Halloween 2009: a WTJU dance party, and Mass Sabbath VI!

October 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

Happy Halloween, everyone! Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays; the past few years my spooky celebrations have always been cut short by the fact that I was working for the Film Festival (which kept happening on the same weekend), but this year I’ve had a little more time to plan (although I’m […]

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Hallow’s Eve Eve

October 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments · By

So this’ll probably have to go down as one of the busiest nights of the year, with a bunch of super-awesome events competing for your attention. Here goes: First, there’s a really interesting event at The Bridge tonight: “Nakashi” Typhoon Relief Benefit. Wendy Hsu explains more concisely than I can: To raise funds towards typhoon […]

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LAKE on Monday! …and other musings…

October 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments · By

Okay, so you all hear me talk up enough shows that it’s probably a little difficult to seperate the great stuff from the just pretty-good or, okay, even occasionally bad stuff. So, I’ll be really really explicit about the fact that I’ve been excited for quite some time now about Monday’s upcoming LAKE show. Really. Fucking. Psyched. Like ‘I’m-seeing-them-in-Baltimore-on-Sunday-too’ psyched. LAKE […]

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Yeah, what Sarah (and Dominic) said!

October 28th, 2009 · 5 Comments · By

Just wanted to pop in and note that I’m also super-excited about tonight’s show. Invisible Hand are easily the best band in Charlottesville right now, Super Vacations are a band that I’m newly inspired to check out after reading Sarah’s post (only heard ’em once and wasn’t paying attention), and the Vivian Girls are simply […]

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SUPER VACATIONS

October 28th, 2009 · 14 Comments · By

The Super Vacations are back in town tonight! I cannot praise this band enough. I truly feel as though they are one of the best bands coming out of Virginia and I think they have great potential. They play surf rock branching off from a genealogy of stylistic influences including The Beach Boys and Sonic […]

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Milano, Shaky Hands, Blog of the Week

October 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments · By

A couple shows on the radar tonight. First up, at Milano Cafe around 7PM, there’s a little acoustic showcase featuring local Uncle Jemima (C’ville), John Houx (NYC), and Stephanie Nilles (also NYC). Stephanie Nilles is a really, really charming songwriter and pianist with a vaudeville/swing/jazz sound, which isn’t usually my thing but she rocks it, […]

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Random Row, Califone, Box

October 26th, 2009 · 5 Comments · By

So, firstly, I second James’ sentiment below. We missed a lot last weekend. I chalk that up, personally, to an insanely busy schedule. I’m finally ready to admit that I’ve bit off more than I can chew, so don’t expect quite the volume of output from Holy Smokes in the coming months. I’m really teetering close […]

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Sometimes we don’t get everything right

October 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

Hey Nailgun readers and Charlottesville folk, Wanted to write a quick note to apologize for dropping the ball on like, basically every single show this weekend. The Harvest concert at The Bridge, the Corsair show that got moved around a lot (and the poster even disappeared! even though I uploaded it like 5 times), the […]

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Mt. Eerie at the UVa Chapel!

October 23rd, 2009 · 4 Comments · By

First of all, I wanted to note that the Sarah White and the Pearls show, originally scheduled for the Garage this evening, is Not Happening. Sarah apparently had a conflicting gig in Texas; so we wish her luck with that, and I’m looking forward to hearing the new Pearls line-up when they re-debut in Cville. […]

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Thursday! Nosferatu at UVa Chapel! Dark Meat at Tea House!!!

October 21st, 2009 · 6 Comments · By

Writing in a little early to let y’all know about the excellence going on this Thursday… another two events in one night, but it’s quite possible to see them both, and I heartily encourage you to do so. Firstly, there’s a Bridge Film Series screening that night — but it’s not at The Bridge, it’s […]

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