a great Festival in Richmond, and some good shows here in town

April 28th, 2012 · 2 Comments · By

I don’t often take the time to write about events in Richmond, partly because it’s enough work just to cover what’s happening here in town, but also because I spend  embarrassingly little time there myself, and am largely ignorant of the week-to-week goings-on. But this event happening today seems too good to pass up, and […]

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Arts Forum, Record Store Day, Corsair CD Release, etc

April 21st, 2012 · 2 Comments · By

I’ve spent this morning at the New City Arts Forum, witnessing and participating in a lot of good conversations about the arts, social engagement, media, etc. I’ve had a lot of thoughts about the balance of making strong work while dealing with the contemporary culture of accessibility, the crowdsourcing of funding, etc. There’s also been […]

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Sharon Van Etten at the Jefferson, Dr. Calagari at Random Row

April 20th, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

Sharon Van Etten is playing at the Jefferson tonight; in the past year or so, her music has seemingly been everywhere I look (but maybe that’s just because everyone I follow on Twitter is a fan?) She’s hardly undeserving of the attention, though; her songs are solid and she’s a fantastic performer.  I first heard […]

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Flicker Poetry, Mss. album release, and an Elliewood show

April 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments · By

The Bridge is hosting their (second annual?) Flicker Poetry event tonight, in which local poets will read their work in-between 16mm experimental films; tonight, the poets are Jordan Bolden and Lisa Fink; and Peter Richards was listed on the bill at one point, but the third poet will actually be Mike Rutherglen; the films are […]

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Sunny Saturday

April 14th, 2012 · 2 Comments · By

The Magnolia House is having a yard sale today (it started at 10AM) to benefit the Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project; items for sale include vegan baked goods,over 500 LPs, a toddler-sized UVA cheerleader’s outfit, a golden nautical-themed bottle opener, and an Ann Coulter book (which I guess you could buy to amuse yourself with the […]

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an exceptionally busy Friday

April 13th, 2012 · 7 Comments · By

There are an absurd number of notable events going on tonight (geez, try to spread it out next time, guys!). Here’s the rundown: The event I’m most excited about is a band called 200 Years, better known as Ben Chasny from Six Organs of Admittance and Elisa Ambrogio from Magik Markers. You might remember the […]

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NO Tea House show, Bread & Puppet Theater at Random Row

April 11th, 2012 · 2 Comments · By

{UPDATE: I’m not sure where the mix-up came from, but it looks like the Night Beats are NOT playing in Charlottesville tonight … which is too bad, as I had gotten excited about that show!  Let’s hoping they make it here some day.} There’s a show at the Tea Bazaar tonight which sounds pretty promising; […]

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Tea Bazaar show tonight; Radio Bistro afterwards

April 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

Tonight’s Tea Bazaar show should be fun; despite not even existing a few months ago, L’ecole pour minous now seem to be playing about one show a week; sadly, due to a combination of circumstance, misfortune, and double-booking, I’ve yet to actually hear them play (and sadly, I will miss them again tonight!). But I’m […]

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Win Tickets to Jonny Corndawg, Shovels & Rope, and Robert Ellis at the Southern tonight!

April 7th, 2012 · 5 Comments · By

Surely many Nailgun readers are familiar with the legend of Jonny Corndawg (or, at least you should be). He began his journey as Jonny Fritz, a local boy who played noise music on megaphones and shopping carts, drove a large van covered entirely in astroturf, and engaged in zany antics like covering entire venues (and […]

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Soul and Funk tonight! show at the Jefferson, after-party at Ten

April 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on Soul and Funk tonight! show at the Jefferson, after-party at Ten · By

Tonight should be a lot of fun; two of the better acts of the post-Sharon Jones, neo-classic Soul revival (largely centered around the Daptone label, with which both of these acts are affiliated) are playing at the Jefferson.  The Budos Band have been around for a few years, and have played here before; they’re some […]

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