Birdie Busch, Luchadora, SERP

September 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

There’s three good shows in town this Thursday night, but one in particular that I must insist you check out. Now admittedly, the singer-songwriter genre is by and large a worn-out, pretentious, aggravating scene. Don’t confuse any of that junk with Philadelphia’s wonderful Birdie Busch, who’s more firmly planted in the camp of Jeff Tweedy/Sharon Van […]

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Win LCD SOUNDSYSTEM tickets

September 29th, 2010 · 5 Comments · By

UPDATE: Congratulations to the contest winner, Mary Ross. Now that the poster /12” contest is out of the way, we’ll do one last contest for the LCD Soundsystem / Sleigh Bells show hitting the Pavilion on Saturday. Write exactly 100 words to nailgunmedia@gmail.com telling us how bad(ly) you want to go to this show. The best “essay” […]

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Want a LCD Soundsystem poster / “I Can Change” 12”?

September 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

UPDATE: Congratulations to our winners, Jeremy Stern (poster) and Matt Ulibarri (12”). Hey everybody. As you all know, LCD Soundsystem is playing the Charlottesville Pavilion on Saturday night in support of their new album, This Is Happening, and we’ve got a tour poster (below) and their “I Can Change” 12” to give away. Email nailgunmedia@gmail.com […]

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Nosferatu, international Rock

September 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

The Virginia Film Society is presenting the original “Nosferatu” at the Paramount tonight, with a live score by Matt Marshall — definitely worth checking out if you, uh, missed it when The Bridge did this exact same thing last year. It’s at 7pm, costs $6. Either way, you should definitely check out the Tea Bazaar […]

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Brazilian Funk-Rock at the Tea Bazaar

September 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on Brazilian Funk-Rock at the Tea Bazaar · By

There’s a show at the Tea Bazaar tonight you should be really really excited about. A band from Sao Paulo, Brazil called Garotas Suecas takes the stage and they sound like a whole lot of fun. Here’s the video for their song ‘Bugalu’ which won Brazil’s MTV Video Music Awards. You can also stream their […]

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“Dogtooth” at OFFscreen, then lots of DJ-ing

September 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

If you haven’t seen it yet, OFFscreen‘s schedule for the fall is now up; they’ve got some some great-looking films coming up (plus they’ve actually, you know, announced a schedule, which is helpful). Tonight’s film “Dogtooth,” a contemporary feature from Greece, is supposed to be really good; I believe the plot involves a father who […]

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Starchildren Release Show and Malaikat at the Tea Bazaar

September 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Starchildren Release Show and Malaikat at the Tea Bazaar · By

Two great shows tonight: First, over at The Southern, local rockers We Are Star Children (formerly known as Straight Punch To The Crotch) are dropping their new LP. Having played keys in the band for a hot minute I’m really excited to hear what they’ve laid down. The Starchildren are definitely one of Charlottesville’s more […]

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last Cosmonaut’s gig, and a PCA/Olio thing for local arts orgs (with an afterparty for each, one of which is DJed by me)

September 24th, 2010 · 8 Comments · By

The big news this Friday night is that A Cosmonaut’s Ruin will be playing their final gig; if you’ve never heard their particular brand of post-metal exploration, tonight will be your last chance to check it out!  Cosmonaut’s are(were) a great band full of good dudes, sounding something like Converge playing space-rock, and I always […]

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Posters at the Taphouse, Caninos at the Tea House, and old-timey Burlesque at the Jefferson

September 23rd, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

Sorry for the late post today, folks, but here’s the deal with what’s going on tonight: The always-excellent Hilarious Posters are playing at the 12th St Taphouse tonight, and for once they are quite literally living up to their band name: … I should definitely note that this show was originally gonna be on Saturday, […]

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Titus Andronicus, Drunk Tigers, and Free Energy at the Jefferson

September 22nd, 2010 · 5 Comments · By

The much-beloved New Jerseyites Titus Andronicus are returning to Charlottesville tonight! They’ve now grown successful enough to headline a show at the Jefferson Theater; here’s a clip of the show they did at the Southern about a year ago: They’re on tour with a group called Free Energy, and Charlottesville’s own hard-workin,’ hard-drinkin’ rockers Drunk […]

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