TONIGHT: Grits-N-Gravy at R2, 10PM

November 29th, 2013 · Comments Off on TONIGHT: Grits-N-Gravy at R2, 10PM · By

Work off last night’s meal with the ever-grooving, always powerful Grits-N-Gravy DJ duo of Colin Powell and Rum Cove. Colin sez Fun R&B records and dancing and projections, as always. This month’s venue is Club R2 (which is Rapture). Starts at 10pm, no cover.

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Random Row Books, Part 2 — Music

November 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments · By

When I first moved to Charlottesville in 2009, there was a sense of spontaneity in both performing and putting on shows. Nailgun itself served as a fun waterhole for last-minute shows, screenings, whatever bubbled up during the week. And despite something being organized day-of, a worthy event could bring a sizable mass of people.

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Random Row Books, Part 1

November 24th, 2013 · Comments Off on Random Row Books, Part 1 · By

This past week, the buildings at 315 and 317 West Main Street were torn down. 315 held many businesses throughout its history, the main anchor in its final years being Random Row Books. Random Row was a place near and dear to my heart. I was an employee there for most of its three-plus year […]

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TONIGHT: Daniel Bachman, Nathan Bowles, Davis Salisbury at Tea Bazaar, 9pm

November 22nd, 2013 · 4 Comments · By

in a mere twelve hours, an evening of alt-guitar and/or psych-whatever. see what Appalachia produces to get to the other side of convention. or what john fahey left in the shenandoah valley..is that what the drone string on a banjo is for? daniel bachman (formerly known as Sacred Harp) is a young fredericksburg-ian, his primitive […]

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TONIGHT: Good guys Invisible Hand save Southern bill

November 18th, 2013 · 3 Comments · By

Adam Smith has just informed me Ski Lodge did an abrupt hockey-stop on Diamond Hill, sprained its knee and had to pull from tonight’s bill at The Southern. Invisible Hand will be taking over and playing at 8:30. Atlanta’s Gringo Star headlines, promoting their self-recorded, produced, pressed and distributed record Floating Out To Sea. Tickets […]

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TONIGHT: Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, 8pm at UVA..more literary/textual events as well..

November 14th, 2013 · Comments Off on TONIGHT: Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, 8pm at UVA..more literary/textual events as well.. · By

An Enemy of the People by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen was written in 1882 but has been adapted and updated by all kinds of characters, from Arthur Miller to Florian Borchmeyer, who is currently running an open-ended version of the play at BAM in Brooklyn.

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INTERVIEW: JULIA SHARPE on Process

November 13th, 2013 · Comments Off on INTERVIEW: JULIA SHARPE on Process · By

Artist Julia Sharpe is a good friend who recently had a show at Chroma Arts Laboratory called “Dark Matter” showcasing her innovative techniques in the encaustic medium and beyond. We sat down to talk about her process, both technical and philosophical.

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Appalachia’s Best Mess: Noise Tonight at Magnolia, 9PM

November 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments · By

is conventional creativity getting you down? are you tired of saying, ‘it was fine, but only if it were a bit……stranger’? well, friends, do i have a deal for you. say ‘fuck yourself’ to everything familiar and come out to see real far-out experimental music. tonight’s show brings local musicians who provide high quality, too. […]

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VA Film Fest: Luke’s Picks

November 7th, 2013 · 1 Comment · By

  As you probably already know , the annual VA film festival begins today and goes until Sunday night.  My list intersects with Coogan’s at a couple points, but if you want to know about even more excellent films playing this weekend, just keep on reading!

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VA FILM FEST Coogan’s Picks

November 6th, 2013 · 6 Comments · By

Hello all, I’m resuscitating the Nailgun tradition of posting picks for the Virginia Film Festival. Some of my picks had been on my radar, others were things that I found flipping through the catalog and seemed cool. Hope you’ll appreciate the relaxed quality. And, as always, please feel free to post shit in the comments […]

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