All Monsters Attack! All-Killer Line-up tonight! These are Powers, Jeff the Brotherhood, Andrew Cedermark, & Rhythm Bandit!

February 27th, 2010 · 12 Comments · By

Tonight’s Tea Bazaar show looks pretty damn spectacular, with a stunning four-band line-up, each of which I’m intensely excited to hear. It’s presented by WTJU, it starts at 8:30pm, and the cover is a wholly reasonable $8. First up is Cville wünderkind Dylan Mulshine, with his Rhythm Bandit project; Dylan does  improv loop-pedal / drum-pad […]

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Misc stuff this weekend

February 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on Misc stuff this weekend · By

Before I get to blogging about tonight’s big show, here’s a few other things happening this weekend, each of which was just a little too long to fit into a twit: Although it’s not technically the first of the month yet, there’s a few art-opening type things going on this weekend;  that art show at […]

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a Taste of Chang

February 25th, 2010 · 11 Comments · By

The most recent issue of the New Yorker features an article in the food section entitled Where’s Chang?, which covers the exploits and legend of a Szechuan chef named Peter Chang, who’s somewhat notorious among food enthusiasts, both for his ability to cook amazing food and also for the fact that he has a habit […]

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pitchforked

February 23rd, 2010 · 17 Comments · By

A friend of mine from high school recently launched Pitchforked, a utility that generates a random playlist based on Pitchfork’s Best New Music section. I think it’s a great idea, sort of in the vein of Pandora. It’s only about a week old so there are still a few technical kinks. Ch-ch-check it out. Speaking […]

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we now have a twitter and other news

February 22nd, 2010 · 5 Comments · By

For those who take issue with the tardiness of the blog posts here: we now have a twitter! You can get succinct, timely updates at http://www.twitter.com/nailgunmedia. While setting it up, I came across Gary Canino’s page, which includes video footage of shows here in Charlottesville. You can check those out here. In other news, I’ve […]

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Charlottesville Triple-Threat CD Release Tonight!

February 20th, 2010 · 5 Comments · By

So tonight’s show at The Southern would already be noteworthy for featuring not one but THREE cool Charlottesville bands: But the icing on the cake is that all three of these bands are each releasing a EP-length CD tonight!  (It’s my understanding that they didn’t even actually plan it that way — they just booked […]

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Dzian! (a little too late) / Borrowed Beams (also late)

February 20th, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

So I totally meant to blog about this, but then got ambushed by hectic work crap and completely forgot about it. (Apparently my four other Nailgun co-contributors felt similarly, so the result is that we never told you about this show before it happened. Sorry folks!) Anyway, the band Dzian!, a local surf-rock band with […]

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an excellent film, a cool noise/electronic show, misc WTJU stuff

February 18th, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

First of all, there’s an amazing film screening at Random Row Books tonight. Charles Burnett’s Killer of Sheep at 7:00pm! Charles Burnett was part of the “UCLA Revolution,” a group of awesome young black filmmakers from the UCLA Graduate Film program in the early 70’s (along with Billy Woodberry, Julie Dash, etc); he filmed “Killer […]

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the Box / not the Box

February 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on the Box / not the Box · By

Thomas Dean will be DJing at The Box tonight, in celebration of Mardi Gras. (Update: apparently that’s not actually happening after all. Too bad!) The Box will then close until Friday… apparently their floor got a lot of water damage from the recent snow and is starting to buckle, so they’re having it replaced (although […]

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City Council Meeting to address Noise Ordinance

February 16th, 2010 · 12 Comments · By

Just heard about this one last night, and got forwarded this email this AM — don’t know either of the authors, but I’ve obtained their secondhand permission to reprint the email here. I think it pretty much speaks for itself, and I wholeheartedly agree. “Friends, Musicians, and Music Lovers, Tomorrow evening, Tues, February 16th, the […]

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