In the craziness of the DMB concert this Saturday, don’t forget about the Charlottesville Downtown Foundation‘s 4th annual Dogwood Blues Festival. Friday features the Tom Principato Band at the amphitheatre (admission is free), Saturday, a chili cookoff, and Saturday evening includes, incredibly, both John Mayall and Corey Harris ($5.) You really don’t want to miss this.
The Charlottesville Downtown Foundation has announced their schedule for this year’s Fridays After 5, and it looks as good as ever. The lineup includes Hogwaller Ramblers, Dixie Power Trio, Terri Allard, Skip Castro, Jamal Milner’s Phatness, and about twenty more groups over the course of the summer. The first show is April 27th, two weeks from today, and Mandorico will be performing. And remember: it’s free!
Today’s rumors turned out to be true: the second Dave Matthews Band show has been cancelled, according to Ticketmaster. The Saturday show is still on, but the Sunday show is no more. It still hadn’t sold out, as of today, so that’s probably why it was called off. I guess there just aren’t enough people in Charlottesville to support two 50,000+ person shows. Too bad.
cyberville writes: C-ville Weekly has a great story on the Death of Pavement and UVA alum Stephen Malkmus’ latest musical offering. Who else has a great local ancedote about these guys? They have truly been the darlings of inde rock for the past decade. I’ve run into Malkmus a few times when he played with Silkworm in Portland and Seattle (as the Crust Bros.) and he always speaks fondly of his days spent here…especially at WTJU.