As most native Nashvillians are painfully aware, it’s CMApocalypse weekend. And although Morgan and Christy have been too busy to regularly update Nashvillest like they once did, they have indeed returned this week for one of their most popular ideas- CMApocalypse Bingo! So give that a look and have a few laughs, then check out my non-CMA show picks for this weekend. We have plenty of great rock shows to see, just be sure to allow plenty of extra driving time because traffic will be a nightmare all weekend. :-/

FRIDAY:

Forget Cassettes, Hanzelle, DAMS, and Fielded @ Exit/In. 9pm $10

Sleepy Kitty, Bows and Arrows, Cigarette Trees, and The School @ The End. 9pm $7

Tipper Whore, Stevie Binge & the Fork Hunts, and Choking Sickness @ Springwater. 10pm $5 21+

Orchard Lounge, This Is Art, and Quiet Entertainer @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $10

SATURDAY:

Ri¢hie, Kidd Ramius, and BF/GF Sex @ The Basement. 9pm $5 21+

The Hannah Barbarians, Gunther Doug, and Couched @ The High Watt. 9pm $5

My So-Called Band @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $15

Bad Cop, Todayshits, and Majestico @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $7

SUNDAY:

Jacuzzi Boys, D. Watusi, Cy Barkley & The Way Outsiders, and Weekend Babes @ The End. 9pm $7

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SM-TW-TST-HighWatt5-31-WEB2Before I get to the regular show picks, I must indulge in a moment of shameless self-promotion. As you probably know, I’m in a band called Scale Model. We have an exciting show tonight at the High Watt and I strongly encourage you to come check it out! We’re playing with our friends Tipper Whore, who have been taking Nashville by storm recently, and The Static Trees, who we saw blow the roof off a house show in Murfreesboro a few months ago. This is a really solid lineup, and we’re gonna be debuting a few new songs, so if you’ve seen us recently that’s no excuse! Arrive early because the first 20 people get in for FREE!

Onto the listings:

FRIDAY:

Tipper Whore, Scale Model, The Static Trees @ The High Watt. 9pm $7 (1st 20 people get in free!)

Vitek, Hanzelle, and Phin @ The Basement. 9pm $5 21+

Megajoos, Rajhi Gahler, The Deadtowns @ Springwater. 10pm $5 21+

SATURDAY:

David Wax Museum, w/ Amanda Shires @ Exit/In. 8pm $10

Subsonics w/ Tiger! Tiger! @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $5

SUNDAY:

The Thermals w/ PUJOL @ Exit/In. 8pm $12 adv/$15 DOS

Snowden w/ Nudity @ The High Watt. 9pm $10

That’s it, have a great weekend!

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

There’s not shortage of good shows to check out this weekend, but before we get to the listings I have a few noteworthy local music tidbits to mention-

  • Creature Comfort are a talented new local band I’ve had the pleasure of playing shows with, and they’ve just released their debut album Fox Tales, which can be purchased digitally on bandcamp. Stream it here!
  • My band Scale Model just released a 2-song remix EP for “Do It Tonight” off our 2012 S/T EP. The remixes were done by Makeup & Vanity Set and The Leech Boyz. It’s totally free for download on our bandcamp page, so stream it and grab it! While you’re at it, also check out our limited edition tshirts designed by Funky Catsterz.

My picks for what shows to see this Memorial Day weekend in Nashville-

FRIDAY:

Night Beds, Good Buddy, and Tristen @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $10

Nashville Pioneers pep rally part 2 ft. DJs Coach and La Force @ the Stone Fox. 9pm $5

SATURDAY:

(Flier pictured above!) Take the Power Back (all-girl Rage Against the Machine tribute), Gladiator (Jesus Lizard tribute), and Cio Cio San & The Half-Japanese Girls (Weezer tribute) @ Exit/In. 8pm $10 (Limited run of $5 presale tix may still be available at The Groove!) *There will be a very special guest performer at this show, and people will be talking about it for years, but you’ll just have to come to find out who it is!*

No Country For New Nashville 2-year anniversary party ft. Colorfeels, EL EL, and Beck’s Song Reader performed by Daniel Ellsworth, members of Milktooth, and more @ The Basement. 9pm $7 21+

Josephine Foster, The Cherry Blossoms, and Honey Locust @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $7

Those Darlins, Gills, Magnolia Sons, Vespers, Stagolee, Cooper & The Jam @ Eastside Hootenanny at East Park. 4-10pm Proceeds go to benefit Urban Green Lab. More info on East Side Hootenanny website.

You’d think there would more good shows Sunday night given the long weekend, but I couldn’t find anything I’m particularly thrilled about. Have a great weekend!

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Here we are with another weekend full of great shows to see. No excuses, get out and see at least one show this weekend! Here are my picks:

FRIDAY;

Frontier Ruckus, James Wallace & The Naked Light, and Fox Bear Snake @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $8 adv/$10 DOS

Scorpion Child, Slick, and Blüdeagle @ The End. 9pm $10

QDP @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $1 21+

SATURDAY:

Pale Houses (new project from Aaron Robinson of Imaginary Baseball League), with Photo Ops and Audrey Rose @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $5

Molly Conley, Spike And Mallets, The Glorious Return, and Million Sellers @ Live True Vintage & Vinyl’s grand opening. 5pm, free. More deets on the facebook event.

Bobby Bare Jr., Birdcloud, and The Grenadines @ The Basement. 9pm $8 21+

SUNDAY:

R. Stevie Moore, Deluxin, Lame Drivers, and Woolen Men @ The End. 9pm $7

That’s it, have a great weekend!

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What a fine weekend is in store for us Nashvillians! Lots of good shows happenin’, so I’ll cut right to the chase:

FRIDAY:

T. Rust cassette release, with Switchblade Kid, Shy Guy, and Blank Range @ The End. 9pm $5

East Nashville Underground ft. The Weeks, Evan P. Donohue, The Kicks, Young International, The Future, and Bang Ok Bang @ The East Room. 9pm 21+ $Tix here

Generationals w/ Brass Bed @ The High Watt. 9pm $10

Courtney Jaye album release, w/ special guest JP5 @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $7

SATURDAY:

Hotpipes album release show w/ Echo Group and Treekeeper @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $10 (includes vinyl copy of their new album DUST)

Turbo Fruits, Richie, Tipper Whore, and Ben Spinks Supermelt @ Ben Weber’s house. FREE (Check out the facebook event for details)

East Nashville Underground (DAY SHOW) ft. Alyssa Bonagura, Erin McCarley, Little Bandit, Justin Kalk Orchestra, Derek Hoke, and Bears of Blue River @ The East Room. 11am-8pm. 21+ $Tix here

East Nashville Underground ft. The Kingston Springs, Chancellor Warhol, Hotel War, Kink Ador, *Repeat Repeat, and Brandon Jazz & His Armed Forces @ The East Room. 9pm 21+ $Tix here

Night of the Living Cover Bands: a benefit for Nashville Rock Block and YEAH! @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $7

10years-1It’s hard to believe it was over 10 years ago when I was at a college party in Murfreesboro, TN and my roommate Blake had introduced me to Cal Dykes, this synthesizer-obsessed dude who lived with his friends Lance McDonald and Andy Stella- all of them were in the recording industry major at MTSU. At that party he showed us a couple of new vintage Moog synths he had either just bought or was working on… and also excitedly told us about this new band he was starting called The Protomen, and that they were gonna make epic rock-opera-esque music based on the backstory of the videogame Mega Man. I then attended their debut live show on April 26th, 2003 (or it might’ve been Fri. the 25th…) at The Boro and had my mind blown. Little did I know what an amazing ten years lay ahead for these dudes. This Saturday The Protomen celebrate their 10-year anniversary at Mercy Lounge, with another ally who’s been there from the beginning- the inimitable Makeup And Vanity Set. And rounding out the bill is Hanzelle, another synth-heavy troupe that originally hailed from Murfreesboro.

Now that I’ve gotten my little trip down memory lane out of the way, here are my picks for shows to see this weekend in Nashville!

FRIDAY:

The Sword, Kyng, and Laser Flames on the Great Big News @ Exit/In. 9pm $17

Magnolia Sons, Star and Micey, and Strung Like A Horse @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $5

The Weeks album release w/ Junior Astronomers @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $12

SATURDAY:

The Protomen 10-year anniversary show w/ Makeup And Vanity Set and Hanzelle @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $12 adv/$14 DOS

Ri¢hie, Cannomen, and Fragments of God @ The Stone Fox. 9pm

That’s it- have a great weekend!

Rainy BlossomsI apologize for lack of content this week. I have been quite busy literally every single day. Even though I’m off from my day job today I still have a ton of yard work to do! For that reason I’ll get right to the point- what shows to see this weekend in Nashville!

FRIDAY:

A benefit for Norton Records ft. The A-Bones, The Ettes, Daddy Long Legs, The Weekend Babes, and special guest Har Mar Superstar @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $15

Los Vigilantes, Las Ardillas, Cy Barkley & The Way Outsiders, Cry Baby, and Snake Eyez @ The Other Basement. 9pm $???

Bird Peterson, KDSML, Coach, and Strooly @ SEEN Nashville. 9pm $10-$15

SATURDAY:

Futurebirds, Natalie Prass, and No Regrets Coyote @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $10 adv/$12 DOS

Buffalo Clover, Roy Ira, and Lindi Ortega @ The Basement. 8pm $5 21+ *early show! 8pm sharp!*

Hello Walls, w/ By The Gods @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $5 21+

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