The Southern

David Sickmen
Published on Nov 15th, 2009
0 comments Local songwriter David Sickmen, now four years removed from his run with the Hackensaw Boys, premieres some of the songs he's been working on since as well as a new band of youngsters to play them...
Langhorne Slim
Published on Nov 9th, 2009
0 comments Indie folk-pop singer Langhorne Slim's old-soul tunes took him on tour with The Avett Brothers and Votolato, but he's headlining on the current outing in support of his jangly and multi-layered...
Kathryn Caine and Peyton Tochterman
Published on Nov 9th, 2009
0 comments The local songwriter celebrates the release of her new album, Down Home Girl, bringing with her sure-to-be-excellent supporting performances by folks like mando player Andy Thacker, bassist...
First Amendment Writes
Published on Nov 1st, 2009
0 comments This annual poetry and songwriting competition has local talent competing for a cash prize and accolades from judges like Rita Mae Brown.
Harper Simon
Published on Nov 1st, 2009
0 comments Alongside the late-model Marleys and Lennons in the pantheon of promising pop progeny, we might one day also find singer-songwriter Harper Simon – son of Paul, heir apparent to Graceland and...
Chick Tragic and the Roosters
Published on Nov 1st, 2009
0 comments Acclaimed local folk-rockers. $10 tickets which get you into the Virginia Film Festival event to follow at 10pm are also available. Carleigh Nesbit and Carl Anderson - Three Steps Out The Door [...
Corey Harris
Published on Nov 1st, 2009
0 comments Resident genius Corey Harris has reinvented his blues along a couple different axes over the years, most notably by surrounding it with elements of African folk on 2003's "Mississippi To Mali,"...
The Bowerbirds
Published on Nov 1st, 2009
0 comments Three folk-pop fruitcakes from the woods of North Carolina; for fans of Joanna Newsom, Devendra, and the Decemberists. Hometown indie-folk duo Birdlips open. Bowerbirds - Beneath Your Tree...
Ezra Furman and the Harpoons
Published on Nov 1st, 2009
1 comments Young buck Chicago folk-rock balladeer Ezra Furman and his Boston-based college-buddy backing band the Harpoons split the difference between Bob Dylan and Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes....
Heavy Trash
Published on Nov 1st, 2009
1 comments Already forever immortalized thanks to his work with the Blues Explosion, frontman Jon Spencer switched gears in 2005 to a new grumpy-Elvis country-rock project with guitarist Matt Verta-Ray which...
6 Day Bender
Published on Nov 1st, 2009
0 comments Local bluegrass-rockers. North Carolina's folky favorites The New Familiars open. 6 Day Bender - Kick Out The Fire 6 Day Bender - Devil Lets You Dance 6 Day Bender - Factory Man The New Familiars...
Mass Sabbath
Published on Oct 18th, 2009
0 comments The Halloween performance by what might just be the world's largest Black Sabbath tribute band is also one of Charlottesville's coolest annual traditions.
Man Man
Published on Oct 18th, 2009
1 comments Philly's finest experimental indie rockers are kooky weirdos anyway. Lord only knows what they'll do with a Halloween show.
Sugar & Gold and James Husband
Published on Oct 18th, 2009
0 comments Warm up with dance-friendly indie-electro bits from San Francisco-based !!!-buddies Sugar and Gold, and then keep the blood flowing with a set from Of Montreal multi-instrumentalist alum James...
The Band Of Heathens
Published on Oct 18th, 2009
0 comments It wasn't until their third release that this Austin-based Americana and roots-rock band bothered to enter a studio – the first few were live recordings, which bodes well for this show....
Joe Purdy
Published on Oct 18th, 2009
0 comments Singer-songwriter whose tunes you've likely heard during the most dramatic moments of hour-long TV medical dramas and also shortly after the plane crash on Lost, although maybe that never even...
Mike Doughty
Published on Oct 12th, 2009
0 comments Offbeat alt-rock quartet Soul Coughing dissolved, fittingly, just as the 90's faded into the 00's, but poetic frontman Mike Doughty managed to flip their implosion into a viable solo career within...
Griffin House
Published on Oct 12th, 2009
0 comments Americana songwriter. With Genna Matthew and Thad Cockrell.
Dr. Dog
Published on Oct 12th, 2009
0 comments Dr. Dog's wildly successful retro-pop is just as cool as it was back when they came to Gravity Lounge back in February, which makes the 50% price increase here particularly unpalatable. Oh well...
Elizabeth and the Catapult
Published on Oct 12th, 2009
0 comments Elizabeth Ziman and her Brooklyn indie-pop trio caught the attention of Bright Eyes multi-instrumentalist producer Mike Mogis (currently zig-zagging the world with the Monsters Of Folk supergroup...