A Few Good Shows: 11/23/12

November 23, 2012

I hope your Thanksgiving was everything a Thanksgiving should be- food, booze, and sports. That’s what Thanksgiving is all about right? No? (J/K) Anyway, here are some good shows to see in Nashville to combat those post-turkey feast blues.


MiMOSA, JMSN, and Cosmic Revenge @ Cannery Ballroom. 9pm $20


Useless Eaters, Paint Fumes, Bazooka, and New Pleasures @ The Stone Fox. 9pm $5

David Bazan plays Pedro the Lion’s Control, w/ Stagnant Pools @ Exit/In. 8pm $15

Y2K Presents: Dirty Feathers III ft. Coach, Hands Off Sam, and special guests Sosa, Purpl Monk, Schtompa (Cherub), Tyler Quarles, Cashatt, and Griffin @ The High Watt. 9pm 21+ is free, 18-20 is $5.

That’s it for now, have a great post-turkey weekend!


Before I remove myself from the interwebs for a few days to be with the fam, I thought I’d debunk one of the most pervasive turkey myths out there: that turkey contains more tryptophan than other foods and that it makes you sleepy. THIS IS NOT TRUE. Turkey contains about the same amount of tryptophan as other meats and some veggies. What makes you feel sleepy after a big holiday meal is what makes you sleepy anytime you eat way too much- food coma. There are some slightly differing opinions out there as to what causes the proverbial food coma, but it is not the tryptophan in turkey that directly causes sleepiness after holiday meals. It is simply the fact that you probably ate way too much in one sitting, and probably had some wine to go along with it. For more info see this article from Snopes, this article from NPR, and this article from Live Science.

I’ll leave you with this bit of complete and total absurdity from an Indian gameshow. That should hold you over till next week when I eventually resume posting. Have a great Thanksgiving!