goodbye for now

August 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment · By

Dear Charlottesville, It’s been a blast. Saturday I’m heading out of town for the foreseeable future, and I’ll miss this place. I can’t even remember how Nailgun first got started, but it’s been an awesome 3 1/2 years. I’ve met so many people because of this website, and it’s given me an excuse to go […]

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1 million events (OK, actually just 4)

August 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments · By

There’s just a ton of stuff going on Friday night. First of all, Allyson Mellberg and Jeremy Taylor are having an art reception and public preview at The Bridge, in anticipation of their Art Sale on Saturday afternoon. Jeremy and Allyson are two sweet and amazing artists who have just returned to Cville; we’re glad […]

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also tonight

August 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on also tonight · By

Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand, The Vamanos and Red Collar will play at Outback Lodge. Come out and wish Adam a belated happy birthday (it was yesterday).

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Shorts for Shorties at The Bridge

August 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Shorts for Shorties at The Bridge · By

There’s a film screening at The Bridge tonight — or I should say, this evening. It’s a night of short films for kids, so we’re starting at 6pm rather than 8 so we won’t keep anyone up past their bedtime. We’re showing films by Ub Iwerks, the Fleischer Brothers, Robert Breer, Rudy Burckhardt, lots of […]

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MonkeyClaus madness on Wednesday

August 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments · By

MonkeyClaus is having a show on Wednesday night; it’s been too long since I got out there, and even longer since I saw a show there. Matthew Clark describes it thusly: monkeyclaus will be hosting some traveling musicians from vermont who are on tour by bicycle on aug 27th, a wednesday. the two performers are […]

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WTJU, more venue stuff

August 25th, 2008 · 3 Comments · By

Last night’s playlist is up on the ‘Teej Blog. One hour of IDM and Electro, then one hour of spooky neo-concrete and droning noise-rock, with a brief interlude for some early British industrialish stuff. CvilleMuse has more info on RedLight’s potential Preson venue. During a conversation about said venue the other night, M Bison and […]

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last minute Tea Housery

August 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on last minute Tea Housery · By

There’s a last-minute show at the Tea House tonight; Blanket Truth from Seattle, along with Gazelle, which is apparently a side-project with some of the same folks. Incredibly, they’ve just hitch-hiked to town from Chapel Hill, with all their equipment. Strange, but true. (I’m assuming they don’t have a 28-piece drum kit). WTJU’s M Bison […]

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the students are back

August 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on the students are back · By

A friendly reminder to locals; the students get back in town today. In my experience, it’s best just to avoid the West side of town altogether until about Tuesday… I’m pretty much just hiding at home this weekend, taking only the bicycle when I do leave the house. To the students: welcome! or welcome back! […]

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Visitations at Tea House / S.A.R.A. Benefit at Gravity

August 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments · By

Tonight at the Tea Bazaar, there’s a band called the Visitations, which apparently is one of the guys from the well-beloved Athens-based Elephant 6 collective. I haven’t heard anything from that project specifically, but the Elephant 6 stuff is always worthwhile, and hopefully the show will draw a nice crowd.  And while they’re there, they […]

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Unrelated thoughts on LeRoi Moore, the new RLC venue, and Charlottesville blogging

August 20th, 2008 · 14 Comments · By

I was sad to hear that LeRoi Moore, famous saxophonist and former Charlottesville musician, passed away yesterday. Surely you’ve read it elsewhere by now — Nailgun is probably the absolute last Cville blog to post about this — but it seemed strange not to mention it. We send our condolences to his friends and family. […]

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