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Twas the weekend before Christmas, and all through Nashville good rock shows were happening.

Seriously, there are plenty of good shows to see this weekend, many of which are “end of the world” parties tonight. Personally I’m already very sick of this end of the world bullshit but whatever. Here are my picks: (FYI, this will probably be my last post of the year, as I’m beginning my official holiday break tomorrow.)

FRIDAY:

QDP-endofworldQDP’s End of the World Party @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $1 21+

End of the World Party ft. DJ sets from Coach, Jim, Jacob Jones (Electric Western), DJ Rate (Boom Bap), and Keegan Dewitt @ The East Room. 9pm $10

Forget Cassettes, Tower Defense, CHARGES (new band from Jay Leo Phillips of Apollo Up!) @ The High Watt 9pm $7

Night 1 of the 4th Annual Beatles Vs. Stones Christmas charity show Ft. The Weeks, Mayhem, Buffalo Clover, Tim Easton, Megan Palmer and more @ The Basement. 9pm $7 Suggested donation benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank. 21+

The Protomen w/ Uncle Skeleton @ 12th & Porter 9pm $15 (Makeup & Vanity Set was originally on the bill as well, but had to cancel.)

SATURDAY:

Night 2 of the 4th Annual Beatles Vs. Stones Christmas charity show Ft. Derek Hoke, Grimey & Friends, Courtney Jaye, Langhorne Slim, Anchor Thieves, Matt Friction, Magnolia Sons, and more @ The Basement. 9pm $7 Suggested donation benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank. 21+

Yacht Rock Revue Holiday Special @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $12 GA/$20 VIP

The Paperhead @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $5

A Very Sleazy Christmas Ft. Thelma & The Sleaze, Fuckshow, Dave Cloud, and Vacation Bible School @ Exit/In. 9pm $5

That’s it! Have a happy holiday break and I will see you here in the new year! (Unless something crazy happens and I decide to blog before then.)

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A Few Good Shows: 12/14/12

December 14, 2012

First off, a huge apology for the lack of posts this week. I’ve been in the process of buying a new car all week and between that & work & everything else I’ve just been overwhelmed. But A Few Good Shows will never fail! Here are my picks for shows to check out this weekend in Nashville:

End-12-14-12FlierFRIDAY:

Hanzelle, Scale Model, and Anchor Thieves @ The End. 9pm $5 I really hope you can come to this show not only because my band is playing, but also because it’s a very solid lineup of fantastic, hard-working local bands. We’ll also have Jeff Leet on hand selling limited edition copies of the awesome linocut poster he designed and printed for us!

Wild Cub w/ The Non-Commissioned Officers and Glass Anchor @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $5

Father Figures, DOME, and The Maloneys w/ DJ Linwood Kirk @ FooBar. 9pm $5

Warren Pash & Friends @ The Family Wash. 9pm $???

SATURDAY:

Thunderbitch (members of Alabama Shakes, Fly Golden Eagle, and Clear Plastic Masks), Natural Child, Promised Land, Fly Golden Eagle, and James Wallace & The Naked Light @ Ghot Wingz. 8:30pm $10 *This show is supposedly limited to about 100 people or so, and it’s in a place that’s never done shows before. This is the perfect recipe for chaos and mayhem of the best kind possible, so if you’re going, hang on tight- it’ll be a wild one.*

Ponychase, Bows and Arrows, Money Cannot Be Eaten, and Grandfather Child @ The Basement. 9pm $5 21+

The Most Amazing Century of Science, No!, and Call Me Savage @ Boheme Collectif. 9pm $???

Christmas Village and Holiday Party Music Night @ The Stone Fox. FREE- A wide array of local artisans and mobile shops will be present all day for your holiday shopping needs, and later in the evening there will be performances from Heypenny, Tyler Family Band, Promised Land, Birdcloud, JP5, and more. For full details see the Stone Fox website.

SUNDAY:

Winter Sounds, Milktooth, Dr. Jungle Cat, and Yumi & The System @ The Basement. 8pm $5

That’s it! Have a great weekend!

UPDATE: Tristen made her goal not long after I posted this, but you should still buy the 7″ when it comes out!
You’ve probably already seen this in a few other places, but it’s a cool thing that deserves repeating:

Nashville’s budding startlet Tristen loves Christmas, so she recorded her own version of 3 of her favorite Christmas songs and needs your help to put it out on vinyl. As awesome as vinyl is, it’s really damned expensive to produce, so many lesser-know bands/artists have a hard time coming up with the dough for the up-front costs. So Tristen has started a Kickstarter campaign, and is asking for your help in making this Christmas 7″ a reality. Check it out, and help her out. She’s a rad gal and is one of the best local acts in the game right now, so let’s make this thing happen, eh? Watch the video below and click here to donate.

 

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