David McNair

13 new shows at The Jefferson & The Southern just announced

In Events, Music on January 21, 2014 at 3:57 pm

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Operation Freeflow Benefit Concert – To Assist The West Virginia Chemical Spill Cleanup & Recovery ft. Morgan O’Kane, Jon Stickley Trio, Dane Alderson Trio & After Jack

WHERE: The Jefferson Theater

WHEN: Saturday, January 25, 2014 – Doors 6:30 PM, Show 7:00 PM

TICKET PRICE: $15 Advance / $15 Day Of Show

ON SALE: On Sale Now

 

Local nonprofit Catalyst Productions announces a benefit concert, to be held on Saturday night, at Charlottesville’s revered Jefferson Theater. The concert will benefit communities in the South Charleston area of West Virginia effected by the chemical spill. The spill left 300,000 people without safe, clean water. Catalyst Productions is seeking to raise money to continue relief efforts, in addition to raising awareness that the contamination problems have not yet been alleviated.

 

The concert will feature local favorites Dane Alderson Trio, performing at 7:30pm, followed by a set break performance by festival touring band After Jack at 8:30. At 9:00 Jon Stickley Trio will bring its custom sound to the stage at the Jefferson, welcoming audiences into their signature newgrass vibe. At 10:15 After Jack will again take the stage, keeping audiences warm for the arrival of Morgan O’Kane and his Current Band at 10:45. O’Kane returns to Charlottesville from New York, bringing his banjo-driven sound to round out the night. Doors open at 6:30.

 

Catalyst welcomes the partnership of Appalachian Voices in promoting this event. Appalachian Voices, with an office in Charlottesville, is a regional conservation nonprofit organization committed to protecting the Central and South Appalachian region, and is excited to join the Charlottesville community in responding in disaster relief for the South Charleston area. Proceeds from this event will go to provide bottled water, hygienic cleaning products, and non-perishable foods for communities in West Virginia that are still struggling to find water day by day. For more information, please visit www.producecatalysts.org.

 

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Showdown In The Hometown VI: Erin & The Wildfire vs. Major & The Monbacks

WHERE: The Jefferson Theater

WHEN: Saturday, February 8, 2014 – Doors 8:00 PM, Show 9:00 PM

TICKET PRICE: $5 Advance / $5 Day Of Show

ON SALE: On Sale Now

 

Two local bands, only one can be at the top of the Charlottesville music scene, the 6th edition of Showdown In The Hometown features Erin & The Wildfire vs. Major & The Monbacks!

 

About Erin & The Wildfire: Erin & The Wildfire has been described as a “local treasure” and their presence continues to grow in Central Virginia. The band met in undergrad at the University of Virginia and have been expanding in the Charlottesville music scene ever since. Erin & The Wildfire released their debut self-titled EP “Erin & The Wildfire,” which features tasty original tunes with well-crafted lyrics and melodic balance. One of the songs, “Best I’ve Ever Been” was also chosen as one of the best songs of the year by WRNR Radio’s LocalMotive Best of 2013. The combination of Lunsford’s soulful and striking vocals with the Wildfire’s groove and intensity provides for a blues and funk-fused performance.

 

About Major & The Monbacks: Major and the Monbacks are the newest torch bearers of the old “Norfolk Sound”, following a long line of musicians with a sound that bridges the gap between the R&B of Gary U.S. Bonds, the rockabilly of Gene Vincent, and the modern garage pop of Dr. Dog to create an exciting brew of rock n’ soul. With 4 vocalists, a hypeman, and a lively horn section, the Monbacks have revived the party infused energy of southern soul, blending this old school style with danceable pop melodies and ska and soul horn riffs, stirring dreamlike visions of Otis Redding or Chuck Berry playing a beer soaked fraternity party.

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The Infamous Stringdusters with Fruition

WHERE: The Jefferson Theater

WHEN: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 – Doors 7:00 PM, Show 8:00 PM

TICKET PRICE: $21 Advance / $24 Day Of Show

ON SALE: On Sale Now

 

Stand for those things in which you truly, passionately believe to the depth of your core: the integrity of your work, the way you choose to do business, the people with whom you surround yourself. How and where you live your life.

Harder to live up to when the compromises of career and adulthood come calling. Which makes The Infamous Stringdusters’ insistence on living out those hard choices — and taking control of their own business — all the more remarkable. As is the constant, relentless, revelatory evolution of their music.

 

Pick-ups, in-ear monitors, lighting effects. Start there, for this is an acoustic band, right? Their live show isn’t a concert, it’s a performance, their music flirting constantly with risk and reward, the grip of the moment taking them way beyond the barriers of bluegrass, way out of that safe harbor where they began and into the deep waters of inspiration and innovation. And they’re only beginning to grapple with the possibilities of all this freedom.

 

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Tycho

WHERE: The Jefferson Theater

WHEN: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 – Doors 7:00 PM, Show 8:00 PM

TICKET PRICE: $15 Advance / $15 Day Of Show

ON SALE: Friday, January 24 at 10 AM

 

For nearly a decade, Tycho has been known as the musical alias of Scott Hansen, but with the release of Awake – his second LP for Ghostly International – the solo project has evolved into a three-piece band. Reaching an entire new realm of sonic possibilities this time out, Awake is situated in the present, reaching Hansen’s vision of Tycho like never before. “This is, in many ways, the first true Tycho record.”

 

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

WHERE: The Jefferson Theater

WHEN: Thursday, May 29, 2014 – Doors 7:00 PM, Show 8:00 PM

TICKET PRICE: $25 Advance / $28 Day Of Show

ON SALE: Friday, January 24 at 10 AM

 

For Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, 2013 became a year of unforeseen challenges and transformations. Three months before the original scheduled release of the group’s highly anticipated fifth studio record, Give the People What They Want, Sharon Jones, the lead singer and matriarch of the worlds’ #1 live soul act, was diagnosed with cancer. What was projected to be a hectic and exciting year of worldwide touring was quickly taken over by hospital rooms, doctors, and many unknowns. At 57, Jones has lived through her fair share of hardships and heartbreak, but being separated from the stage and her fans has proven to be the most difficult challenge yet.

 

Thanks to an extremely gifted medical staff, several months of recovery and the infinite love and support from friends, family and fans, Sharon is back, ready to once again join her Dap-Kings as they share their music with people around the globe. “My fans are what kept me fighting, and kept me focused on getting better,” Jones says. “Everything I love can be summed up by the moment I get on stage, and start giving the people what they want. That’s real love. That’s real music.”

 

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Big Air Tape Release Party with Eternal Summers & Borrowed Beams of Light

WHERE: The Southern Café & Music Hall

WHEN: Friday, February 7, 2014 – Dinner Service 5:00 PM, Show 9:00 PM

TICKET PRICE: $6 Advance / $8 Day Of Show

ON SALE: On Sale Now

 

Big Air is hard-hitting, pulse-pounding, balls-to-the-wall rock and roll. The duo features Rob Dobson (The Fire Tapes) on guitar and vocals and Greg Sloan (The Ha-RAng!#, Dwight Howard Johnson) on drums. The fellas like to play loud and they like to play fast, usually at the same time. Look for their debut recording, Buds, to be self-released on cassette on February 4, 2014.

 

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 Hunter Wolfe & ARE with Michael Coleman Trio

WHERE: The Southern Café & Music Hall

WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 2014 – Dinner Service 5:00 PM, Show 9:00 PM

TICKET PRICE: $6 Advance / $8 Day Of Show

ON SALE: On Sale Now

 

Hunter Wolfe (Tulsa, OK) – National Slide Guitar Champion, two-time International Blues Challenge Showcase performer, and Blues Foundation Generation Blues recipient. Hunter has performed with Legendary Mississippi Delta Bluesman, David Honeyboy Edwards at the famed Blues Alley in Washington, DC, and has opened for many major music acts including Robin Trower and Kansas.

 

ARE, who co-wrote The Go album with Hunter stands strong in her own right. She has shared the stage with players such as Darrell Rose (Dave Matthews Band) and Bo Bobbic (The Clovers), and along with Hunter, sat in with the P-funk band Let The Monkey Go.

 

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Kopecky Family Band with Evan P Donohue

WHERE: The Southern Café & Music Hall

WHEN: Thursday, February 27, 2014 – Dinner Service 5:00 PM, Show 7:30 PM

TICKET PRICE: $10 Advance / $12 Day Of Show

ON SALE: Friday, January 24 at 10 AM

 

The Kopecky Family Band are built on a foundation of intimately connected musical tones, warm and welcoming melodies, bright and epic symphonic layering – and vocal harmonies that recall all the greats – Gram and Emmylou, June and Johnny and onward and up… You can hear the band’s hometown of Nashville in this music too, the rich history of place – but past is always brought gently into present. This is not country, not pop, not folk, not rock, but something much more complex – call it a Brave New Nashville. It is a music that contains all the comfort of home while simultaneously embracing a bright, energetic openness – a willingness to explore and expand.

 

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Rhett Miller

WHERE: The Southern Café & Music Hall

WHEN: Friday, April 4, 2014 – Dinner Service 5:00 PM, Show 8:00 PM

TICKET PRICE: $15 Advance / $15 Day Of Show

ON SALE: On Sale Now

 

“It’s a grown-up record,” Rhett Miller says of his extraordinary new album, “The Dreamer.” “It takes a long time to feel the confidence to step up and be the boss. I finally feel like I’m there.”

Rhett Miller has made a number of fine solo albums over his long, illustrious career, but none have felt quite as exemplary as “The Dreamer.” A collection of “simple American songs and instrumentation,” the album marks the second release on Miller’s own Maximum Sunshine Records as well as the singer/songwriter’s first foray into self-production.

 

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Pierre Bensusan

WHERE: The Southern Café & Music Hall

WHEN: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – Dinner Service 5:00 PM, Show 8:00 PM

TICKET PRICE: $18 Advance / $20 Day Of Show

ON SALE: Friday, January 24 at 10 AM

 

After 40 years of live performances and recordings, Pierre Bensusan, world renowned as the “Mozart of Guitar,” is enjoying his latest round of exciting accolades for Encore, an ambitious and expansive retrospective collection celebrating his 40 years as a globetrotting concert performer.

 

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Clay Cook vs. Levi Lowrey (from Zac Brown Band)

WHERE: The Southern Café & Music Hall

WHEN: Thursday, April 10, 2014 – Dinner Service 5:00 PM, Show 8:00 PM

TICKET PRICE: $10 Advance / $12 Day Of Show

ON SALE: Friday, January 24 at 10 AM

 

About Clay Cook: CLAY COOK made the most of recent downtime from touring with Zac Brown Band to record and release “NORTH STAR” in December, debuting #3 on the iTunes singer/songwriter albums chart. The Georgia native attended Berklee School of music with roommate John Mayer where they penned many songs together including the hit “Neon” from John’s first platinum album Room for Squares. Clay has played with such notables as Sugarland, Shawn Mullins, and Marshall Tucker Band before making his eventual home with the Zac Brown Band.

 

About Levi Lowrey: LEVI LOWREY is set to release new self-entitled album through Southern Ground Records on February 25. The forthcoming single “PICKET FENCE” will impact radio in February. Levi’s following was built on strong musicianship and earnest songwriting earning him industry honors and multiple cuts including the #1 Zac Brown Band hit Colder Weather. He has toured with ZBB, Alabama, The Mavericks, and Blackberry Smoke and formerly fronted alt-bluegrass outfit, Cadillac Sky on the sold out Mumford & Sons tour.

 

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Moon Taxi & The Revivalists

WHERE: The Southern Café & Music Hall

WHEN: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – Dinner Service 5:00 PM, Show 8:00 PM

TICKET PRICE: $15 Advance / $17 Day Of Show

ON SALE: Friday, January 24 at 10 AM

 

About Moon Taxi: For the members of Moon Taxi, their third album, Mountains Beaches Cities, represents the idea of exploration – searching both the world and themselves for new experiences. The Nashville rock group, who had honed in on a notably compelling aesthetic with their previous album Cabaret, focused on extending the sonic landscape they’d created in earlier recordings, but this time around they amp up the speed and turn up the volume – creating an overall bigger sound.
The album was self-produced by Moon Taxi’s own guitarist Spencer Thomson with the help of keyboardist Wes Bailey and was mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White, The Dead Weather) and mastered by Greg Calbi (Talking Heads, Paul Simon, Fleet Foxes).

 

About The Revivalists: Since forming in 2007, The Revivalists have rightfully earned their reputation as the next breakout band from the music capital of New Orleans. The group’s blend of soulful, syncopated rock and earnest songwriting comes to life through a meticulously crafted and ever-evolving live performance. In 2011 they were named Best Emerging Artist at Gambit Magazine’s Big Easy Awards, and were nominated for Best Rock Act in 2012.

 

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Zoogma & Kung Fu

WHERE: The Southern Café & Music Hall

WHEN: Thursday, April 17, 2014 – Dinner Service 5:00 PM, Show 9:00 PM

TICKET PRICE: $15 Advance / $15 Day Of Show

ON SALE: Friday, January 24 at 10 AM

 

About Zoogma: Evolving in the dirty south, ZOOGMA’s sound combines the sonic diversity and precision of a DJ with the excitement and immediacy of a four-piece rock group. ZOOGMA is able to blend genres in a musical experience that is refreshingly original yet steeped in dance music tradition, appealing to a range of audiences. Known for their energetic performances and retina pleasing light shows, the band consistently dishes out heavyweight beat-driven dance parties across the nation. With the most recent release of “Anthems 4 Androids” and a relentless touring schedule, the four members have already added their unique voice to the live electronic-rock scene.

 

About Kung Fu: Featuring members of RAQ, Deep Banana Blackout & The Breakfast, KUNG FU is quickly popularizing their unique sonic contribution, blurring the line between intense electro-fusion, and blistering dance arrangements. Making fusion music “cool” again, the band draws on influences such as early Headhunters, Weather Report, Return To Forever and Mahavishnu Orchestra, and merges those ideas with a contemporary EDM informed sensibility. The ensemble, a seasoned pedigree that reads like a late-night summer festival all-star jam, is currently touring in support of their eponymous debut album. The powerhouse quintet’s live show has been described by critics and fans alike as “lethal funk”, “explosive”, “jaw dropping”, and “musically mesmerizing”.

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