All Monsters Attack! All-Killer Line-up tonight! These are Powers, Jeff the Brotherhood, Andrew Cedermark, & Rhythm Bandit!

February 27th, 2010 · 12 Comments · By

Tonight’s Tea Bazaar show looks pretty damn spectacular, with a stunning four-band line-up, each of which I’m intensely excited to hear. It’s presented by WTJU, it starts at 8:30pm, and the cover is a wholly reasonable $8.

First up is Cville wünderkind Dylan Mulshine, with his Rhythm Bandit project; Dylan does  improv loop-pedal / drum-pad / keyboard stuff, with a mic and a live snare drum; it’s raw, it’s energetic, it’s really fun, and it gets better every time I see him. That kid will be going places, if he doesn’t get a big head or anything. (His past-last-call set-closer with Gull last Monday was pretty spectacular.)

Next up is Andrew Cedermark; he’s the current music guy at the C-Ville Weekly, an occasional Nailgun contributor, former guitarist for Titus Andronicus, and all-around nice guy. I’ve been singing his praises in these pages ever since a killer one-off set at Dust in 2008; the most recent revelatory moment was a throat-shredding cover of Neil Young’s “Don’t Be Denied” a few weeks ago, which pretty much blew my mind. He’s playing with a two-piece backing band, consisting of Nailgun co-author / local Booking dude Jacob Wolf on bass/keyboards, and this guy whose name I can never remember Kevin Haney on drums. They’re a pretty great trio, and their sturdy yet unobtrusive backing is a pretty solid platform for Andrew to do his understated delivery / brilliant guitar mess thing.

After that is a band called JEFF the Brotherhood, from Tennessee; I saw them play with the Invisible Hand down at SpeakerTree Records in Lynchburg a while ago, and they were fucking awesome; I’m pretty sure most of the cville crowd who made it down for that show felt the same way. They’re a duo of brothers (both not named Jeff) who do energetic garage rock; an easy comparison might be Wavves or Video Hippos, but their stuff is heavier, groovier, and also catchier; my brain was jumping from analogies to Mötorhead to the Beach Boys to the Melvins to the J&MC to Jan&Dean. They are seriously not to be missed; WTJU was asked to sponsor a show of their in Harrisonburg a week ago, but we got so excited about it we had to book them here instead. Their insanely catchy and awesome single can be heard here.

Last up is These Are Powers, a seriously amazing trio from New York. For some of you they need no introduction; for the rest: trust me, their live show is totally incredible. They played at the Tea House before, back in the fall of 2007 (when I was the sound guy); as they were setting up, I kept thinking that they made the most unlikely trio; “how did these three people even meet each other, much less start a band together?”  Then the started playing and I was instantly transported to 1981 New York, as they brought some seriously raw and solid No-Wave shit to Charlottesville. To be honest I have some mixed feelings about a lot of their albums (although the guy who produced all their early EPs, recent Cville transplant and good dude Chris Beam, was nice enough to point me towards this collection of their early OOP stuff), but their live show is definitely a thing to see; anyone who was at their last gig in town will surely attest to its brilliance.

Once again; 8:30pm at the Tea Bazaar, with an $8 cover, which is a mere $2 for each amazing band that you will be glad to have seen. See you there!

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 john // Feb 27, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    kevin haney plays drums. he is both very young and very chill

  • 2 Jacob // Feb 27, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Also, Bill from These Are Powers will DJ a dance party afterwards until 2AM!

    Since it’s a 4 band bill we’re going to have to start right at 8:30, so make sure to show up on time.

    Pretty damn psyched about this show.

  • 3 gary // Feb 27, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    ah. the elusive name of kevin haney. andrew, why don’t you clear it up for us?

  • 4 Kevin // Feb 27, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Hey guys, This is Kyle from Andrew Cedermark.

  • 5 James // Feb 27, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    OK, yes, but who will be the first to tell us the name of Andrew Cedermark’s lead singer?

  • 6 Andy (Witchmond) // Feb 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    3 out of the 4 bands playing tonight played last night at jmu and the show was sick even with it taking place in what seemed like a college cafeteria // basically tonights show should be sick // attend it // that is all

  • 7 Erik // Feb 27, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I saw JEFF earlier this week and it was probably the best show I’ve seen this year. I took some pics for eardrum:

  • 8 Aaron // Feb 28, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Was that guy really playing with a 3 string-ed guitar?! Holy crap.

  • 9 gary // Feb 28, 2010 at 6:10 am

    some jeffro tull (more 2 come):

  • 10 Sarah // Mar 1, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Kevin, I once called you Kyle on this blog and many times in real life. I am sorry.

  • 11 Andrew Cedermark // Mar 1, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Who is Kevin?

  • 12 gary // Mar 2, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Kyle adds a shoegazi drumming element to Andrew T-Model Wolf.