Punk at the Tea Bazaar, experimental electronics at The Southern

June 18th, 2014 · No Comments · By

There are two rad shows happening tonight which is always a bummer in a city the size of Charlottesville, but alas, we must all make choices.

At the Tea Bazaar, Bad History Month (formerly known as Fat History Month), will be playing with Dust From 1000 Years and Ming Ming. Bad History Month is a stripped down punk duo (but maybe is touring solo??) currently signed to Exploding in Sound Records, the powerhouse record label that’s been putting out some of my favorite releases including Ovlov, Krill, Palehoumd, and Pile. Touring with Bad History Month is Dust From 1000 Years, a punk band from Bloomington, Indiana that has an upcoming split with Bad History Month, also out on Exploding in Sound. Rounding out the bill is John Mingsley playing as Ming Ming, his excellent solo project. When he’s not pouring you a beer at Champion, John writes excellent music, playing solo shows as Ming Ming, collaborated sets with Dylan Mulshine, or playing feedback-laced garage rock with with a full band. Though extremely chaotic, the sets are always beautiful and you’ll realize that Ming Ming is one of the best acts around town. Show is at 9 PM for $5. Poster design by Thomas Dean.

There’s a great lineup at the Southern as well tonight if you’re feeling the need for more electronics. Ki:Theory is a Richmond based artist that sings electronic rock songs. Most notably known for his remixes, he also recorded a pretty cool cover of Stand By Me.

More impressively on the bill are Gull and Negative Gemini, two other Virginia artists. Gull is famous as a one man band, playing guitar and drums and singing at the same time. The last time he played in Charlottesville, at BON, he left the venue and went to the streets, still performing, before hopping in a dumpster. Negative Gemini is an electronic artist from Richmond that used to play under the moniker of Les La Britanica. She plays dark, synth-laden music perfect for 95 degree weather. The show is presented by WNRN, is $12, and starts at 9 PM.

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