Invisible Hand vs Astronomers at the Jefferson tonight

January 5th, 2012 · No Comments · 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, they’re headlining a show together. In fact, Astronomers have been doing a fair bit of traditional pre-bout goading of the opponent, asking everyone who’s better, predicting who will win the “match,” etc. In a rare display of tact, and in the spirit of bipartisanship, we here at Nailgun will avoid weighing in on this particular match-up, and just say that you should go see both bands tonight. (Come on, they’re both good, it’s cheap, and it’ll be over early!)

It’s also, reportedly, the final/farewell show for Astronomers (I’m not sure of the details, so I believe a key band member(s) is/are moving away?) so it’s definitely your last chance to catch them.  And, I’m told Adam of Invisible Hand is heading up north for a few months, so there may not be a great many Invisible Hand shows around here in the near future either. At $5 this is the cheapest Jefferson show I’ve ever heard of, so there’s no reason not to come check it out tonight!  Doors at 8:oo, with the show at 9:00, reportedly — remember, shows at the Jeff are on the early side, so don’t be late! No idea what the band order is.

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