Tom Tom Festival, Bikes at The Bridge

May 11th, 2012 · 2 Comments · By

Well, the Tom Tom Festival weekend is upon us; over the course of the past two months, my opinion on this festival has gone from neutrality to skepticism, to exhuastion, and finally to noticing that there are actually a few acts I’d like to catch this weekend. The main ones that piqued my interest (in rough chronological order) are:

Diane Cluck, Spirit Family Reunion, Sanders Bohlke and others [indie-folk] at Meade Hall in Christ Episcopal Church on High St. (near the Garage), happening from now until 10pm;

Ken’s Last Ever Radio Extravaganza [sample-based sound-collage] at The Garage at 5:30pm

Left & Right‘s CD release party (their third album!) at Random Row, with the Fire Tapes and Infinite Jets [good local indie-rockers]; 8pm to 11:30, and the cover’s only $5

Erik the Red, Birdie Busch, Parallels, and Dope Body are at the Tea Bazaar, between 10pm and 1:30am (rather late for the Tea Bazaar!); [a little bit of everything; folk, hardcore, etc]

Those Darlins [tough-chick country-punk] at the Haven at 10pm (this one’s only open to 2-day passholders!), followed by the No BS! Brass Band [energetic dance / soul ensemble] at Midnight (this one’s open to the public with a cover charge);

Chamomile and Whiskey, PantherBurn [country-rock] and Nelly Kate [loop-based folky stuff] are at the Whiskey Jar, between 10:30pm and 1:30 am;

Eliot Lipp [instrumental hip-hop / electronic stuff] at the Ice Park at 12:30am.

… if you want to check out the full schedule, with details about the bands etc., the Festival’s website is here.

There’s also a thing at The Bridge this evening which seems fun; there’s an exhibition of vintage bicycles, with beer provided by a new local brewery co-run by Bridge staff guy Ross McDermott, and food from the Farm (that little convenience store next to the Bridge); that’s from now ’til 8pm. I plan to swing by that one and then wander from show to show wherever whim directs; perhaps I’ll see you somewhere tonight?

Oh, and I’m also having a yard sale, along with some other folks, at Steven Villereal’s house on South Street tomorrow morning. I’ll write more about it tomorrow, but I figured I’d get the advance word out in case any of y’all are the kind of yard sale enthusiasts who like to come early…

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  • 1 Jacob // May 11, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    In the spirit of the festivities this weekend, I tried for an especially eclectic lineup at the Tea Bazaar and I think we very much succeeded. Wish I could catch those shows myself!

    And by the way, after ~500 shows in 3 years, these are the last C-ville shows I’ve booked. It’s been fun!

  • 2 Aaron // May 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Thanks, Jacob! You’re missed.