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-

FRIDAY:

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 $???

SATURDAY:

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!

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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:

FRIDAY:

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+

SATURDAY:

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.
Suggested:
Garden Center/Hardware Store Gift Cards
Top Soil/Compost
Lumber for Raised Beds
Screws (~3in)
Garden Tools
Seeds, Starters

That’s it! Quality over quantity this weekend. Have a great one!

hotpipes-dustBefore 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:

FRIDAY:

QuicheNight, The Lonely H, and Buffalo Clover @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $5 21+

Goodbye June w/ Jonathan Sexton @ The Basement. 9pm $7 21+

SATURDAY:

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

SUNDAY:

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!

Leprechaun2It’s the Ides of March! Be careful out there. I mean, Google Reader is officially dead… that might as well be a sign of the apocalypse, right?

It’s not nearly as insane as last weekend, especially with a crop of our best local bands being away at SXSW, but there are still a few good shows to check out this weekend in Nashville- here are my picks:

FRIDAY:

R. Stevie Moore, Action!, and Bad Friend @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $7

Hello Walls, Anchor Thieves, Pageant, & Tim Chad and Sherry @ The End. 9pm $5

QDP @ The 5 Spot. 10pm $1 21+

SATURDAY:

The Million Sellers and Adam Therrien @ That’s Cool. 7pm $5

YEAH! Rock Block Showcase @ The Rutledge. 2pm $10 All Ages. For more info checkout the Facebook event.

SUNDAY:

Maserati, w/ Conestyle and Fragments of God @ Exit/In. 9pm $10

That’s all for now. Have a great weekend!

Mar9th-StoneFox-WEBBefore 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:

FRIDAY:

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.

SATURDAY:

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+

SUNDAY:

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!

spring-break-yayThis weekend there are some pretty awesome shows happening in Nashville. No excuses- go out and see some great bands/artists! Here’s what’s interesting to me:

FRIDAY:

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+

SATURDAY:

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
ALL FREE!

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!

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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
Natural Child
Ranch Ghost
PUJOL
Slammers

Friday March 8th @ Exit/In:
The Black Lips
White Fence
Ex-Cult
D. Watusi
Crime Wave

Saturday March 9th @ Exit/In:
JEFF the Brotherhood
Diarrhea Planet
Cy Barkley & The Way Outsiders
OGG
The Orwells

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!

A Few Good Shows: 2/22/13

February 22, 2013

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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:

FRIDAY:

Allen Thompson Band, Poly, and Lonely H @ The Basement. 9pm $5 21+

Hagsanova @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $7

SATURDAY:

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.

SUNDAY:

Stone Jack Jones, Lylas, Adia Victoria, Handsome Panther, and JD Panty Sweat (Nikki Darlin) @ The Basement. 9pm $5

A Few Good Shows: 2/15/13

February 15, 2013

Commego-dot-com-b502dd56986d-Happy_valentines_dayHappy post-Valentine’s Day weekend! Not a lot of time as I’m writing this, but here’s a quick rundown of show listings that piqued my interest this weekend in Nashville.

FRIDAY:

Glossary and Telegraph Canyon @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $7

Roy Ira w/ W.B. Givens and Mayday Malone @ the High Watt. 9pm $5

East Nashville Underground ft. Magnolia Sons, Machines Are People Too, Cult Logic, Alanna Royale, All Them Witches, Vinyl Thief & DJ Rate @ The East Room. $10 or $25 for full festival pass. Full lineup and info can be found here.

SATURDAY:

QDP presents: QDProm ft. Ponychase, Tipper Whore, The QDP DJs, and special guests @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $8 adv/$10 DOS

Social Studies and Ramona Falls @ The High Watt. 9pm $10

East Nashville Underground (day show) ft. The Static Trees, Jon Byrd, Joshua, Waterfall Wash, KS Rhoads, Colorfeels, Frances & The Foundation, Hanzelle @ The East Room. 1-8pm Full details here.

East Nashville Underground (night show) ft. Golden Spurs, COIN, Tesla Rossa, James Wallace & The Naked Light, MOON TAXI, The Wans, DJ That Guy! @ The East Room. 9pm Full details here.

SUNDAY:

Psychic Ills w/ Cloudland Canyon and Western Medication @ Exit/In. 9pm $7

That’s it, have a great weekend!

A Few Good Shows: 2/8/13

February 8, 2013

twin_peaks_logoSorry for the lack of posts this week. I’m currently moving and my life is utter chaos.

Here’s a quick rundown of cool shows to check out this weekend in Nashville:

FRIDAY:

Megajoos album release w/ Penicillin Baby, TN Scum, and Young Wolves @ Springwater. 10pm $5 21+

Torres, Catfish, and BF/GF Sex @ The Basement. 9pm $FREE 21+

SATURDAY:

Into the Night: A Twin Peaks Themed Art Show and Prom ft. DJ The Librarian, Burlesque Performances, Eight ‘O Five Jive, and Twin Peaks themed art show @ Boheme Collectif. 7pm 21+ Tickets available via EventBrite

Kopecky Family Band, The Eastern Sea, and Rayland Baxter @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $10 adv/$12 DOS

That’s all I’ve got for you. It’s kind of a slow one. Have a great weekend!