Return of The Corndawg

October 27th, 2011 · 3 Comments · By

Well, Charlottesville’s one and only budding country star Jonny Corndawg has come home to croon tonight at Alhamraa. If you don’t know him by now, do yourself a favor and come out tonight, especially if the whole thing seems confusing or weird. As a live performer, Jonny’s about as charismatic as they come, and he’s developed an amazing songwriting talent that straddles the line between humor and poignancy. Here’s a great video introduction, highly recommended:

Stray Dawg from Sean Dunne on Vimeo.

Also on the bill tonight is Erik The Red, a songwriter who resides in the woods outside of town. He doesn’t show up here all that often, and it’s always a real treat when he does. Here’s a short clip of Erik playing, shot by Jonny:

Erich The Red from Jonny Fritz on Vimeo.

Doors are at 9:30PM, cover is $7 and, for the uninitiated, Alhamraa is in the Ix Building next to Blue Wheel Bikes.


{UPDATE James adds:

There are a few other events in town tonight that may be of interest; there’s a Film Screening at The Bridge (put together by someone at the UVa Architecture School, I believe?) It’s two films about Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty; Smithson’s original film documentation from 1970, and Casting a Glance, a film of the Jetty shot by James Benning in 2007 when the sculpture re-appeared after having been submerged underwater for over 30 years. I’ve seen Smithson’s original several times, but I haven’t seen James’s film before — I’m extremely excited about it though, because James Benning is one of my favorite contemporary filmmakers (in fact, I was a student of his, and I remember him being excited about the Jetty re-emerging in 2004, and organizing several weekend-long field trips to Utah to see it). That screening starts at 8:00pm sharp, and I’m not sure if it’s free or whether they’re requesting the usual $5 donation. Either way, they’ve roped me into being the projectionist, so I’ll see you there — it should be over right around the time the Corndawg show starts.

Later in the evening, you should stop by The Box for Grits & Gravy; Robin and Colin are spinning the usual fantastic Soul and Funk records, along with guest appearances by the boys from The Standard, mod enthusiasts Greg and Shane. That’s from 1o-ish through last call, and there’s no cover.}

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 James // Oct 27, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I also made a poster for that Corndawg show, but due to the frustrations of technology — I’ve been attempt to scan it for the better part of the last six hours, without success — you’ll just have to see it with your own eyeballs instead of on the internet.

  • 2 great dad // Oct 27, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Also, thomas and I are djing at mono loco tonight at ten, fo yo info.

  • 3 James // Oct 27, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    oh yeah! I mean to mention that, but then forgot (sorry dude!)

    one of these days, I’m definitely gonna come see you guys spin at Mono Loco. it’s not gonna be tonight, though.