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!!

Before I get to the show listings for this weekend, I feel compelled to share this awesome video from Daft Punk, who you should know by now are releasing a new album on May 31st called Random Access Memories. They collaborated with quite a few notable players in the electronic music world, and created a series of short bio films introducing each one. The first is the legendary Giorgio Moroder:

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

FRIDAY:

Ponychase, Photo Ops, and Pale Houses (new project from Aaron Robinson) @ The Basement. 9pm $5 21+

BlackTooth Records Black-Out ft. Fly Golden Eagle, Chrome Pony, and “many more” @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $5

Caveman w/ Pure Bathing Culture @ The High Watt. 9pm $10

Terry Fest ft. Tom Pappas Collection, Hurts To Laugh, Static Trees, Adam Hill & His Sunday Best, and more @ Mad Donna’s Music Loft. 9pm $???

SATURDAY:

Forget Cassettes, Tristen, and TORRES @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $10 (I thought this was the release show for Forget Cassettes’ O Cursa on vinyl but no one seems to be mentioning that anywhere…)

The Sundresses, Hotel War, Mystery Twins, and Justin & The Cosmics @ The End. 9pm $6

Hollow Ox, Lone Official, and Faux Ferocious @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $5

That’s I all I have! Have a great weekend!

Catie Cameron has been one of my best friends for many years. She’s a talented, smart gal and also a great writer. For the past few years she has been working on achieving one of her childhood dreams- to write and publish a novel. Today I’m happy to share with you her Kickstarter campaign, which will raise the funds needed for her to self-publish Ms. Rhythm and Blues: A Rock & Roll Novel. It’s about a girl named Maggie who grows up in Nashville, TN in the 90s and immerses herself in the rock scene, and eventually opens her own rock club. I won’t say much more because you really should just go to her Kickstarter page and check it out for yourself! Here’s the promo video:

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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:

FRIDAY:

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+

SATURDAY:

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.
Suggested:
Garden Center/Hardware Store Gift Cards
Top Soil/Compost
Lumber for Raised Beds
Screws (~3in)
Garden Tools
Seeds, Starters

That’s it! Quality over quantity this weekend. Have a great one!

hotpipes-dustBefore 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:

FRIDAY:

QuicheNight, The Lonely H, and Buffalo Clover @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $5 21+

Goodbye June w/ Jonathan Sexton @ The Basement. 9pm $7 21+

SATURDAY:

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

SUNDAY:

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!

It’s Craft Beer Week!

March 20, 2013

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This week is Nashville Craft Beer week! I was too busy to post about this earlier in the week, but better late than never. As you should well know, it culminates in the long sold-out East Nashville Beer Festival this Saturday, but there are also lots of good tastings, tap takeovers, and beer dinners happening all week long. The full calendar of Craft Beer Week events is over at Rhizome Productions, so check it out and find what sounds interesting. I was at Craft Brewed last night for the Straight To Ale tasting and Brooklyn Surprise cask ale tasting. There are several tastings tonight, tomorrow, and thursday so go taste some good beer. And if you don’t have a ticket to the ENBF, check out Craigslist. I believe there are some for sale there. Good luck, and happy Craft Beer Week!

Leprechaun2It’s the Ides of March! Be careful out there. I mean, Google Reader is officially dead… that might as well be a sign of the apocalypse, right?

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:

FRIDAY:

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+

SATURDAY:

The Million Sellers and Adam Therrien @ That’s Cool. 7pm $5

YEAH! Rock Block Showcase @ The Rutledge. 2pm $10 All Ages. For more info checkout the Facebook event.

SUNDAY:

Maserati, w/ Conestyle and Fragments of God @ Exit/In. 9pm $10

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

Mar9th-StoneFox-WEBBefore I get to to our regularly scheduled show listings, I must take a moment to shamelessly plug my band Scale Model’s show Saturday at The Stone Fox. Joining us on the bill is the awesome and sexy Ponychase, as well as the fresh new sounds of Nudity. DJ John Brassil will also be spinning your favorite 80s new wave & post punk between bands. I know, there are a shit ton of good shows happening this weekend, but if you’re not feeling Freaky or Rosey, come see us! The Stone Fox is the best venue of its size in town, and this 80s/synth-heavy bill was custom-tailored to fill the void left by those other big shows. Now for the show listings:

FRIDAY:

Freakin’ Weekend night 2 ft. The Black Lips, Ex-Cult, D. Watusi, White Fence, and Crime Wave @ Exit/In. 8pm $20

HUSTLE III: Nashville’s biggest DJ collaboration, ft. DJs from Y2K, Recognize, Whiskey Disco, The Boom Bap, and Electric Western @ Cannery Ballroom. 8pm $10 adv/$12

Little Bandit, Chris Pickering, Jesse Lafser @ The Basement. 9pm $5 21+

He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister, Shaky Graves, and Paper Bird @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $10 adv/$12 DOS

Townes Van Zandt tribute ft. Cortney Tidwell, Lylas, Altered Statesmen, Aquariums, and more @ The Stone Fox.

SATURDAY:

Ponychase, Scale Model, and Nudity @ the Stone Fox. 9pm $7

Freakin’ Weekend night 3 ft. JEFF the Brotherhood, Diarrhea Planet, Cy Barkley & The Way Outsiders, OGG, and The Orwells @ Exit/In. 8pm $15

Caitlin Rose The Stand In album release show, with Andrew Combs and Steelism @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $10 adv/$12 DOS

Gemini Club, Ghosthouse, and Patrick Baker @ The High Watt. 9pm $10

Calicocat, T. Rust, Chloe Sunshine, and King of Prussia @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $5 21+

SUNDAY:

The Zombies w/ The Ettes and Night Beats @ War Memorial Auditorium. 6pm, $25-$40

Freakin’ Weekend Hangover Brunch ft. Jaill, Fletcher C. Johnson, John Wesley Coleman III, Deluxin’, and Weekend Babes @ The Stone Fox. 4pm $3 w/ Freakin’ Weekend 3-day pass, $5 w/out

I told you it’s a crazy weekend! The weather’s gonna be lovely so get out, have fun, and be safe!

fix the beer taxI want take a moment to spread the word to fellow Nashvillians/beer lovers about an upcoming rally at the state capitol. As you should’ve heard by now, there is a BIG movement, called Fix The Beer Tax, in our fair state to change our absurdly high beer tax code that has been in place since the 1950’s. Brewers, beer lovers, and politicians alike have all been on the road over the past month or so building support for the Tennessee Beer Tax Reform Act of 2013.

This coming Monday, March 11th there will be a rally held downtown at The Standard (167 Rosa L. Parks Blvd), just a few blocks from the capitol, from 5-8:30pm. Sen. Brian Kelsey, Rep. Cameron Sexton, and representatives from the Tennessee Malt Beverage Association, Anheuser-Busch, other national brewers, and importers will all be present. Join the event on facebook, and if you haven’t already, GO SEND A LETTER TO YOUR STATE LAWMAKERS IN SUPPORT OF THIS BILL! The form is very easy and it only take a few seconds!

spring-break-yayThis weekend there are some pretty awesome shows happening in Nashville. No excuses- go out and see some great bands/artists! Here’s what’s interesting to me:

FRIDAY:

Photo Ops album release show w/ Neil O’Neil and Milktooth @ The 5 Spot. 9pm $5 21+

“Future Night” ft. Hanzelle, Fake Brad, and T-Rust, along with a future-themed art show @ Boheme Collectif. 9pm $5

Fanny’s House of Music 4-year anniversary ft. Hobo Rampage and Poly @ Fanny’s House of Music. 6pm, FREE

Canomen, Surfing, Deluxin’, and Dogtooth @ Springwater. 10pm $5 21+

SATURDAY:

Forget Cassettes, Bows and Arrows, Cortney Tidwell, and Coupler @ Exit/In. 9pm $10 (This is also a video filming of the new Forget Cassettes video!)

SXSW Nashville Sendoff party at Mercy Lounge and The High Watt-
Mercy Lounge: The Protomen, Wild Cub, Luella & The Sun, Patrick Sweany, and the Howling Brothers
Hight Watt: Alanna Royale, Magnolia Sons, The JAG, Jacob Jones, and Los Colognes
ALL FREE!

William Tyler, Angel Olsen, and Ri¢hie @ Club Roar (710 Fessey Park Rd.) $5 suggested donation/BYOB. 9pm

Foreign Fields, Natalie Prass, and Boom Forest @ The Basement. 9pm $5 21+

That’s it, have a great weekend!