also not bad on camera
), born Feb. 6, 1895. His career record of home runs, set at 714 when he retired in 1935, remained unbroken until Hank Aaron, unfazed by a torrent of gross racist vitriol, smashed it on his very first at-bat of the 1974 season. Aaron, by the way, turns 82 today — hats off to Hammerin' Hank!
Let's talk shows. Tonight
, you've got The B52s wrapping up their two-nighter with the Nashville Symphony; Thelma and the Sleaze continuing their show-a-day Kandyland Tour (which hits a different spot every day in February); 12th & Porter's Grand Reopening with Chuck Mead; Diane Coffee at The Basement East; This Is Art at Exit/In; The Blind Boys of Alabama at Franklin Theatre; Volume 5 (part of SPBGMA weekend) at The Station Inn and more.
, you've got Jenny Lewis at the Ryman (also Monday
at a benefit for Candice Ferguson at The Basement East); Ttotals recording a set live to tape at Fond Object; Elias Goldstein playing Paganini's Caprices
at Blair's Turner Hall; Graham Nash at City Winery (at press time, Saturday was sold out, but tickets were still available for the Sunday show); Sun Seeker's single release at Grimey's; The Grascals at The Station Inn and more.
Looking out a little later, rowdy country persona Wheeler Walker Jr.
hits Exit/In on Wednesday; Lucinda Williams' haunting new full-length Ghosts of Highway 20
is out today, so make time to check that out, as well. Have a look at the rest after the jump, let us know what we missed in the comments, and be careful with your balls
Howdy, there, Creamsters, and a happy Friday to you. Today, we'll salute George Herman "Babe" Ruth, one of the great heroes of baseball (