David vs. Goliath tonight…

February 19th, 2013 · 5 Comments · By

Tonight we have two very worthwhile acts competing for your attention…

In the blue corner (This is my new permanent nickname for The Southern) we have Black Francis, who used to be in a band called Frank Black and the Catholics, and now plays solo acoustic guitar to showcase his extremely influential songwriting ability. If recent setlists are any indication it appears you can expect a meaty setlist with a couple of mega-hits sprinkled in for good measure, well worth your $20.

In the red corner (the Tea Bazaar) we have a pair of local acts playing with When Particles Collide. WPC are a duo from Maine who play straightforward guitar pop tunes about things like divorce, lesbians, making enemies etc. We (that ‘we’ being Left & Right) caught them in a basement somewhere in Maine and enjoyed their set immensely, something I personally could not say about a lot of the bands we found ourselves playing with while touring half the country. Gold Spur start the show with their folk n’ roll sensibility. Frontman Andy Aylward writes glum wry songs that follow in the footsteps of artists like Cass McCombs and Dave Berman. I know thats an awful legacy to have to try and live up to but I’ve loved this band through every incarnation. Closing out the night are Left & Right (that band that I drum for) who have new music coming out in April and, if this show flyer is any indication, are counting on never playing The Southern again. Booking wars are a bitch y’all. This one’s an early show, doors at 7:00, and it’ll be light on your wallet since it’s a paltry $5.

So there you have it. Follow your heart… or your wallet.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 matt northrup // Feb 19, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Hey guys!

    I actually won tickets for the Black Francis show on WNRN….so, I’m going to have to cancel you’re show. Maybe one of you could just move this to your house?

  • 2 matt northrup // Feb 19, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I can’t believe I let that “you’re” slip in there! This is why nobody wants me writing for Nailgun!

  • 3 James // Feb 19, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    anyone else catch that Frank Black show at Starr Hill in 2002? it was boooo-ring as heck. nowhere near as much fun as the Breeders reunion (the first time they reunited) I’d seen a month earlier. although David Lovering did do an awful comedy-stage-magic show as the opening act, which was SO bad it was unintentionally charming.

  • 4 andy // Feb 19, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    black francis is also well known for another band he was in…i think they were called “the pixies” but i’m not sure on that ;-P

    matt – i just read this the other day and thought it might be words of wisdom for you:
    Grammar: the difference between knowing your shit and knowing you’re shit.

    here’s to both shows and having a strong and vibrant music scene here in charlottesville!

  • 5 Matt B // Feb 20, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Yo, I was at that Frank Black show in ’02. Charles Thompson IV shoved me out of his way in the stairwell cuz he was late to the gig. It was the highlight of my life.