1. Sweet Fern performing “Tempe” at the Listening Room, RVA [3 of 3]

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  2. Sweet Fern performing Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn’s “After the Fire Is Gone” at the Listening Room, RVA [2 of 3]

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  3. Sweet Fern performing Bill Monroe’s “True Life Blues” at the Listening Room, RVA [1 of 3]

    Once a month, the Firehouse Theatre hosts The Listening Room, a space where people can sit and quietly LISTEN to musicians performing.  It’s a nice change of pace from the loud bars and restaurants where most bands play.  This month’s Listening Room was curated by Karen, of the blog I Could Go on And On, and featured performances by Sweet Fern and The Nettles.

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    The Blue Rajas - “Linda Linda”.  This song was originally performed by Japanese band The Blue Hearts, but instead of just singing a translation, the Blue Rajas wrote new lyrics and made it their own.  

    I didn’t record show closer (and one of my favorite songs) “Papyrus”, as it was physically impossible due to my need to dance uncontrollably during that song. 

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    The Blue Rajas - “Jimmy Moon”

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    The Blue Rajas - “Reasons I Don’t Wanna Go To Your Stupid Party”

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    My pals the Blue Rajas played 3 shows in 4 days this past week.  It was their last batch of shows for a while, as drummer Gracie is heading off to college.  For that reason (along with the fact that they were FINALLY playing someplace with decent lighting!), I decided to record as much as I reasonably could.  This first video is for “Casanova Frankenstein and Mata Hari Zombie.”

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  8. The Migs playing at Bauhaus Haus in RVA. 12 Aug 2012.  A tall guy moved in front of me partway in, so most of the movement is me trying to shoot around his head.  But it actually worked out well because I captured a lot of the crowd energy, even though the images were dark.

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  9. Al Lover performing at Strange Matter, RVA.  30 July 2012  

    I absolutely love his stuff.  I’ve played him on my show several times.  So glad he stopped in RVA on his tour.

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  10. Podcast - River City Limits

    Hi folks!  I hosted WRIR’s River City Limits this week with musical guest Dave Watkins.  Follow the link to download or stream the podcast.  All music from right here in RVA.

  11. Nervous Ticks at Strange Matter, 23 June 2012.  


    Kyle (also of Navi and newly of the Eurotics) is drumming this time around.  I wish everyone’s vocals had been a little louder this time around.  But at least the drums stayed in place for this song!

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  12. Last Year’s Men at Strange Matter, 23 June 2012

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  13. Numerators at Strange Matter, 23 June 2012

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  14. Hot Dolphin at Strange Matter, 23 June 2012

    (Yeah yeah yeah, I know.  I said I was trying not to record so much, but Hot Dolphin was finally playing on a decently-lit stage, Numerators and Last Year’s Men were just passing through town, and Nervous Ticks had a new drummer.  So I decided to record.)

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    Summer Solstice Power Jam 3, 16 June 2012

    video by Silver Persinger (in absentia):  ”I have reservations about putting this video up because I was not there to film it or record audio…. I’m uploading it anyways, I’m generally of the opinion, some documentation, even poor quality, is of some abstract value.” 

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