Unholy Three: Wednesday Night Shows

March 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments · By

It is perhaps the true beginning of spring to be presented with such a smorgasboard of shows on a Wednesday night. With the weather like it is, you should be planning to run around and check out all three, but if you must make choices, here are the criteria.

(The Gunshy)

Local (but not for long; so sad!) Yer Bird Records empresario Morgan King once likened the Gunshy to a young Bruce Springsteen, and he has often lamented the small crowds that turn out for Gunshy appearances. I never thought much of it until I heard “Noone Remembers the Drunk” from the Yer bird comp Folk Music for the End of the World, and I was floored. I wouldn’t call him the boss or nothin’ (I don’t even call “the boss” the boss), but if you like Merge Records (Destroyer, M Ward, etc) and raspy voiced croonmasters, this Gun’s for you. It’s at the Tea House, 10pm, cheap cover.

Truman Sparks is still local, but the lynchpin, guitarist Adam Smith, now calls Philly home, so don’t expect to see them everytime you click on yr nailgun anymore. They’re fixin to ration that shit, ya know? That makes this week’s two night homestand all the more enticing. Add to that the cathartic sounds of Worn in Red (with a new split 7″ under their belt), the high energy emo-not-emo of Young Livers and you’d have a show. But to top it all, the newly christened Unholy Four, rising from the ashes of a few excellent cville bands, will also play, and I’ve heard they’re awesome in that sort of “no really, in all sincerity, they are AWESOME” kind of way. Also, to be held downstairs at the outback (=fun times). 10pm, $6.

Over at Orbit, Sarah White will hit the stage about 10:30pm. I haven’t seen Sarah in awhile and she is the greatest, so I am curious about her new “Sweetheart” EP, copies of which she will be selling at the gig. The title track won Best New Song at Mountain Stage 2007, and any Sarah White release is pretty much worth owning, so snap that up. She’ll play first, followed by the Sam Wilson Band. And to top it all, It’s a free show, although its 21+ since it’s in a bar, so bring I.D.

(Sarah White)

So many choices!! SPRINGTIME COMETH!!

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  • 1 Jeanie // Mar 27, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Hey, this is a great post on local music in Charlotessville. It’s introduced me to musicians I have yet to see, so thanks! I write for a blog that’s trying to do the same thing for the Harrisonburg area. If you have any suggestions for our site, or would like anything from us we’d love to hear from you. Rock on! : )


  • 2 John // Mar 27, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks Jeanie! I’ll add you to the links.