June 24th, 2004 issue #0325

June 24th, 2004
  • Interviewed: A tale of two bookers

    In an effort to shed some light on the mysterious underworld of booking (haven't you ever wondered how those bands get from the farm– er, basement– to your plate– er, sight?) the Hook asked two members of this small group some getting-to -know-you type questions. Venue: Tokyo Rose Name: Mike Parisi What type of music do you book?

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  • The masters: Seven local CDs

    Atsushi Miura and the Dirty Round Eyes: Cheap & Fake

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  • The masters: Six local bands

    George Turner Trio Members: George Turner (guitar), accompanied by upright bass and drums, or Hammond Organ and drums. Type of music: jazz, Latin, funk, originals Formed: 1995 Favorite local bands: Robert Jospé and Inner Rhythm, John D'earth

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  • You from here? The Hole in the wall venue crawl

    Last year's venue crawl plan was simple– in one evening, we would pay a visit to every major music venue in town that we could think of, scoping out the scene there and having at least one drink per locale. To avoid avid treading of water, this year our plan is to check out the smaller venues around town, the ones that most stereotypical Charlottesville inhabitants have never been to, never thought of going to, and mention of whose name usually brings a glassy eyed response.   Cast of Characters:  Mark ­Hook music editor

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Most shocking– shocking!– revelation from the 9/11 Commission: No evidence ties al-Qaida to Saddam Hussein in the September 11 attacks. Most shocking other reve...

The Dish

  • Last stop: Metro ends its run

    Charlottesville has seen plenty of notable restaurants come and go, but few have the rich history of Metro, née Metropolitain, which will close its doors, according to co-...


Question of the Week

  • What was your last rock concert?

    Josh Torbick: "I have no idea. I've seen shows, I just can't remember what they were." Astrid Bailey: "The Eagles in DC in 1977. I'm not crazy about rock. I like Salsa, s...

Real Estate - $old

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    CHARLOTTESVILLE 5/14  Larry J. Sabato to John W. and Kimberly Shorres, 2020 Minor Road, $311,000. Victoria J. Doughty to Paul O. Rosner and Gillian L. Shasby, 1320 E...

Real Estate - Commercial Construction Permits

  • Commercial construction

    Charlottesville 5/12  Hospice of the Piedmont, install one hydraulic elevator, 501 Park Street, $38,820 5/14 Weston Development Co., new single family residence, 16...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Strange bedfellows: Birds and a bomb shelter

    ADDRESS: 832 Reas Ford Road ASKING: $335,000 SIZE: 1,176 fin. sq. ft. YEAR BUILT: 1940 NEIGHBORHOOD: Earlysville CURB APPEAL: 7 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Roger Voisin...

Real Estate - Update


    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: March 13, 2003 in Issue 0210 ADDRESS: Old Barboursville Firehouse 5362 Spottswood Road, Barboursville ASKING PRICE: $475,000 SELLING PRICE: $310,000 D...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    June 29, at 11:30am, at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 32 Old Farm Road Debtor: Wesley P. Gfroerer Amount owing: $185,000 Bidder brings: $10,000 or 10 percent ...

Movie Reviews

Music Reviews


  • Calm down: Fridays After 5 survives

    It's been a nerve-racking year for the Charlottesville Downtown Foundation, the organization that founded and puts on Fridays After 5. Fears have been growing since word fi...

  • Dell done: Meadow Creek breathes again

    The latest piece of UVA's effort to bring daylight to the Meadow Creek and keep storm waters from becoming flood waters will be officially opened Friday in a media briefing...

  • Finally registered: Monroe Hill makes national list

    The only building on Grounds that predates the University has just been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Monroe Hill, home of James Monroe before he moved...

  • Healthy delivery: New bike biz arrives

    Charlottesville now has one more bona fide reason to call itself a city and not a small town: We have our own bike courier service. On Monday, June 21, 21-year-old bike ent...

  • Milestone sale: Belmont house tops $400K

    It was designed as a working class neighborhood in 1890. This spring, that era of Belmont history may have officially ended with the sale of a house for a whopping $435,000...

  • Quash quashed: Officials must talk in razor wire case

    The City of Charlottesville was nicked June 21 when it tried to keep nine city employees from testifying in the criminal case against the property owner who has razor wire ...

  • Testing, testing: HIV check easy as 1, 2, 3

    On Sunday, June 27, folks from a local nonprofit will test the capacity at Gravity Lounge. But they won't be looking for seating space or fire code violations; they'll be o...

  • Unplanned: Legault pleads guilty

    As event planners, both Lynn Easton Andrews and J.F. Legault have made careers out of prepping for big days. But no amount of planning could have made Tuesday, June 15 enjo...

The Brazen Careerist

  • Career change: Poor spouse, poor me

    My husband recently changed careers. Well, not really recently– actually two years ago. But for those of you who have never endured a career change, two years is noth...

Strange But True

  • Eyes have it: Follow the stare to...?

       DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. If you were to draw a centerline down Leonardo daVinci's painting of the Mona Lisa, what eye-catching body part would i...


  • Consumers' union: Gallik's not on his own

    Friday afternoons at the small bright yellow house on Fourth Street are usually a pleasant affair. Most days find people congregating and visiting on the front porch, but o...



  • Church + state= culture shock

    Thanks for the cover story about Bible Schools in Waynesboro [May 27: "They break for Jesus"]. I moved to Charlottesville seven years ago and taught high school in Waynesbo...

  • Comment was Klannish

    We are writing to express our concern about your article on Weekday Religious Education in Waynesboro {May 27 cover story: "They break for Jesus"]. While we are saddened th...

  • Let UVA develop it

    In regard to "UVA's campaign for Main" [cover story, June 3], I have a simple proposal. The City takes the garages, truck rentals, and tire stores off West Main and moves t...

  • Presley's been harassed

    Although one would never know it from the Hook's coverage ["Quash game: How many subpoenas does a code violation need?" News, June 17], the prosecution of Shirley Presley f...

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Real Estate - Update

Real Estate Property auctions