A Few Good Shows: 1/4/13

January 4, 2013

the-kitten-covers-devoIt’s kind of a slow weekend since we just had all sorts of New Year’s craziness earlier this week, but there are still several goods shows to check out this weekend in Nashville. Here are my picks:


Ghost Dance, The Electric Dollhouse Groovebuggy, and Fly Golden Eagle @ The Groove. 8pm, FREE

All Them Witches, Slick, Justin & The Cosmics, and Velvet Elvis @ The Basement. 9pm $5 21+


The Deli Magazine Presents: Magnolia Sons, Peter Terry & The City Profits, and Star & Micey @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $5 21+

Parquet Courts, OGG, Dirty Dreams, Nots, ArchAnimals, and Gold & The Rush @ The Owl Farm. 9pm $5

That’s it, have a great weekend!


A Few Good Shows: 11/16/12

November 16, 2012

We have a nice offering of shows featuring local and touring acts this weekend in Nashville. Here are my quick picks:


QDP @ the 5 Spot. 9pm $1 (Come by and say hi- I’ll be running the photobooth.)

Chubby & The Dots, Faux Ferocious and Graham Colton @ The Basement. 9pm $5 21+

Pinback w/ Solos @ Exit/In. 8pm. $16

Space Capone w/ Magnolia Sons @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $10


Simon Joyner, Altered Statesmen, Stephen Molyneux @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $7

Same As It Ever Was: A Talking Heads Tribute @ Exit/In. 9pm $10

Dr. Dog w/ Cotton Jones and Ri¢hie @ Marathon Music Works. 7pm $15-$22

Kansas Bible Company free in-store @ Grimeys. 5pm FREE

PAUSE FOR THE CAUSE: A Benefit for Brett Whitacre of The Legendary Shack Shakers ft. The Legendary Shack Shakers (final show), The Dirt Daubers, and Pine Hill Haints @ Mercy Lounge. 8pm $12 min. donation


Two Bit Charlie CD release w/ Mystery Twins and Waterfall Wash @ The Basement. 8pm $5 21+

Awesome Shirt, Gnarwhal, Sunglasses, Knightmare @ The End 9pm $5

Have  a great weekend!

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:


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


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!)


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!

I knew the day would eventually come- the day that Matt Mahaffey, one of my all-time musical heroes, would get his defunct band/project Self back together on a stage. That day has finally arrived! It was announced today that Self will indeed finally return to the stage on Dec. 29th to play a benefit show at the Exit/In with Forget Cassettes. The show benefits the Music for Life Alliance, an organization that supports music education for kids who might not otherwise have access to it. I’m very curious as to who Matt will enlist for the band. I’ve no doubt Seth Timbs of Fluid Ounces/Seth Timbs Thing/Hot New Singles will be involved, but other than it’s anybody’s guess as to how many of the original members will be down for it.

Tickets go on sale 11/15 via the Exit/In website.


A Few Good Shows: 11/2/12

November 2, 2012

After a weekend of crazy Halloween parties and other shenanigans, it’s good to get back to a weekend of good old regular shows. No gimmicks, no costumes, no bullshit. Here’s what looks good to me:


Frontier Ruckus, Honey Locust, and Foreign Fields @ The High Watt. 9pm $10

Man or Astro Man? w/ Ri¢hie, and The Ultras S/C @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $15

Stardeath and White Dwarves w/ New Fumes, Linear Downfall, and Space Face @ The End. 9pm $10


He’s My Brother She’s My Sister w/ Denny & The Jets @ The High Watt. 7:30pm (early show) $10

The Fresh & Onlys w/ Quilt and No Regrets Coyote @ Exit/In. 8pm $10

That’s all for now- have a great weekend!

Tomorrow night there will be an epic Halloween party, and you’re invited! Yes, Erica of 615 Design has opened her awesome theatrical set design studio for the second year in row to host the Zombie Unite! Undead Underground party! This year the party’s entertainment features my band Scale Model, Girls & Money, and DJs Burgers and Sex Gravy. We also have the Latin Wagon food truck, FREE BEER (with a donation to Hike for the Homeless Team Hotsteppers), and a professional zombie makeup artist onsite! Trust me- this is the coolest space you can imagine for a Halloween party, complete with a huge creepy-ass fake tree from one of Erica’s past set designs. Did I mention it’s totally FREE to get in? Yeah, it’s free. Here’s the full rundown:

Zombies Unite! Undead Underground
at 615 Design: 1015 W. Kirkland Ave, Suite 310
Bands: Scale Model and Girls & Money
DJs: Burgers and Sex Gravy
Latin Wagon food truck, FREE BEER w/ charitable donation
Professional makeup artist onsite
Starts at 9pm, NO COVER

A Few Good Shows: 10/12/12

October 12, 2012

It’s yet another busy weekend in Nashville for indie/local/rock shows. I’m a little bummed that I can’t make it to the Nobility/Non-Comms show tonight, since I’ll be in ATL playing a show. Haven’t seen those dudes play in far too long…


The Nobility, The Non-Commissioned Officers, and The Kernal @ The High Watt. 9pm $7

The Queers, Blooddrunk Shenanigans, Random Conflict, and Commonwealth of American Natives @ The End. 9pm $12

Godspeed! You Black Emperor and Kurt Wagner @ The Cannery Ballroom. 8pm $20

KDSML Review Ft. Protohype @ Exit/In. 9pm FREE for 21+, under 21 $5


Cry Baby EP release show w/ Snakeyez, Ghost Light and Vacation Bible School @ Owl Farm. 8pm $5???

D. Watusi in-store show at Grimey’s. FREE Postponed, according to Grimey’s website

Horror Hootenanny ft. The Creeping Cruds, Forbidden Dimension, & Alucard @ The End. 9pm $6

Scale Model, Creature Comfort, and Girls & Money @ The Labyrinth in Murfreesboro (529 Crossway Ave., near Ewing)


Skeleton Witch, Black Tusk, Havok, and Early Graves @ The End. 8pm $14

That’s it for now. Have a great weekend!