one of Earth's crankiest human beings
(seriously, talking to this guy is a challenge
these days), is 69 years old today. Maybe having a good birthday will put him in a better mood — at least, we can hope, before his Joke's On You tour hits the Franklin Theatre next month
There's a bumper crop of shows this weekend. Tonight
, you've got Anderson East at The Basement; hometown heroes Bully on a stacked bill at The Stone Fox; Delbert McClinton in the main hall and Marlene Twitty-Fargo's Gay Ole Opry drag bingo and bluegrass show in the lounge at City Winery; Nightblonde and friends at Cafe Coco; Kevin Devine at The High Watt; a free Dedsa set at Soulshine Pizza; a free hip-hop showcase at Two Boots Pizza; a percussion-centric FMRL show with Flandrew Fleisenberg at Portland Brew and more. Saturday
, you've got Tennessee Mafia Jug Band's album release at The Station Inn; the Fourth Annual Karaoke Music Awards at Neighbors of Sylvan Park; Voo Davis at Gray's on Main in Franklin; Elizabeth Cook and Derek Hoke at City Winery; The Boom Bap with Mad Skillz at The 5 Spot; Ascent of Everest and more at Queen Ave. Art Collective; Nashville Rib and Jazz Festival feat. Annie Sellick and many more (gates at 1 p.m.) at Cumberland Park; a night of local acts covering psych rockers at Two Boots Pizza and more.
By the way, maybe you noticed that album releases have shifted to Fridays, meaning today is this week's Global Release Day; for more on how that affects your local record shops, see contributor David Fox's feature
. If you're looking for something music-related to do this weekend that doesn't involve a concert, the Trisha Yearwood exhibit is now open at the Country Music Hall of Fame; be sure to check out contributor Craig Shelburne's interview with Yearwood
before you go.
Have a look at the rest after the jump, let us know what we missed in the comments, and be careful how you make your fruit salad
Salutations, Creamsters, and a happy Friday to you. Fruit-smashing comedian Gallagher,