Jeffrey Lewis & DBB, then Radio Bistro

November 21st, 2011 · No Comments · By

Singer, storytelling, comic-book artist and irrepressible troubadour Jeffrey Lewis is making his bi-annual appearance in Charlottesville (with his band the Junkyard) tonight; if you’ve heard him before, you’re probably already a fan of his rambling, charming song-tales about the History of Punk Rock, about the awkwardness of running into Will Oldham, about the sadness of eating alone in restaurants, about why he doesn’t do Acid anymore, and any other number of digressive yet universally relevant subjects. In fact, you can even tune in to WTJU this afternoon (starting… right now, through 4pm) to hear Jeffrey play live in the studio, and for a chance to win tickets to tonight’s show.

That show, by the way, is taking place at the Tea Bazaar, with perennial Jeffrey Lewis opener David Baker Benson (an entirely appropriate choice!) appearing with his ever-shifting backing band as DBB Plays Cups. The cover charge is $7, and I guess it starts around 9pm-ish.

Tea House shows end by midnight, so I cordially invite you to come to pop around the corner to the C&O afterwards, where I’ll be hosting Radio Bistro, playing records from until 2am. Not 100% sure of the arrangement, but I think I’ll just be flying solo tonight; as always, there is no cover charge and it’s not a dance party, it’s just an opportunity to hear great music (mostly rockabilly, krautrock, punk and post-punk, British invasion pop, soul, funk country, and electronica) while you have a drink or three. Stop in and say hi! Or just stop in and listen to good music. The Radio Bistro stuff is now piped through all of the C&O, so you’ll still be able to enjoy it even if you’re one of those folks who spends the whole night smoking on the mezzanine… the C&O is the perfect post-show drink location anyway, so basically you’re all set!

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