This Weekend (April 4 + 5) Nailgun is Covering Macrock XVII

April 4th, 2014 · Comments Off on This Weekend (April 4 + 5) Nailgun is Covering Macrock XVII · By

  This is a heads up to all ya’ll devoted readers that I’ll be covering the Macrock festival this weekend. Today and tomorrow, some of the best up-and-coming acts in independant rock, folk, and punk are descending upon Harrisonburg, VA. On Saturday and Sunday around noon I’ll be posting reviews and pictures of the shows […]

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TONIGHT! Pains of Being Pure at Heart + The Eternal Summers at The Southern

March 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

  Tonight at the Southern two bands are playing that will be perfect to welcome in this glimpse of spring weather. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are touring for their upcoming album, Days of Abandon, which will be released on April 22nd. Judging by “Simple and Sure”, the first song released off the […]

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Album Review: Malatese – Animal Relief

February 27th, 2014 · 2 Comments · By

Malatese – “Mega Snoozers” The first Malatese show I ever saw happened at the Harrisonburg townhouse they lived in about three years ago, in-between winter and spring of 2011. It was a sloppy, soulful performance for a crowd barely reaching the double digits; the bass guitar went out at one point, John’s cymbals were busted-up […]

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Interview with Lil’ Huffy

February 4th, 2014 · 5 Comments · By

Lil Huffy is a band from Harrisonburg that plays some awesome noisy rock n’roll jams. Last Friday they played a show with Left and Right and the Snowy Owls at the Tea Bazaar. I caught Emigdio (guitar/vocals), Landon (guitar), Jesse (bass), and Max (drumz) the next day to talk about Marvin Gaye, starting out as […]

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Tonight @ the Tea Bazaar

January 31st, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

Poster designed by James Ford, who officially moves from town tomorrow. Left and Right, Lil Huffy and the Snowy Owls at the Tea Bazaar. 8:30. $5. Left and Right play punk-tinged rock a la Los Campesinos or the Thermals.  Right now they’re on a tour bringing upbeat vibes to Virginia and the East Coast at […]

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Coming up this Week: 1/14 – 1/16; Math the Band, Cate Le Bon, and Speedy Ortiz.

January 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

Tuesday, January 14th Math the Band, The Golden Rage, and Nu Depth at the Tea Bazaar. Show begins at 9:00. $8. Math the Band plays an insane mix of glitchy 8-bit electro and  punk rock.  Expect to dance your ass off at this show.  If you’re into The Death Set, Japanther, or Los Campesinos! then you […]

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End-of-Year Music List

December 24th, 2013 · Comments Off on End-of-Year Music List · By

2013 has been a great year for music. Here are my top seven favorite albums of the past year, presented in alphabetical order by artist.   Danny Brown – Old With his first proper studio album, Danny Brown’s sound has matured significantly since his excellent mixtape XXX. In an interview prior to the album’s release, […]

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Weekend Round-Up: 12/6-12/7

December 5th, 2013 · Comments Off on Weekend Round-Up: 12/6-12/7 · By

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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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Weekend Preview: Friday 11/1 and Saturday 11/2

October 31st, 2013 · 3 Comments · By

Friday, Nov.1st Dirty River, Lil Huffy, Car Seat Headrest at Magnolia House. 9 p.m. $5+ On Friday come to Magnolia for a triple dose of lo-fi guitar rock,  Día de Muertos style. Dirty River plays a mix of blues and slow-burn garage rock, bringing to mind a Rust Never Sleeps-era Neil Young charged with the […]

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