Music Meeting at Random Row, Hand Video Shoot

January 30th, 2011 · 7 Comments · By

A couple noteworthy music-related happenings in town tonight, which everyone is highly encouraged to attend. First, at Random Row, there’s a community forum to discuss the recent zoning developments impacting live music in Charlottesville. It’s a big opportunity not only to learn more about the ordinances in question and discuss some potential solutions, but also […]

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lovely music at Christ Church, then Grits&Gravy at The Box

January 27th, 2011 · 2 Comments · By

Sorry we’ve been a bit slack on updating the sidebar calendar as of late, but here’s what going on tonight: two guys performing folky songs in a Church, and three guys spinning soul records in a noodle bar. The show at Christ Episcopal Church which sounds really lovely. Even if you’re not familiar with the […]

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Kyp Malone and Jolie Holland are here tomorrow – win tix

January 25th, 2011 · 7 Comments · By

Kyp Malone @ the Bridge – 3/5/09 (photo by Rob Froetscher) Kyp Malone, whose last time performing in town was almost two years ago, is back in Charlottesville at the Southern tomorrow. $12 tickets ($15 at the door) are still on sale. His show at the Bridge in the beginning of 2009 was the first […]

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Context on the Live Music Debate

January 21st, 2011 · 19 Comments · By

As many of you have already heard, this has been a tumultuous week for live music in Charlottesville. I wanted to take a moment to try to provide a little more information about what’s going on, what it all means, and firstly dispel a few rumors. Rumor #1: City Council wants to ban live music […]

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Friday Night

January 21st, 2011 · Comments Off on Friday Night · By

Before you do anything, be sure to read Jacob’s post below for an update about what all has been happening with the City Council. I want to emphasize that Nailgun is presenting this information in the hopes of spearheading a positive campaign for local music support, and NOT to encourage any sort of foolish witch-hunt […]

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Shows tonight

January 20th, 2011 · 3 Comments · By

Yikes! There’s a lot going on this week, but not much on the blog (thus far); I know Jacob’s working on a post about Tuesday night’s City Council meeting… but in the meantime, here’s what concerts are coming up tonight: There’s yet another good-lookin’ show at the Magnolia House, which is quickly becoming one of […]

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potentially super-awesome House Show tonight at Magnolia

January 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

The Magnolia House has a totally crazy line-up of bands tonight that looks like it’s going to be really fun. I only barely know what half the bands on the bill are, but even that’s enough to get me excited about it: After much confusion, cancellation, and un-cancellation, Andrew Cedermark is back on the bill! […]

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RIP Trish Keenan of Broadcast

January 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments · By

Sad to report that Trish Keenan of the excellent UK band Broadcast has just passed away. She was relatively young, and apparently died of complications from double pneumonia, which she had been fighting for a few weeks. Broadcast were one of my favorite WARP Records bands of the 00’s; the early buzz about them, when […]

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January 13th, 2011 · Comments Off on Tonight: · By

This one should pretty much speak for itself, at this point: There’s also an Open Mic Night and Poetry Jam at Random Row Books tonight; it’s called JUST LYRICS, which leads me to the assumption that it’ll be rap-centric, although I might be totally mistaken about that. That’s from 7 to 10pm, with a $5 […]

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Baltimore Bands and Not-Rhythm-Bandit at the Tea Bazaar

January 12th, 2011 · 3 Comments · By

There’s a very worthwhile show at the Tea Bazaar tonight. First up is The Art Department, who sorta remind me of Danielson or of Montreal, with a lot of quick, knotty guitars and shouty vocals. I’ve seen them play in Baltimore recently and they’re quite good! They’re on tour with another Baltimore artist called Ami […]

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