Weekend Preview (Free Godspeed You! Black Emperor Tickets!)

October 18th, 2013 · 4 Comments · By

So there seems to be a good number of great concerts happening this weekend all over town. Here’s a brief preview of the highlights of the weekend.


Alameda + Ben Seretan + Grand Banks at the Tea Bazaar. 9 PM. $7.

Alameda plays indie folk music that draws influence from post-rock as well as more traditional folk music. Ben Seretan is an extremely nice goofball who plays droney guitar and sings. It will be hypnotic and intimate. Grand Banks is a Charlottesville duo made up of Tyler Magill and Davis Salisbury, two of the most talented musicians in town. They have been playing more shows recently than they have in the past, but to see them is always a special treat!

Turquoise Jeep + Nu Depth at The Southern. 7 PM. $15.

Turquoise Jeep are known for their Youtube videos including “Lemme Smang It”. As far as a Youtube joke group goes, they’re pretty good. This show will be fun, and is an early one, so as to not interrupt your plans for later in the evening. Local man of mystery Dylan Mulshine (Nu Depth) opens. Dylan stated that the concert will be composed of “two performances bred by internet hype, loss/gain of identity, and joking on the abject of culture.” Fun times!


WTJU Fall Fun Day at Albemarle CiderWorks. 5-9 PM. $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

WTJU is hosting a Fall Fun Day at the CiderWorks with live music from Red and the Romantics as well as free cider samples, bean bag tosses, ladder ball, and bocce ball. South Fork Food Truck will be at the event to provide for all your cibarious needs. The forecast sounds perfect for some outdoor relaxing with your favorite supporters of public radio. All proceeds will benefit the station.


Nagual + Dais Queue + Errantry at Magnolia House. 5 PM. $5-10 donation.

Magnolia House is putting on an early show so that you can do EVERYTHING on Sunday night. Which is super considerate, because you definitely don’t want to miss this show. Nagual is made up of Ian McColm and David Shapiro. If who they have performed with is any indicator of how awesome they are, well, they are going to be awesome. They have shared bills with Chris Corsano, Daniel Bachman, and members of So Percussion. It seems like their set will consist of loops and more loops. Definitely not to be missed. Also on the bill is Dais Queue, the solo project of Davis Salisbury (previously mentioned as a member of Grand Banks) and Errantry, which is Scott Ritchie’s solo project. Shows at Magnolia House are the best because they are extremely intimate and all the money goes directly to the bands. If you don’t know where Magnolia House is you can either a) ask a punk, though chances are they will have no idea what you are talking about, or b) e-mail magnolia.cville (at) gmail (dot) com.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor w/ Marisa Anderson at The Jefferson. $20 in advance, $23 day of show. 8 PM.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor really doesn’t need much of an explanation. Their show will be epic, display some orchestral tendencies, and feature some mesmerizing film loops. Also, thanks to the folks over at the Jefferson, we have the opportunity to give away a pair of free tickets. E-mail us at Nailgun by noon on Saturday and you could be the winner! All you have to do is put a well-placed exclamation point in the subject of your e-mail and you could be randomly selected.

Tags: charlottesville · contests

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 davis // Oct 18, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Thanks for the rundown Amanda. I wanna weigh in here to say that Marisa Anderson is perhaps the most interesting musician playing in town this weekend. She has records out on the great Mississippi Records and is just an amazing solo guitar player. She improvises everything, but takes liberally from a traditional set of country- and pre-War blues moves (some seriously cool slide playing) alongside more modern improv and electic guitar moves. She is just fantastic. Originally she was going to play at The Garage but apparently got added to the Godspeed show instead, which is great for her but a bummer for me (would have gone to see her at The Garage). Here is her bandcamp page, which is just packed with good music:

    Also, some of you may have seen Ian McColm do a solo percussion set playing a show with Daniel Bachman a year or so ago (it was a bill that also had America Girls and Invisible Hand, so you would have had to have been there early). He was really great, a talented guy who is just getting started (he’s 22 or something). His duo for guitars is really engaging and hopefully this will be just one of many shows Ian will play here, but this is going to be a cool early show for sure. Here is a little write-up of Nagual:

  • 2 davis // Oct 18, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Uhh, that was supposed to be “America Hearts” I think, not America Girls. Somewhere there is a band called America Girls, but it wasn’t that one.

  • 3 james // Oct 23, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Scott and Davis were great. (I like these segued sets that have been happening recently…)
    Nagual were great, too.
    Marisa Anderson was really great.
    Godspeed were fucking amazing!

  • 4 davis // Oct 24, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Glad you got to see Marisa, I am sad I missed that show but too much music in one weekend for me. I dig the segued set as well, changed what I would have played completely, put my head in a different place for sure.