5 hour energy night

August 30th, 2010 · 8 Comments · By

Exciting happenings tonight. Firstly, The Paramount ends its August series of iconic rock films with D.A. Pennebaker’s Don’t Look Back. The documentary focuses on Bob Dylan’s tour of the U.K. in the mid 60’s and has earned its place within the canon of American classics. That means don’t miss it! As a classic, it is widely referenced by other artists and my favorite is perhaps Weird Al’s “Bob.” So there’s that, too. Ticket’s are $6 and the film starts at 7:00.

Afterward and around the corner, you can catch a great night of awesome rock bands at The Box featuring Nurse Beach, Heavy Cream, and Heavy Burner. This will be the first show for Heavy Burner, a nasty new local band that promises 1970s style acid rock. Just what we’ve needed in town, right!? The band includes the drummer from Valkyrie and a couple of members from Unholy Four. They also act real wild. They’re joined by Nashville’s nearly all-girl garage band Heavy Cream. Heavy Cream just passed through a few weeks ago but we can’t get enough of them or their friends JEFF the Brotherhood and Natural Child, who have also played here, not to mention Turbo Fruits, who will play at the Tea House on 9/16. Heavy Cream played with Nurse Beach at their last show in town and those guys jumped at the chance to be paired with them again. We will speak not of ulterior motives. To be succinct, the staff here at Nailgun is really excited about Nurse Beach. I lack the genre vocabulary to appropriately classify them (nor am I at all interested in doing that) but I can tell you they seem to be Charlottesville’s version of Ultra Dolphins. Music starts at 10:30 and there’s no cover.

At 8:00PM, Blue Moon will host Driftwood and the Slaves, a pleasant folk band from Binghamton, New York. It’s free and early so that might be your best option if you can’t do the late night thing or spare the cash for the flick.

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sarah // Aug 30, 2010 at 12:41 pm


  • 2 Matt // Aug 30, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    I missed the Tea House show but we got to play with Heavy Cream in Harrisonburg last month the night before that and they are the real deal! I’m psyched to see Nurse Beach too – I’ve been hearing good things.

  • 3 James // Aug 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    it’s also, I believe, Sarah’s last night as a bartendress at The Box!

  • 4 Sarah // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    last week night! i’ll still be working saturdays.

  • 5 Eric // Aug 31, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    clip from the driftwood show. girl is an outstanding fiddler!


  • 6 Matt // Sep 1, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Oh, man. Nurse Beach was seriously awesome. I’m a believer.

  • 7 James // Sep 1, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    I know. Heavy Cream were fucking great, too. They sounded like Blondie, if Blondie had actually been a punk band.

  • 8 Eric // Sep 1, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    let’s try this again: