misc Snow Day updates, upcoming events

January 30th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

Hey folks — hope you’re all staying warm and enjoying the lovely snowy weather. Regarding tonight’s gig with  Those Darlins at the Southern, the Southern’s website says: “Those Darlins are on their way and we’re still on for the show tonight! Stay tuned as things could change with the falling snow. (2:38pm)” {UPDATE: the Southern’s […]

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Cvegas Hardcore

January 28th, 2010 · 5 Comments · By

Tonight is Worn In Red’s tour kick-off show!  Also, it’s a special night for me because this is the first time in months that these guys are having a show that doesn’t coincide with my radio time at WTJU and isn’t the night before one of my exams.  I’d really hate to miss my chance […]

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Half a decade

January 25th, 2010 · 14 Comments · By

Hey folks. I just wanted to chime in and mention that today marks the fifth anniversary of Nailgun. Thanks to James and the rest of the crew for taking over the reigns after I left town. Thanks to all of you readers and friends, without whom this site wouldn’t still be around. And, of course, […]

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Love 4 Haiti tonight at Random Row

January 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Love 4 Haiti tonight at Random Row · By

I meant to get this info up much sooner, but it’s been a hectic week trying to catch up with a lot of stuff… anyway, there’s an event at Random Row tonight that’s a benefit fundraiser for Haiti relief efforts; Wendy says: “Love 4 Haiti will be an evening of music and art offerings from […]

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James’s 9½ favorite albums of 2009

January 23rd, 2010 · 6 Comments · By

Well, here it is at last. {Inspired by last year‘s write-up, I thought: why not review my favorite albums of 2009?  But then of course I had too much to say about all of them, so I thought about making a single blog post for each record… but inevitably I ran out of time at […]

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Drunk Tigers, then a dance party after-party

January 22nd, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

Drunk Tigers are playing at the Tea House tonight! {Sweet poster, Mike!} They’re playing with Eternal Summers and Roofwalkers, neither one of which I know much about… but anyway, Drunk Tigers and always fun, and it’s been a while since I enjoyed a good weekend night at the Tea House with some rock bands I’ve […]

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Horsefang at Random Row, Mod Bingo at Rapture, plus RJD2

January 21st, 2010 · 11 Comments · By

There are several cool things going on this cloudy / potentially snowy Thursday night… First of all, Horsefang is playing at Random Row!  I haven’t seen Horsefang in over a year, so I’ll be really glad to catch their set again. For the uninitiated, they’re a really excellent local doom-metal 3-piece… they used to play […]

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Extraordinaires at the Tea House, Bride of the Narwhal at Random Row

January 16th, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

So this has received a puzzling lack of advance publicity, considering the headliners are a band much-beloved in Charlottesville; tonight there’s a Punk Rock Payroll label tour appearing at the Tea Bazaar, with those ever-inventive Cville-expatriot wunderkinds the Extraordinaires, as well an appearance Justin Wolf’s Lux Perpetua project (I’m told he almost never plays live, […]

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Nanook at Random Row, Red Satellites at Tea House

January 15th, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

Sorry, I meant to blog about this much sooner, but I elected to spend my brief break from work today enjoying the excellent weather, rather than spending even more time staring at a small screen. (I thought one of the 5 other Nailgun writers might get to it first, but apparently not…) Anyway, the first […]

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24Hr Shakespeare: Richard III at The Southern tonight!

January 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on 24Hr Shakespeare: Richard III at The Southern tonight! · By

Got a message from my good friend Jones last night, letting me know that he will be playing the title role of Richard III in a “24-Hr Shakespeare” production at The Southern tonight. I’ve never heard of 24 Hour Shakespeare, but the premise sounds awesome: “11 Actors, 33 Characters, 1795 Lines, 24 Hours to Rehearse.” […]

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