May 3, 2013
A little late today but better late than never!
A couple of Nashville local music tidbits to mention before we get to the show listings
- Hotpipes’ long-awaited new album Dust is now out! Grab it on their bandcamp or website.
- Sugar Sk*_*lls also has a new album, called Intermission full of his undeniable 8-bit goodness. Grab it on his bandcamp as well.
- NORM (aka Dave Paulson of The Privates, The Pink Spiders, and My So-Called Band) released his debut solo album via bandcamp, but in an email statement he says that while he initially thought his home mastering job sounded just fine, a few days later he realized that it just wasn’t up to par. So, while the ‘rough’ version remains on his bancamp, the re-mastered version will be up “sometime in the month of May.” This version “will be much kinder to your eardrums no matter where you listen to it.” Needless to say, these songs are all VERY GOOD.
Now, onto this weekend’s show listings:
GOAT w/ Holy Wave @ The High Watt. 9pm $10
The Black Keys w/ The Flaming Lips @ Bridgestone Arena. 7:30pm $25-$47
Shari Rowe, Midnight Riders, Sugar Pants Johnson, Honey Locust, Scale Model, Ryegrass, and Roy Ira @ Sevier Park Festival Corner Music Stage. 11am-7pm, FREE.
*Please note: this event is rain or shine and there is a large tent over the stage/crowd area and the beer gardens, so you can still attend and stay dry in the areas that matter- music & beer!*
Griffin Technology presents YACHT ROCK REVIVAL ft. Yacht Rock Revue & special guests, w/ Guilty Pleasures, Space Capone, Larry g(EE), The Aquaducks, and Whiskey Disco afterparty. All in the Mercy Lounge/Cannery/High Watt/ONE complex, 4pm-last call. $20 adv/$25 DOS/$75 VIP
Hurts To Laugh, Megajoos, 3 Birds, and Opossum Holler @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $5
Musician’s Corner ft. Charles Walker & The Dynamites, The Fairfield Four, and Andrew Ripp @ Centennial Park. 12pm FREE
The Black Angels, Hanni El Khatib, and Wall of Death @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $15
That’s it! Have a great weekend and try to stay dry!
April 19, 2013
It’s that time of year again. Record Store Day 2013 is TOMORROW! That means lots of awesome day shows at the record stores around town, and lots of very exclusive/limited-release vinyl. Unfortunately it also means insanely obsessive fans/collectors camped out in front of said record stores at the asscrack of dawn waiting to be first in line to purchase the “RSD-only exclusive collectors edition midnight blue vinyl 7-inch test-pressing of (insert dead indie band frontman) farting during an early demo of (insert dead indie band name).”
Seriously though, between the awesome RSD festivities and the regular shows happening, this is one helluva weekend for music in Nashville.
Frye Jam Session ft. The Features, Odessa Rose, Nikki Lane, and Andrew Combs @ Mercy Lounge. FREE- doors 7pm. *Only the 1st 300 people will get in, and you will be videotaped if you’re in the crowd.*
Mean Jeans, Ben Spinks Supermelt, No Regrets Coyote, and Hollywood @ The End. 9pm $7
Nudity, Scale Model, The Prime Ordeal, and Joey Molinaro @ Noa Noa. 9pm $3-$5 suggested donation. BYOB.
AC Slater, Myrryrs, Flinch, and Treekeeper @ SEEN. 9pm $20
Phantom Farmer (aka Joel McAnulty) album release w/ Lylas, Mark Sloan, and Cale Tyson @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $5
QDP @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $1 21+
RSD at The Groove- DeRobert & The Half-Truths, Penicillin Baby, Forget Cassettes, Cooper, Western Medication, Tristen, & more. More info here.
RSD at Grimey’s- The Features, Hotpipes, Paramore, Alanna Royale, PUJOL, Daniel Bachman, Josh Rouse, & more. More info here.
RSD at Third Man Records- Karen Elson and Fats Kaplin, Mark Watrous, and DJ Jemina Pearl. More info here.
Fond Object grand opening ft. JP5, Cheap Time, Promised Land, JP Harris & The Tough Choices, and Sparkle City DJs. 2-7pm FREE. More info here.
Mansions On The Moon, Carousel, and Black Sea Royalty @ The High Watt. 9pm $10 adv/$12 DOS.
Phew. That’s it. Have a great weekend and go out and buy some records!
April 12, 2013
I apologize for lack of content this week. I have been quite busy literally every single day. Even though I’m off from my day job today I still have a ton of yard work to do! For that reason I’ll get right to the point- what shows to see this weekend in Nashville!
A benefit for Norton Records ft. The A-Bones, The Ettes, Daddy Long Legs, The Weekend Babes, and special guest Har Mar Superstar @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $15
Los Vigilantes, Las Ardillas, Cy Barkley & The Way Outsiders, Cry Baby, and Snake Eyez @ The Other Basement. 9pm $???
Bird Peterson, KDSML, Coach, and Strooly @ SEEN Nashville. 9pm $10-$15
Futurebirds, Natalie Prass, and No Regrets Coyote @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $10 adv/$12 DOS
Buffalo Clover, Roy Ira, and Lindi Ortega @ The Basement. 8pm $5 21+ *early show! 8pm sharp!*
Hello Walls, w/ By The Gods @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $5 21+
That’s all I’ve got for ya. Have a great weekend!!
April 5, 2013
Before I get to the show listings for this weekend, I feel compelled to share this awesome video from Daft Punk, who you should know by now are releasing a new album on May 31st called Random Access Memories. They collaborated with quite a few notable players in the electronic music world, and created a series of short bio films introducing each one. The first is the legendary Giorgio Moroder:
Now for what’s going down in Nashville this weekend-
Ponychase, Photo Ops, and Pale Houses (new project from Aaron Robinson) @ The Basement. 9pm $5 21+
BlackTooth Records Black-Out ft. Fly Golden Eagle, Chrome Pony, and “many more” @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $5
Caveman w/ Pure Bathing Culture @ The High Watt. 9pm $10
Terry Fest ft. Tom Pappas Collection, Hurts To Laugh, Static Trees, Adam Hill & His Sunday Best, and more @ Mad Donna’s Music Loft. 9pm $???
Forget Cassettes, Tristen, and TORRES @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $10 (I thought this was the release show for Forget Cassettes’ O Cursa on vinyl but no one seems to be mentioning that anywhere…)
The Sundresses, Hotel War, Mystery Twins, and Justin & The Cosmics @ The End. 9pm $6
Hollow Ox, Lone Official, and Faux Ferocious @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $5
That’s I all I have! Have a great weekend!
March 29, 2013
Spring hasn’t fully sprung, but it’s trying really hard. But don’t let the weather dictate what shows you check out this weekend, because you’d be missing out on something good. Here are my picks:
Cheap Time, Fast Girls, and Thelma & The Sleaze @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $5
Charles Walker & The Dynamites album release @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $12 adv/$15 DOS
Penicillin Baby, Elk Milk, Shy Guy, and Golden Spurs @ Springwater. 9pm $5 21+
Roy Ira, w/ Phantom Farmer @ FooBar too. 9pm $5
Stone Fox Garden benefit show ft. William Tyler, Reid Magette, and Stephen Molyneux @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $5, free if you bring something to donate to the garden.
Garden Center/Hardware Store Gift Cards
Lumber for Raised Beds
That’s it! Quality over quantity this weekend. Have a great one!
March 22, 2013
Before I get into the show picks for this weekend, I must point out a bit of wonderful local rock news: Hotpipes have returned! Above is the cover art for their long-awaited new album Dust, which will be released via YK Records on May 7th. The band is “now Jonathan Rogers and Dan Sommers” according to their website. They’ll also be playing an album release show at Mercy Lounge on Sat. May 11th with Echo Group, with the band rounded-out by an all-star cast of local musicians including Dave Paulson, Jerry Pentecost, and Keith Lowen. Both of these bands wear their Walkmen influences on their sleeves, so this billing makes perfect sense. Bravo, fellas! Glad to have you back!
Now for my show picks:
QuicheNight, The Lonely H, and Buffalo Clover @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $5 21+
Goodbye June w/ Jonathan Sexton @ The Basement. 9pm $7 21+
Warm Soda w/ Ben Spinks Supermelt and Study Hall @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $7
Alanna Royale w/ Milktooth, Heavy Sole, and Photo Ops @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $FREE
Hurts to Laugh, Bang OK Bang, and The Bad Dudes @ FooBar. 9pm $5
Peach Kelli Pop w/ Dirty Dreams and Fox Fun @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $5
Frightened Rabbit and Twilight Sad @ 3rd & Lindsley (sold out). 8pm
That’s all for this weekend! See you at the ENBF!
March 8, 2013
Before I get to to our regularly scheduled show listings, I must take a moment to shamelessly plug my band Scale Model’s show Saturday at The Stone Fox. Joining us on the bill is the awesome and sexy Ponychase, as well as the fresh new sounds of Nudity. DJ John Brassil will also be spinning your favorite 80s new wave & post punk between bands. I know, there are a shit ton of good shows happening this weekend, but if you’re not feeling Freaky or Rosey, come see us! The Stone Fox is the best venue of its size in town, and this 80s/synth-heavy bill was custom-tailored to fill the void left by those other big shows. Now for the show listings:
Freakin’ Weekend night 2 ft. The Black Lips, Ex-Cult, D. Watusi, White Fence, and Crime Wave @ Exit/In. 8pm $20
HUSTLE III: Nashville’s biggest DJ collaboration, ft. DJs from Y2K, Recognize, Whiskey Disco, The Boom Bap, and Electric Western @ Cannery Ballroom. 8pm $10 adv/$12
Little Bandit, Chris Pickering, Jesse Lafser @ The Basement. 9pm $5 21+
He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister, Shaky Graves, and Paper Bird @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $10 adv/$12 DOS
Townes Van Zandt tribute ft. Cortney Tidwell, Lylas, Altered Statesmen, Aquariums, and more @ The Stone Fox.
Ponychase, Scale Model, and Nudity @ the Stone Fox. 9pm $7
Freakin’ Weekend night 3 ft. JEFF the Brotherhood, Diarrhea Planet, Cy Barkley & The Way Outsiders, OGG, and The Orwells @ Exit/In. 8pm $15
Caitlin Rose The Stand In album release show, with Andrew Combs and Steelism @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $10 adv/$12 DOS
Gemini Club, Ghosthouse, and Patrick Baker @ The High Watt. 9pm $10
Calicocat, T. Rust, Chloe Sunshine, and King of Prussia @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $5 21+
The Zombies w/ The Ettes and Night Beats @ War Memorial Auditorium. 6pm, $25-$40
Freakin’ Weekend Hangover Brunch ft. Jaill, Fletcher C. Johnson, John Wesley Coleman III, Deluxin’, and Weekend Babes @ The Stone Fox. 4pm $3 w/ Freakin’ Weekend 3-day pass, $5 w/out
I told you it’s a crazy weekend! The weather’s gonna be lovely so get out, have fun, and be safe!
March 1, 2013
Photo Ops album release show w/ Neil O’Neil and Milktooth @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $5 21+
“Future Night” ft. Hanzelle, Fake Brad, and T-Rust, along with a future-themed art show @ Boheme Collectif. 9pm $5
Fanny’s House of Music 4-year anniversary ft. Hobo Rampage and Poly @ Fanny’s House of Music. 6pm, FREE
Canomen, Surfing, Deluxin’, and Dogtooth @ Springwater. 10pm $5 21+
Forget Cassettes, Bows and Arrows, Cortney Tidwell, and Coupler @ Exit/In. 9pm $10 (This is also a video filming of the new Forget Cassettes video!)
SXSW Nashville Sendoff party at Mercy Lounge and The High Watt-
Mercy Lounge: The Protomen, Wild Cub, Luella & The Sun, Patrick Sweany, and the Howling Brothers
Hight Watt: Alanna Royale, Magnolia Sons, The JAG, Jacob Jones, and Los Colognes
William Tyler, Angel Olsen, and Ri¢hie @ Club Roar (710 Fessey Park Rd.) $5 suggested donation/BYOB. 9pm
Foreign Fields, Natalie Prass, and Boom Forest @ The Basement. 9pm $5 21+
That’s it, have a great weekend!
February 28, 2013
In the wake of the tragic death of Freakin’ Weekend founder Ben Todd, those who worked with him on it have stepped in to make sure this year’s installment of the festival/celebreation/freak-out will go off without a hitch. Indeed, yesterday the full schedule was posted over at Nashville’s Dead, and this year is gonna freak harder than ever before. The above poster was designed by Julia Bee and Ben Todd, and will be available to purchase at the pop-up record store Friday and Saturday. This year they introduced the option to buy a full weekend, three-day pass which guarantees entry into all three shows, and will save you a few bucks compared to buying individual tix for each night. Grab those here, because with this lineup you won’t want to miss a single act! Here’s a quick rundown of the lineup, but be sure to head over to Nashville’s Dead for full details.
Thursday March 7th @ The End:
Quintron & Miss Pussycat
Friday March 8th @ Exit/In:
The Black Lips
Saturday March 9th @ Exit/In:
JEFF the Brotherhood
Cy Barkley & The Way Outsiders
The pop-up record store and daytime shows will go down at Local Honey (2009 Belmont Blvd) Friday and Saturday 12-5pm, with bands starting at 3pm.
This year’s gonna be a blast so get your freak on!
February 22, 2013
I hope you got your East Nashville Beer Fest tickets yesterday! I believe they sold out in roughly an hour. A little slower than I predicted but still… damn.
This weekend isn’t the strongest we’ve had in a while in terms of good shows to see, but there are some good ones in there. Here are my picks:
Allen Thompson Band, Poly, and Lonely H @ The Basement. 9pm $5 21+
Hagsanova @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $7
Menomena w/ Guards @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $13 adv/$15 DOS
Count Bass D, Bohemian Hype Cult, and Treekeeper (DJ set) @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $7
Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes, The Lonely Biscuits, & Black Sea Royalty @ Exit/In. 9pm $5
*This isn’t a show, but it really is worth mentioning: The Spectacular Poster Printacular at Barista Parlor, 7-10pm. Legendary printmakers such as Isle of Printing, Hatch Show Print, Boss Construction, Monkey Ink, Laura Baisden, Snowcat Press, Sam Smith, Micah Smith, Kangaroo Press, Family Tree and more will all be there showcasing and selling their prints. Bring some money because with this star-studded lineup of printmakers, you will come across something that you just can’t live without. It’s part of the Nashville Print Revival.
Stone Jack Jones, Lylas, Adia Victoria, Handsome Panther, and JD Panty Sweat (Nikki Darlin) @ The Basement. 9pm $5