Three Cool Shows

May 22nd, 2010 · 6 Comments · By

So this’ll be fairly brief, as it’s another mobile entry and the typing is considerably more difficult!

There’s 3 worthwhile shows tonight:

First (I’m not sure how public this is, but they tweeted it so I guess that’s pretty public), Dzian! and the Nakashi dance crew will be playing at the Bridge tonight at 8:45 in celebration of Carey’s graduation (masters degree, yes?). Anyway, Dzian are great fun — Taiwanese surf rock if you could possibly have forgotten — and congrats to Carey! Yay!

Meanwhile, at the Tea Bazaar, we’ve got a real heavy rock show lined up: Bride of the Narwhal make their first appearance at the Tea Bazaar in over a year and we’re psyched to have them back! Also up are two new bands: Sharkopath and Railsplitter. I know very little about either, but I’ve heard great things about Sharkopath (who certainly have the best name of any new band in town!) and I’m very much looking forward to hearing them finally.

Also, a venue and a band that we rarely cover, but deserve mention: Rock and Roll Cannibals are doing their thing at Durty Nelly’s tonight. Tristan and company have carved out a pretty unique niche as Charlottesville’s (or the world’s?) only undead rockabilly act. As goofy as the one line description might sound, they’re seriously pretty rad and underrated as local acts go. So, if you’re looking to get off the beaten path and do something a little different tonight, this would be a great pick! Cover? Time?

Adding links is a bit of a pain via the mobile phone, so I’ll ask you to please refer to the calendar sidebar on the right. {UPDATE James says: “Thanks for the write-up Jacob! I’ve added links for the bands in places where I had links on-hand to add. I’m also gonna note that internationally beloved neo-goth / hard rock act (and hometown heroes) Bella Morte are playing at the Southern tonight, along with longstanding local synth-pop act Synthetic Division; if this unseasonable weather has put in a gloomy mood, this might be a good thing to catch.”}

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 James // May 22, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I haven’t heard Railsplitter (singular), but I know the band features Drew Butler, whom you may remember from Cataract Camp, Charlottesville’s excellent now-deceased post-emocore keyboard-punk band, through whom I was introduced to Drunk Tiger’s Zach Carter and Tapeworms/Cosmonaut’s Steve Snider. Drew emailed me about the show (to clarify the band name &provide link) and says they’re a punk band that sounds like Misfits/Replacements.

    & I think Sharkopath features a former Cataract Camper too? or maybe one of the Fingerpainters? haven’t seen them yet, so I can’t remember, but if so it would make sense for them to share a bill with the Narwhal (or maybe I just made up that fact)

  • 2 James // May 22, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    also, that Bridge show was originally gonna be at Carey & Wendy’s house, but it got moved b/c of the rain… it is a grad party, but if you know them (& like Taiwanese Surf Rock — who doesn’t?) I’m sure you’d be more than welcome. There’s no cover or anything, it’s a pretty friendly/informal gig.

  • 3 Andy // May 22, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    James – thanks for mentioning the Bella Morte show – seems worthwhile to me and it is international goth day, so hey, come get your goth on!

  • 4 Steve Snider // May 24, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Thanks everyone for coming out to our show! James, sometimes I think I need a chart to keep track, but here it goes:

    Sharkopath- Dave and Mac from Bride of the Narwhal/Tapeworms/Fingerpainters, Matt from Cosmonaut, and Rowan from countless previous bands before I knew him.

    Bride of the Narwhal- Dave and Mac, plus Tom from Cosmonaut and me from Cataract Camp/Tapeworms/Fingerpainters/Cosmonaut, filling the shoes of their previous drummer Mark Gross.

    Sometimes I think our crew should just come up with a name, Elephant 6 style!

  • 5 Tom Mathews // May 24, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Magnet School!

  • 6 wendy // May 24, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Thanks for leaking the Dzian! show. We had a blast.

    To recap the tremendous fun, here’s a video of Dzian! & Nakashi Dancers, featuring our very special guest Gregg Sargent, Carey’s dad on an amazing Father-Daughter drum solo. Look out for ago-go dancing and hula-hooping!

    or directly to youtube:

    Congrats to Dr. Sargent and Dr. Rubin!