Soul & Funk Xmas at the Box, Folk & Country Xmas at the Jefferson, Punk & Hardcore Xmas on WTJU

December 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

Sorry for the late post today, folks! We’re pretty much getting crushed by the Holiday season, trying to sort out last-minute gifts, working round-the-clock, fighting off winter illnesses, etc.  Anyway, here’s what’s happening tonight:

Sons of Bill are headlining a holiday show at the Jefferson, with a spectacular all-star line-up of Cville folk, country, rock, and bluegrass artists: the list includes Shannon Worrell, Sarah White, Terri Allard, Travis Elliott, the Honey Dew Drops, and more… doors are at 7pm, and tickets are $17…if you’re in the mood for a big holiday bash, that’s the place to be tonight!

If you’re looking for something cozier and you’re in the mood to dance, Robin and Colin will be bringing Grits & Gravy to the Box, their bi-monthly throwdown of classic soul & funk 45’s — this week they’ll be joined by the Standard boys, Shane and Greg; it should make for a set of stellar tunes. No cover, starts at like 9pm or so, and it’s 21+. We had initially listed this one for tomorrow night… sorry about that! It’s tonight, and here’s Colin’s awesome poster featuring the Big O: (EDIT: Whoops! the Standard gig and the Grits&Gravy thing are two different events! clarification here. Sorry everyone!)

I myself will be the guest-DJ on Black Circle Revolution tonight; BCR is, of course, the weekly Punk & Hardcore show on WTJU, which has been running for 5+ years now… Emily and Chris are both out of town, so I’ll be doing my best to bring a 2-hr set full of songs which are both appropriately “punk” and appropriately “christmas-y” … with sort of loose definitions of both those terms, obviously, but we should be able to make it work. I’ve got Holiday- or winter-themed songs by the Ramones, the Sonics, the Contortions, Spacemen 3, Dead Moon, the Descendents, Devo, the Vaselines, Sonic Youth, Overhang Party, Smegma, Pansy Division, Quix*o*tic, the Pixies, the Velvet Underground, and more… plus a little bit of country and a little bit of metal, just to keep things interesting. Tune in from 11pm to 1am on 91.1FM, or listen online at!

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  • 1 colin // Dec 24, 2010 at 3:44 am

    grits n gravy is, in fact, on Christmas Eve (Friday) – I think it was just the Standard tonight.