Acorn Sisters, Tapeworms, first day of Spring

March 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

Today is (formally) the first day of Spring! and the Acorn Sisters are playing a last-minute show at the Blue Moon Diner. The Acorn Sisters, of course, are Sarah White and Sian Richards, who play some great old-timey gospel and folk and country songs and make them amazing. They have lovely harmonies during the songs, […]

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also an Arthur Russell doc at The Bridge tonight

March 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

In addition to the stuff Jacob wrote about below, there’s also a film screening at The Bridge tonight. It’s a documentary about Arthur Russell, called “Wild Combination.” Arthur Russell was a New York musician from the 80’s, whose strange career involved heavy amounts of both avant-garde cello and disco. He died in 1992, and his […]

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Greetings, Dance Party, Rock, Disclaimer

March 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments · By

Hello folks. Greetings from your newest Nailgun contributor. While I’m sure many of you already know me, for those that don’t, my name is Jacob Wolf. I’m a native Charlottesvillian who, after some adventures in other parts of the country has replanted myself here, and am very glad to have done so. Please bear with me […]

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Black Maria at Vinegar Hill tonight

March 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on Black Maria at Vinegar Hill tonight · By

The Film Society is hosting the Black Maria Film Festival at Vinegar Hill tonight. It’s a festival of short films which tours annually; I think tonight’s program has about 9 films in it?  It’s usually a pretty mixed bag, but there’s always some great stuff in it and it’s worth checking out.  7pm at the […]

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David Allen Coe postponed

March 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments · By

The David Allen Coe show at IS tomorrow night has been postponed, due to the fact that the artist in question is reportedly suffering from some severe back pain. So, if you were really hoping to to go see an obnoxious grump with a whiny voice provoke “controversy” by making fun of women and blacks, […]

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the Box tonight; DBB and Jameson

March 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

DBB Plays Cups at The Box tonight; come check it out, David’s songs are brilliant and the loose haphazard arrangements are always fun. David says: “the rehearsals have been pretty hot. We are a trio tonight for the first time in almost a year- yrs truly, Kaveh (!) and Taylor as the New Kid on […]

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Gibson+Recoder at The Bridge Tonight

March 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments · By

There’s a thing at The Bridge tonight which I’m really excited about; Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder are going to be visiting artists at the Film Series that I help run. You might remember them from their appearance at Vinegar Hill two years ago, as part of the VA Film Society; they do experimental, minimalist […]

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DJ Spooky or a metal show

March 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on DJ Spooky or a metal show · By

DJ Spooky is doing a thing at IS tonight; remember him? The “trip-hop” DJ from the 90’s whose stuff was pseudo-conceptual enough to get into Whitney Biennials etc?  Anyhow tonight he’s doing a thing which will involve both audio and video, called “Video Soul: Wattstax to the Avant Garde,” which sounds to my tastes a […]

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Greg Ginn at Dust, Wed night

March 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

Let it be known that Dust is not dead!  Not only that, Greg Ginn is playing there tonight. Greg Ginn is the legendary guitarist (and principle songwriter) of Black Flag, the founder of SST records, and the older brother of Raymond Pettibon (duh, you should know this stuff already).  He’s playing in our little ‘ville […]

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some thoughts on Watchmen, Alan Moore, and the futility of faithful adaptations (with a really funny link at the bottom)

March 11th, 2009 · 11 Comments · By

A lot of people, knowing that I’m a big comics nerd, have been asking me what I think of the  new Watchmen film. The answer is: I don’t intend to see it, and I think it looks really, really stupid. For those who aren’t familiar (increasingly few, I would imagine), Watchmen is

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