Classic & Minted

December 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

Tonight, which is Thursday:

CORSAIR/WE ARE A STAR CHILDREN/NEW BOSS @ The Southern, music 8:45, $10

ANNA SAGE/THE OBSESSIVES/W. C. LINDSAY/SPEAK LOW IF YOU SPEAK LOVE/BRICK TOP @ Main Street Annex, 8:00, $10

 

I don’t have much time for making shit up about these shows, so this short note will have to suffice. At the Southern we have three Charlottesville bands that should need no introduction, they (or in the case of New Boss, members of it) have been around making music for a long time now, deeply entwined and steadily pulsing within our musical infrastructure. If you don’t already know them, you should, and tonight is a perfect opportunity.

The show at the Annex is called Near Mint Showcase. I take this to mean these are young new bands, or perhaps just well-preserved in plastic sleeves, or coolly refreshing. It provides a nice complement to the Southern show, offering concert-goers a choice between the old and the new, the familiar and the the foreign, loyalty and promiscuity, bands with many people in them and those with few, the road-weary travelers and the home-court warriors, being right on Water Street and being a few yards off Water Street,  etc. Some of the basic dichotomies of life, presenting an endless series of choices, and endless occasions to rock.

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  • 1 Hunter // Dec 18, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    as far as I know, near mint is a new label with a few artists, and one of the label guys, James Cassar is a UVA student. I only know this because he writes for Modern Vinyl and I’ve seen a few mentions of near mint there.