Clare Quilty wraps tens year o’ tunes
What was once one of Charlottesville's hot up-and-coming bands, Clare Quilty, says it's playing its final show tomorrow night at Starr Hill Music Hall. Signed to the D.C.-based Dcide indie record label and touring occasionally, the band members in recent years have settled down to day jobs. Most notably, perhaps, in the day-job scene is former communist Mike Rodi. A man sporting distinctively sharp sideburns, Rodi has long managed Rapture restaurant and its new sister establishment, the R2 nightclub on the Downtown Mall, the latter of which Rodi envisioned and executed. The band changed its sound in recent years from pop to electronic, but the farewell concert is supposed to feature a mix of the morphing musicians. The show is Saturday, February 18th. Doors at 8:00, tickets $7.00.