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Barling & Collins’ “New World Odor”

January 10th, 2020 · Comments Off on Barling & Collins’ “New World Odor” · By

The opening lyrics to Barling Collin’s sophomore album represent the true class of their lyrical prowess: “I don’t need no penis creme.” New World Odor pushes the immediate message that B.C. is something special. The opening track “SPAM” tells us what this dynamic guitar-cello duo is all about: lighthearted, spunky, fun music. There are countless, […]

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New Spillway Single, “Autumn Leaves”

December 20th, 2019 · 1 Comment · By

Spillway’s debut single “Autumn Leaves” feeds listeners anxiety-provoking vocals and aggressive guitar riffs to create a relatable agonizing punk sound. The bipolar instrumental on this track edges on listeners time and time again to keep them intrigued with the hypnotic opening guitar arpeggio that pulls influence from the likes of John Frusciante and Jeff Buckley. […]

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Joy’s 2013 Favorites (Shows & Albums)

January 9th, 2014 · 2 Comments · By

Even though I moved away from Charlottesville in September, the kind current editors here told me I was still allowed to post my 2013 list here. This post will only be Favorite Albums and Shows because 1) I haven’t really thought about anything else and 2) this post is long enough as it is and […]

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Hopscotch Top 10

September 15th, 2013 · 3 Comments · By

First of all, before I get started on Hopscotch Music Fest, I will have to admit that this will be my last Nailgun post, as I’ve moved away from Charlottesville. It’s been so nice writing this summer, though, and I really appreciate all the support I’ve gotten and wonderful people I met over these last […]

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local music, lately: Hibernator Gigs

June 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off on local music, lately: Hibernator Gigs · By

When I posted last week about Invisible Hand‘s Squirrel Jail tape, it reminded me that we haven’t covered (extensively) some great local releases that have come out in the past few months, especially those on the Hibernator Gigs label, founded in 2011 by Dave Gibson and Renee Reighart (whose last names are an anagram of […]

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NEW Invisible Hand outtake tape//Wild Nothing show tomorrow

June 10th, 2013 · 1 Comment · By

  Local psych pop band Invisible Hand has just released a outtake/rarities tape, Squirrel Jail on Funny/Not Funny. It’s a sprawling collection of lo-fi studio jams, sweet little experimental bits (check out the keyboard loop on “Summer Home at Last”), and different versions of familiar favorites like “Eating Out.” As always, the band’s humor is […]

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Rock n Roll Cannibals at Black Market, Erik the Red down in Scottsville

May 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on Rock n Roll Cannibals at Black Market, Erik the Red down in Scottsville · By

You may know Tristan Thorndyke as “Charlottesville’s Only Rockabilly” — you know, that guy. I’ve also heard more than a few locals refer to him as “that cute boy from the sandwich shop,” as Tristan’s day job involves serving lunch to the women of Charlottesville, all of whose names he somehow manages to remember.  What […]

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Halloween weekend

October 29th, 2011 · 4 Comments · By

Somehow we never got around to writing up last night’s Mock Stars Ball at the Southern, but I don’t feel too bad about it because the event was certainly very well-attended. I’m told the highlight of the evening was Borrowed Beams’ appearance as The Clash, which sadly I missed; I did get to hear Astronomers […]

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Borrowed Beams CD release, with Eternal Summers!

July 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

Here’s a show we’re all very excited about; Charlottesville’s art-power-pop supergroup Borrowed Beams of Light and Roanoke’s very own powerhouse duo Eternal Summers! Borrowed Beams are releasing their first full-length album, Stellar Hoax, at the show tonight. It’s being co-released by two local labels each run by swell dudes: Blair Amberly’s SpeakerTree Records (whose only […]

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Wes Swing and Devon Sproule at the Jefferson, plus more

January 7th, 2011 · Comments Off on Wes Swing and Devon Sproule at the Jefferson, plus more · By

So tonight’s big show is the CD release party at the Jefferson; local Cellist / Songwriter / all-around good guy Wes Swing has finished his first full-length album “Through a Fogged Glass,” which features several tracks with guest vocals by much-beloved local songstress Devon Sproule! Wes was kind enough to give me an advance copy […]

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