I’m DJing at The Box tonight

August 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on I’m DJing at The Box tonight · By

Last night’s WTJU playlist is up here. I was initially afraid that I scared away most listeners, but I’ve since received some positive feedback. Sometimes a solid half-hour of abrasively discordant electronic music from the 1960’s is exactly what you need at 2am… Oh yeah, and I’m also DJing at The Box Tonight. I’ll be […]

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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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Ellie Greenwich

August 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on Ellie Greenwich · By

I’ve just realized that Nailgun has thus far completely failed to pay tribute to Ellie Greenwich, who died last Wednesday. Much to my embarassment, I’d never heard of her, but in all the resulting obituaries I’ve come to realize that she wrote a huge number of totally incredible pop songs. Most obviously, she was a […]

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Cville Arts & Crafts Fair

August 29th, 2009 · 4 Comments · By

This is already happening! from now until 5pm. I’m about to head down the street to check it out… these have always been really awesome and fun in past years (there was one at The Bridge and 2 or 3 similar events at Satellite Ballroom — & Nailgun’s Sarah Carr played a central role in […]

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Prague Rock

August 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Prague Rock · By

Tonight at the Tea Bazaar, we have Ocean Versus Daughter, all the way from Prague! As in the actual Eastern European city. OVD’s songs are sparse, dark, and ethereal with drawn out, slow crescendos — sounds a little like Knife In The Water, but that might be a little too obscure a comparison to be meaningful. Goofiest press […]

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Nice Show Tonight

August 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on Nice Show Tonight · By

There’s a solid little show tonight at the Tea Bazaar. As per usual, good bands you’ve never heard of. If your bored or just making the bar-crawl, make that big $5 gamble and come check it out! We have The Hilarious Posters, a brand new ‘of Montreal’-ish power-pop trio, whose song Sugarbread Falls is surely the catchiest single from any local […]

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The Fiery Furnaces Say They’re Going Away, But They Keep Coming Back

August 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

We asked Dominic DeVito, a.k.a. DJ BaconFat of WTJU’s “Nowhere Near,” to write up the Fiery Furnaces show tonight. I’m posting it here (‘cuz he doesn’t have a Nailgun account) but everything below is written by Dom… For the third time in four years or so, The Fiery Furnaces are gracing Charlottesville with their presence. […]

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Garage Show Tonight!

August 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on Garage Show Tonight! · By

There’s an excellent show at The Garage tonight featuring three great solo performers: David Dondero, Lux Perpetua, and Erik Petersen. David Dondero is a nationally known songwriter based out of San Franscisco, and a member of Connor Oberst’s label Team Love. This is very cool act to drop in on the teeny-tiny Garage. In fact, last […]

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this issue of the dec is awesome

August 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

John applauded The Declaration’s enhanced coverage of the Charlottesville arts scene last spring, right before it slipped off into its annual summer sleep. Now it’s back for fall, in the print edition no less, without skipping a beat. There is a cool profile on Danny Shea (complete with breathtaking visual) by Canino Rob Froetscher, a […]

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Drunk Tigers at a House Show

August 24th, 2009 · 3 Comments · By

There’s a House Show tonight with three bands, including the Drunk Tigers and two from out of town. Drunk Tigers have played some really solid sets recently (as well as a few that were beplagued by unfortunate technical issues), so lets hope this evening is the former and not the latter.  Anyhow, I’m excited — […]

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