great tuesday music

June 29th, 2010 · 7 Comments · By

Tuesdays: exponentially exciting.  Strutting season is in full effect. Tonight there are two good shows.

Show numero uno: a nice three-act bill at the Tea House kicks off at 9pm. The nomadic boy-girl duo Lollipop Factory make a stop in our fair hamlet. Jacob aptly described them as sounding like “The White Stripes playing Queen songs” (which is so perfect a characterization I’m obliged to quote it.)  They are also kind of- sort of like Fangs Out, another boy-girl duo also from Ohio who played at The Box last night.

Lollipop Factory seem like they’ll pair with Corsair’s 1970s inspired metallic jams as chardonnay pairs with a supple breast of chicken (disclaimer: I’m not a sommelier.) It follows that third band We Landed on the Moon is dessert on the menu. I happened to catch We Landed on the Moon at the Tea House one night while I kept Thomas company as he made hummus and hookahs. The girl who sings in this band has some pipes on her! and she moves like Tina Turner, rolling on the river. You go girl! A Rilo Kiley comparison is unavoidable. She even looks like Jenny Lewis. You can sample this fare for only $5!

Second show is over at The Box . We’ve taken to calling this one Black and White night. On the dark side, we have The Black, from Austin, Texas. They are a great country band whose musical Ouija calls forth the spirits of Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie. And you’ll bet your Wayfarers they love some Bob Dylan, too. The Black share members with the soon to be disbanded Voxtrot, a band who experienced some success on the college rock charts. On the lighter side we have Sarah White and The Pearls. In spite of her recent performance last week, the opportunity to play with a band called The Black is fated and, furthermore, too tempting to turn down. Plus there is a slim chance you have enough Sarah White in your life. The combination of those two will be better than chablis and haddock. Promise!  Music will start closer to 11 than 10:30 and is free.

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  • 1 jon bray // Jun 29, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    sarah! since when do you speak with such eloquence!?!? nice! we just played in ashville last night and apparently mr. seabring has a bunch of friends down here so corsair should get their butt down to this jam piece!

  • 2 James // Jun 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    there’s also the Don’t Tell Darlings at the Blue Moon; it’s from 8 to 10 so it might be the perfect way to catch a bite and do a bit of “pre-game” before you head out to these other shows. the DTDs are some nice girls who play nice country music (but not TOO nice.) I saw their set at Blue Moon about a month ago and was pleasantly reminded that they kick ass.

  • 3 samantha // Jun 29, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    lollipop factory is awesome.. coincidentally my band fangs out played with them a few months back in bowling green ohio..they are a very energetic , entertaining band and super nice people.. thanks to those who came out last nite, i had a great time charlottesville was so far my favorite town in VA.. : )

  • 4 Carianne // Jun 29, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Sarah Carr has always been a poet. Sarah, also, I owe you rent money.

  • 5 Jacob // Jun 29, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Wow, as I mentioned in my Facebook post on tonight’s show (in reference to the popular topic of a couple weeks ago), there are a lot of women who rock playing tonight! Looks like, in fact, The Black are the only band mentioned above without a female member. Great!

  • 6 NICO ESPECTACULAR! // Jun 30, 2010 at 12:59 am


  • 7 Sarah // Jun 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    women rockin all the time in charlottesville. monday was no exception, nurse beach was the only xx-less group.