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A Few Good Shows: 11/9/12

November 9, 2012

Pre-show listing importance: The NYC/New Jersey area is still suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. There’s a great opportunity to help this Saturday at The Well in Green Hills form 1-4pm. The Nashville Food Bloggers and Sweet Betweens are organizing a bake sale! So stop by and pickup some goodies to benefit Sandy victims.

Now for the weekend show listings: It’s gonna be another good weekend to get out and see some local shows in Nashville! Here are my recommendations:

FRIDAY:

Take the Power Back: a tribute to Rage Against the Machine, with Tipper Whore and Hotel War @ Exit/In. 9pm $10

Faux Ferocious w/ Hi Electric and Timmy & The Tumblers @ Springwater. 10pm $5

SATURDAY:

Peelander-Z with Electric Eel Shock and The Joy of Painting @ Mercy Lounge. 8pm $12

Schools, Evan P. Donohue, Calicocat, and Heavy Chase @ The End. 9pm $5

My So-Called Band plays Weezer’s Blue Album and Pinkerton @ the Stone Fox. 9pm $7

Ponychase record release in-store performance @ Grimey’s. FREE 5pm (Their new EP is fantastic check it out below!)

SUNDAY:

Regina Spektor w/ Only Son @ The Ryman. 7:30pm $24.50-$37.50

Snowmine w/ Bows and Arrows @ The End. 9pm $7

Have a great weekend!

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A Few Good Shows: 10/19/12

October 19, 2012

Another fine weekend is in store for Nashville show-goers! There’s something for everyone, so don’t sit around on your couch- get out and see some bands.

FRIDAY:

Fly Golden Eagle, James Wallace & The Naked Light, Meadownoise @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $5

QDP @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $1

Die Antwoord w/ Five Knives (DJ set) @ Marathon Music Works. 8pm $22-$25

SATURDAY:

Forget Cassettes O Cursa release show w/ By Lightning! and Poly @ Exit/In. 9pm $10

Banditos, Promised Land, Oh Dang Lo Mein, Clear Plastic Masks @ The Basement. 9pm $5

Alabama Shakes, Blackfoot Gypsies, Frances & The Foundation, Patrick Sweany @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $donation (This is a benefit show for a terminally ill friend of the Alabama Shakes.)

That’s all I’ve got- have a great weekend!

Welcome to Halloween weekend in Nashville. This is a busy one, as always, and I’m just here to give you a smattering of some events of interest. By no means is this a comprehensive list of Halloween happenings. Just some stuff I think looks good/interesting.

FRIDAY:

Self (Matt Mahaffey solo acoustic) w/ Seth Timbs Thing and The Hellens @ The Basement. 9pm $5 21+

Vitalic Noise presents VITAL: 1 Year Anniversary @ Wine Loft ft. La Zebra, Dee Goodz, Deacon, Total Savage, Dark Sister, plus resident CRAVE DJs Losici and Dali Drama. 10pm $5

Halloween Spooktacular ft. My So-Called Band, The Aught-Nots, Space Capone, and Coach @ Mercy Lounge & Cannery. 9pm $15

The Grayces album release show w/ Dave Cloud and the Gospel of Power @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $5

SATURDAY:

Halloween Warehouse party ft. Girls & Money, Scale Model (I play drums), and Eight ‘O Five @ The Zombie Lair (aka Jiggy Graphics- 1015 W. Kirkland Ave. Suite 310, East Nashy) 10pm, $5 suggested donation gets access to the keg and spiked punch. Also there will be a professional movie makeup artist zombifying people!

Night of the Living Cover Bands: a benefit for YEAH! music programs (SGRRC/TNTRC/NYCRC) ft. Head over Heels (Go-Go’s covers), Ponychase (Cyndi Lauper covers), Cortney Tidwell, The Non-Commissioned Officers, Uncle Skeleton, and Spaceship of the Imagination. @ the 5 Spot, 9pm $5 or donation.

Jacuzzi Boys, Heavy Cream, and Cy Barkley @ The End. 9pm $6

The Greenhouse Halloween party ft. How I Became the Bomb, the Black Belles, and DJ Mindub @ The Greehouse. 9pm $???

SUNDAY:

Meatmen w/ Hans Condor and Slammers @ Springwater. 10pm $5 21+

MONDAY: (throwin’ it in there because I likely won’t have time to post on monday and there’s shit you should know about)

Dixie Downturn presents Halloween 8 off 8th ft. Lylas, How I Became the Bomb, A Greater Good, Casa Castille, Bows and Arrows, Shaboi, and Bummer. 9pm FREE 21+ For more info and previews of each band, check out Dixie Downturn!

Protomen, Peelander-Z, MC Frontalot @ Exit/In. 9pm $14

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin w/ Evan P. Donohue, Faux Ferocious, & Blown Stag @ The End. 9pm $6

PHEW. That’s it. Have a fun and safe Halloween weekend.

Here’s a quick rundown of shows I recommend this weekend in Nashville:

FRIDAY:

Lambchop at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. This is strange but awesome juxtaposition of outdoor fun, art, food, and music. The event starts at 5pm, but Lambchop plays at 9pm. For more info checkout Cheekwood’s website.

Quichenight, A Country Gentleman, Rock City Birdhouse @ the 5 Spot. 9pm $5

SATURDAY:

Times New Viking, D. Watusi, Big Surr @ The End. 9pm $10

… That’s about it for stuff that piques my interest.

I simply can’t go without posting this awesome video created by director Chris Abbas that combines a plethora of amazing imagery from the Cassini spacecraft (which has been orbiting Saturn for many years now) with the track “2 Ghosts I” from the album Ghosts I-IV by Nine Inch Nails. As the name of this blog implies, I’m obviously a huge fan of both music and science, and when they come together to create something beautiful like this I’m a happy man. If you can’t enjoy this there is something wrong with you. *HINT: If you’re viewing this post in an RSS reader, the Vimeo video below doesn’t show up, click through to actually view the blog page to see it!*

Have a great weekend!

Halloween weekend rundown

October 29, 2010

Image via tenthousandknives

By now you’ve probably already pinned down your Halloween plans, but I’ll list off a few things going down this weekend just in case there’s a day that you haven’t quite figure out yet.

FRIDAY:

Freaky Friday Halloween Party at Mercy Lounge/Cannery Ballroom. Featuring a total nostalgia-gasm of Guilty Pleasures + My So-Called Band in the Cannery and Yacht Rock Revue + Glam Hammer in Mercy Lounge. If I were going, I’d stay upstairs not because of the bands, but because we all know Guilty Pleasures + Halloween = lots of cougars dressing up as a “sexy _____” and exposing things that no cougar should ever expose. It’s 21+ and $15 gets you a wristband with access to both venues.

Clem Snide & Mountain Man are at the Basement. 21+ $8 9pm

SATURDAY:

Mercy Lounge/Cannery Ballroom host their annual “Nightmare In Music City” party. Cannery Ballroom will be transformed into a giant dance party, Mercy will be an exclusive VIP area, and there will be a huge heated tent outside in the parking lot with more DJs and dancing. $15 GA, $50 VIP.

Mai and 12th & Porter present the 2nd annual “Haunted Valley” block party featuring DJ sets and performances by Ying Yang Twins, Chancellor Warhol, Majestico, Coach, Potamus, Brandon Wahl, Space Capone, Luna Halo, Rod Youree, Cal Ecker, Hands off Sam, and Slow Motion Centerfold. Not sure who’s playing in which venue, but GA tix are $25.

Ra Ra Riot, Villagers, and Givers are at Exit/In. 9pm $15.

There also may or may not be a secret show happening at a secret location that’s about a 40 minute drive down I-24. This secret location may or may not have a very strict capacity limit due to past events. The headlining band may or may not have been recording their debut album in this same secret location over the past few months.

SUNDAY:

Girl Talk at Mai. Outdoor party, rain or shine. Starts at 7pm!

That’s all I got. Have a good Halloween and keep it classy.

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