Happy Earth Day!
Happy Earth Day!
CHECK OUT THESE SWEET PIECES OF ART, courtesy of Scott Hansen, a.k.a. Tycho, including a very special graphic made just for the show tonight. Many of these prints will be available to purchase tonight at The Jefferson.
SHOW TO GET PSYCHED FOR :: 04.21.14 - 04.27.14
This week at The Pavilion:
This week at The Paramount:
This week at The Jefferson:
This week at The Southern:
Setlist :: The Zombies at The Jefferson :: 04.19.14
Setlists :: Dwight Howard Johnson (top), Challenger (middle), Astronomers (bottom) at The Southern :: 04.18.14
Setlists :: Love Canon (top) and Lazer Cake (bottom) at The Jefferson :: 04.18.14
FRIDAY PLAYLIST: It’s 4:20 Somewhere
Listen to it here.
Last night on Conan, the superduo of Danger Mouse and James Mercer (The Shins), better known together as Broken Bells, performed the track “Control” off of this year’s After the Disco. The stage set-up was seriously cool, and as usual Mercer’s falsetto came off strained, yet earnest and perfect.
Setlists :: Zoogma (top) and Kung Fu (bottom) at The Southern :: 04.17.14
Last night, Bastille returned to Conan to perform the title track off of last year’s album, Bad Blood. Fresh off of weekend one of Coachella, frontman Dan Smith charmed with his fast vibrato and his English accent, while bandmates Kyle Simmons, Will Farquarson, and Chris ‘Woody’ Wood kept the backing vocals and instrumentals tight.
courtesy of Matt Knieling after he caught Tuesday’s show at The Southern. According to Matt, this is what James Wallace & The Naked Light's music made him feel like:
Diggin’ the headgear, I gotta say!
Setlist :: Danny Brown at The Jefferson :: 04.11.14
Setlists :: Moon Taxi (top) and James Wallace & The Naked Light (bottom) at The Southern :: 04.15.14
Producer Michal Menert was the first artist signed to Pretty Lights Music after co-producing Pretty Lights’ debut album, and those that are familiar with the album will notice Menert’s fingerprints all over it. With a spacey, jazzy sound that’s more groove than rage and influences that draw heavily from retro funk, Menert makes electronic dance music that synthesizes (no pun intended) tempos and textures from the dance music of decades past.
After a whole bunch of successful shows at The Southern, Michal Menert will be opening for GRiZ at The Jefferson tonight.
RIYL: Pretty Lights, Gramatik
Smoothly transitioning from upbeat synth-and-guitar pop to gauzy, quietly dramatic pieces, Challenger proves a versatile songwriter/ producer duo that’s fully capable of tapping into the spectrum of emotion from desperation to celebration, often within the same song. With introspective and artfully written lyrics, the songs on debut record The World Is Too Much For Me are thoughtful and intimate, and while they sometimes tread into darker territory the album as a whole has an overall hopeful, bright tone.
Catch Challenger open for hometown heroes Dwight Howard Johnson with Astronomers at The Southern this Friday, April 18.
RIYL: Ghost Beach, St. Lucia, Dan Croll
Local band Astronomers (incidentally, two of the band members are actually qualified astronomers) make polished, upbeat indie rock. They’ve been on the scene since 2008, and their music has something for everyone that can count ‘having fun’ as one of their interests – beats you can groove along to, singable hooks, and solos to marvel at.
They’ll be playing with fellow Charlottesvillians Dwight Howard Johnson on Friday, April 18 at the Southern.
RIYL: Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes
On their latest release Dunes (Secretly Canadian), Gardens & Villa add a shade of dark gauziness to their funky, synth-heavy pop. It’s groovy mid-tempo dance-rock that owes a lot to eighties pop, but with a breezy dreaminess that grounds it in the West Coast.
Gardens & Villa will be opening for Tycho on Tuesday, April 22 at The Jefferson. Don’t miss it!