Summer music party at The Bridge tonight!

March 10th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

Wendy just wrote in with the following:

“My nakashi surf rock band Dzian! is playing at The Bridge tonight. We will join forces with a few other performers playing on the theme of summer. We will literally turn the gallery space into a warm summer night. See the message below for details. Our set is scheduled to start at 9pm. We will play for 30-45 minutes. Please come celebrate the coming of spring and the end of the long winter with us. Wear a t-shirt, bring a lawn chair and some sun tan lotion.

Peter’s full write-up of the event reads:

“If you’re in town over the break and looking for a little fun this Wednesday night, please join us for “Chirp! : playing summer in winter” at the Bridge at 6:30 pm. $5 suggested donation at the door. Chirp! is an experiment in effecting seasonal disorder. We will raise the temperature inside the Bridge’s main gallery space so that we can wear T-shirts. We will even try to add a little humidity. We will have music performances, art, and sound installation that invoke memories of (and anticipation for) deep summer. We will have lawn chairs. Chirp! is not a serious evening, but a reason to have fun, wear short sleeves, and get a little bit of summer in the air after this very snowy winter.

Our performers currently include Cathy Monnes (playing lap steel and ukulele), New Loft from Richmond playing tiny instruments inspired by birds and insects, and Dzian!, Charlottesville’s best-known 60s Taiwanese surf rock band. There will also be video projection courtesy of Aaron Henderson, and I will provide a sound installation surrounding the space, “Freesound Summer”, as well as a 660 watt “sun”. Bring lawn/beach chairs if you can, and summery food if you desire.”

This sounds really fun! I’m on my way to WTJU for the evening, but I’m definitely gonna come back to check out Dzian! and whatever else I arrive in time to see/hear.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 James // Mar 10, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Sorry none of these Audio March events have been on the calendar so far… I only just now got the info about these events yesterday (in the form of an 11×17 poster…) hopefully I should be able to get the sidebar updated tomorrow-ish.

  • 2 James // Mar 11, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    what a lovely event! I see Cathy at like, every show, but I’d never heard her music (outside of Mass Sabbath etc), so it was pretty amazing to hear her play pedal-steel and sing “Summertime,” sitting in beach chair, under a giant umbrella, wearing a ridiculous pile of neon Leis.

    Dzian! were super fun as well, digging deep into their catalog for some rarely-rehearsed songs that turned out pretty great. It was also really nice to hear them in a space where I could actually HEAR them, rather than a crowded bar. But how can you not love a band that ends their set with “Telstar” ? also very amusing to hear J.Dukes lurking off to the side, providing woodblock accompaniment.

    The evening ended with Cathy doing another tune, a sort of Hawaiian-style thing. I definitely wanna hear both those acts more often. missed their set but i’m told New Loft were pretty awesome too — apparently they played an “all-acoustic noise set”

  • 3 wendy // Mar 11, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    pics from Chirp! posted: