Foxfield alternatives: Three Yard Sales and the Derby Dames

April 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

So today is the annual Foxfield Races, which means that either you are a spoiled neo-aristocrat prepared to spend the day on your absolute worst behavior, or — more likely for readers of Nailgun, I would think — you are absolutely dreading the day made famous by it’s high incidents of blackout-drunk driving, openly condoned […]

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a great House Show line-up, plus a Japan benefit at the Tea Bazaar

April 29th, 2011 · Comments Off on a great House Show line-up, plus a Japan benefit at the Tea Bazaar · By

There’s two really good shows going on tonight, both happening simultaneously, and both with a line-up of five bands or more!  (Sorry, meant to write this up sooner but I couldn’t actually find any info about these shows until just now…) Anyway, there’s a House Show over near the University area, which promises to be […]

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Thank You & Articulate Chewbacca at Tea Bazaar tonight

April 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on Thank You & Articulate Chewbacca at Tea Bazaar tonight · By

Tonight’s Tea Bazaar show looks pretty solid; the Baltimore-based, Thrill Jockey-approved, conversationally-confusingly-titled band Thank You are coming back to town, after what I’m told is a very well-received set opening for Darwin Deez back in February. (You can watch Gary’s videos from the show here!) To my ears they have kind of a math-y Dischord […]

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Also also: Nice Tea Bazaar show tonight

April 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Also also: Nice Tea Bazaar show tonight · By

So this’ll be post number three on tonight. Here’s the first post, including a ticket giveaway for tonight’s Man Man show at The Jefferson, and here’s the second on tonight’s DUST show. Meanwhile, the Tea Bazaar is hosting three acts tonight. Headlining tonight is The Anatomy of Frank, Kyle Woolard’s electro-pop project. This’ll be the […]

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also tonight: psych-noise from Kohoutek, UK folker Michael Chapman, plus Dylan & Andrew at Dust!

April 27th, 2011 · 15 Comments · By

I know that many of you are excited about tonight’s Man Man show — and with good reason! (you still have a chance to win tickets to that by the way; see details below) — but there’s another really promising gig going on this evening, and I want to make sure it doesn’t get overlooked. […]

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Man Man is here tonight (win tix)

April 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

Man Man are back in town yet again tonight: To win tickets, send an email to nailgunmedia@gmail.com by 5pm, put “Man Man” as the subject line, and include your full name in the email. We’ll contact the winners by 5pm. You know these Tom-Waits-loving, bizarre-percussion-using, controversial-band-running weirdos well by now. They’re about to drop their […]

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Secret Cities and Black Girls

April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on Secret Cities and Black Girls · By

A couple really good — and yes, largely unknown — bands at Tea Bazaar tonight. Secret Cities are here from Fargo, ND and sound really, really promising. I’m not going to bother with descriptors today — okay, ‘psychadelic folk-pop’, there you go — just click the link or come out tonight. Also playing are Black […]

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Big Monday

April 25th, 2011 · Comments Off on Big Monday · By

Quite a lot going on in Charlottesville this Monday night! First off, obviously, Snoop Dogg. Yes, you did not misread the listings. As sort of improbable as it seems, Snoop Dogg is performing at The Jefferson Theater. But unless you want to pay out the nose for a scalped ticket (I’ve heard the going rate […]

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Manorlady Album Release Tonight

April 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Manorlady Album Release Tonight · By

[Don’t miss Gary’s post below this one! We’re giving away Clipse tickets!!] This evening is one that’s been long in the making. Manorlady are releasing their self-produced LP, ‘Home’ tonight at the Tea Bazaar. Here’s a nice review in the C-ville by original Nailgunner John Ruscher. Suffice to say, these folks have worked hard to […]

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CLIPSE is here tonight – win tix

April 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

I’m not even going to pretend to be an authority on hip-hop, but I know enough to know that this is going to be a big deal: To win a pair of tix, send an email to nailgunmedia@gmail.com w/ “Clipse” in the subject line and your full name, and we’ll email the winner at 5pm! […]

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