Charlottesville Triple-Threat CD Release Tonight!

February 20th, 2010 · 5 Comments · By

So tonight’s show at The Southern would already be noteworthy for featuring not one but THREE cool Charlottesville bands:

But the icing on the cake is that all three of these bands are each releasing a EP-length CD tonight!  (It’s my understanding that they didn’t even actually plan it that way — they just booked a show together, realized they were all on the verge of releasing some material, and it worked out happily.) Anyway, this show is at the Southern tonight, with a quite reasonable cover charge of $6.

A fourth band called New Rock Church of Fire  are starting at 9pm sharp; I don’t know much about them apart from the fact that they’re from DC, and the other three bands on the bill have spoken kindly of them.

Then at 9:45pm, my buddies Drunk Tigers will bring you a powerhouse of what used to be called “college rock” back when college students had better taste (zing!). i.e., they write smart, energetic songs about being in your 20s and how the economy sucks, etc., with great guitar hooks.  Their EP is called “Black Square,” it’s got 4 songs on it, and it comes out tonight! I’ve only heard the whole thing just a few minutes ago, and it sounds really good.

At 10:45pm, Corsair will summon a mighty monstrosity of retro hard-rock, singing songs about dragons, space, and dragons in space over mighty riffs. Former from the ashes of the beloved c-ville Mass Sabbath project, they’ve been playing shows since the DUST days and have got things nailed down pretty well at this point. Their 5-song EP is called “Alpha Centauri” and it comes out tonight! We got a copy at the station a few weeks ago, I’ve given it a listen or two, and it will definitely satisfy your craving for epic fantasy anthems with sci-fi flavor.

Red Satellites will take the stage at 11:45pm; this five-piece band manages to channel the finer points of glam rock fairly excellently, and they have a solid live show. Their EP is called “Cleveland Cherry,” and it comes out tonight! Unfortunately I fucked up the file download they tried to send me, but I heard a bunch of their recorded material on the radio the other day and it sounds like they’ve channeled both the energy of their live material and the in-studio accuracy of the period (i.e. early-70’s UK) really well.

I’m looking forward to picking up actual, physical copies of all three of these CDs tonight, as well as rocking out and enjoying myself. Come check it out! It’s a saturday night hometown band extravaganza!

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 James // Feb 20, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    with any luck we’ll be able to have an actual review of each of those CDs in these pages in the next few days… fingers crossed

  • 2 Stephen // Feb 21, 2010 at 4:35 am

    I wish you could do your write ups sometime earlier than the day of the event. The info and hype you provide is great – it’s just almost always too late. It could just be me.

  • 3 James // Feb 21, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Stephen,
    I agree, I would love to get those posted up earlier in the day — but considering I was working my ass off from the moment I woke up until about 7:30pm yesterday, I feel lucky to have been able to find time to write anything at all. Nailgun does have four other active contributors, but for whatever reason none of them have seen fit to contribute anything since January.

    So while I’m sympathetic to your complaint, I also want to point out that there is a huge sidebar calendar over on the right-hand side which lists every single show that I’m aware of in the Charlottesville area (and it even has its own RSS feed). The poster for last night’s show has even been featured in the calendar header for the past week or so … so it’s not like the show was a secret or anything. I just never found the time for a in-depth write-up until late yesterday afternoon.

  • 4 gary // Feb 21, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    st. gods from the battle of the bands yesterday:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7oGq12mzMo

  • 5 gary // Feb 22, 2010 at 6:24 am

    franz nicolay at the tea bazaar last night:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgmV8lN05fM