two movies tonight: “Robin Hood” at the Paramount, “Straight No Chaser” at the Tea Bazaar

November 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on two movies tonight: “Robin Hood” at the Paramount, “Straight No Chaser” at the Tea Bazaar · By

There’s another two movies screening tonight, but great ones (although drastically different): At the Paramount, they’re concluding their swashbuckling classics series with perhaps the quintessential swashbuckler, 1938’s “Adventures of Robin Hood” with Erroll Flynn. It reunites Flynn with Olivia de Havelland and the always-excellent Basil Rathbone, as well as adding Claude Rains. It was shot […]

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amazing drummer from Japan (via Massachusetts) at The Bridge tonight! plus Rhythm Bandit + Jonathan Zorn

November 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on amazing drummer from Japan (via Massachusetts) at The Bridge tonight! plus Rhythm Bandit + Jonathan Zorn · By

Of the two iterations of the Charlottesville Experimental Showcase that Jacob put together earlier this year, the best act among many great acts was probably a drummer from Japan named Tatsuya Nakatani. I’m seriously excited that he’s coming back to town (the guy tours relentlessly) — so excited, in fact, that I bugged Jonathan into […]

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Dustin Wong

November 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

Dustin Wong is performing at the Tea Bazaar tonight, here in support of his new Thrill Jockey LP ‘Infinite Love’! You may not be familiar with Dustin Wong, since he’s only been performing as a solo artist for a little over a year, but you more likely will recognize his previous bands, Ponytail and Ecstatic […]

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Big Holiday Happenings

November 26th, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

It’s pretty cool that, on a capitalist super-holiday like Black Friday, I have the opportunity to plug an event that’s purely charitable in nature. As some of you may know, a good friend of this blog named Bailee (who you may also recognize from the staff of Blue Moon Diner and the Tea Bazaar), had […]

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Grits and Gravy on Thanksgiving

November 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Grits and Gravy on Thanksgiving · By

So if you’re looking for an opportunity to show off some new dance moves (albeit somewhat anachronistically), there’s a pretty sweet dance party tonight. Colin & Robin are good dudes (both WTJU DJs) and they’ve turned the Grits & Gravy Soul & Funk Revue into a bi-monthly thing. Maybe your folks have gone to bed […]

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Wurksgiving

November 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Wurksgiving · By

So for whatever reason, you’re reading Nailgun on Thanksgiving; maybe you’re bored to tears by spending time with your extended family, maybe you’re feeling lonely with all your friends out of town, or maybe (like me) you’re stuck at work all day. Anyway, we didn’t want to leave you empty-handed, so here’s some content related […]

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Three Saturday Night Options

November 20th, 2010 · 8 Comments · By

There are no fewer than three worthwhile (and cheap) gigs happening around town tonight! First up, over at the UVA Chapel, DC’s Allie Alvarado brings her project Painted Face. It’s moody electro-pop and comparisons to Kate Bush and Bat For Lashes would be pretty apt. I like it quite a lot! She’s playing with two […]

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Best New Music tour at the Southern

November 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

Tonight at The Southern, we have some Certified P4k Best New Music luminaries, Bear In Heaven and Twin Shadow. But what does this actually mean? You’ll have to go and see for yourself. Doors are at 8, and it’s $10 at the door. Rising act┬áSun Airway opens.

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Tea Bazaar and Magnolia

November 13th, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

So a couple notable Saturday night events: first there’s a couple sick touring bands at the Tea Bazaar. The headliner is from Montreal and they are called Suuns (pronounced “soons”). They sound a little like Can or Clinic — really sparse drony goodness. They’re on tour with a band from Seattle called The Globes, who […]

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lots of lovely things for this late fall evening

November 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

It’s another busy Friday in Charlottesville; no huge show tonight, but lots of fun stuff is still going on. The Blue Moon Diner is bringing back CLAW for one last hurrah — that’s the Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers, for those who missed it — they’ve got a huge tent set up in the backyard, and […]

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