photo by Mr T in DC
photo by Mr T in DC

It has only been a few months since I made the move to from , so I thought I’d give a little Cville shout-out. Although it’s a pretty small city, has always had a fairly bustling scene. But over the last few years, it had been marred by a ton of the town’s mid-size music . The Satellite Ballroom closed, Lounge shuttered its doors, and Is hardly lasted a year. The was a nice size, but it was much less focused on the mid-tier, rock bands that helped make the scene vibrant. And the entire time I lived in the town, there was an ongoing restoration of the historic Jefferson Theater that simply never came to .

Well, it looks like things are finally starting to pick up again. Lounge reopened under new management as The Southern and it looks like the long and storied Jefferson Theater renovation will finally be completed. They recently announced their grand opening including a pretty solid of bands for late 2009 and early 2010. Good stuff.

Jefferson Theater Grand Opening 2009-2010 Concert Schedule:

11/27/09 The Jefferson Theater Grand Opening featuring Sons Of Bill, & special guest, Peyton Tocherman
11/28/09 Trees on Fire w/ The Astronomers & THRUM
12/04/09 Kings of Belmont w/ Straight Punch to the Crotch plus a special reunion of Peen
12/05/09 After Party with
12/12/09 & the Dap Kings with special guests
12/13/09 Secret Agent 23 Skidoo & Rocknocerous
12/31/09 NEW YEARS EVE with w/ special guests
1/20/10 Who’s Bad: to
1/21/10 2/02/10 w/
2/21/10 All

Even though it’s two years too late for me to enjoy, it’s still good to see the Cville scene busting back out a bit.

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