go see Han Bennink at UVA tonight!

January 27th, 2012 · 4 Comments · By

Han Bennink is playing at UVA tonight, and you should absolutely go and see him because he is one of the best live performers I have ever seen. If you already know his name, then I’m sure you’re already excited about this show, but I’m betting most of you are wondering, “who the heck is […]

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Invisible Babies Choir at the Tea Bazaar

January 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

Quite the badass rock and roll show going down at the Tea Bazaar tonight. Invisible Hand headline tonight, and this’ll be something of a farewell-for-now show to Adam Smith, who’s headed off to NYC for a while. The Hand is joined tonight by The Babies, a Brooklyn-based band featuring Cassie Ramone of Vivian Girls, Kevin Morby […]

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good folk-y/rock-ish stuff a the Tea House tonight

January 24th, 2012 · Comments Off on good folk-y/rock-ish stuff a the Tea House tonight · By

Sorry for those unhelpful and ambiguous descriptors up there, but I assure you the bands playing at the Tea Bazaar tonight are interesting and worthwhile; Mister Baby are the well-established local group fronted by Meg Huddleston, with various folks backing her up (traditionally including Jesse and Ferd, Hackensaw Boys both). They sound like a more […]

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January 21st, 2012 · Comments Off on THIS JUST IN · By

I’ve just received word that there’s a show at Magnolia tonight; Dangerous Ponies, the Co-Pilots, and Bailee and Danny from Northern Diver. Reportedly it begins at 9:30pm, and I’m sure the touring band would appreciate it if you brought some bucks. As with all last-minute show info, I can’t guarantee that this is 100% correct, […]

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Tea Bazaar tonight

January 20th, 2012 · Comments Off on Tea Bazaar tonight · By

Sorry for the last-minute posting again; I seem to be the only one behind the wheel these days and my Friday was a busy as ever. Anyhow… Tonight’s Tea Bazaar show features CJ Boyd, whom I’ve been a fan of for a while now; he’s an experimental solo musician and stand-up-bass player, originally from Chicago, […]

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George Kuchar films at The Bridge, Grits & Gravy at the Box

January 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments · By

Here’s an event that was only announced a few days ago, but it’s definitely one of the things around town that I’m most excited about; a screening of George Kuchar films at The Bridge! George Kuchar is a legend among filmmakers, for his groundbreaking aesthetic sensibilities, his bizarre sense of humor, his irrepressible charm, and […]

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Corsair, GD Airlock, the Co-Pilots at the Southern

January 13th, 2012 · 2 Comments · By

Tonight’s show at the Southern should be fun: Old favorites Corsair are playing their seventies-flavored hard-rock/glam/metal stuff, GD Airlock are a new-ish band made up of former band members (Steve Snider, Mac Mathews, et al) from plenty of other old favorites, and the Co-Pilots are a band whose name I recognize but whose music I […]

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Invisible Hand vs Astronomers at the Jefferson tonight

January 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on Invisible Hand vs Astronomers at the Jefferson tonight · By

Two of Charlottesville’s strongest and most beloved local bands will be playing at The Jefferson tonight: Both Invisible Hand and Astronomers been playing regularly around town and elsewhere for a few years now, each earning a strong local following, so it’s only fitting that, in a season when there’s not much else exciting going on, […]

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Jacob’s Best Of 2011 Picks

January 2nd, 2012 · 6 Comments · By

[Just a reminder, don’t forget to also check out James’ list of 2011 favorites!] Top 10 Albums of 2011 I suppose those who know my musical tastes won’t find many surprises in this year’s list. There are, indeed, some reappearing artists from years past. But that’s mostly because a lot of the same folks who […]

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James’ favorites of 2011! 11½ albums, several honorable mentions, and a list of shows I enjoyed

January 1st, 2012 · 2 Comments · By

Happy New Year, Nailgun Readers! As in past years, I thought I’d turn our attention away from the Charlottesville community for a minute to address the contemporary music world at large, as we participate in the silly-but-fun tradition whereby I enumerate my favorite releases of the year. No matter whether these artists are all familiar […]

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