This is some scary shit.

We have some crazy weather headed our way in middle TN (see above graphic!) so A Few Good Shows is super quick today. GO:


Vitalic Noise presents CRAVE at TAVERN in midtown: I will be DJing along with resident DJs Losici and Dali Drama. FREE, 21+ 10pm

Chancellor Warhol, Sam & Tre, Gummy Soul, and Ducko McFli @ 12th & Porter. 9pm $10

Cheap Time, Leather Nightmare, King Karl, Psychic Hotline @ The Other Basement. 8pm $???


Dr. Dog w/ Purling Hiss and PUJOL @ War Memorial Auditorium. 8pm $20

Bass Drum of Death, Cy Barkley & the Way Outsiders, Thelma & The Sleaze @The End. 9pm $10

Scale Model, A Secret Policeman’s Ball, You Blew It!, and Direct Effect @ Springwater. 10pm $5



A Few Good Shows: 2/17/12

February 17, 2012

Nashville’s got options this weekend! Here’s some stuff I think is worth your time and money:


A Valentine’s Prom at the 5 Spot, benefitting Tennessee Teens Rock & Roll Camp ft. Jason Thomas, Jason Eskridge, Kansas Bible Company, and DJs Matt Smith & Chris Doubler. $4 if you dress the part, $7 otherwise. I will also be there doing a very prommy photobooth, so I recommend coming out to the east side and helping out a very special cause!

Caitlin Rose, Buffalo Clover, Evan P. Donohue @ The Basement. 9pm $8

The Clutters, Cy Barkley, Bad Touch @ Dino’s Bar & Grill. 9pm $???

My So-Called Band @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $10


By Lightning album release show w/ Cortney Tidwell, Glossary @ The Basement. 9pm $5

Sex Cult, D. Watusi, Useless Eaters, Dirty Dreams @ Little Hamilton. 9pm $5??

Fly Golden Eagle, Little Viking, Forwards Edwards, Winnebago @ The Other Basement. 9pm $3

Screaming Females & Girl Scouts @ Grimey’s (in-store show) 4:30pm FREE


A Few Good Shows: 2/3/12

February 3, 2012

Sorry I’m a little late in posting today, a wonky work schedule today has thrown me off- but here’s a quick rundown of some good shows to see this weekend in Nashville.


David Allan Coe, Johnny Corndawg, Denny & the Jets @ Marathon Music Works. 8pm $20

The Lonely H, Ranch Ghost, Josh Farrow @ the 5 Spot. 9pm $5

Calling all the Mods: Music of The Who, Joe Jackson, The Jam, The Kinks and more @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $5


Epic Ditch album release w/ Hurts To Laugh and Century Club @ The Basement. 9pm $5

Codaphonic, Field Days, and Photo Ops @ the 5 Spot. 9pm $5

That’s all I got for ya. Have a great weekend!

A Few Good Shows: 1/27/12

January 27, 2012

This weekend looks pretty typical show-wise in Nashville. Here’s a quick rundown of some that piqued my interest.


Prophets & Kings, Gangster Rainbow, Scale Model, Lines in the Sky @ The End. 9pm $5. (As you may know, I’m in Scale Model. This is one of those shows where we got billed but I honestly don’t know much at all about any of the other bands. But it’ll be fun no matter!)

MiMOSA w/ Cherub and special guests @ Cannery Ballroom. 8pm $15.

Hate Life ft. Puffy Areolas, The Black Faces, Obnox, and Cheap Time @ Dino’s. 9pm $???


Yacht Rock Revue @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $10 adv./$12 DOS

Boom Bap 4-year anniversary @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $5

The Paperhead, D. Watusi, Denny & The Jets, and Ranch Ghost @ the Zombie Shop. 9pm $5

And even though it’s technically next week, I must go ahead and mention that I’m hosting a pretty killer 8 off 8th on Monday 1/30. I’m the happiest with this 8 off 8th lineup as I’ve ever been, so please do come out. Bands: I Believe in Hotpants, Scale Model, Honey Locust, King Arthur, Bows & Arrows, Magnolia Sons, Sugar Sk*_*lls, and Bravo Max.

Have a great weekend!

A Few Good Shows: 12/16/11

December 16, 2011

Before I get to the regular listings I have a bit of shameless self-promotion. I’ve been drumming in a new-ish (at least to Nashville) band called Scale Model, and we’re playing a free show at the 5 Spot this Sunday night along with I Believe in Hotpants, Girls & Money, and Karma Kite. This show is all noobs, so we decided it should be a freebie- therefore you have no excuse not to come. All of us are good bands with good songs and each is worth your attention. Now, on to the other good stuff happening around town this weekend:


Futurebirds w/ Grass Giraffes @ The Basement. 9pm $10 Adv/$13 DOS 21+

Mayhem performs The Doors’ LA Woman w/ Buffalo Clover @ the 5 Spot. 9pm $5 21+


Moon Duo, D. Watusi, Spanish Candles, and The Black Faces @ The End. 9pm $10

3rd annual Beatles vs. Stones Christmas Bowl, benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank. Ft. Mayhem & members of By Lightning!, Lonely H, Nite Nite, Jeremy Lister, Derek Hoke, Mike Grimes, Nikki Lane, Chuck Mead, Tommy Womack, Warren Pash, and many more… 9pm. $7 or 3 cans of food for admission. 21+

Natural Child, Ranch Ghost, Electric Dollhouse Groovebuggy, NEW BAND ft. members of the Cannomen and Bad Cop. @ Mount Swag. $3 It’s a house show so if you wanna go you can figure out the address. 🙂


Scale Model, I Believe in Hotpants, Girls & Money, Karma Kite @ the 5 Spot. 9pm FREE 21+ (See above!)

Have a great weekend!

A Few Good Shows: 12/9/11

December 9, 2011

This weekend has a pretty good selection of show-going opportunities in Nashville. Here we go:


Vitalic Noise presents CRAVE at Tavern (1904 Broadway). Nashville’s hottest Friday night dance party is back in a new location, and last week was a very successful kickoff. This week’s DJ lineup includes Losici (Josiah Lester), Dali Drama (Jenn Harbin), and Burgers (me). FREE, 21+ 10pm

White Rabbits w/ SONOI @ Exit/In. 9pm $10

DJ Craze @ Mai. 10pm $???


Little Viking, King Arthur, Calicocat, and O Giant Man @ The End. 9pm $5

Carolina Chocolate Drops w/ Frazey Ford @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $18


The Greater Good, Dead Legs, Night Beds @ The Basement. 9pm 21+ $5

Have a great weekend!

P.S. If you haven’t seen the glory that is Texts From Bennett, take care of that problem right now.

A Few Good Shows: 12/2/11

December 2, 2011

Busy weekend. Lots of good shows and stuff to do in Nashville. Let’s get right to it-


Last Year’s Men, Fly Golden Eagle, Ranch Ghost @ The End. 9pm $7

Mashville 4 year anniversary+Girls & Boys Nashville @ Mercy Lounge. $5 (This one features Coach, Hands Off Sam, Wick-it, Kidsmeal, Bateman, Mike Vulcan, Wildcub, Kevin Perryman, Revenant, Jenn Harbin, DJ Orig, and others- a very diverse DJ lineup indeed.)

Vitalic Noise presents the return of CRAVE @ Tavern. FREE, 21+ 10pm-3am. CRAVE was becoming THE place to be on Friday nights when it was hosted at the Wine Loft, but then Wine Loft was shut down by its parent company. Justin and the Vitalic Noise team have been hard at work finding the perfect new home for CRAVE and they’ve found it at TAVERN (sister company to Virago, Whiskey Kitchen, and Kayne Prime. This new installment features DJ sets by Losici, Donny Rest, Vitalic Noise (Justin Katerberg), and d.Babe. Did I mention it’s FREE?


Happy Little Trees 7″ release show w/ Poly and Frances Foundation @ the Basement. 9pm 21+ $5

Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers w/ Split Lip Rayfield and the Dirt Daubers @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $12 adv $14 DOS

Mr. Gnome w/ Cry Baby, Pushy Lips, and Thelma & the Sleaze @ The End. 9pm $7. Mr. Gnome was just named a “band to watch” by Rolling Stone, and I just checked out their record- it feels a bit scattered but there are some phenomenal tracks toward the middle and end. Moody, psychedelic, and dynamic, they never cease to just rock. I’ve heard very good things about their live shows and am thinking this could be one of those amazing shows that slips under the media radar for whatever reason. But I’d recommend not letting it slip under your radar.


Birdcloud, Denny & The Jets, Ranch Ghost @ the 5 Spot. 9pm $5 (Natural Child was on this bill initially but were replaced by Ranch Ghost.)

Before we get to the show listings, I have a show of my own to plug: I’m turning 30 this Sunday the 20th, and to celebrate I put together the 3rd-ever “Nashville Under the Covers” show at Mercy Lounge. That is, Nashville bands covering other Nashville bands. AND, it’s all to benefit YEAH‘s TN summer youth music camps- SGRRC and TNTRC. It’s gonna be a blast, and the lineup is fun (though Matt Friction did have to drop off the bill at the last minute), and the minimum donation is only $5! For more, read the generous blog post the Nashville Cream gave me yesterday. That’s this Sunday Nov. 20th, 9pm at Mercy Lounge, 18+, $5 minimum donation. (Hot tip: past YEAH volunteers will get in FREE with their volunteer tshirts!)

Now for the rundown:


Lucero (night 1 of 2) w/ Glossary @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $20

Hanzelle, The Greater Good, Casa Castille @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $5

Hull, Tijuana Goat Ride, Laser Flames, The Ascent of Everest @ The End. 9pm $7


Wanda Jackson w/ The Black Belles @ Marathon Music Works. 7pm $15

Lucero (night 2 of 2) w/ Austin Lucas @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $20

Bad Cop, Ranch Ghost, Denny & The Jets, Majestico @ The End. 9pm $5

Manchester Orchestra, White Denim, The Dear Hunters @ Cannery Ballroom. 8pm $17


SEE ABOVE. And come celebrate me getting old!

Have a great weekend!

A Few Good Shows: 11/11/11

November 11, 2011

This weekend is a little weak in the show department, but there’s still some good stuff to be seen around Nashville. Let’s get straight to the point:


The Black Belles album release w/ The Black Faces @ Third Man Records (Sold Out) 8pm.

Spidervirus reunion, w/ Riff Raff (AC/DC Tribute), Rock City Birdhouse, and Flesh Vehicle @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $5

Those Darlins @ Gilligan’s (in Murfreesboro). 9pm $10


Nashville Premier of Girls Night Out, a film by Meredith Kotas and Chris Davis. 4pm-8pm @ the 5 Spot, accompanied by performances by Birdcloud, Rall Tide, and very special top secret guest. $5 (proceeds benefit Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp)

Har Mar Superstar, Fake Brad, Five Knives @ 12th & Porter. 9pm $10


Melt Banana, Diarrhea Planet, Look What I Did @ The End. 9pm $12. *BRING EARPLUGS YALL*

Have a great weekend!

A Few Good Shows: 11/4/11

November 4, 2011

In case you didn’t know, I’ve been moving since last weekend, and the fact that my life is still mostly in sea of boxes in my new place means that my mind and body have been overwhelmed, thus no posts this week. But- I must tell you about some great shows going down this weekend in Nashville, so behold:


The Nobility’s The Secret of Blennerhassett Island album release show @ The Rutledge. 9pm $5 for entry $10 for entry + CD. According to their facebook, they are the only band on the bill and have a “DJ/general merriment” before and after them. I’m very excited for this one because the new album is phenomenal and the sound guy at The Rutledge is Frank Sass- the best sound guy in the history of sound guys. I seriously hope this venue starts getting more inde rock shows like this because he makes it sound like a million dollars, and every band deserves to sound that good.

Shoot the Mountain, Joel J. Dahl, Poly, and Backwords @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $5 21+

3rd annual rock for ovaries benefit ft. How I Became the Bomb, Soul Incision, and a fashion show @ Mercy Lounge. 7pm, $15 min. donation.

Girls & Boys Nashville presents: Dani Deahl, Coach, Hands off Sam, Jensen Sportag DJ set, Autoerotique, Rio, Kidsmeal, and Kevin Perryman. Girls free before 10pm, $5 gen. adm.

JEFF the Brotherhood, Mom & Dad, Seafood Hotline @ Walnut House in Murfreesboro. A YEAH! benefit show. 7:30pm $10


The Black Angels, Spindrift, and Dead Meadow @ Exit/In. 8pm $15

Big Surr w/ Triptides, Dino DNA, and Chrome Pony @ The End. 9pm $5

Hands off Cuba, Hepatitties, Coupler, Renee-Louise Carafice, and Bird Names @ Noa Noa (620 Hamilton Ave.) 8pm $???


Cortney Tidwell w/ Ponychase and Jasmin Kaset @ Exit/In. 8pm $7

Remember daylight saving time ends at 2am Saturday night/Sunday morning, and have a great weekend!