Joy’s 2013 Favorites (Shows & Albums)

January 9th, 2014 · 2 Comments · By

Even though I moved away from Charlottesville in September, the kind current editors here told me I was still allowed to post my 2013 list here. This post will only be Favorite Albums and Shows because 1) I haven’t really thought about anything else and 2) this post is long enough as it is and […]

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Hopscotch Top 10

September 15th, 2013 · 3 Comments · By

First of all, before I get started on Hopscotch Music Fest, I will have to admit that this will be my last Nailgun post, as I’ve moved away from Charlottesville. It’s been so nice writing this summer, though, and I really appreciate all the support I’ve gotten and wonderful people I met over these last […]

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TONIGHT: Purling Hiss // Nightlands // Invisible Hand @ Tea Bazaar

September 4th, 2013 · 1 Comment · By

If you want to think of it this way, tonight’s show at Tea Bazaar is the last pre-Hopscotch party before the entire town makes a mass exodus for Raleigh. I’m kind of joking, but, like, I’m already there. Actually, though, this Tea Bazaar show is the last one for every single band on the bill […]

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DEBUT: New Sharkopath Video for “Glenn” + Band Interview

September 3rd, 2013 · 3 Comments · By

I don’t want to make this post about me, but some of you may know that I’m moving away from Charlottesville soon, and I’m going to have to get all sappy for a second. Working on this post about the new Sharkopath video has made me realize that there are two major things I’m going […]

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The Anatomy of Frank at the Southern 9/5

September 2nd, 2013 · 2 Comments · By

On September 5th, hometown group The Anatomy of Frank will play the Southern with Air Review of Dallas and a magician named Lorenzo Sevilla. But, this isn’t a Spinal Tap puppet show situation: The Anatomy of Frank is on their way up, gaining popularity due to their relentless touring and solid showmanship, and Lorenzo Sevilla […]

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Interview with Borrowed Beams of Light

August 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments · By

Last week, I met up with Charlottesville’s own Borrowed Beams of Light to talk about their second full-length album, and their show on August 31st at the Southern with Grandchildren (from Philadelphia) and Carl Anderson. The band hadn’t finished practicing when I arrived, so I sat down on a couch in their current practice space, […]

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TWO SHOWS with two great local bands tonight

August 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment · By

Great show at Magnolia tonight, including one of my favorite local bands. Miami Nights is a wall-of-sound stoner/doom metal band from Charlottesville who RULE/SHRED/ETC. They have stacks of amps and Maxx Katz’s sick vocals. They played Tea Bazaar at the beginning of the summer with Great Dads and I was seriously impressed by their show. […]

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Weekend events + NEW Weird Mob music video

August 10th, 2013 · 3 Comments · By

Tonight (Saturday): Adam Smith & Thomas Dean will be DJing at Mono Loco starting at 10 p.m. Sunday: Two of Charlottesville’s loudest, shredding-est bands make their return home after a short tour of the south with a show at the Main Street Annex (8 p.m., $8). Sharkopath is a newer punk band with a post-hardcore […]

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Trophy Lungs // Girl Choir // Four AM Friends @ Magnolia House

August 6th, 2013 · Comments Off on Trophy Lungs // Girl Choir // Four AM Friends @ Magnolia House · By

As the poster says… it’s a pop punk  party at Magnolia House tonight. (9 p.m., bring $$$ for bands) On the lineup tonight are: Trophy Lungs from Boston, Four AM Friends from Clemson, SC, and Charlottesville’s own Girl Choir, who will also be playing at Tea Bazaar on Thursday the 8th.

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ssssaturday sssshows

August 3rd, 2013 · 5 Comments · By

1. Eternal Summers + The Love Language + Ducktails + The Mingsleys at the Tea Bazaar (8 p.m., $8) Ducktails (a side project of Matthew Mondanile from Real Estate) has just been added to the bill. Their new album reminds me a lot of the Fresh & Only’s latest, Long Slow Dance, or even Lotus […]

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