September  2014

February Events

1/31 7pm FREE! Anne Shefski “Body as Translation”: Final Friday at the Garden.

Body As Translation, an evening of dance choreographed by Anne Shefski. In this small collection of work,dancers explore and translate poetry into movement, aiming to provide further illumination to beautiful words. Here’s the facebook event!

Darrin Bradbury – Open Mic Headliner
Thursday 2/6: Free Show!8pm Showtime
Darrin Bradbury, along with his partner in crime, Cameron Carrus will be headlining our Thursday Open Mic! This quote is (almost) all you need to know: “It’s quite possible that no living artist better illustrates man’s affection for self-deprication better than Darrin Bradbury”
- Chris Rotolo (

Logan Vath Concert
Friday 2/7: $5 Doors at 7
Richmond based songwriter Logan Vath is coming to play. His thoughtful lyrics and soulful delivery are going to make for a fantastic night! Local support TBA.

Luray and Winterpills Concert
Saturday 2/8:$7. Doors at 7

Keep it in the family. Luray is the indie-banjo creation of Shannon Carey. With production help from brother Sean Carey (of S. Carey and Bon Iver), Luray’s unique sound creates strange and lovely bedfellows of different genres. Banjos, vibes, pedal steel, and ambient vocals make up this bluegrass-trained songwriter’s new and vibrant approach to making music. The end result is somewhere between Iron & Wine and Emmylou Harris. Luray has been featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered, Daytrotter, WXPN, and Mountain Stage and has been reviewed by the Washington Post, CMT Edge, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and Utne Reader.
Stream three songs here:


Starting with their self-titled debut in 2005, Winterpills have built a vibrant career with their exquisite chamber-pop songs that The Washington Post called “densely packed but hugely evocative, tiny bombs of feeling and meaning… fiendishly melodic.”, attracting fans from their native New England to the Netherlands and beyond. One of the most exciting bands to emerge from Northampton, Massachusetts in recent years, they play haunting, delicate, dynamic, room-hushingly beautiful music with shimmering melodies and aching lyrics. Fronted by singers Philip Price and Flora Reed, they harmonize closely, often and gorgeously. Winterpills have released 5 albums and are putting the finishes touches their 6th, Echolalia, a full-length covers-only album due out in early 2014. Their previous one, 2012′s All My Lovely Goners stretched well beyond the band’s previous boundaries, while still embracing the hushed vocal harmonies and graceful chamber-pop sound the group has made its trademark. The album made MOJO’s Top Ten Americana Albums of 2012, and Rolling Stone Magazine asked, “I don’t know why Winterpills aren’t one of the most cherished pop bands in the world: Their songs are mournful, slow-exploding and lyrically dazzling.”

Stream All My Lovely Goners!

Events This Month!

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8/29- Community Meal 6:30
Open Mic 8:00

8/30-Final Fridays Gallery Reception: “Heaven and Earth” by Cristina Rutkowski & Jessica Luttrull 7:00

8/31-Tom Conlon & Scott T. 7:30

9/5 Community Meal 6:30
Open Mic 8:00

9/12 Community Meal 6:30
Open Mic 8:00

9/13 Christian Hip-Hop: TAG feat. Shad Gill w/ Fjord 8:00

9/19 Community Meal 6:30
Open Mic 8:00

9/20 Rugged Arts: Charlottesville’s Hip-Hop Showcase 8:00

9/21 Gallery Opening Reception: “Exploring New Territory” by Wellford Tiller 7:00

9/26 Community Meal 6:30
Open Mic 8:00


End of Semester Events

As the spring semester draws to a close, we have some exciting events planned.

4/25 Thursday, 8pm. Our last full-length Open Mic of the semester! Be sure and sign up to perform at 7:30 as spots fill up quickly. Join the Facebook event!
4/26 Friday, 7-9pm. Our final Final Fridays art gallery opening of the year, “Seeing New” by our longtime curator, graduation fourth-year Manya Cherabuddi. Refreshments provided. Facebook event here.
5/2 Thursday, 8pm. Our last Open Mic of the academic year, featuring high-energy rhythmic folk-rock/Americana band The Winter Line. Facebook event here.


Fall 2013 Gallery Application

Are you interested in having an art show at our gallery in the fall semester? Check out our gallery application. Submissions due Friday, March 29th by 5pm.

Shows This Week 2.25.13

Join us at The Garden for two shows this week!

Thursday (2/28) we’ll have our weekly Open Mic featuring DC-area duo The Sweater Set. Our Open Mic portion will be at 8pm, with The Sweater Set’s set at 9. If you’d like to perform, be sure and sign up around 7:30 because the schedule will fill up.
Since their early years, Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin have developed a unique musical relationship. Intricate soprano harmonies soar over multi-instrumental arrangements of ukulele, guitar, flute, hand percussion, and the occasional kazoo/glockenspiel solo. Listeners are invited into The Sweater Set’s joyful friendship as their songs play out like musically elaborate gossip about (what else?) the perils of courtship, lust and heartbreak. Robyn Mincher of The Washington Post Express wrote “(The Sweater Set) weaves through personal narratives as if Curtin and Andary are whispering juicy tidbits in your ear. But don’t let the vintage-clad gossiping girls fool you — their songs are tales of self-governing women.” 2011 Washington Area Music Award for Best Contemporary Folk Duo/Group.
Check them out at

Friday (3/1) at 8pm we’re hosting a show featuring featuring local musicians Rob Martin and Neil Ackroyd. Rob is a 21-year-old folk-rock singer-songwriter whose music suggests influences ranging from James Taylor to John Mayer. Born in Charlottesville, he has been playing solo acoustic music locally for almost ten years. Rob’s performances are noteworthy for their awkward attempted witticisms as well as rambling and passionate music. Rob is currently working on his sophomore release to follow up his 2009 album “From Where We Began”.