a Film at Newcomb (on film), two Films at The Bridge (on video), a Video at the Southern (on TV), AND three kick-ass bands at the Tea House – Kurt Vile, Purling Hiss, & Double Complete Rainbow!

October 19th, 2010 · 4 Comments · By

Well, the Virginia Film Festival is still 3 weeks away, but the number of film & video events in Charlottesville seems to be increasing exponentially every week; there are no less than three F/V events tonight, in addition to the highly anticipated Tea Bazaar show (more on that below). But first, the “films:” UVa’s College […]

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Tiger Saw and Old Calf at The Garage, “Bride of Frankenstein” at the Paramount, and “Chungking Express” at the Tea Bazaar

October 18th, 2010 · 6 Comments · By

There’s some more film screenings tonight, plus a concert at The Garage which should be really good. I’ll talk about the concert first: The headliners are a touring band from Brooklyn called Tiger Saw; they’ve played in Charlottesville a few times before and they’ve always been well-received. Gary says: “Their recordings sound intense and quiet, […]

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Win a pair of Ted Leo/RX tickets for tonight!

October 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Win a pair of Ted Leo/RX tickets for tonight! · By

We are fortunate today: Ted Leo’s last tour ever (possibly self-deprecating) is coming through Charlottesville tonight, and if you don’t want to shell out the $15 at the door, you can win a pair here. Also, up-and-comers Screaming Females are opening, and this band is AWESOME. Trust me. Doors are at 8, so I’m assuming […]

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another one bites the dust…

October 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

What a tally of casualties for Charlottesville music we have here this week!  It’s a strange coincidence that we must eulogize Caninos in the same week we lay to rest the Drunk Tigers. I invite you to share your thoughts in the comments. But I guess there’s something overarching and poetic in the death of our dogs […]

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True Womanhood at Magnolia, Grits&Gravy at the Box

October 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on True Womanhood at Magnolia, Grits&Gravy at the Box · By

There’s a good show tonight that you should definitely check out — it’s at Magnolia (that house around the middle of town where all the house shows keep happening, which they’ve started calling “Magnolia” because of it’s notable landmark…) Oh, and I should clarify up front: this show starts at 8pm! Definitely don’t show up […]

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Tons of Jazz, Tea House show, and FAREWELL to DRUNK TIGERS!

October 13th, 2010 · 8 Comments · By

The big news this evening is the break-up of Drunk Tigers; they’ve been hammering away playing rowdy rock&roll for almost two years now, but things have been stretched a little thin now that not all the band members live in Cville anymore, so they’re choosing to go out gracefully with a bang rather than fade […]

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the Extraordinaires, the Invisible Hand, and Andrew Cedermark tonight (plus the Drawing Contest results!)

October 11th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

There’s a doozy of a show at The Jefferson tonight, and you’d be a fool to miss it. As I said yesterday, it’s three of the best Cville-affiliated bands of the past 5 years, all playing on one bill: Andrew Cedermark is someone you may have already heard lauded in these pages (or anywhere else […]

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Columbus Day Weekend Drawing Contest!

October 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

We’re all very excited about Monday’s show at the Jefferson with the Extraordinaires, Andrew Cedermark, and the Invisible Hand — that’s three of the best Charlottesville-affiliated bands of the past 5 years, so you should be excited about it too! Anyhow Nailgun has a few tickets to give away to this show, and here’s what […]

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riffs and noise at Random Row, indie-pop at the Tea Bazaar

October 9th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

Sorry for the late post today, folks (and it seems we didn’t even get to yesterday’s excellent show at all) — been working all weekend, and the other Nailgun contributors seem to be likewise occupied. Anyhow, let’s hope I can outline this evening’s shows before my computer’s battery dies: Tonight Coogan Brennan is making his […]

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Shoegaze at the Tea House, Folk Rock at The Southern

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on Shoegaze at the Tea House, Folk Rock at The Southern · By

Another late post for another very worthwhile night of shows in Charlottesville… I promise we’ll try to get our shit together here and start posting stuff further in advance: First, down at The Southern, folk songwriter Joe Pug is headlining. Don’t really know much about him, but from a cursory examination of his Myspace, he […]

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