TONIGHT Ex Hex / BIG AIR / Hospitality @ The Southern, 8pm, $12

July 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

When The Fire Tapes began performing around Charlottesville in 2010, I kept trying to figure out who on earth these people were. Their promo shot made them look like Meatloaf’s back-up band for the Bat Out of Hell II tour (not necessarily a bad thing) and the frontwoman — who was she? Charlottesville’s cultural scene […]

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TONIGHT Grits ‘N Gravy, 10pm, Rapture, free

July 25th, 2014 · Comments Off on TONIGHT Grits ‘N Gravy, 10pm, Rapture, free · By

The Mariner of Merriment Rum Cove and his Brigadier General (Ret.) Brother Breakdown bust it out tonight at Rapture, as they do every last Friday of the month. Searching for an image, I found the above in google search and it’s from Nailgun! But like two years ago, so change the date and then COME […]

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TONIGHT: Dais Queue, Zak Krone’s Endless Bummer, Mike Nigro, @ Tea Bazaar, 9pm, $5; Borrowed Beams + The Clientele @ the Southern, $15

July 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

Two notable shows this evening: Stalwart NG reader Davis Salisbury tips us off for his Dais Queue show tonight at Tea Bazaar with former THaus muscleman Zak Krone (also of Left and Right) and Mike Nigro. Under Endless Bummer moniker, Zak issued a split with Mike released this year. Embedded below, along with a Dais […]

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TODAY: UVA Rare Book School Lectures — UVA Special Collections, 5:30PM, Free

July 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments · By

The Rare Book School is an incredible independent institution “at home” at UVA. They put on erudite (others might say arcane) lectures open to the public, along with workshops open only to students and fellows (typically library scholars and graduate students from all over the country and world). It’s currently run by this wild Jesuit, […]

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TONIGHT Devon Sproule / Sally Rose – The Garage, 8pm; Night at the Aboriginal Art Museum w/ RVA’s My Darling Fury, 5pm, $5

July 17th, 2014 · Comments Off on TONIGHT Devon Sproule / Sally Rose – The Garage, 8pm; Night at the Aboriginal Art Museum w/ RVA’s My Darling Fury, 5pm, $5 · By

Tonight is the return of a former-Charlottesvillean and uber-musician, Devon Sproule. Devon was raised in Twin Oaks, out in Louisa, and lived here for many years. Devon has had a funny bifurcated existence, musically speaking. Her following in the UK is quite magnanimous–a BBC review of her 2010 Live in London starts with “Chances are […]

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TONIGHT Charlottesville’s gold standard Jamie Dyer, Cathy Monnes, Dan Sebring, Miller’s 10pm FREE

July 15th, 2014 · 8 Comments · By

Hey all, just got back from a northern tour and am back on Nailgun posting. Thanks for being patient during the hiatus. Kinda quiet as far as interesting and affordable local shows coming up, but this one grabbed my attention: Jamie Dyer (of Hogwaller Ramblers), Cathy Monnes (Ms. Conception and the Aweful Truth, The Sally […]

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La CHANSON DU LUNDI

July 7th, 2014 · Comments Off on La CHANSON DU LUNDI · By

Daniel Johnston // “Come See Me Tonight”   You’ve probably seen the documentary about Daniel Johnston so it’s unnecessary to describe the man so atypical, only American society could have produced him. Torn between his desire to follow God and his artistic ambition, he finally sacrificed his reason and his mental health to become an […]

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