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SHOW TO GET PSYCHED FOR :: 04.21.14 - 04.27.14

This week at The Pavilion:

  • FRI: Fridays After Five ft. The Soul Serenaders w/ Jon Spear Band
  • SATNickel Creek w/ The Secret Sisters

This week at The Paramount:

  • THUGillian Welch

This week at The Jefferson:

  • TUE: Tycho w/ Gardens & Villa
  • FRICarolina Chocolate Drops w/ David Wax Museum
  • SAT: An Evening & Screening w/ Todd Snider
  • SUNRodney Crowell ft. Steuart Smith & Friends & Special Guest Shannon McNally

This week at The Southern:

  • MONNew MadridWalking Shapes
  • TUEWilliam Fitzsimmons w/ Leif Vollebekk
  • WED: 106.1 The Corner Welcomes Dan Croll w/ Panama Wedding
  • FRI: HitKicker Homegrown Session Hosted by Ashley McMillen ft. Jeremy StaubusTara Mills & Yankee Dixie, & Stone Aielli
  • SAT: WNRN Welcomes Avers w/ Black Girls
  • SUNSam Cregger CD Release Show ft. Sam Wilson w/ Carl Anderson


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!

SUPPORT THE SUPPORT: Michal Menert, Gardens & Villa,

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!

RIYL: Future Islands, Beach House

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