First the music.

FRIDAY:

Shoot the Mountain, Gentlemen Divers, Church of Cleanliness @ the 5 Spot. 9pm $5. Shoot the Mountain has a new drummer- Patrick Rodgers of And The Relatives- and new batch of songs.

Twilight Singers, and Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $15

SATURDAY:

Heartbeater (supporting acts???) @ Brown’s Diner. 8pm $???

Jasmin Kaset w/ Delicate Cutters and Spiderfriends @ the Basement. 9pm $5

The Bohannons w/ Tiger Blood and Sunday Valley @ FooBar. 9pm $???

If you happen to enjoy planes and/or aviation even a little bit, you might want to consider the Great Tennessee Air Show this Sat. and Sun. in Smyrna. When I was a kid, there used to be an airshow every summer at the Tri-Cities Regional Airport and my folks took me every year. I wouldn’t call myself a military enthusiast by any means, but to me the appeal of seeing fighter jets perform highly skilled and intricately choreographed maneuvers is undeniable. These are planes doing stuff you simply will never get to see anywhere else. The main attraction is the Air Force’s Thunderbirds- a team of six F-16s that do some pretty amazing aerobatics. The show is both Sat. and Sun. and only costs $15 if you get your tix today. Conveniently, the tix are good for either day, so if it’s looking a little rainy on Sat. as it may be, you can just wait and go Sun.