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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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First of all allow me to direct you to my girlfriend’s blog, and her post about Hurricane Sandy. In short, her parents live a few blocks from the bay on Long Island, and her childhood home flooded with about 2 feet of water last night. So if you’re the praying type, keep her family in your prayers. If you’re the thinking type, keep them in your thoughts.

I discovered this jaw-dropping, mesmerizing US wind map this morning via Discovery News. This fascinating animation is created by streaming realtime wind speed and direction data from the National Digital Forecast Database and feeding it into software that then generates the animation, graphing out the wind as lines across a map of the U.S. The image at the top of this post is a screenshot of the remnants of Sandy. When you visit it, be sure to click on the map and zoom in on the center of circulation. Get really close- it’s truly mesmerizing. Things like this have always fueled my fascination with weather.

And what would any major event, good or bad, be without some sort of meme coming from it? Please direct your browser toward the hilarity of NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s sign interpreter Lydia Calas. I was watching the weather channel last night when this address was airing live, and her face, coupled with Bloomberg’s pathetic attempt at Spanish, provided us some much-needed comic relief in the midst of all the bad news. Literally within minutes of that airing, there was a joke “Miguel Bloombito” twitter account created. I recommend following…

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