House show #2

September 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments · By

So I just got a call from Jonny Corndawg who’s currently on his motorcycle on the way down from Philadelphia and looking for a place to play. Well, house show at my house! If you don’t know where that is, drop a line to me or any other Nailgunner. Starts around midnight, with a performance of […]

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House Show tonight

September 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · By

There’s a house show tonight, at the “Astrolodge” (home of the folks from Astronomers)… the line-up is Astronomers, Corsair, and Uncle Jemima … there’s also some rumors that  Illville Crew might stop by after their Tea House show tonight. The house party is starting around 11pm, and they’re asking people to bring $5 to cover […]

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Venue news

September 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Venue news · By

The Southern, the venue set to replace Gravity Lounge, was due to open this weekend, but apparently they’re still doing construction; all three of this weekend’s shows there have been relocated to Fry’s Spring. It looks like their first show is now gonna be The Books on Sep 25th; I’m excited to have a potentially […]

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some unlikely links / food for thought over the weekend

September 19th, 2009 · 7 Comments · By

{There’s a whole bunch of small things I’ve been meaning to write about, links I’ve been meaning to pass along, and misc. observations that I’ve started to jot down, but haven’t found a place for yet — had a spare moment last night / this AM and decided to toss ’em all in one big post […]

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cool shows tonight, plus a movie (& a radio show)

September 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments · By

There’s some cool shows coming up tonight (including a Tea House show I’m excited about), BUT FIRST let me mention a documentary that’s showing at UVa at 7pm.  It’s called “Helvetica,” and, well — it’s a documentary about the font Helvetica. I’ve never seen it (the movie) but I’ve heard good things about it, I’ve […]

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stand up

September 14th, 2009 · 3 Comments · By

So there’s no music tonight but I’m hosting some stand up comedians at The Box. Among them: Jameson Zimmer and Bill Metzger. I haven’t seen Bill perform before but he does a lot of stand up in uber-competitive New York. Now I have seen Jameson and his stuff his quite entertaining and largely based on […]

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A Cosmonaut’s Ruin Record Release Show!

September 11th, 2009 · 5 Comments · By

Tomorrow at Is Venue, local band A Cosmonaut’s Ruin are throwing a record release party in celebration of their new 7” (check out their label, Tension Head Records). These dudes don’t really fall under the blanket genre of hardcore (though the vocals do, to my ear).  It’s more like fast, pensive metal with a definite […]

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100+ Shows

September 11th, 2009 · 5 Comments · By

Actually, 114 is closer to the number of shows I’ve organized in Charlottesville since I started doing so in March. Of those, there have been 90 Tea Bazaar shows, 8 shows at The Bridge, 7 shows at 12th Street Taphouse, 3 house shows (at least), 3 shows at The Garage, 3 shows at The Box, and 1/2 Outback Lodge show. These […]

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Melkerson and more at the Tea House / no Sublime tribute

September 9th, 2009 · 4 Comments · By

Jeff Melkerson is playing at the Tea House tonight! Jeff is a Charlottesville ex-patriot and member of innumerable memorable bands from the late-90’s/early-00’s including the Counselors, Civil War Reenactors, Meat Excellence, etc. Apparently he’s settled down in Philly and now runs some sort of combination library/performance-venue? Sounds cool.  He hasn’t played in town in a […]

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The Pharmacy

September 7th, 2009 · 4 Comments · By

So tonight at The Box is first and foremost a celebration of Travis Elliot‘s birthday Labor Day, which should be a blast. Be sure to stop by early though, around 9PM (not really terribly early for a Monday I guess), to catch a highly recommended touring act. The group is The Pharmacy, originally a Seattle-based band that now calls New Orleans […]

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