Witchmond Fest starts today

September 18th, 2010 · 6 Comments · By

Witchmond Fest, a two-day festival organized by Rhythm Bandit‘s Dylan Mulshine, kicks off today and continues tomorrow. There’s much to see and hear. Check out the lineup and planned set times, according to the Witchmond blog, below. The fest isn’t the only thing happening this weekend, though. Jukebox the Ghost, Drink Up Buttercup and Via […]

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WTJU crisis continues

July 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

Tyler has a new post up over on the WTJU in Crisis blog, including the fact that new station manager Burr Beard has installed an automated DJ system at the station. Here’s an excerpt from Tyler’s post, featuring his opinion on Beard’s disturbing actions: Anyway, as I was saying, he was ready to go on […]

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An update on WTJU

June 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

Observing this whole thing from afar in Brooklyn, I’d like to just chime in for a second and offer up some of the latest links and developments about the crisis at WTJU. It appears that the voices of those opposing the quick and drastic changes that were planned for the station as early as this […]

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Half a decade

January 25th, 2010 · 14 Comments · By

Hey folks. I just wanted to chime in and mention that today marks the fifth anniversary of Nailgun. Thanks to James and the rest of the crew for taking over the reigns after I left town. Thanks to all of you readers and friends, without whom this site wouldn’t still be around. And, of course, […]

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Dec follow-up

August 31st, 2009 · 3 Comments · By

As Sarah mentioned last week, The Declaration has some good articles on local music in its first issue of the semester. Those articles are now up on the paper’s website. Nailgun’s Michael Babus recounts this summer’s musical happenings. Rob conducts a great interview with local promoter Danny Shea (along with a nice portrait, which you […]

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Worn in Red and more

June 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Worn in Red and more · By

Tonight Worn in Red, Generation of Vipers, I Need Closure and Kiste play at Is / Si Tapa. Brendan Fitzgerald wrote a little about Worn in Red on c-ville.com. I reviewed their split 7″ a while back. They are a solid, energetic and earsplitting (in a good way!) band. Get ready to rock. Also tonight: […]

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Rock ‘n’ roll Tuesday

June 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments · By

Jacob posted a great rundown of the many great shows happening this week, but I wanted to squeeze in a mention of Corsair and Paper Fleet (pictured below) playing at Try & Make DUST on Tuesday. This show has been pretty under the radar. I just added it to the sidebar and it’s not on […]

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The Declaration

April 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments · By

I’ve been away from Charlottesville for over half a year, but I’ve still been trying to keep an eye on what’s going on in town, and the latest issue of UVA’s The Declaration hit me as a particularly outstanding display of local music coverage. They’ve got an interview with Adam Smith of the Invisible Hand, […]

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Al Stewart at Gravity Lounge

March 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Al Stewart at Gravity Lounge · By

¬†At the suggestion of my friend David, I’d like to chime in and spread the word about the one and only Al Stewart playing at Gravity Lounge tonight (March 3). This is the kind of show that wouldn’t make it to Charlottesville without Gravity. $25 may be out of the price range for some, but […]

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calendar snazz

February 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments · By

My tech wiz roommate Tom has just added a Nailgun RSS show feed (check the orange button on the top right), so you RSS junkies can keep up to date. And, if you haven’t noticed, you can also view upcoming shows in monthly calendar form (that other little button). So keep your eyes on what’s […]

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