A Left & Right / Electronic Magnolia / Roller Derby / Shagwüf Weekend

July 30th, 2015 · No Comments · By

Friday the 31st:
@Tea Bazaar: Left & Right / Neat / Wish List  9:00, $7
@Magnolia: Willelm BlagbyrnError Macro / Texas Pete / The Voice of Saturn / Two Ton Trapezoid  9:00, $donation

Saturday the 1st:
@Main Street Arena: Charlottesville Derby Dames vs. Ithaca League of Women Rollers 4:00, $12 advance/$15 at the door
@Crozet Pizza at Buddhist Biker: MC and the Exfriends / Shagwüf  10:00, no cover

THIS POST IS A STUB, A WORK IN PROGRESS, A FALLOW FIELD AWAITING THE PLANTING SEASON, THE FARMER’S HOE & SEED, THE GENTLE RAINS FROM HEAVEN, THE JOYOUS EARTHBREAKING AND REACHING FOR THE SKIES, THE GRACIOUS FLOWERING INTO MATURITY, THE FRUITING THEREOF AND GENTLE ROT AND DROOP, THE EQUALLY GRACIOUS LEAVETAKING, THE OPEN CASKET OF A LIFE WELL LIVED, WELL WORTH LIVING. THIS POST IS ALL POSSIBILITY NOW, LIKE THE EVENTS IT LOVINGLY RECOMMENDS TO YOU. THIS POST IS NOT YET WRITTEN, MAY NEVER YET BE WRITTEN, MAY WITHER ON THE VINE, UNPLUCKED, SUSTAINING NOTHING, LIKE DUST IN THE WIND OR A BLISTER IN THE SUN ON THE ROAD TO HELL IN THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH, DESTROYER OF WORLDS.

Resuming… If you are reading this you probably know Left & Right, formerly of Charlottesville, a favorite of former Nailgunner and Tea Bazaar impresaria Amanda. Though if you have  not seen them since their days here, let me tell you, they have only gotten stronger over time. Tight, energetic 90’s-style indie rock, sure to give a satisfying buzz of collective effervescence. If you like them you should also enjoy Wish List, who play in a similar vein. The video below shows a highlight from the last time I saw them, when they suddenly busted out with Pentagram’s classic “Forever My Queen”. Don’t be mislead though, this is not a metal band. Neat should fit in with the other two, while leaning in a more pop-punk direction.

For Magnolia’s Space in Space show I will copy from the Facebook page:

Willelm Blagbyrn – Fredricksburg Modular Synth 

Error Macro – Drumming that’s out of this world along to your favourite ever game soundtracks

Texas Pete – The future sounds of the south

The Voice Of Saturn – Charlottesville Modular Synth mainstay

Two Ton Trapezoid – Space Jazz gods

Magnolia is always a wild card, one usually worth playing. You will probably find something there to make your night memorable.

Fate has always intervened to keep me from seeing roller derby, but it seems like an obviously Good Thing. Plus, the Derby Dames secretly run this town and you want to stay on their good side.

The MC in MC & The Exfriends is Matt Curreri; of his his exfriends I can tell you nothing, they might be totally different from the Exfriends of the seven-year-old video below (note: I have since learned, through investigative cook-out attendance, that Jesse Fiske, a reputable Belmont musician and surprise groom, is one of the Exfriends). I think we have already established the excellence and pure necessity of Shagwüf. Don’t miss them. Let Sally Rose’s bass carry you off into the far groovier life you are afraid to think you deserve.

 

 

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