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Join us Sunday, August 23 from midnight-2am for a night of music with Miracles of Modern Science and Guion Pratt at The Garage!

Miracles of Modern Science have a vision for the future of pop music. Forget mind-controlled beats and artificially intelligent synthesizers—with just violin, cello, mandolin, drums, and a double bass-wielding frontman, MOMS create “pop that sounds like something new” (Wired). Their new LP, Mean Dreams (out 8.14.15), unites past and future in a set of songs that upend notions of what stringed instruments can do.

On Mean Dreams, strings are neither rock imitation nor classical ornamentation. “There’s no separate string section behind music stands supporting the band,” notes singer/bassist Evan Younger. “The stringsare the band.”

“In some ways it’s a limitation, but there are things our instruments can do that others can’t,” says violinist Kieran Ledwidge. “We think differently with strings in our hands than we would with guitars or keyboards. It’s exciting to see what songs come out of this combination.”

 

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Join us Friday, August 28 from 8-10 pm for an evening of music with David Shultz and Jonathan Vassar at The Garage!

David Shultz says: “When I was about two years old, my mom was watching me play in the yard. I was wearing brown corduroy pants. It was the middle of the summer in Valdosta, Georgia. ‘Greg, it’s 90 degrees out. Why is David wearing corduroy pants?’ Turns out my legs were just covered by thousands of fire ants.”

 

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Join us Wednesday, August 5 from 5-7pm for an evening of music with Rookin and Will Marsh at The Garage!

Rookin says: “Our first EP, ‘Mystic Chords’, came about because we were taking a class on the American Civil War and were given the choice between a creative final project or a research paper. We didn’t think anyone but our TFs would hear the album, so we named the band Stonewall & the Jacksons.

After a good run as Stonewall, we changed the name to Rookin in advance of our first full north and southeastern tour. Named after a mythical and long-sought Louisiana shark first witnessed by band members in Nashville in the summer of 2013, Rookin is the American folk-soul band of Adam Horn, Ben Naddaff-Hafrey, Socrates Cruz, Ethan Schneider and our trusted long-running producers, Alex Allinson and Joe Dusenbury.”

 

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Join us Sunday, August 9 from 8-10pm for an evening of music with Ron Gallo and Abe Wilson at The Garage!

Ron Gallo, former frontman of touring rock and roll band Toy Soldiers, spent 2014 in intensive self-examination and transition resulting in the birth of “RONNY”, a new album/band/outlet for wherever Ron Gallo may be at a given time. During his 7 year tenure in aforementioned band he learned well about the joys and sorrows of pursuing his true love but mostly that he’s got no other choice and was put here to make songs and sing them for people at all places, all the time.

 

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Join us Friday, August 7 from 5-7pm for an art exhibit by Lily Erb at The Garage!

Lily Erb is an artist, nurturer and television enthusiast. Grass-fed and locally-raised here in Charlottesville, she flew north to attend Hampshire College in Western Massachusetts for her undergraduate degree. Though she spent the requisite post-college year avoiding home, she’s proud to be back in the C-ville again. She spends her days welding at Metal Inc. under the wing of Lauren Danley, watching 30 Rock, and providing childcare for several lovely families in the area. In her sculptures, Lily uses steel to play with the tension between the repetition and sporadic growth that creates organic forms. Her most recent work explores the isolation of landscape elements by containing them within fabricated angular forms. (the Bridge: Progressive Arts Initiative)

 

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Join us at The Garage on Saturday, August 29 from 8-10 pm for an evening of music with This Frontier Needs Heroes!

This Frontier Needs Heroes’ sound fits well with the lyrical content that conjures a range of images- sandy beaches, warm afternoons spent on the family farm, and varying conundrums of human culture.   TFNH’s songs are both whimsical and heartfelt, reflective and uplifting. Even as the band’s sound has grown, their core of vivid, memorable and authentic songwriting has remained.

 

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Join us at The Garage on Saturday, August 25 from 8-10 pm for an evening of music with Matt Hectorne and Matthew McAllister!

”[Matt Hectorne’s] Southern roots jut out onto the surface, evident in every aspect of [his] music from the sound to the lyrics. Hectorne sings of whiskey and church altars in mellow tones, backed by a solid wall of guitars and drums. The formula is simple, as it should be, but also highly inviting. True to its name, Show Your Love is a collection of Americana/folk rock love songs that flirt with country, but never fully commit — the exact opposite of how Hectorne feels about the subject of these songs. ‘I just wanna be a man in the frame/No I don’t care if they remember my name/I just wanna be a moment in time/When I was yours and you were mine.’” (The Wild Honey Pie)

 

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Join us at The Garage on Tuesday, August 18 from 8-10 pm for an evening of music with Drew Gibson!

Based out of Washington, DC, Virginia native Drew Gibson has been lauded for his finger-picking ability, as well as his heartfelt and lyrical songwriting style. The self-taught guitar player has independently released two full-length albums, gaining national and international attention from music writers and listeners alike. Drew recently released his new album, 1532, co-produced by Gibson along with Marco Delmar with additional production from Bobby Read. 1532 was written in memory of Drew’s father with themes of moving forward through life in remembrance of those we have lost and love.

 

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Join us at The Garage on Thursday, August 13 from 8-10 pm for an evening of music with Tildon Krautz!

Tildon Krautz: 1. folk based themes heading in several irrational directions
2. of folk descendense, but without obscene language
3. whatever tildon krautz plays

 

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Join us at The Garage on Monday, August 10 from 8-10 pm for an evening of music with Port Arthur and Robin Wynn!

Port Arthur has been reviewed as “… a family band back in the Victorian days doing a Vaudeville act. When I’m listening to the four songs I want to start illustrating the lyrics, forming images in my head of characters acting out the stories…” – Julie Miller, The Key@WXPN

Prior to her most recent release, Song from the Hills, Robin Wynn toured the east coast from 2005-2008 playing over 600 gigs from New York to North Carolina. She has opened for Lucy Kaplansky and Jonathan Richman, been featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered, had her music on tv shows One Tree Hill and Vampire Diaries, and is a 3 time finalist in the NewSong Mountain Stage songwriting contest. Taking a break for family, she is now back on the scene with a new sound and new songs that tell a story of their own.

 

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