3/22 – Pigeons and Poetry

March 22nd, 2013 · 2 Comments · By

There are two awesome events going on in Charlottesville tonight – both completely different but both equally fun sounding. First, there is free show happening at the Pigeon Hole. On the bill is The Invisible Hand, Charlottesville’s most famous indie rockers. A few months ago they were on Stereogum, and because we are in Charlottesville this is still a big deal. Watch the video for Psychic Cat here. According to guitarist/vocalist Adam Smith the band will be playing songs from their forthcoming rock opera. Also, it’s Jon Bray’s birth-week, so come ready to rage. Also playing is The Ha-RAng, Cville’s super nice garage-y rockers. I haven’t seen them yet but they seem like they’re a lot of fun. 6 PM. Free. Bring money for a beer or something.

Also happening tonight at the Bridge PAI is Paul Legault’s poetry reading of “English Translations of Emily Dickenson” (recently published by McSweeny’s). His “translations” are essentially really hilarious one-liners reinterpreting Emily Dickinson poems. After the reading, he and Mr. James Ford will be playing some records. Don’t know how that transition is going to happen, but I’m sure it will be awkward and then very very fun. Reading starts at 8 PM. Free. Bring money for a book or something.

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  • 1 James // Mar 22, 2013 at 10:56 am

    In other Festival of the Book / Rock & Roll news, Ian Svenonius (of Nation of Ulysses, the Make-Up, etc infamy…. y’all should know this guy) is doing a reading from his new book “Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group” at Barnes & Noble tonight at 6pm.

    … I would really like to hear Ian Svenonius read from his new book. Or do anything, really. But not at Barnes & Noble, and not at the same time as an actual rock&roll concert. (also: did this event ever get publicized to anyone who might actually want to come see it?) maybe next time, Ian.

  • 2 James // Mar 22, 2013 at 10:59 am

    also, Paul’s poetry is funny and smart and great. he is a former WTJU DJ, you might remember him from some fun parties we threw at the Tea House a few years back. come dance tonight! I believe Jordan Taylor (who, as both an English Teacher and also co-host of TJU’s “Radio Freedonia,” is super-qualified) may be joining us.