Nine weekends of music

Friday, June 1

Andy Waldeck and the C-villians. The celebrated instrumentalist and singer is backed by an equally talented band. $8, 9pm. Gravity Lounge, 103 S. First St., off the Downtown Mall. 977-5590.

Caroline Spence. This fresh-faced teenager sings songs that pierce the heart with their poignancy and honesty. $5-7, 6pm. Gravity Lounge, 103 S. First St., off the Downtown Mall. 977-5590.

Chica Libre. Psychedelic Latin surf rock from Brooklyn. 10pm. Tea Bazaar, second floor of 414 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9947.

DJ Steve Richmond. Great beer and room to dance. No cover, 11pm. 977-3697. Michael’s Bistro, second Floor of 1427 University Ave. 977-3697.

Indecision. Groovy rock pounds Downtown. No cover, 5:30pm. Charlottesville Pavilion, Downtown Mall. 877-272-8849.

Matt Willner Blues Thang. You can expect more than just blues. The Thang will play at Atomic the first Friday of every month this summer. No cover, 10pm. Atomic Burrito, 109 Second St. SE. 977-0117.

Pete and Lindsey Osborne treat you to some folk music every Friday evening. 6:30pm. Basic Necessities, 2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-1766.

Sentimental Journey Big Band. Dick Miller’s 17-piece ensemble will get you swinging. $10, 8pm. Saxx Jazz and Blues Lounge, 407C Hinton Ave. 979-5299.

Sin City Revival. Bluesy, groovy rock. $6, 10pm. Outback Lodge, 917 Preston Ave. 979-7211.

The Nice Jenkins. Sly pop tunes from a big ensemble. The Stingrays open. No cover, 10pm. Starr Hill Cocktail Lounge, 709 W. Main St. 977-0017.

Virginia Idol DJs Daddy’s dance and karaoke night every Friday this summer. No cover, 9pm. 974-6542. Fat Daddy’s, 200 Albemarle Sq. 974-6542.

Saturday, June 2

Bella Morte. Charlottesville goth-rock at its best. $6, 10pm. Outback Lodge, 917 Preston Ave. 979-7211.

Blue Line Highway. The Richmond-based alt-country band holds a hoedown in Lovingston. $5, 8pm. Rapunzel’s, 924 Front St., Lovingston. 263-6660.

Cashmere Jungle Lords. This long-running group offers their unique brand of quirky rock. Surf’s up! $3, 10pm. 979-4279. Fellini’s #9, 200 W. Market St. 979-4279.

Cephas & Wiggins. The blues traditionalists show off the Piedmont blues guitar style, which reinforces treble melodies with fat bass notes. $15-20, 8pm. Gravity Lounge, 103 S. First St., off the Downtown Mall. 977-5590.

DJ Sellout. Dance to the best of the ’80s. Every Saturday this summer. 10pm. Jabberwocky, 1517 University Ave. 984-4653.

Ian Gilliam Band. Fast licks and good times. No cover, 10pm. Atomic Burrito, 109 Second St. SE. 977-0117.

Jozef Van Wissem plays the Renaissance and Baroque lute and brings an experimental twist to ancient sounds. 10pm. Tea Bazaar, Second floor of 414 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9947.

Mandolinita. Fayette Witherell and Humberto Sales perform 19th and 20th century classical music for mandolin and guitar. No cover, donations appreciated, 8pm. 589-2004. 214 Community Arts Center, 214 Rugby Rd. 244-4011.

Victor Cabas has the blues. Every Saturday evening. 6:30pm. Basic Necessities, 2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-1766.

Rocknoceros offers a lively and entertaining kids’ concert at this CD release party. $5, 4pm. Gravity Lounge, 103 S. First St., off the Downtown Mall. 977-5590.

Sunday, June 3

Abbey Road LIVE! The Beatles are a big influence for the Athens, Georgia music scene, but these guys take it a step further. They’ll perform the entire Abbey Road and more. $8-10, 8pm. 293-7005. Satellite Ballroom, 1435 University Ave. 293-7005.

Baja Jazz Collective. Eat some tacos and listen to local musicians play bop, swing, Latin, and soul-jazz. Weather permitting, they’ll set up on the outdoor patio every Sunday evening this summer. No cover, 7-10pm. 293-4507. Baja Bean Company, 1327 W. Main St. and 2291 Seminole Trail. 293-4507; 975-1070.

Irish music session. Bring your strings and pluck along, or sit back, sip a pint and enjoy the tunes. Every Sunday this summer. No cover, 7-10pm. 295-1278. Durty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278.

Mike Meadows. The alt-country Moneypenny member does the solo thing every Sunday night. No cover, 10pm. 984-4667. The Virginian, 1521 University Ave. 984-4667.

The Charlottesville Women’s Choir. The choir presents its spring concert, “Sing for Change Together.” Donations will benefit PACEM for Women and the Skyline Girl Scout Outreach Program. Adults, $7-15 sliding scale, Ages 5-12, $4, 3pm. 293-3262. Unity Church, 2825 Hydraulic Rd. 978-1062.

Virginia Schweninger plays harp during brunch every Sunday. 10am-2pm. Basic Necessities, 2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-1766.

Thursday, June 7

Alex Caton. The fiddler for Odd Legged Jenny and other bands fronts her own, and tonight they celebrate the release of her first CD. Price and time TBD. Gravity Lounge, 103 S. First St., off the Downtown Mall. 977-5590.

Beleza Brasil fuses the sounds of North and South America. $5, 8pm. Saxx Jazz and Blues Lounge, 407C Hinton Ave. 979-5299.

Bride of the Narwhal. Rock in the spirit of Pavement, but with a sharper edge. No cover, 10pm. Atomic Burrito, 109 Second St. SE. 977-0117.

Ziggy Marley. Passionate reggae from Bob’s son. New Orleans’ Neville Brothers open. $35, 6pm. 877-CPAV-TIX. Charlottesville Pavilion, Downtown Mall. 877-272-8849.

Friday, June 8

David Wilcox. Fans appreciate his mixture of the spoken word with his songcraft, which lends an air of intimacy to his performances. $17-22, 8pm. Gravity Lounge, 103 S. First St., off the Downtown Mall. 977-5590.

Dean Fields. The high tenor performs songs marked by their poetic lyrics. Norman Vladimir opens. No cover, 10pm. Starr Hill Cocktail Lounge, 709 W. Main St. 977-0017.

DJ LEM spins dub and more. No cover, 10pm. Atomic Burrito, 109 Second St. SE. 977-0117.

Madagascar. The Baltimore-based group returns to the Tea Bazaar with accordion, saw and other instruments in hand. 10pm. Tea Bazaar, second floor of 414 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9947.

Property. $6, 10pm. Outback Lodge, 917 Preston Ave. 979-7211.

Red Shoes. $5, 9pm. Saxx Jazz and Blues Lounge, 407C Hinton Ave. 979-5299.

The Fucking Champs. Will the winners of the most unmarketable band name award please take the stage? The Champs promise a rowdy show. Joining them are Birds of Avalon and Red Fang. $10-12, 9pm. 293-7005. Satellite Ballroom, 1435 University Ave. 293-7005.

The Key West Band covers all of Jimmy Buffett’s hits and other beach tunes. No cover, 5:30pm. Charlottesville Pavilion, Downtown Mall. 877-272-8849.

Saturday, June 9

Cashmere Jungle Lords. A blend of rock, surf and roots. $10 donation for charitable cause, 4-8pm. 456-8400. Cardinal Point Vineyards, 9423 Batesville Rd., Afton. 540-456-8400.

Chris Winter. Blues rock. 9pm. Durty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278.

Eames Coleman Trio. No cover, 10pm. Atomic Burrito, 109 Second St. SE. 977-0117.

Eli Cook brings the blues back to his home of Nelson County. $5, 8pm. Rapunzel’s, 924 Front St., Lovingston. 263-6660.

Hackensaw Boys. Charlottesville’s favorite bluegrass rebels help celebrate the first Festival of the Photograph. An exhibition and presentation will follow the hoedown. $15, or free with a festival pass. 6pm-midnight. 977-3687. Charlottesville Pavilion, Downtown Mall. 877-272-8849.

Laurie Rose Griffith and Peter Mealy. Diverse folk music in an intimate setting. Call for reservations and directions. $10, 8pm. 974-6702. Barking Cherry House, 1520 Cherry Bark Ln. 974-6702.

Worn in Red play heavy but pretty Virginia indie rock. Mouth Movements, Game Night, and A Cosmonaut’s Ruin round out this solid night of music. $6, 10pm. Outback Lodge, 917 Preston Ave. 979-7211.

Thursday, June 14

Blueground Undergrass. They’re mixed up, but in a good way. $10, 10pm. Outback Lodge, 917 Preston Ave. 979-7211.

Judith Owen. Piano, bass and drums accompany the singer’s poignant lyrics. Joining her tonight is special guest Laurence Elder. $10, 7:30pm. Gravity Lounge, 103 S. First St., off the Downtown Mall. 977-5590.

The Chris Winter Band brings you the blues. $3, 8pm. Saxx Jazz and Blues Lounge, 407C Hinton Ave. 979-5299.

Friday, June 15

Flamenco night. Guitarists Peter Richardson and Humberto Sales showcase the voice of Madelines Sales and dance moves of Kristi O’Brien. $10, 8:30pm. Gravity Lounge, 103 S. First St., off the Downtown Mall. 977-5590.

Ian Gilliam Band. No cover, 10pm. Atomic Burrito, 109 Second St. SE. 977-0117.

Mariana Bell. The classically-trained alto trades in her Lincoln Center ticket for a singer-songwriter’s guitar. No cover, 8pm. Rapunzel’s, 924 Front St., Lovingston. 263-6660.

The Chickenhead Blues Band with Eli Cook. This hot show should offer some cool blues. No cover, 5:30pm. Charlottesville Pavilion, Downtown Mall. 877-272-8849.

The Jeff Decker Quartet. Hot jazz. $5, 8pm. Saxx Jazz and Blues Lounge, 407C Hinton Ave. 979-5299.

Saturday, June 16

DJ Steve Richmond. From Daft Punk to Blondie to LCD Soundsystem, Steve will get your booty shakin’. No cover, 10pm. Atomic Burrito, 109 Second St. SE. 977-0117.

Gene and Gayla Mills and Front Street. The married singer-songwriters go head-to-head with the country band. $5, 8pm. Rapunzel’s, 924 Front St., Lovingston. 263-6660.

Guano Boys. An array of instruments, including clawhammer banjo, steel guitar and horns, make for rich and interesting tropical flavors. 8pm. 214 Community Arts Center, 214 Rugby Rd. 244-4011.

The Alien Blakk. A frenzy of mostly instrumental metal mixed with rock, country, classical and more. Local favorites Navel and This Means You open. $6, 10pm. Outback Lodge, 917 Preston Ave. 979-7211.

The Falsies play authentic fake rock. $5, 9:30pm. 295-1278. Dürty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278.

The Ronnie Johnson Band. Country blues. 9pm. 293-6700. Biltmore Grill, 16 Elliewood Ave. 293-6700.

Sunday, June 17

Lyle Lovett. The country singer/songwriter returns to town with his large band. Canadian songstress k.d. lang opens. $31-60.75, 6pm. 877-CPAV-TIX. Charlottesville Pavilion, Downtown Mall. 877-272-8849.

Thursday, June 21

Palominos. Richmond alt-country. No cover, 10pm. Atomic Burrito, 109 Second St. SE. 977-0117.

Friday, June 22

Carrie Newcomer. No neophyte she, the singer-songwriter voices authentic compositions with a bluesy warmth. Krista Detor opens. $15-20, 8pm. Gravity Lounge, 103 S. First St., off the Downtown Mall. 977-5590.

Plutonium. Funky tunes from seasoned veterans. No cover, 10pm. Atomic Burrito, 109 Second St. SE. 977-0117.

Ravens Place. Local melodic rock. $6, 10pm. Outback Lodge, 917 Preston Ave. 979-7211.

Son Quatro. Salsa and other Latin music make for a high-energy show. No cover, 5:30pm. Charlottesville Pavilion, Downtown Mall. 877-272-8849.

Webb Wilder plays his own well-informed rock ’n’ roll stylings. $10, 10pm. Outback Lodge, 917 Preston Ave. 979-7211.

Saturday, June 23

Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar Workshop. Brooklyn’s Orrin Star shares his knowledge of bluegrass’s interesting guitar rhythms. $45, 4-6pm. 409-9631. 214 Community Arts Center, 214 Rugby Rd. 244-4011.

GLBT Dance Party with DJ Dub-Ya. $5, 9pm. Saxx Jazz and Blues Lounge, 407C Hinton Ave. 979-5299.

Jimmy and The Teasers North Carolina garage-punks chug out gritty riffs. No cover, 10pm. Atomic Burrito, 109 Second St. SE. 977-0117.

Summer Chamber Music Performance An intensive five-day, faculty-led workshop ends with a public performance. Free, 3-and 7pm. 924-3984. Old Cabell Hall, UVA Central Grounds.

The Biscuit Burners offer fiery mountain bluegrass. $10-15, 8pm. Gravity Lounge, 103 S. First St., off the Downtown Mall. 977-5590.

The Hamiltons play R&B and soul. Butterfly Vasquez opens. $6, 10pm. Outback Lodge, 917 Preston Ave. 979-7211.

Trees on Fire, with Billy Hunter. Funk-rock, with a little progressive thrown in for flavor. $5, 8pm. Rapunzel’s, 924 Front St., Lovingston. 263-6660.

Under the Flood. The busy touring rockers make time for a stop in their native Central Virginia. $8-10, 8pm. Starr Hill Music Hall, 709 W. Main St. 977-0017.

Sunday, June 24

Lead Mandolin Workshop. Orrin Star teaches you how to make your mandolin sing. $45, 4-6:15pm. 409-9631. 214 Community Arts Center, 214 Rugby Rd. 244-4011.

Rhythm Mandolin Workshop. Brooklyn-based Orrin Star demonstrates and teaches different mandolin rhythms. $45, 1-3:15pm. 214 Community Arts Center, 214 Rugby Rd. 244-4011.

Thursday, June 28

The Stuff. Swing it like you mean it. $3, 8pm. Saxx Jazz and Blues Lounge, 407C Hinton Ave. 979-5299.

Friday, June 29

Chickenhead Blues Band brings Mississippi River tunes to you. $5, 9pm. Saxx Jazz and Blues Lounge, 407C Hinton Ave. 979-5299.

Richmond Afrobeat Movement. The big ensemble blasts you with its busy horn section. No cover, 5:30pm. Charlottesville Pavilion, Downtown Mall. 877-272-8849.

Sons of Bill. The brothers and their band offer hard-hitting country rock. $6-8, 8pm. Starr Hill Music Hall, 709 W. Main St. 977-0017.

Two Clems’ Holistic Towin’ Service. What a name! No cover, 10pm. Atomic Burrito, 109 Second St. SE. 977-0117.

Saturday, June 30

Blur The Lines. Local indie rock that draws from a variety of sources. The Ones To Blame open. No cover, 10pm. Atomic Burrito, 109 Second St. SE. 977-0117.

Ellis Paul. The troubadour tries treading the trails for tributes to Woody Guthrie. $10-15, 8pm. Gravity Lounge, 103 S. First St., off the Downtown Mall. 977-5590.

Missing Mason. Richmond rockers cover your favorites and offer their own quality originals. $3, 10pm. 971-8511. Miller’s, 109 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 971-8511.

Thomas Gunn plays bluesy folk. Or is it folksy blues?! $5, 8pm. Rapunzel’s, 924 Front St., Lovingston. 263-6660.

Whiskey Rebellion. Fresh and talented bluegrass. $5, 9pm. 295-1278. Dürty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278.

Sunday, July 1

The Grey Matter turn out funky, bluesy tunes. $3, 9pm. 295-1278. Dürty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278.

Friday, July 6

Danny Schmidt. His delivery of sustained notes and belted pitch changes is reminiscent of a mash-up of Gordon Lightfoot and Bob Dylan. $10, 7pm. Gravity Lounge, 103 S. First St., off the Downtown Mall. 977-5590.

Doc Watson. The singer and picker blends the soul of the Appalachians with bluegrass, country, gospel and blues. $38.50-49.50, 8pm. Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St. 979-1333.

Matthew Willner Blues Thang. Blues and more. No cover, 10pm. Atomic Burrito, 109 Second St. SE. 977-0117.

Saturday, July 7

Eli Cook whips out the blues. 10pm. McGrady’s Irish Pub, 946 Grady Ave. 293-3473.

Robin Wynn. Ballads with a mix of rock and folk. $10 donation for charitable cause, 4-8pm. 456-8400. Cardinal Point Vineyards, 9423 Batesville Rd., Afton. 540-456-8400.

Thursday, July 12

Palominos. Alt-country from the state capital. No cover, 10pm. Atomic Burrito, 109 Second St. SE. 977-0117.

Friday, July 13

DJ LEM. Dance to Lem’s dub and reggae selections. No cover, 10pm. Atomic Burrito, 109 Second St. SE. 977-0117.

Red Shoes. $5, 9pm. Saxx Jazz and Blues Lounge, 407C Hinton Ave. 979-5299.

Saturday, July 14

Bob Weir & Ratdog. Former Dead singer/guitarist brings his hardworking band to play songs, old and new.  Guitar talent Keller Williams opens. $30-42.50, 5pm. 877-CPAV-TIX. Charlottesville Pavilion, Downtown Mall. 877-272-8849.

Trent Wagler and the Steel Wheels. The trio of fine young gentlemen plays Americana and old-time. $5, 8pm. Rapunzel’s, 924 Front St., Lovingston. 263-6660.

Sunday, July 15

Vince Gill. With a record number of CMA awards and 14 Grammys under his belt, Gill is one of country music’s finest. Amy Grant and The Del McCoury Band open. $27.50-89.50, 6pm. 877- CPAV-TIX. Charlottesville Pavilion, Downtown Mall. 877-272-8849.

Friday, July 20

Ian Gilliam Band tears it up. No cover, 10pm. Atomic Burrito, 109 Second St. SE. 977-0117.

Saturday, July 21

Bobby St. Ours. The Hackensaw Boy brings back old-time. $5, 8pm. Rapunzel’s, 924 Front St., Lovingston. 263-6660.

Thursday, July 26

Randy Travis. The North Carolina native brings his experienced country tunes for your summer enjoyment. $22.50-49.40, 6pm. 877-CPAV-TIX. Charlottesville Pavilion, Downtown Mall. 877-272-8849.

Friday, July 27

Chickenhead Blues Band takes you on a bluesy, funky musical ride. $5, 9pm. Saxx Jazz and Blues Lounge, 407C Hinton Ave. 979-5299.

Jolie Fille. Cajun and zydeco from some longtime local musicians. No cover, 10pm. Atomic Burrito, 109 Second St. SE. 977-0117.

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