free Invisible Hand homecoming show with the Naked Gods at the Southern tonight!

June 25th, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

It seems this wacky-weather weekend is FULL of free shows, and tonight is no exception.

The Invisible Hand are currently in the middle of an East Coast tour, and they’re stopping by their hometown of Charlottesville this evening to play a free show at the Southern. Neither rain nor tornadoes nor a fucked-up tour van can prevent them from making their duly appointed rounds. If you’re curious what else has been going on Hand-land, you can read Jon Bray’s totally ridiculous tour blog (on SpaceBook and apparently — though I can’t see it — on MyFace as well). You should also be sure to pick up a copy of their new cassette on Matt Leech’s Harrisonburg-based Funny/Not Funny label; it’s one of the best releases I’ve heard recently, and I’m not just pimping it b/c I did the cover art; it’s been my go-to in-the-car jam for about a month now. Lastly but certainly not least, they’ve just released a three-way cover of ELO’s “Telephone Line,” credited to Invisible Hand, Lux Perpetua, and Borrowed Beams (it’s basically both the Adams & Jon, along with Justin Wolf; they each take turns on the mic). It’s totally charming.

So they’re playing for FREE at the Southern tonight, along with the Naked Gods from Boone, NC. I haven’t heard this band myself, but the Hand boys speak highly of them; they were practically gushing over them when I helped them do an on-air thing on Radio Freedonia a few months ago. Also, they’re a band that’s cool enough to tour with Invisible Hand; what more do you need to know? I believe Adam and Thomas will be DJing both before and after the sets; doors are at 8pm but I have no idea what time the bands will actually play. {UPDATE: Brock says 9:00 would be a swell time to show up; DJing first, then bands probably around 10 and 11-ish.}

Here’s the ridiculous poster:

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 adam // Jun 25, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    yo yo…i think 9ish would be a decent time to show up….dean and smith gonna dj…bands at 10, 11…something like that!

  • 2 nick // Jun 25, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    everybody: bray’s blog. read it; you’ll be glad you did.

  • 3 jon bray // Jun 26, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    YOOOO!!! thx to everyone who came out! who the fuck were all those people?

  • 4 amad // Jun 26, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    i LOVE charming bands, or bands that are cool enough to tour with the Hand. Best Rock band in town for sure!!!