Like Nailgun, except it’s for New York

September 29th, 2009 · 4 Comments · By

Nailgun’s founder John Ruscher, along with a handful of other ex-Charlottesvillers (including Nailgun’s tech genius Tom Benner, and design wünderkind Erik Carter, whom I’ve been in two bands with) have started a new blog about music in New York City.  It looks a lot like Nailgun, except bigger, fancier, and it’s about New York instead of Cville.  Well done, fellas! Go check it out, especially if you’re a New Yorker (or plan on visiting soon.)

Additionally, I’ve just now noticed this article in The Dec about music blogging in Charlottesville. Thanks, guys!  It has a quote from Ruscher (although Nailgun’s four+ current contributors go unmentioned), and the other two blogs they came up with were… Shaun Harvey, an awesome guy (and former head of cvillemuse) who still writes about music, and occasionally still writes about local stuff too…  Oh yeah, and also Cvillain, who rarely ever wrote about music, and were assholes when they did. {Actually, it looks like the site’s new owners have recruited some writers, although not much has surfaced yet; for instance, a preview of the new restuarant “Si Tapas” is still on the front page.} I don’t mean to gloat, though — I’d honestly be more than happy to see more people writing about music often and well in Charlottesville, including the folks at The Dec.  Hooray for music writing!

Tags: charlottesville · news · site news

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 John // Sep 29, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks for the Eardrum NYC mention James! We’re very excited to get the site going, as we’ve been putting lots of work into it in the past few months. Former Charlottesviller/UVA alum Timothy Dalbey is also a driving technological force behind the site.

    Re: the Dec article, I pointed the writer your way, but I guess she didn’t get in touch with you. I wish she had mentioned and/or talked with you guys (Jacob, Michael, Sarah, et. al), as I think you all are doing an amazing job here on Nailgun.

  • 2 Larso // Sep 29, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    What? Two Bands? I challenge the voracity of your claim.

  • 3 Larso // Sep 29, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Yeah, yeah. It’s VERacity. Whoops. Still, the challenge stands. Both challenges stand, actually.

  • 4 sarah // Sep 30, 2009 at 10:11 am

    look out, brooklynvegan! that is an awesome resource for nyc urbanites.