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CHECK OUT THIS SWEET PIECE OF ART, courtesy of local screenprinter/graphic artist extraordinaire, Thomas Dean, and made exclusively for the Hospitality and Ex Hex with Big Air show tonight at The Southern. A limited number of these hand-screenprinted posters will be available for purchase.

CHECK OUT THIS SWEET PIECE OF ART, courtesy of local screenprinter/graphic artist extraordinaire, Thomas Dean, and made exclusively for The Clientele with Borrowed Beams of Light Show tonight at The Southern. A limited number of these hand-screenprinted posters will be available for purchase.

SUPPORT THE SUPPORT: Borrowed Beams of Light, Jenny Owen Youngs, Eli Cook, Big Air

Borrowed Beams of Light, constructed in 2009 and led by Adam Brock, is an indie-pop/rock band from Charlottesville. Brock, who has also played the drums with The Invisible HandWeird Mob and Y’all, is the group’s powerful lead vocalist and a creative force to be reckoned with, often daring to explore the outer reaches of both lyrical composition and his own vocal range. The arrangements frequently sport dirty guitar licks, aggravated drum patterns, and sunny harmonies on choruses that soar to the clouds. Thus far, this exciting group has released two records and don’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.

See Borrowed Beams of Light open for The Clientele tonight, July 23 at the Southern!

RIYL: The Kinks, Bowie, XTC

Jenny Owen Youngs is an indie pop singer/songwriter from New Jersey. Since releasing The Take Off All Your Clothes EP in 2007, Youngs has produced a flood of music on various EPs and full-length albums, with her most recent work emerging in the form of a record called An Unwavering Band of Light in 2012. The tunes from this record exhibit Youngs’ talent as a songwriter, singer, and arranger, as her stylistic range spans a number of genres convincingly and seamlessly. Having not produced any recorded material in nearly two years, it is safe to say that this prolific writer has some unreleased tricks up her sleeve, which should set the stage for a great show on Friday night.

Jenny Owen Youngs will be opening for Against Me! this Friday, July 25 at the Southern.

RIYL: Regina Spektor, Tristan Prettyman, A Fine Frenzy 

Eli Cook is a seasoned blues/rock singer and guitarist from Charlottesville. His musical influences range from John Lee Hooker to Rage Against the Machine, combining a love of early delta blues and much more modern rock to cultivate a raw, soulful, and intriguing new sound. Since putting out his first album in 2004, Miss Blues’ Child, Cook has produced four full-length records, with the 2014 release of Primitive Son on Cleopatra Records serving as his most recent work to date. In talking about his fifth studio album, Cook said that much of his goal was to avoid sounding “dated” on the record, incorporating influences from various music styles and trying to remain innovative. The final product is certainly a testament to his motivation, and his live set is sure to impress blues-lovers and non blues-lovers alike.

Catch Eli Cook opening for Sonny Landreth this Saturday, July 26 at the Southern.

RIYL: Lightnin’ Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix

Formed in 2013 by Rob Dobson and Greg Sloan, Big Air is an indie-punk band from Charlottesville. The duo’s sound can be described as a distorted, driving, catchy explosion of grunge-influenced arrangements meshing with a vocal style that harkens back to 90s-era slack rock. Their debut record, entitled Buds, dropped earlier this year and has received positive reviews by various publications, including Pitchfork, as a strong first production from a relatively new group. Their energy on the album is consistent and uncompromised, which should surely translate into a rocking opening set this weekend.

You won’t wanna miss Big Air opening for Hospitality and Ex Hex this Sunday, July 27 at the Southern!

RIYL: Eternal Summers, Bleeding Rainbow, Tweens

George Washburne from Crozet, Virginia is a rising senior at the University of Richmond, pursuing a degree in History and Business. Washburne began his involvement in the Charlottesville music scene by becoming a member of the Music Resource Center in high school, and has since gone on to release a full-length album of original music, perform with local artists like Carl Anderson and Erin Lunsford, and form groups that continue to play shows in the area.

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