Entries Tagged as 'contests'

Deerhunter, Invisible Hand @ The Jefferson (win tickets!)

February 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off on Deerhunter, Invisible Hand @ The Jefferson (win tickets!) · By

Tomorrow, the excellent band Deerhunter will be gracing our town with a performance at the Jefferson. Deerhunter has been around for a long time, first creating weird noise jams, then streamlining into some pop goodness, now playing songs from their most recent album, a messy garage rock production. Bradford Cox is an excellent performer in […]

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Weekend Preview (Free Godspeed You! Black Emperor Tickets!)

October 18th, 2013 · 4 Comments · By

So there seems to be a good number of great concerts happening this weekend all over town. Here’s a brief preview of the highlights of the weekend. FRIDAY Alameda + Ben Seretan + Grand Banks at the Tea Bazaar. 9 PM. $7. Alameda plays indie folk music that draws influence from post-rock as well as […]

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Dinosaur Jr. / ticket winners

October 26th, 2012 · Comments Off on Dinosaur Jr. / ticket winners · By

Using DNA samples retrieved from fossil records dating from the college radio era, Dinosaur Jr. has been brought back to life and is now recording and touring again. Lou Barlow and J Mascis and Murph have apparently been able to put aside their differences — or at least pretend to, for the sake of making […]

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Dum Dum Girls at the Southern / contest winner / another contest!

October 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on Dum Dum Girls at the Southern / contest winner / another contest! · By

I’m very excited that the Dum Dum Girls are playing tonight.  The two records they put out last year were on my best-of-the-year list, and I had just been thinking “I bet they’re pretty great live; I wonder if I’ll ever get to see them live?” when I heard that this show was happening. I […]

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GULL and Jenny Besetzt at the Tea Bazaar / L&R, Gold Spur & DHJ at Para Coffee / Dum Dums giveaway

October 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

GULL is playing at the Tea Bazaar tonight, which is always a cause for celebration. Nate is a former member of Richmond proggy-hardcore bands Ultra Dolphins and Snack Truck, who’s now struck out on his own remarkable solo project. He plays groovy, start-stop riffs and chants, reminiscent of Lightning Bolt or USAisaMonster, and he gets […]

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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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win a pair of Mogwai tickets

June 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on win a pair of Mogwai tickets · By

We’re doing a ticket giveaway for Sunday’s Mogwai show at the Jefferson! (Tickets for that show are $18 advance, $23 at the door, so winning them here would be a pretty good deal.) Just email us with “Mogwai” somewhere in the subject line, and we’ll pick a winner tomorrow night. In the meantime, here’s what […]

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Hume at the Tea Bazaar (win tickets!)

May 2nd, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

Tonight’s Tea Bazaar show should be fun; I’ve seen Hume play here twice before, and really enjoyed them both times. They’ve got a nervous, sprawling energy that’s also exuberant and gentle; they kind of sound like American Don-era Don Cab, but with an Arthur Russell-ish singer. Definitely recommended for fans of that last Dirty Projectors […]

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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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Win Tix to the War on Drugs (the band)

March 7th, 2012 · 2 Comments · By

The War on Drugs are playing at the Jefferson tomorrow (Thursday) night! Tickets are $13 advance / $15 at the door, but you can win a pair for yourself by emailing us and giving us your best argument for or against the criminalization of recreational drug use. Bonus points for any mention of White Rabbits […]

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