Three Saturday Night Options

November 20th, 2010 · 8 Comments · By

There are no fewer than three worthwhile (and cheap) gigs happening around town tonight!

First up, over at the UVA Chapel, DC’s Allie Alvarado brings her project Painted Face. It’s moody electro-pop and comparisons to Kate Bush and Bat For Lashes would be pretty apt. I like it quite a lot! She’s playing with two other groups — one from Richmond called Everybody Yay who I don’t know anything about, and a local band called Evenings making their live debut. Evenings is the project of a UVA student named Nathan Broaddus, who makes really dreamy lo-fi electronic instrumental jams. It’s one of the more exciting new local acts and I’m very very interested to see what he does with it live! So this one starts at 7PM and is just $3. That’s a pretty great deal!

Meanwhile, over at the Tea Bazaar, there’s another rad local debut — Nailgun’s own Gary Canino is premiering Star Fox, featuring him and Rob from The Caninos plus Andrew Aylward of The Ever-Greens. We’ll all find out together what they’re all about. Playing in the middle are a band from Boston called Hands & Knees, who are fun fun rollicking rock-and-roll. They were here last year and definitely put on a entertaining live show. Furthermore, these are the type of guys who see a box of Invisible Hand’s merch sitting in a club in Brooklyn, email me asap, and then offer to bring that shit all the way back to Charlottesville with them. How about that?! Team players! Opening up the night are a new instrumental group from Lynchburg called Alaska. I’m about to head out the door to go play a show with these guys in Richmond right now! Anyway, starts at 9PM, costsĀ $5.

Lastly, there’s a hard-rock show at Magnolia. Graves are headlining, a new project fronted by Andrew Cedermark/Nurse Beach drummer Kevin Haney. Kevin’s alright. I like him. This band is much heavier than either of the others he plays in. Also up are another local group called No Brainer who are apparently “pop-punk”, and a Richmond band called In Circles, who are apparently “post-punk”. Starts at 10PM and donations are presumably suggested.

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 James // Nov 20, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I believe “No Brainer” is the new band of Dan Sebring, formerly of Drunk Tigers.
    Oh, and Graves are FUCKING GREAT. so good that I’m not even mad at them for stealing my band-name idea.

  • 2 jon bray // Nov 20, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Yay for new local bands!!!! Kevin’s a slam pig.

  • 3 Sir Puffers // Nov 20, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Thanks for the press Jacob, props. Really appreciate it.

  • 4 Matt // Nov 21, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    So many great new bands in this town… my head is spinning. I missed Evenings but just in the past three months, I’ve heard Northern Diver, Graves, No Brainer, War Tempest, St. God’s, Wax Limb, and Star Fox and they’ve all been seriously good.

  • 5 MzFitz // Nov 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Graves kicked ass!

  • 6 gary // Nov 21, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    St. God’s?!?!?!?

  • 7 caleb // Nov 22, 2010 at 1:53 am

    hoo hoo hoo gary

  • 8 Matt // Nov 22, 2010 at 10:25 am

    yeah, Gary, i dont know why that came out of my fingers…i meant Nurse Beach. Signals crossed over here. getting sloppy, Bierce. anyway, Star Fox = awesome. Nice debut.