. They are really nice dudes. There was free Five Guys burgers which was really tight, although since I don’t eat meat I had to make sandwiches out of pickles and tomatoes, which wasn’t so tight. I would expect that they’ll have free food there up until the restaurant next door opens up, so that’s some incentive for the pricey admission.

    I think a handful of people got kicked out, some dude got socked in the face, and a dude passed out in the balcony.

    Perhaps one of venues I’ve been too!

  • 2 sarah // Nov 29, 2009 at 12:03 am

    there are lots of places in the jefferson where you can secretly get your freak on.

  • 3 James // Nov 29, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    somehow that dance party ended up being DJ-ed by…. myself and Jacob. it was pretty fun, though. I am now painfully, painfully hung over, and badly in need of hydration and mexican food.

  • 4 Jacob // Nov 29, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Thanks for coming to the rescue James! I’m told the party really took on a life of it’s own, far beyond it’s original charter, after I peaced out. Well done!

  • 5 nate // Dec 2, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    “the” astronomers? really guys?

    i heard some peeps got booted from the jefferson’s saturday show for doing it in the balcony. i knew that place had rock n roll potential.

  • 6 James // Dec 2, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Nate- I’m more than happy to change it, but once again I’d like to point out that every other journalist in the future of your musical career is going to make the same mistake. It’s what happens when your band name is a plural noun.

    On another note, the first thing I remarked about the Jefferson (back when it was still under construction) is that it has so many different little nooks & crannies and different areas & standing spaces, that it feels far “cozier” and sizable than it’s actual seating capacity would suggest… it seems like a space that will feel “full” long before it actually is, which is a good thing (unlike the former Satellite Ballroom, which felt mostly empty even when it was 1/2 full)…. but apparently this “feature” has unintended side-effects…

  • 7 nate b // Dec 8, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    three cheers for nooks and crannys!

    btw, i’d like to think a good journalist does at least a little bit of homework.