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-

FRIDAY:

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?

SATURDAY:

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.

SUNDAY:

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

My man Justin Katerberg has been steadily growing his Vitalic Noise Agency the past couple of years, but it seems that few people really know what Vitalic Noise does, beyond the blog. Well I’ll just tell you what came straight from the horse’s mouth:

Realizing that the majority of people still to this day have no idea what Vitalic Noise does, we couldn’t think of any other way to properly showcase the artists that we are working with than to set up a DJ rig and pushed record on a short tracklist of both artists signed to Vitalic Noise and a few other acts that we hold close to our heart. Did it work? I guess that part is up to you – love it or hate it, we would be ever so thankful if you were to share it with your friends.

Currently we represent, as either management or booking agents:

Fare Soldi
Justin Faust
Edwin Van Cleef
Cadillac
Moonlight Matters
Zimmer
Viceroy
Geisha Twins
FM Attack

So there you have it. Quite an impressive and ever-growing roster. Check out the mixtape on soundcloud:

Ladies and gentlemen, Charles Park III from our man Makeup & Vanity Set has arrived. It will be your Halloween 2011 soundtrack. It can be purchased tomorrow (10/27) but you can stream it all now via his soundcloud. Or below. Words seem meaningless in comparison to simply giving this thing a listen. Only then will you understand. Clearly I am biased because I love this dude, but it’s the TRUTH. Everything he’s done is utter badassery.

 

Duck Sauce (A-Trak + Armand Van Helden) released a video for their latest single “Big Bad Wolf” today and… um… well… it’s *scratches head* absolutely ridiculous? I don’t even know. I wouldn’t recommend watching it at work, though. (It’s age-restricted on YouTube, so it probably won’t play embedded below, but we’ll try anyway…

Also, tonight Chromeo (fronted by A-Trak’s brother Dave) takes over Nashville at the Cannery Ballroom. As of posting there are still tickets left. What’s possibly even more exciting than Chromeo is the fact that the one and only Breakbot is opening for them. It’s a VERY special treat to get to see an Ed Banger artist in Nashville, so you should seize this opportunity. Breakbot is one of my all-time favorite dance/electronic producers and he will NOT disappoint. Even cooler is the fact that locals How I Became the Bomb are on the bill in place of Mayer Hawthorne, and they’re doing a set of Hall & Oates covers! (Don’t get me wrong, I’m not glad Mayer Hawthorne canceled for whatever reason, just glad that my pals in HIBTB got seize such a great opportunity.) Check the video for Breakbot’s “Baby I’m Yours” below:

A Few Good Shows: 9/16/11

September 16, 2011

Behold: the world’s largest afro.

Now for what’s going down in Nashville this weekend.

FRIDAY:

Girls, Nobunny, and Papa @ Mercy Lounge. $13 9pm (Girls are also doing an in-store show at Grimey’s at 5pm.)

Vitalic Noise presents CRAVE at the Wine Loft every Friday from 10pm-last call. FREE entry, 21+, ft. DJs Losici, Dali Drama, and a rotating cast of special guests.

SATURDAY:

Local Honey end of summer sale ft. live performances from Tristen, Action!, and Dogs of Oz. Free, Sale 11am-6pm, music at 2PM.

Earth, w/ Mount Eerie @ The End. $12 8pm.

SUNDAY:

Local Honey fall fashion rollout with runway show and music from DJ Patrick Kearney. Rollout is 12-4pm, runway show starts at 8pm.

A Few Good Shows: 9/9/11

September 9, 2011

Soundland is quickly approaching and the $55 wristband price expires TODAY at noon, so if you’ve been putting off buying one, this is your last chance to get them before the price goes up. A wristband gets you into all the shows, including M.Ward at War Memorial Auditorium, Ghostland Observatory at the Cannery, Foster the People at the 12th Ave block party stage, and everything else. Get them before it’s too late.

Now for this weekend’s goodness:

FRIDAY:

Cassino, The Silver Seas, Ryan Case @ The Basement. 9pm 21+ $7

Girls & Boys Nashville presents Classixx, Justin Faust, Crizzly, Coach and Hands Off Sam @ The Cannery. 9pm $10

And as I told you yesterday, I will be DJing alongside Dali Drama and Losici at the Wine Loft for Vitalic Noise’s new weekly party CRAVE. It’s FREE and goes from 10pm till last call.

SATURDAY:

Grimey’s presents the 12th south concert series ft. The Coolin’ System, D. Watusi, and Turkeys at Sevier Park. Starts at 6pm sharp and it’s FREE. Turkeys is the name of the supergroup featuring Jessi Darlin (of Those Darlins), Joey Scala (formerly PUJOL), Sean Thompson (formerly PUJOL), Jamin Orrall (JEFF the Brotherhood), and Luke Schneider (Cortney Tidwell). They played their debut show at Dino’s a few weeks back as a nameless band, so it’s good they finally settled on a name (and a fitting one at that).

Tetsuo w/ the 1-10’s @ Springwater. 21+ 10pm $5

SUNDAY:

Ben Swank presents Hate Life ft. the Black Belles (who backed Stephen Colbert on “Charlene II [I’m Over You]”) @ The Basement. 9pm 21+ $5

Have a great weekend!

 

Last week I blundered in failing to mention the debut of Vitalic Noise’s new weekly dance party CRAVE, happening every Friday night at the Wine Loft in the Gulch. I was there, though, and a spectacular debut it was. This is gonna be THE place to be every Friday, because 1) it’s FREE, 2) there will be a rotating cast of great DJs spinning the best disco/house/electro/funk, 3) it’s centrally located in the Gulch and goes till last call, so you can be there all night OR stop by for a little dancing after the other show you attended earlier in the evening, 4) did I mention it’s FREE?

Now that I’ve properly plugged the event itself, I will plug this Friday specifically because the DJ lineup includes yours truly. Official lineup is: Losici (Josiah Lester), Burgers (me), Dali Drama (Jenn Harbin). So come on out, have a drink, and dance with us for FREE. (There are also drink and appetizer specials.)

As a special treat, enjoy the video for Craze’s new bangin’ track “Dance Alone”:

I’d heard rumors of Chromeo returning to the Nashville this year. They loved it here and were pleasantly surprised by the sellout last August, so it came as no surprise to learn they were probably coming back sometime this year. I waited around for the official announcement and it finally came, but with an extra-special added bonus: Mayer Hawthorne and none other than the legendary BREAKBOT are billed to open the show on Oct. 25th at the Cannery. I can’t even describe how awesome this billing is. It’s going be a looooong summer in anticipation of this show. The announcement came at the same time as Breakbot announced his new remix of Chromeo’s track “When The Night Falls” which you can preview below:

Meanwhile, Nashville’s own electro duo Jensen Sportag did a very sexy and very danceable remix of Memory Tapes’ “Wait In The Dark” which got them some serious love from The Fader. Good job, fellas. I can’t be happier to see Nashville artists seeing success making such traditionally “un-Nashville” music. Stream it below:

A little late for the technical first day of summer, but it’s finally here: the BURGERS summer 2011 mixtape. Grab it or stream it below. I’ve been assembling this mix over the past week or so and decided to make it flow like most dance parties do- kinda chill at first then ramping up to a few full-on bangers toward the end. Yes I know I include Bit Funk and Breakbot in just about every mix I make, but they’re two of my faves and they’re constantly coming out with awesome new shit; I just can’t help myself. Listen and love.

Miami Horror at Beauty Bar Backyard, SXSW '11. Photo by Steve Cross

Tomorrow night (6/16) Miami Horror makes their first Nashville appearance at Mercy Lounge, with How I Became the Bomb and Cherub opening. I’ve been hoping for at least a year that Miami Horror would come through Nashville, and it’s finally happening. They come from the land down under, but I’ve heard rumors that they’re making a move to the states. Their debut album Illumination was one of my favorites of 2010, and I caught their live show at the Beauty Bar Backyard at SXSW this year. It was easily one of the best shows I saw the whole festival. They have impressive stage energy and showmanship which easily brought the crowd into a sweaty dance-frenzy in no time.

This show at Mercy will be easily as good, if not better, than the SXSW show because they can flesh out their set and do it “their way” instead of having to setup quickly and rush through their set like bands usually have to do at SXSW. The openers are perfect for the bill, and at a mere $12, this is a really good deal. The band is also doing a DJ set later that night at MAI for the official afterparty. Seriously, get your tix now! Why pay more at the door or risk missing it entirely because of a sellout?

Download:

Miami Horror-Holidays (ft. Alan Palomo)

Listen:
Miami Horror-Holidays (DCUP Remix)