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June 4th, 2005 · No Comments · By

(The Impossible Shapes)

Better Than Television, the community art space, has moved from their Goodman St. location to a new space below the Jefferson Theater on the Downtown Mall:

“The Jefferson Theatre is around Second Street on the south side of the mall. Enter from the mall. Just walk up to the theatre front door and look to the left. The door to the space is the door farthest left. Among other benefits, the space is bigger and includes a working darkroom. It stays cool in the summer whereas the Belmont space gets really hot starting this time of year. It also has free heat in the winter – the old space was extremely expensive to heat.”

This Monday (June 6th) The Impossible Shapes, Odawas, and (Charlottesville’s own!) Sarah White are playing at Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar. The Impossible Shapes are a “lo-fi/psychedelic indie rock” band from Bloomington, Indiana. They are on Secretly Candadian and most recently released Horus this past February. In January they released the limited edition vinyl-only Tum, which is described as “the younger sister to the forthcoming, Horus.”

You can download Tum in it’s entirety here.

For a smaller taste of the ‘Shapes check out”
“Bombs” from Horus
“Putrefaction” from Horus
“Survival” from Horus
“Florida Silver Springs” (my personal favorite) from Tum

Odawas and Sarah White are both on Jagjaguwar Records (who, by the way, are sending a lot of good bands through Charlottesville in the near future)

Odawas MP3s:
“The Unnamed Sphinx” from The Aether Eater
“Song of Recompense” from The Aether Eater

Sarah White 4-track MP3s:
“My Brother”
“Song of Regret”
“Spring Song”

On Tuesday (June 7th) you should probably hit up the Satellite Ballroom to see (legendary?) Ted Stryker’s Drinking Problem play their reunion show. Ted Stryker was always able to energize the Tokyo Rose crowds, so bring your dancin’ shoes. The Stabones and TRMNSPRX will be opening.

Wednesday (June 8th) Sam Prekop (of Sea and Cake), Archer Prewitt (also of Sea and Cake!), and Richmond’s Tulsa Drone play the Satellite Ballroom.

Samples: “Something” by Sam Prekop, “Two Dedications” by Sam Prekop “When I’m With You” by Archer Prewitt, “Honcho Toro” by Tulsa Drone.

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