Extraordinaires, punk show, local music news

July 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment · By

The Extraordinaires return to the Tea House tonight. You’re probably already familiar with these Philly-based wonders (many of them former Charlottesvillers), and their infectiously catchy, restlessly inventive, storytelling-centric indie-rock anthems and ballads. They’re playing tonight with Tavo Carbone, whom I believe played here almost exactly a year ago (although I missed that show).

There’s also a punk show at Dust tonight, with Obstruction, Shin Kick, and Sucker Punch. Archaic have now dropped off the bill, to be replaced by Teenage House Party. One of these days I’m actually going to check out one of these Dust punk shows… if they didn’t keep happening on nights when I already have plans. But my roomates are going, I think.

The ever-active Jeyon from Magnus Music tells me that tonight’s Mamma Mia’s has been cancelled/relocated. Apparently they got thier liquor liscense yanked and the whole place is closing down. (The possibility of Mamma Mia’s being the next fun spot to have rock shows seems to have been rather short-lived indeed.) 4D Rock have relocated their gig to Gravity Lounge, and the other two acts have dropped off the bill.

In other venue-related news: the C-Ville has some updates on Red Light’s new music venue planned for Preston Ave, and WTJU’s Mike Parisi has some insightful and heartfelt commentary on the situation over on the (still rather new) WTJU Rock blog. I should add that I empathize 100% with Mike’s comments. Sympathize, even.

Also, maybe I’m totally late to the party on noticing this, but it appears that the much-beloved Tyrannosaurus Rock are now defunct. T-Rock was an unofficial UVa Student group who organized a great many excellent shows in the C-Ville area since 2004, at places like Satellite Ballroom, the Bridge, the Tea House and UVa Chapel. What’s more, they did it all on volunteer effort with no UVa funding or support. Among the excellent shows they brought to town were Calvin Johnston, Mount Eerie, Six Organs of Admittance, Aa, Dragons of Zynth, and Health (among many, many others).

I had suspected that the future of the group might be in doubt, since all of the involved parties have now long since graduated and moved on to even bigger and better things, but an e-mail sent to the T-Rock mailing list last week yielded the following response: We’re now defunct! Tyrannosaurus Rock has stopped doing shows. It was a fun four years and now we’re moving on. Anyhow, let’s hear it for T-Rock and all the excellent shows they set up over the past 4 years. You guys are awesome.

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  • 1 crossdress forced homo // Jun 15, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I should notify you about it.