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New Music in 2010, Part Deux

Can you believe it’s already March? Well, in case you can’t, how about this: it’s been two months since the rather popular post I made on new music releases. So, I decided to make another one, in case you guys don’t have enough things to spend money on.

Let’s get started, shall we?

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Next Week: Happys & Roanoke’s First Electronica Night* @ The Bazaar!


Tioga Dan, Just Marshall, DJ GlowzDix & We Watch The Sky
Happy’s @ 6:00 pm
All Ages; $5


A Zionic Media Event
Beatless,  Seafoam, Kimichi, Children of the Star & Turbo P
The Bazaar @ 9pm
All Ages; $5

*Actually, I don’t think this is the first night of it’s kind in Roanoke. Nor is it a regular event. Not yet, anyway. ^_^

Dancing Choose, everyone!

Weekend Post: Bazaar show, and VA-based musique

Hey guys.

So, tonight Bazaar Consignments will be hosting Richmond-based White Laces, and a mysterious Roanoke band called Winter’s End. Well, not that mysterious. 9:30, $5, All Ages. Get on it.

But before you go, take a listen to this. It’s a mixtape I made on Lala for Seanmichael with VA based bands from the 90’s and early 2000’s. Labradford, Gregor Samsa, South, et al. Good stuff.

Take care.

The Harding St. Family in Forest,VA

Our friends over in at Harding St. are throwing a special gig today at The Good Cherry in Forest, VA. You’ll be hearing more from these guys very soon on this blog…


Special Event at The Good Cherry with Vespers (members of The Late Virginia Summers, Virgineola, The Hundred Acre Band) and
Raymond Buckner
All Ages; No Cover

Short notice, I know, but come out if you can make it. We’ll be there. 🙂


Weekend Post: Eternal Summers TONIGHT!, Show at Happy’s TOMORROW! and Beach House.

 Show At Happy's January 24th

First, just want to say that the Bastards of Fate show last Thrusday was FANTASTIC. We’re going to put some pictures (perhaps a clip) up very soon, just to make you feel bad that you slept on it.

In the meantime…

Eternal Summers are playing tonight at the Bazaar at 9:30 (note the time change!) with Drunk Tigers. $5 at the door.

– On Sunday, January 24th (tomorrow), The Bastards of Fate will be at Happy’s Flea Market w/Heevahava, Poe Mac, and Nancy & 2 Meteors. Show starts at 8, $5 at the door.

-Finally, as I posted on my upcoming music of 2010 post, Beach House have a new record coming out next Tuesday. What does that have to do with local music? Absolutely nothing. But it’s still fantastic news. Video!

Happy Weekend, guys.


First Post of 2010!/New Music In Q1 2010

Happy New Year, everyone! We’ll have some pictures from the Circus Practice/Paper The Operator gig (which was fantastic, BTW) up in a couple of days…in the meantime, I thought I would share a few upcoming releases that I’m looking foward to in the beginning of this year.

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Lance’s Top 5 Albums of the Decade

Someone once wrote in a music review that our generation currently possesses the ability to listen to more music, in more ways than any generation that has preceded us. It’s a strange thought, really. I’ve all but abandoned my car radio for my iPod; I read 5 different internet music ‘zines before taking the recommendation of a friend of mine in Baltimore via Facebook of a new band that put some demos on MySpace. And did I mention YouTube?

Anyways, for our first music post, we came to a decision: rather than give 3 long, overlapping “Best of 2009” lists, we would shorten (and expand) to a Top 5 format, so that readers could get a better idea of the tastes and leanings of the individual writers at this blog.

So, here goes (in no particular order):

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