Goldenboy and Radio Bistro no. 3

March 28th, 2011 · No Comments · By

There’s a really nice, relaxed and groovy show at the Tea Bazaar tonight, featuring one Shon Sullivan (aka Goldenboy). If you aren’t familiar with his solo work, you’re probably familiar with any number of bands he’s played for on tour or otherwise shared the stage with, including Elliott Smith, Stephen Malkmus, Grandaddy, Bright Eyes, The Rentals, and The Eels — some of the stalwarts of a their generation of indie rock. I first picked up a Goldenboy album at Plan 9 years ago, knowing nothing about it except that the packaging looked nice and Elliott Smith sang backup on a track or two. I was pretty quickly taken with the album, which is unreservedly sincere, delicate, and pretty. It wasn’t long after that I had the opportunity to book a Goldenboy show in Vermont — the first show I ever put together! Now, some 400-500 shows and 7 years later, I’m really psyched to do it again, this time in Charlottesville. James Harris Moore is opening, who if you don’t know yet is one of Charlottesville’s most promising songwriting talents. Show starts at 9PM and costs $5.

And after that, come over to C&O with me to check out the third edition of Radio Bistro, which is, in a nutshell, Adam Smith, James Ford, and Chris Hlad spinning a bunch of great jams that aren’t necessarily danceable, but certain to improve the quality of the mood and merriment.

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