Gravity Lounge

Opening Night: The Southern embraces DIY
Published on Sep 29th, 2009
0 comments Nick Zammuto sets up the stage before he and cellist Paul de Jong inaugurate The Southern. PHOTO BY STEPHANIE GARCIA "Welcome to the maiden voyage of this venue," guitarist Nick Zammuto whispered...
No food, no booze, but the show goes on
Published on Sep 25th, 2009
0 comments A power saw can be heard outside The Southern, which opens tonight at the Downtown Mall site of the former Gravity Lounge with The Books. Co-owner Andy Gems says the new venue doesn't have its ABC...
Gravity auction postponed
Published on May 11th, 2009
0 comments The sale of assets from the Gravity Lounge originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, has been pushed back to 1pm Sunday, May 17. Would-be buyers can preview the merchandise Saturday, May 16, from 1...
Gravity Lounge sale May 12
Published on May 7th, 2009
0 comments Assets of the now-defunct music venue will be auctioned off at 9am Tuesday, May 12, at the Gravity Lounge site. The items are available for preview from 1 to 7pm Monday, May 11, according to a legal...
Unveiled: New bosses revealed for Gravity space
Published on Apr 21st, 2009
15 comments Under new management: Andy Gems and Lauren McRaven take over the space formerly known as Gravity Lounge. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The popular Gravity Lounge is gone, but the acoustic/indie-friendly...
Gravity gone: Landlord ousts tenant, vows club's return
Published on Apr 8th, 2009
29 comments Ludwig Kuttner closed the Gravity Lounge but says the popular venue will open soon under new management. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The on-the-skids Gravity Lounge, which solicited private donations...
The Gourds
Published on Mar 30th, 2009
0 comments This irreverent Austin alt-country and bluegrass quintet exploded in the early days of Napster thanks to a hilarious cover of Snoop's Gin and Juice. Well, sort of – the file was mislabeled...
Small Sur
Published on Mar 30th, 2009
0 comments Rurally-minded indie-folk from Baltimore. With local folk-rock quartet The Hill and Wood
Jonatha Brooke
Published on Mar 30th, 2009
0 comments Singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke has been doing her folk-pop thing for more than twenty years at this point, but her latest release, last summer's The Works, is especially cool – just as...
Bob Mould
Published on Mar 30th, 2009
1 comments HŒsker DŒde Bob Mould is best known for the 80's hardcore band that bridged the gap between the proto-punk of the 70's and the alt-rock of the 90's, making possible the more chaotic corner of the...
6 Day Bender
Published on Mar 29th, 2009
0 comments The "mountain rock" quartet squeezes a hometown gig in between their trip to SXSW, a few dates in North Carolina, and a longer tour that takes up the rest of April. And, more importantly, the...
Mamadou Diabate
Published on Mar 23rd, 2009
3 comments Grammy-nominated Malian kora player Mamadou Diabate hasn't been quite as successful as his cousin and former teacher Toumani, but anybody who can wrangle 21 strings wrapped around a gourd deserves...
The Greg Weaver Jazz Congregation
Published on Mar 23rd, 2009
0 comments The fourth-year UVA sax student and (count 'em) eleven buddies perform full-fledged jazz tunes and jazzed up pop and rock (ie, the inevitable Radiohead cover)
RobinElla and the Bittersweets
Published on Mar 23rd, 2009
0 comments Jazz and Americana are tightly woven together in the music of Robinella, the eponymous project led by Robin Ella Tipton and her husband, mandolin player Cruz Contreras. The Bittersweets, on the...
The Carleigh Nesbit and Carl Anderson Band
Published on Mar 22nd, 2009
2 comments One of C-ville's youngest and most promising folk pairings takes to the stage with a backing band to sing songs from their duo record and probably several from Nesbit's solo debut from last year....
End Of Time Observatory
Published on Mar 11th, 2009
5 comments After years in the jamband The String Cheese Incident, which is heavily influenced by acoustic bluegrass, drummer Michael Travis and tag-along percussionist Jason Hann apparently have some...
Garnet Rogers
Published on Mar 8th, 2009
1 comments Canadian folk singer and multi-instrumentalist Garnet Rogers got his start performing alongside and working up arrangements for his brother Stan, whose death in a 1983 plane crash turned their...
Mike Seeger
Published on Mar 8th, 2009
0 comments Mike Seeger has spent the past few years splitting his time between his own musical career and acting as a Lomax-style documentarian for folk and old-time music. Also featuring singer Molly...
Eric Taylor
Published on Mar 8th, 2009
0 comments Equal parts singer-songwriter and word-nerd, Eric Taylor grew from a 1970's Houston songwriter circuit that included Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle with narrative songs which came to be a major...
Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women
Published on Mar 8th, 2009
1 comments Ah, what a way to go – the fiery all-female blues trio brings their 25-years of classic blues history and unapologetic sass to a close with a farewell tour punctuated by Havin' The Last Word...