A Few Good Shows: 1/13/12

January 13, 2012

Before you do anything else, go watch the trailer for Wes Anderson’s new film Moonrise Kingdom, if you haven’t already. It looks decidedly Wes Anderson. I can’t wait to see it on a big screen.

This weekend offers a lot more than last in terms of good shows to see in Nashville. Check it:

FRIDAY:

D. Striker, Ri¢hie, Birdcloud, and Mystery Twins @ The Basement. 9pm $5

The Paperhead, D. Watusi, Feral Beat @ Dino’s. 9pm FREE

SATURDAY:

The Features, Evan P. Donohue, Kingston Springs @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm SOLD OUT

John Langworthy, Fly Golden Eagle, Majestico, Chrome Pony @ fooBar. 9pm $???

Useless Eaters, D. Watusi, El Fossil, Spanish Candles @ The Other Basement. 8pm $3

SUNDAY:

Crybaby, Fox Fun, King Karl, White Pages @ The End. 9pm $5

Have a great weekend!!

Wes Anderson/weekend stuff

January 15, 2010

First, you must watch this delightful stop-motion award acceptance speech from Wes Anderson. It will improve your day drastically:

(Via Clusterflock)

Now, for what’s going down this weekend….

TONIGHT: I will be at the End taking pics of Jemina Pearl/The Ettes/Daniel Pujol. Also of interest- FREE Glam Rock cover night at Mercy Lounge, featuring members of Superdrag, the Shazam, Matt Friction, Dave Paulson, and more. Also- Natural Child cassette release show @ Springwater, with Diarrhea Planet, Daniel Pujol (guess he’s playing 2 shows tonight?), State Champion, and Giving Up.

SATURDAY: My So-Called Band, Guilty Pleasures, Long Players, Weekend Jimmy & the Easy Party @ Mercy Lounge, FREE. It’s the kickoff to Mercy’s 7-year anniversary bash, featuring 7 FREE shows. (But since the Glam rock night is free too… I guess they’re technically having 8 free shows in a row.) More on that in future posts.

Last but not least, two awesome local independent businesses, Halcyon Bike Shop and Grimey’s New & Preloved Music,  have been nominated for the “To Love a Local Business” competition at Intuit, the company that markets QuickBooks. It’s a competition for a series of $5,000 grants and one $35,000 grant. I’d be more than happy to see either of these businesses get the grant(s). Vote for Halcyon or vote for Grimey’s. I don’t care which you vote for, just VOTE.

Everyone’s favorite East Nashville dive/hangout the 5 Spot suddenly has a new website! Who knew? It’s good, because they needed one. Myspace used to be the only place to find their listings (other than the Scene and MetroMix) and now that it’s going the way of the dinosaurs, they needed another online presence. (Via Out The Other on Twitter)

I was delighted to see that the trailer for The Fantastic Mr. Fox is now out. Visually it just looks wonderful (as all Wes Anderson films do), and with the voices of George Clooney, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, and Meryl Streep? YES all the way around. (Via Yewknee Twitter)

Oddee.com is hit or miss on their posts sometimes, but today they posted a blog about 10 extreme environments on Earth. Pretty interesting. They need to hire a copy editor.

Today’s a pretty slow news day, so that’s all I have for you. Weekend stuff coming tomorrow.

This XKCD comic was just too good not to post:

The aptly-named Monsters of Folk is a new project comprised of Conor Oberst, M. Ward, Jim James, and Mike Mogis. They’ve released the first single “Say Please” for free download, and Brooklyn Vegan has it. My opinion is: not bad… maybe a 6 out of 10?

Apparently Wes Anderson is directing a movie adaptation of the Roald Dahl story The Fantastic Mr. Fox. This sounds like an unbeatable combination to me, and I definitely look forward to seeing it. Trailer will be out at the end of the month. (Via Kottke)

Tonight is the 3rd in the 4-part decades cover nights sponsored by Nashville Cream at Mercy Lounge. Tonight’s decade is the 80’s, so expect some Phil Collins, Pat Benatar, Pixies, Erasure, Motley Crue, and lots of ridiculous outfits. Check Nashville Cream for the lineup. Next week my band will play 90’s night under the one-time name “Shit Sandwich.” It’s gonna be awesome. Just sayin’. Oh yeah, and the week after that I’m hosting another 8 off 8th. So basically Mercy Lounge should be your home for the next few monday nights.

My friend and bandmate Seth entered into the 48 hour film project again this year, and my apartment was the setting for the 5 minute movie he created for it. Check out Joe, Dean, and Charlene by Seth Graves: