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Valentine’s Day Week & Weekend

This Tuesday (Feb. 8th) the downtown Roanoke Public Library will feature another installment of their series Emerging Artists, this time in collaboration with multimedia group “mediumless“. Mediumless is a collective of Lynchburg artists from different backgrounds ranging from photography to play writing. This event will take place on the Howery Mezzanine with Lynchburg instrumental surf rock band Alaska providing the music. The evening will showcase mediumless members Rhonda Glick, Jake Siner and John Gosslee. This event starts at 6pm costing you nothing and providing you with free refreshments!

 

Also on Tuesday is another great show at the Bazaar! Roanoke locals the Situationist head the bill while Rochester, NY group Attic Abasement opens. This is a great pairing of bands and should not be missed!  Starting at 9pm this show only costs $5, perfect timing for those who are also attending the library event. Catch two shows in one day! While you’re at it take a look at Attic Abasement’s video for their song “A Werewolf” HERE. The above photo of the Situationist’s Geoff Conley was taken by Kent Moore.

 

Playing from February 9 til the 20th Studio Roanoke presents the New Testament. Written and directed by Kenley Smith this play serves as the third and final part in a trilogy of plays by Smith shown at Studio Roanoke. Containing adult language and brief nudity intended for mature audiences only. Dates and times are listed in the flier above, for contact info to reserve your seat call 540-343-3054 or order your ticket online HERE.

 

On Thursday (Feb. 10th) Grandin Village restaurant Surf N Turf Grill will host a poetry slam. Starting at 9pm this will be a competition… for poetry. Hey its $20 to whoever wins out of three rounds! So who cares, go tell some poetry and win some cash. That $20 could go toward a crabby paddie or a couple of nice tall pints from one of their many taps! Get there early to sign up and review the slam rules.

 

Also on Thursday is a show to be excited about… in Charlottesville. Blacksburg’s Wild Nothing is sharing the bill with L.A. group Abe Vigoda at the Trinity Irish Pub. Both bands were voted in the Top 50 albums of 2010 by Pitchfork. Opening the show will be Blacksburg’s Hoop Dreams featuring former members of Wild Nothing. Presented by Charlottesville based promotional group Holy Smokes. Doors open at 7:30pm.

 

 

On Friday (Feb. 11th) the Bazaar hosts two out of town acts. Richmond’s Ryan B. & the Dead Sea and Uncle Bengine & the Restraining Orders. Come out for a night of folk, roots and rock starting at 9pm and costing you $5!

 

Also at the Bazaar on Saturday (Feb. 12th) is Roanoke group the John Barry Conception. Opening for the guys will be South Carolinian singer/songwriter Julie Slonecki. This is sure to be quite the fun show featuring a Roanoke band you don’t get to see quite as much. Make sure to come out early in order to catch both acts! This show starts at 9pm and costs $5.

 

On Sunday (Feb. 13th) the Shadowbox is showing what some consider to be the definitive Jean-Luc Godard film. Breathless (A Bout de Souffle) is a film about a boy from Paris involved in a life of crime and a girl from America oblivious to his dark side. When she discovers what he’s been up to the relationship starts to crumble and turns to betrayal. Truly a masterpiece and one of the gems of the French New Wave film period! Make sure you make it out to see this one! Starting at 8pm and running til 9:30pm.

 

That same Sunday at Martin’s Downtown is the Illbotz CD release party! Celebrating their newest album titled “Pudding is Delicious” this show will feature Roanoke heavyweights the Bastards of Fate. Also playing will be Richmond pirate party band Craptain Jack & the Schmees. The Illbotz will be selling their new CDs, shirts, stickers, pudding and prison tattoos! Starting at 9pm, don’t miss it!

 

Some call him odd, others call him drunk but most call him Roanoke filmmaker Charles E. Cullen. Join the host of local public access show “Chicken Chat” as he presents to you the “Theatre of Doom”. Along with Cullen and company will be local magician/illusionist Nelson Oliver. Described as a “two hour decent into madness” don’t miss this show! Taking place this Sunday (Feb. 13th) at Studio Roanoke’s Guerrilla Playhouse at 8pm, $5!

 

 

Charlottesville radio station WTJU 91.1FM will be holding its annual week long fundraiser starting February 14th and running til February 20th. The “2011 WTJU Rock Marathon” will feature not only blocks of different genres of pop rock but will also give tribute to essential labels and artists throughout the decades. Also this week will feature a different Charlottesville area band playing live in studio every night! The bands playing live in studio will be Borrowed Beams of Light, Andrew Cedermark, Left & Right, Dzian!, Sarah White & the Pearls, Cosair and Invisible Hand.

 

On Valentine’s Day the Unicorn Stables Project present to you the “Valentine’s Day Art Extravaganza”! The evening will include classical Greek Mythology drawing of live models from 7:30-9pm and a party from 9pm til 11pm. Throughout the evening you can expect glitter, performance, crafts, contests, music, treats, love and dancing! Some fun activities include a toast with Bacchus, an anti-Valentine’s Day celebration in the “Hades Room”, body-building tips from Greek heroes and trying to score Aphrodite’s number. Music provided by DJ Joneski with visuals by Mateo Marquez. You can enjoy all of this for $3-$5 and your ID. Above flier art by Mateo Marquez.

 

We hope you all have a great Valentine’s Day and we’ll see you next week!

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the Shadowbox, the Bazaar, a local music petition and more!!!

On Friday November 5th the Shadowbox located on Kirk Ave. will host a film retrospective of Roanoke native Allie Smith. Allie’s work combines that of music, split screen and collage imagery to create something that is her own. The singer/songwriter/filmmaker/Kinetic Imagery major will be there throughout the showing so make sure you meet her! This showing will start at 7:30pm and will go til 8:30pm.

 

On Saturday November 6th Roanoke DJ trio Danger Fangs! will be spinning at Village Grill located on Memorial near the Grandin Village. Comprised of Turbo P, DJ Shady Hawkins and DJ Felix Leiter the group will be providing tunes from 9pm til last call. There is no cover and no reason for you to miss this!

 

On Monday November 8th the Shadowbox will be showing Juju. A joint effort between ThumbsUp Productions and local skateboard shop the Greenhouse Boardshop Juju is a locally filmed skate video filmed in and around Roanoke. This showing will start at 7pm and will cost you $5. Of course there will be plenty of popcorn, candy and soda to go around. This showing goes to benefit cinematic quality of the Shadowbox so support our local skaters and local microcinema!

 

On Wednesday November 10th the Bazaar will play host to two folk acts. Brooklyn 6 piece folk act the Loom will be playing a set of songs eager listeners. Also playing will be Magic Twig Community folk ensemble the Missionaries. The Roanoke group will be there in support of the rerelease of “Dark Animals”, the first full-length/ collection of demos by the group originally released in 2008. “Dark Animals” will be rereleased digitally through Sewn Together Records for free download or contribution. This show starts at 8pm and will cost you $5.

 

Finally, to round out the first week and half of November we ask that you take part in a Scenic Recovery created cause. The “101.5 Listen Petition” is an attempt to encourage local community radio station 101.5 the Music Place to play more local music. Simply put we encourage you to sign the online petition linked below to convince the Music Place in a friendly way to play more of our local bands on the radio. Whether it be during the normal air time or even a special show focusing on local talent we feel it is important to showcase our talent in SouthWest Virginia. This is also a plee to not just stick to one certain sound when it comes to our local music but instead to cover all genres available in this area. We think 101.5 is a great station with the community at it’s focus so why not show the community the music it may not have heard in their own town(s)?! Please consider signing this petition and tell your friends or share the link on your Facebook wall!

 

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This Weekend’s Late Post!

This weekend at the Shadowbox:

Tonight (Friday) the Shadowbox will show Spend An Evening With Saddle Creek. This is a documentary about the indie record label Saddle Creek. This label is known for putting out such artists as Cursive, Bright Eyes, Azure Ray, The Faint, Rilo Kiley and more. This showing starts at 8pm.

On Saturday (tomorrow) the Shadowbox will be showing Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. The cult classic will start at 8pm and is sponsored by Ride Solutions. Ride your bike to the event and get free popcorn!

Tonight and tomorrow  The Bazzar offers up two great shows!

The first being tonight (Friday) with Chris Shutz & the Tourists (Philly) and Roanoke’s own Nancy & 2 Meteors. Show starts at 9pm and its $5!

Tomorrow night (Saturday) with Charlottesville’s Invisible Hand and Roanoke power duo Eternal Summers. This show starts at 9pm as well and costs $5!

Finally on Sunday at the Water Heater there is an event you don’t want to miss! Athens, Georgia pop two-some Grape Soda is coming to town! Opening for them will be Falcor, a new visual and musical solo project from The Sad Cobras own Jonathan Woods! If you are doing nothing with your Sunday you should be doing this instead! This show starts at 7:30pm with Falcor beginning around then. Make sure you get there on time! Bring $5 with you too!

Enjoy your weekend! We leave you now with a trailer for Spend An Evening With Saddle Creek, showing at the Shadowbox tonight!