Nailgun’s Top Albums of 2010

December 26th, 2010 · 12 Comments · By

Happy Holidays readers! We’ve managed to get our act together and line up some year-end treats for you, starting tonight with our picks for Top Albums of 2010. Here’s five from each Nailgun contributor: From Sarah: 1. Woods – At Echo Lake 2. Super Vacations – Thicker Milk 3. Harlem – Hippies 4. Future Islands […]

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Merry Xmas! Here an awesome old Hip-Hop thing.

December 25th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

Colin (aka Brother Breakdown from Grits&Gravy, also the modest co-Overlord of the WTJU Rockers) emailed me this last week, and I think it’s pretty awesome. It’s an ABC 20/20 report on Rap music from 1981: What’s really amazing to me is how thoroughly researched and relatively accurate it is; I’d be shocking to see anything […]

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We Fucked Up! There is More Soul& Funk Dancing Tonight!

December 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on We Fucked Up! There is More Soul& Funk Dancing Tonight! · By

So, due to the fact that I spent yesterday rushing around like madman, overloading on the Holiday schedule, and operating on very few hours of sleep, I somehow thought that the Standard and Grits&Gravy were doing a thing at The Box together last night — my confusion was understandable, since that’s what they did 2 […]

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Soul & Funk Xmas at the Box, Folk & Country Xmas at the Jefferson, Punk & Hardcore Xmas on WTJU

December 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

Sorry for the late post today, folks! We’re pretty much getting crushed by the Holiday season, trying to sort out last-minute gifts, working round-the-clock, fighting off winter illnesses, etc.  Anyway, here’s what’s happening tonight: Sons of Bill are headlining a holiday show at the Jefferson, with a spectacular all-star line-up of Cville folk, country, rock, […]

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Northern Diver at Magnolia House tonight!

December 20th, 2010 · 6 Comments · By

I’ve only seen Northern Diver play 1½ times now, but they’ve quickly become one of my favorite local acts. It’s pretty incredible to think that their lead singer/songwriter Bailee had never written or performed music until a few months ago… but she totally knows what she’s doing, as do the other band members; c0-frontman Danny […]

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WTJU Holiday Dance Party, another House Show, & Dzian! at the Taphouse… plus a movie… AND an early show at that gallery

December 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on WTJU Holiday Dance Party, another House Show, & Dzian! at the Taphouse… plus a movie… AND an early show at that gallery · By

The event that I’m really excited about tonight is the WTJU Holiday Dance Party at the Tea Bazaar, which I’m glad to say looks like it might be becoming an annual event: The set order is Zak, Shawna, me, Brian, and Dave; I have no idea what other people have planned, but 45min set is […]

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Country Christmas, Hardcore House Show, & Rock at Tea House

December 17th, 2010 · 8 Comments · By

In what’s now become something of a Charlottesville institution, Sarah White, Sian Richards, and Jim Waive are holding the seventh annual Country Christmas show tonight!  It’s inevitably a lovely and charming event, one of the things that re-affirmed my decision to stay in Charlottesville when I first landed back here; awesome folk, country and gospel […]

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Best Magazine Cover Ever

December 16th, 2010 · 12 Comments · By

So, a copy of this magazine has been sitting in my bathroom, on top of the toilet, for the past few weeks (not put there by me): I end up seeing it every time I go into the bathroom, and each time I find something else about it that is hilarious or baffling or noteworthy. […]

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Amateur Hour, Variety Hour

December 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

You know what is going to be more fun than your work’s Christmas party at which you get self-consciously tipsy and bemoan the rate of taxation applied to your year-end bonus? No, it’s not shopping at Great Gifts at The Bridge even though that’s open every day through 12/24 to suit your busy schedule. Good […]

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“the TAMI Show” – Final Entry in this season of WTJU Rock&Roll Movie Night!

December 13th, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

Well, my hosting abilities may be somewhat subdued by the fact that my allergies are blowing up all over the place (I’m spending the afternoon at home w/ decongestants and soup), BUT nevertheless I encourage you to come out to the Tea House tonight for the final entry in this semester’s program of Rock&Roll Movie […]

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