Entries Tagged as 'contests'

Win Tickets to the Live Arts Gala Afterparty!

November 5th, 2011 · 2 Comments · By

In addition to the Film Festival (detailed below), the other big event this weekend is the Live Arts Gala, and the infamous afterparty which apparently has been officially branded for the last few years as “the Afterglow,” although every person I know still just refers to it as that party after the Live Arts Gala. [...]

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Those Darlins & Infinite Jets (Win Tickets!) – plus a Magnolia show

October 19th, 2011 · 4 Comments · By

Those Darlins are playing at The Southern tonight, with locals Infinite Jets opening; Those Darlins are some well-respected tough-chick country-rockers from Nashville; although they kind of remind me of a range of 80′s LA bands; a fair amount of X, a little bit of the Go-Go’s, but more slow and southern. The bits I’ve heard [...]

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Wavves and Fucked Up (win tickets!), plus Radio Bistro and one of Dylan’s things

September 26th, 2011 · 9 Comments · By

Wavves and Fucked Up are playing at the Jefferson Theater tonight; I’m really excited to see bands like this coming through town, as others of their ilk have traditionally shunned Cville for the crowds in Richmond or Harrisonburg instead… Anyway, Fucked Up are a sprawling post-hardcore ensemble who have gotten a lot of attention recently; [...]

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excellent line-up at the Jefferson tonight, plus Grits&Gravy

September 22nd, 2011 · 10 Comments · By

Tonight’s show at the Jefferson is bound to be pretty damn excellent. The world-famous Deerhoof are headlining, and two of the finest acts in VA are the openers: Deerhoof, of course, are a San Francisco-based art-rock band who have been around for over 15 years and have released over 10 albums, and whose members have [...]

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tons of events this hot summer evening

June 18th, 2011 · 6 Comments · By

There’s plenty of pleasant things to do on this hot sweaty summer night; we were late in getting on the sidebar calendar, so I want to take a second to highlight tonight’s show at Al-Hamraa. Relatively new-ish local supergroup Infinite Jets are the main attraction; that’s the group fronted by Matt Bierce from Drunk Tigers [...]

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Man Man is here tonight (win tix)

April 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

Man Man are back in town yet again tonight: To win tickets, send an email to nailgunmedia@gmail.com by 5pm, put “Man Man” as the subject line, and include your full name in the email. We’ll contact the winners by 5pm. You know these Tom-Waits-loving, bizarre-percussion-using, controversial-band-running weirdos well by now. They’re about to drop their [...]

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win TV on the Radio tickets!

April 5th, 2011 · 2 Comments · By

That’s right, you can win a pair of tix to this $35 TV on the Radio show right here on Nailgun.  The Show is happening this Saturday (the 9th, and we’ll have the write-up then) at the Jefferson, but you only have until this evening to win the tickets! Don’t ask me why, that’s just [...]

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Films at The Bridge, Extraordinaires at the Southern, and a Tea House show

March 31st, 2011 · Comments Off · By

The Bridge‘s film series has another cool event lined up tonight; they’re showing “The Lodger,” an early Alfred Hitchcock film; it’s a silent film from 1926, and while it’s not Hitchcock’s first film, it’s widely considered the one where first emerged as a recognizable auteur, rather than just an anonymous director-for-hire. It’s the first time [...]

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win Extraordinaires tickets

March 31st, 2011 · Comments Off · By

the Extraordinaires are playing at the Southern tonight, as part of an “official preview show” for MacRock. would you like to win a pair of tickets? the best way to do so is to send us a haiku — preferably one about the Extraordinaires, or related topics — the prize will be awarded to the [...]

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Thank You at the Tea Bazaar, Invisible Hand and more on WTJU

February 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments · By

The Baltimore band Thank You are playing at the Tea Bazaar tonight; they’re a band that’s only come onto my radar recently, but I really like the EP they just put out (sample song here); plus they’re on Thrill Jockey, who tend to put out great stuff, so if you have any hesitations about tonight’s [...]

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