Indie-Rock at the Pigeon Hole, Folk at the Southern, Hardcore at Magnolia (NOT at Dust!!!)

April 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

Plenty going on today… so much in fact that we couldn’t get a post up until now! Hope some of y’all still catch this, though I’m writing well after the usual “leave-the-office” hour… (if it makes you feel any better, I’m still at work!) I’m planning on heading over to the Pigeon Hole this evening […]

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CAPTAIN AHAB at DUST! (and more)

April 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

I’m really fucking psyched that Captain Ahab are playing at DUST tonight! There’s other good bands on the bill, and a nice show at The Garage too, but if I may, please allow me to rant about how awesome Captain Ahab are for a moment: I first became aware of Jonathan Snipes / Captain Ahab […]

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awesome Magnolia line-up tonight

April 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

Tonight’s show at the Magnolia house should be pretty awesome: White Fang are a band I haven’t heard before, but their reputation precedes them and I’m excited to check them out. Dylan says they’re “from portland Oregon // insane live rock band / marriage records / they run gnar tapes and shit.” They’re playing along […]

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“Another Rainy Saturday”

April 16th, 2011 · Comments Off on “Another Rainy Saturday” · By

Today is Record Store Day, as you may have heard; in recent years it’s partly become an excuse for bands to hock overpriced limited-edition stuff, but in general I think it’s great that there’s a day that reminds folks to support their local record stores, all of which are surely struggling to some degree or […]

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warm weather Thursday

April 14th, 2011 · Comments Off on warm weather Thursday · By

Several cool things going on today; The Bridge is holding a filmmaking workshop this afternoon; filmmaker Steve Cossman is teaching folks how to make “direct film,” by painting, scratching, & staining blank 16mm leader. The workshop starts in half an hour (I’m guessing it’s too late to register?) but you can come this evening at […]

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TV on the Radio at the Jefferson

April 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

Tonight: …one of today’s greats, TV on the Radio, rolls through town, playing a very-sold out show at the Jefferson tonight. Did you get tickets? This band has been kicking for about a decade, and ascending ever since :¬†David Bowie is a fan, they can sell 750 tickets in Charlottesville (and a couple of thousand […]

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alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of Infinite Jets

April 7th, 2011 · 9 Comments · By

A bunch of good local dudes are debuting their new band at the Tea Bazaar tonight, and I’m excited to hear it. The line-up is: “Matt Bierce (formerly of Drunk Tigers, Gulf Coast Army, Nekrolog) on guitar and vocals, Scott Ritchie (of Cat Sex, Articulate Chewbacca, Myceum) on bass, Drew Carrol (of Red Satellites) on […]

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Rock Show at Trinity Tonight

April 6th, 2011 · 3 Comments · By

There’s a great show at Trinity tonight, featuring an Athens, GA band called Futurebirds. They stopped through in the fall on tour with Jonny Corndawg, and were altogether impressive, putting on a far more rocking show than their recordings might suggest. Think early My Morning Jacket or Wilco, country-tinged but not by any means twangy […]

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win TV on the Radio tickets!

April 5th, 2011 · 2 Comments · By

That’s right, you can win a pair of tix to this $35 TV on the Radio show right here on Nailgun.¬† The Show is happening this Saturday (the 9th, and we’ll have the write-up then) at the Jefferson, but you only have until this evening to win the tickets! Don’t ask me why, that’s just […]

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8-Band Showcase at The Bridge this evening!

April 3rd, 2011 · 2 Comments · By

Perhaps some of you remember the two Charlottesville Experimental Music Showcases that Jacob put together at The Bridge about a year ago? They were both super-fun, and some of the best music that I heard that season. I had a hand in running the second one, and I kept bugging Jacob about putting a third […]

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