smoking ban

November 30th, 2009 · 9 Comments · By

The restaurant smoking ban has made its way to Virginia and will be effective in just a matter of hours. Those exempt include private clubs and businesses providing “a separately structured and ventilated room” for smokers. I know the Tea House is installing doors to partition the front from the back so no more hookahs […]

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Tea House dance party, plus 2nd night of the Jefferson

November 28th, 2009 · 7 Comments · By

There’s a dance party at the Tea House tonight, which looks pretty promising; it’s gonna be DJ’ed entirely by Tea House Staff, and it boasts the imaginative title of Get Up Offa That Thanksgiving. It starts at 9pm, and I’m not sure what the cover is (probably the usual ol’ $5…) There’s also a second […]

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Opening of the Jefferson, plus Bird-bands at the Southern

November 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments · By

Well, the big news today is the grand opening of the Jefferson Theater, which is now active as a music venue again after several years of reconstruction and many, many more years before that as a much-beloved $2 movie theater. Coran Capshaw bought the place, it’s been heavily renovated, and it’s now serving as yet […]

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Jerksgiving

November 26th, 2009 · 6 Comments · By

Happy Thanksgiving, Nailgun readers.  Here’s some Jerkin’.

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Ah Holly Fam’ly

November 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments · By

Ah Holly Fam’ly, from Portland, OR, make heartbreakingly beautiful music. I’m sort of in love with this band right now in an ‘I-can’t-stop-listening-to-them-on-repeat’ kind of way. Husband and wife Jeremy Faulkner and Becky Dawson are one of the most striking and complementary vocal duos your likely to hear. They’ll be on at the Tea Bazaar tonight. Show […]

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Two Great Monday Night Shows

November 23rd, 2009 · 4 Comments · By

There’s two really solid shows tonight as everyone presumably prepares to go dormant for a few days. First up, at the Tea Bazaar, all the way from Sweden come Little Dragon. It’s moody electronic/dance music with great smoky lead vocals by frontwoman Yukimi Nagano. Listen to at least that first song on their Myspace cause […]

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Two Heavy Hitters

November 21st, 2009 · 8 Comments · By

This is kind of late, but there are indeed some awesome happenings going on tonight! First off, Invisible Hand is at the Tea House.  Opening up is Preacher, from Harrisonburg, and Horse’s Mouth, from NY.  All these bands suck.  $6. 9pm. Secondly, Worn in Red are having their CD release show over at Random Row!  […]

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J. Tillman

November 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments · By

Short and sweet: J. Tillman will be appearing at the UVA Chapel tonight. Tillman has achieved broader notoriety in the past couple years as the drummer of Fleet Foxes, but has been releasing records since well before that. Foxes fans of the will definitely find a familiar lilt in his songs, as both Tillman’s harmonies […]

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Lights

November 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments · By

Lights, from NYC, will take the stage at the Tea Bazaar tonight. They’re a pretty dynamic group. They do the low-key, dreamy, guitar heavy, indie-rock thing, sure. They also do some flat out over-the-top funky danceable jams (see this rad video). Anyways, this is surely the hottest ticket in town tonight — besides Jimmy Buffett, of course. […]

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Best of The Bridge Film Series Tonight!

November 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments · By

The Bridge Film Series tonight should be an extra-special one; in addition to being my last-ever event for The Bridge, it’s also a celebration of the organization’s fifth birthday, and as such it’s a sort of “Best of” program of a few of our favorite films from the Series’ history, as well as a few […]

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