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Weekend shows/thoughts on LCD Soundsystem

April 1, 2011

First up- the rundown of some good shows/activities for the weekend in Nashville:

FRIDAY:

Sebadoh w/ Richard Buckner @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $15. I’ll be there taking pics.

D. Watusi 7″ release show w/ Diarrhea Planet & Fox Fun @ Glen Danzig’s House. 7pm $5

White Denim/Hans Condor @ Third Man Records. Tix no longer available. According the TMR website, this will be a 21+ show (due to alcohol being served) and doors are at 8pm, unlike most other TMR shows.

SATURDAY:

Spoken Nerd, the Billy Goats, Quiet Entertainer, Get Got, Manchild @ the 5 Spot. 9pm $5. This has to be the first time I’ve seen hip hop happening at the 5 Spot…

Pancakes & Booze Art show @ Open Lot. This is actually night 2 of the event (it’s also Friday night), but as far as I can tell only this night features live music? Said live music will come from Hanzelle and Auto Defiance. Both nights are 8pm-2am, 21+, have a $5 cover, cash bar, and freeze pancake bar. Open Lot is at 29 Hermitage Ave in East Nashville.(Via Dixie Downturn)

SUNDAY:

Loud Love: A Save WRVU benefit featuring R. Stevie Moore, Diarrhea Planet, Evan P. Donohue, Black Patch, Gnarwhal, and Flesh Vehicle. At the Muse, 7pm, all ages. $5 minimum donation. Yeah, it’s at the Muse, but it’s a killer lineup and a good cause.

At this point I must direct you toward the hilarious time-machine April Fool’s joke that the Scene music writers came up with on the Cream. Makes me feel all nostalgic inside

An open letter from A. V. Club music critic Steven Hyden to LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy got me thinking this morning. I would argue that LCD Soundsystem, if things go as currently planned, is world’s best executed band/musical project. At least in realm of pop music. They’re by no means the greatest band, but I’d say the most perfectly executed band. The main reason for this is that Murphy is smart enough to know when to stop. Nothing lives forever. Everything has its peak, its high point. LCD Soundsystem has reached that, so why not go out on the highest possible note? End it with a bang. That’s exactly what Murphy is doing, and he is a fucking genius because of it. I whole-heartedly agree with Mr. Hyden’s sentiments about the career of LCD Soundsystem, so just go read the letter. I just wanted to add my thoughts about why ending it now is the best possible thing they could do. Thank heaven I got to see them at Bonnaroo last year, because I didn’t catch their only Nashville appearance (to my knowledge) at the Exit/In in ’05. (or was ’06?) Well done, Mr. Murphy. I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of you.

Have a great weekend.

 

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