Entries Tagged as 'rants & rambles'

on Chris Hlad, and First Fridays

October 5th, 2012 · 3 Comments · By

There’s a ton of noteworthy and promising stuff happening this evening, so you’re going to have to make some tough calls about what to check out: Among the most surprising is an art opening by Chris Hlad, a notorious local character whom many longtime Charlottesvillers will recognize (and possibly have fantastic stories about).  I knew […]

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Chris Corsano at the Tea Bazaar, Monday September 10th

September 9th, 2012 · 4 Comments · By

Hey folks, James here — just wanted to add a little bit to what Carolyn’s already written about Monday night’s show; Chris Corsano is one of my favorite contemporary performers, and I’m extremely excited to see him play here in Charlottesville. Corsano is a super-prolific drummer and multi-instrumentalist who’s equally at home playing jazz or […]

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Hand at FAF, Zammuto at the Jefferson, Grits at Black Market

June 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Hand at FAF, Zammuto at the Jefferson, Grits at Black Market · By

There’s a few concerts of note tonight, most of which ought to be pretty interesting: The Invisible Hand are making their debut performance at the [nope, not gonna call it that] Pavilion this evening, oddly enough, opening for a “British Invasion” tribute band called the English Channel. (the Hand were a last-minute addition to the […]

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Mogwai at the Jefferson on Sunday

June 9th, 2012 · 3 Comments · By

Mogwai are playing at the Jefferson tomorrow (Sunday), and I’m pretty excited about the show. Mogwai are, in my mind, one of the great rock bands of the late 90’s/early-00’s — they pretty much perfected the pretty-sounding-slow-build-into-crushing-distortion aesthetic right off the bat, and if you don’t have a copy of their 1997 classic Young Team, […]

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Arts Forum, Record Store Day, Corsair CD Release, etc

April 21st, 2012 · 2 Comments · By

I’ve spent this morning at the New City Arts Forum, witnessing and participating in a lot of good conversations about the arts, social engagement, media, etc. I’ve had a lot of thoughts about the balance of making strong work while dealing with the contemporary culture of accessibility, the crowdsourcing of funding, etc. There’s also been […]

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an exceptionally busy Friday

April 13th, 2012 · 7 Comments · By

There are an absurd number of notable events going on tonight (geez, try to spread it out next time, guys!). Here’s the rundown: The event I’m most excited about is a band called 200 Years, better known as Ben Chasny from Six Organs of Admittance and Elisa Ambrogio from Magik Markers. You might remember the […]

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Win Tickets to Jonny Corndawg, Shovels & Rope, and Robert Ellis at the Southern tonight!

April 7th, 2012 · 5 Comments · By

Surely many Nailgun readers are familiar with the legend of Jonny Corndawg (or, at least you should be). He began his journey as Jonny Fritz, a local boy who played noise music on megaphones and shopping carts, drove a large van covered entirely in astroturf, and engaged in zany antics like covering entire venues (and […]

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Squeeze Cover Band at Random Row

February 10th, 2012 · 3 Comments · By

A fine roster of Charlottesville musicians — Dave Gibson, Adam Brock, Bryan Hoffa, Thomas Dean, and Kris Hough — have been talking for a long time about forming a Squeeze tribute band, and they’ve finally gone and done it.  Squeeze, you may recall, were the UK punk / mod / new wave band of the […]

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Black Market Saloon and T-Shirt Mixtape

February 4th, 2012 · 3 Comments · By

After months of rumor, misinformation, and conjecture, Matteus Frankovich‘s new restaurant / bar / venue of decadence (in the old Dust space, at the corner of Market and Meade) is finally opening: Black Market Saloon‘s first formal day is tomorrow, but they’re having a big opening party tonight, DJed by Adam Smith and Thomas Dean […]

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Tea Bazaar tonight

January 20th, 2012 · Comments Off on Tea Bazaar tonight · By

Sorry for the last-minute posting again; I seem to be the only one behind the wheel these days and my Friday was a busy as ever. Anyhow… Tonight’s Tea Bazaar show features CJ Boyd, whom I’ve been a fan of for a while now; he’s an experimental solo musician and stand-up-bass player, originally from Chicago, […]

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