off the beaten path

December 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

There’s no major shows in Charlottesville’s proper venues tonight, but there ARE plenty of things going in galleries, warehouses, and homes… For instance, there’s a concert at 2020, also known as the “Astrolodge” (home of Astronomers);  the line-up contains Comparative Anatomy, who do an entertainingly provocative sort of powerpoint-grindcore performance-metal thing with bear costumes, crushing […]

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another cold Friday

December 10th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

Two good concerts by local bands tonight, capping off a relatively uneventful week… First up is the Northern Diver and PantherBurn show at the Blue Moon Diner; PantherBurn you probably already know and love, right? Local bluesy rock/country-flavored powerhouse of notable Charlottesville characters (Aaron Farington, Phillip St. Ours, Jeff Stockberger, and Wyn Owens), whose shows […]

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BRUCE CONNER Retrospective at The Bridge PAI!

December 9th, 2010 · 5 Comments · By

I’m exceedingly thrilled about tonight’s Bruce Conner retrospective at the Bridge!   Bruce Conner is such an excellent filmmaker, and my admiration for his art so large, that it’s hard to know where to start explaining it.  Here’s a thing I wrote when he died in 2008, of which perhaps the most relevant passages are: “He […]

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Jeff Tweedy / Magnolia show

December 8th, 2010 · 7 Comments · By

Tonight’s Wilco-fest at the Paramount is very sold out ( I believe it sold out on the first day) –  and to clarify, it’s Jeff Tweedy solo, with opening act the Autumn Defense (Pat Sansone and John Stirratt of Wilco). Think Tweedy’ll play a Lennon cover for the 30th anniversary of his death day? Doors […]

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Final OFFscreen for the season, plus a raucous house show

December 5th, 2010 · 2 Comments · By

So I guess it wasn’t on early versions of the schedule, but I’ve just heard that OFFscreen is closing out their semester with a double-bill which sounds really awesome; the films are “Total Badass” at 7pm and “Hell on Wheels” at 9:30… Here’s the descriptions: “Texas filmmaker Bob Ray catapults the Austin subculture onto the […]

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Three Holiday Craft Events, Three Concerts, and Two Movies

December 3rd, 2010 · 5 Comments · By

If you had any doubts that the busy Holiday Season is now fully underway, this evening should settle the matter. The big “First Friday” event of note (at least on my radar) is the Great Gifts Holiday Shop over at The Bridge PAI, which Nailgun contributor Sarah Carr has spent a ton of time putting […]

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