Sunny Saturday

April 14th, 2012 · 2 Comments · By

The Magnolia House is having a yard sale today (it started at 10AM) to benefit the Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project; items for sale include vegan baked goods,over 500 LPs, a toddler-sized UVA cheerleader’s outfit, a golden nautical-themed bottle opener, and an Ann Coulter book (which I guess you could buy to amuse yourself with the knowledge that it would really piss off Ann Coulter?). If you can’t make it today (or if it’s already over?), but you still want to support reproductive freedom for Virginians, they’re also having a square dance on Monday.

There’s a show at the Tea Bazaar this evening, whose line-up seems to be different depending on where you look on the internet; according to the most recent Holy Smokes mailing list, White Laces (of whom I am definitely a fan) are playing, along with recent Cville transplant Ming Ming (whose music I have not yet heard, although he did used to play with DOM). But if you check the Holy Smokes website, or the Magnus Music listing from last week, the line-up is apparently Ming Ming, Oh So Peligroso, and From Here on Blue (two bands about which I know nothing other than that they, like Ming Ming, have silly band names). I’m not sure which it is; can anyone confirm one way or the other?

There’s also a CD release party at the Southern; I think I had this listed on the calendar for the wrong date, because the layout of the initial poster for this series of album releases was pretty confusing, but it seems to be actually happening tonight. The band in question is Chamomile and Whiskey, whose CD is the most recent release by the new local label Countywide; the supporting acts are Mister Baby and Bobby St. Ours. Doors open at 8pm, the cover is $10!

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UPDATE: I forgot to mention the Indian Classical Music concert tonight! Nick Rubin sez: “It’s worth mentioning that the UVA branch of SPICMACAY, who puts on top-notch Indian Classical music shows FOR FREE about once a year, is hosting a show at 8PM TONIGHT in Maury Hall at UVA. Here’s a link.”  Alonzo Subverbo adds: “[It’s] an event that you really ought to rouse yourself for, because it may just end up being the best concert of the year; also, it may awaken you to the presence of the Divine. I am particularly excited about this one because it is Dhrupad music, and it was listening to Dhrupad that first really turned me on to Indian music, although it is quite different from most of the jams I have enjoyed since. It is an ancient vocal style, very meditative, trancey, cosmic, gigantic with the bliss of All Creation. The singing makes you feel lifted up, in this very direct and visceral way. It is some of the most powerful music I have ever heard. You can find the Gundecha brothers on Youtube, though that is such a lame-ass way to experience something like this (though it still sounds awesome) you will probably be better off just going to the concert blind.” I keep trying to convince Alonzo to write for the blog (I even told him I’d allow him to keep his anonymity, an offer I’d make to no one else), but he’s happier remaining mysterious. At the very least, I hope he doesn’t mind me quoting him at lengh.

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  • 1 nick // Apr 14, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    It’s worth mentioning that the UVA branch of SPICMACAY, who puts on top-notch Indian Classical music shows FOR FREE about once a year, is hosting a show at 8PM TONIGHT in Maury Hall at UVA. Here’s a link: http://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/spicmacay/whats-new-2/

  • 2 will b // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I heard today that White Laces dropped off the bill and that the line-up is Ming Ming and those other two bands