May 31, 2013
Before 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:
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+
David Wax Museum, w/ Amanda Shires @ Exit/In. 8pm $10
Subsonics w/ Tiger! Tiger! @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $5
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!
April 19, 2013
It’s that time of year again. Record Store Day 2013 is TOMORROW! That means lots of awesome day shows at the record stores around town, and lots of very exclusive/limited-release vinyl. Unfortunately it also means insanely obsessive fans/collectors camped out in front of said record stores at the asscrack of dawn waiting to be first in line to purchase the “RSD-only exclusive collectors edition midnight blue vinyl 7-inch test-pressing of (insert dead indie band frontman) farting during an early demo of (insert dead indie band name).”
Seriously though, between the awesome RSD festivities and the regular shows happening, this is one helluva weekend for music in Nashville.
Frye Jam Session ft. The Features, Odessa Rose, Nikki Lane, and Andrew Combs @ Mercy Lounge. FREE- doors 7pm. *Only the 1st 300 people will get in, and you will be videotaped if you’re in the crowd.*
Mean Jeans, Ben Spinks Supermelt, No Regrets Coyote, and Hollywood @ The End. 9pm $7
Nudity, Scale Model, The Prime Ordeal, and Joey Molinaro @ Noa Noa. 9pm $3-$5 suggested donation. BYOB.
AC Slater, Myrryrs, Flinch, and Treekeeper @ SEEN. 9pm $20
Phantom Farmer (aka Joel McAnulty) album release w/ Lylas, Mark Sloan, and Cale Tyson @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $5
QDP @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $1 21+
RSD at The Groove- DeRobert & The Half-Truths, Penicillin Baby, Forget Cassettes, Cooper, Western Medication, Tristen, & more. More info here.
RSD at Grimey’s- The Features, Hotpipes, Paramore, Alanna Royale, PUJOL, Daniel Bachman, Josh Rouse, & more. More info here.
RSD at Third Man Records- Karen Elson and Fats Kaplin, Mark Watrous, and DJ Jemina Pearl. More info here.
Fond Object grand opening ft. JP5, Cheap Time, Promised Land, JP Harris & The Tough Choices, and Sparkle City DJs. 2-7pm FREE. More info here.
Mansions On The Moon, Carousel, and Black Sea Royalty @ The High Watt. 9pm $10 adv/$12 DOS.
Phew. That’s it. Have a great weekend and go out and buy some records!
April 12, 2013
I 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!
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
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!!
March 29, 2013
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:
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+
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.
Garden Center/Hardware Store Gift Cards
Lumber for Raised Beds
That’s it! Quality over quantity this weekend. Have a great one!
March 22, 2013
Before 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:
QuicheNight, The Lonely H, and Buffalo Clover @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $5 21+
Goodbye June w/ Jonathan Sexton @ The Basement. 9pm $7 21+
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
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!
March 15, 2013
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:
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+
The Million Sellers and Adam Therrien @ That’s Cool. 7pm $5
Maserati, w/ Conestyle and Fragments of God @ Exit/In. 9pm $10
That’s all for now. Have a great weekend!