But the brand new Golden Egg is the CD that just might give him the deed: a dozen songs of shambling soul, ragged swagger and boozily beautiful harmonies perfect for last call, or any other situation where the prospect of going home alone is too much to bear. That makes Golden Egg a kind of Uber for the spirit.
That also gives you ample reason to hear Sanders, Mason Vickery, Jared Reynolds, Troy Daugherty and Megan Morrison bash it out life at an afternoon CD release party Sunday with guests Mystery Twins and Altered Statesman. Showtime is 4 p.m. at The Building, 1008 Woodland St.
According to an email from the club's current owner, Keith Hayman, the building "is in the process of being sold." The final show will be on Feb. 28. The club's calendar does not list who will be performing.
More details to come.
Five Knives is currently signed to Red Bull Records, and the band sounds like the Red Bull marketing department's idea of what an EDM act should be, and they are about as sexy as pouring ghost pepper in your pee hole. I can only listen to a single verse before I need to pause the track, take a deep breath and walk around the office before I barf all over my keyboard. As for the clip, with an aesthetic of Paranormal Activity meets a bargain basement Brazzers video, Five Knives manage to create a visual assault that's almost as annoying their music, which is kind of impressive actually. Somebody needs to revoke their goddamn artistic license because they're just committing crimes against taste left and right. I also need to vomit, for real this time.
But that's just my opinion. So say y'all?
As you can see in the image above, the line-up is pretty knockout, with authentic county bad-assery courtesy of Merle Haggard and Billy Joe Shaver, as well as some Music City favorites of more recent vintage like Hayes Carll, Nikki Lane and Jim Lauderdale. From the punk and RAWK! column on the menu, there’s the Misfits, Suicidal Tendencies, Nashville Pussy, Batmobile and more, along with some representation for Funk and "Git Down" lovers with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears. As for die-hard rockabilly bop, there’s the always wonderful Wanda Jackson, Reverend Horton Heat and a special Legends of Sun Records showcase that will include W.S. Holland, Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers, Carl Mann, Sleepy LaBeef, J.M. Van Eaton, Linda Gail Lewis, Rayburn Anthony and Stan Perkins.
Paramore announced a run of theater shows that includes a small, little, tiny, teeny-weeny, itsy-bitsy, intimate gig at the Grand Ole Opry House on May 17. “We're not calling it a tour,” The Pride of Franklin Mall Punk wrote in a missive announcing the
tour thing on its website, “each night will be a little event.” Which is the kind of thing you say when you’re an arena band doing a theater tour Live Nation-promoted contiguous series of theater-staged live performance events in 17 different cities over the course of four weeks.
But, Paramore drew theater-plus-sized crowds in some cities on their 2013 arena tour, which saw them play to a reduced-capacity Bridgestone Arena.
On to shows!
Tonight, you've got jazz vocalist Gregory Porter at the Schermerhorn; the last En Fuego dance party before Anthem closes its doors; of Montreal's lysergic drama club adventure at Mercy Lounge; delightfully-named Brooklynites Slonk Donkerson at The Stone Fox; Florida's Zulu Wave and a bunch of locals at The East Room; Yonder Mountain String Band at Cannery Ballroom; #Rapclub kicking it at Cafe Coco and more.
Saturday, you've got Bloodshot Records' 20th Anniversary shindig with Bobby Bare Jr. and more at City Winery; Mercy Lounge's anniversary party with The Features and many more; a salute to songstress extraordinaire Gretchen Peters at the Country Music Hall of Fame; G-Eazy at Marathon Music Works; a roaring '20s Speakeasy Swing dance with The Willies at Riverwood Mansion; Giraffage, Meth Dad and more at Exit/In; Gee Slab's album release at The End; The Boom Bap's Seventh Anniversary with DJ Scratch at The 5 Spot; the reunited G-Unit at Limelight and more.
Also highly notable on Sunday: Chelsea Crowell's annual birthday bash/Planned Parenthood benefit at The Stone Fox.
Looking into the week, John Mellencamp does a two-night stand at the Mother Church, and Jack White takes Bridgestone Arena with a home-field advantage (and help from Loretta Lynn and William Tyler) on Wednesday. See all the rest after the jump, and have yourselves a weekend as cottony-soft as Aaron Neville's voice.
Following the exquisitely greasy 2012 album Locked Down, produced by Dan Auerbach at his Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville and winner of Dr. John's sixth Grammy, Rebennack formed a new incarnation of his band of aces, The Nite Trippers, and spent late 2014 touring their first effort: Ske-Dat De-Dat — The Spirit of Satch, a star-studded tribute to jazz hero and fellow son of New Orleans Louis Armstrong.
Feb. 17 is Mardi Gras — aka the last hurrah before 40 days of Lent, aka time for a monumental throwdown — so some of Satchmo's vivacious compositions are entirely appropriate. But also expect to hear plenty of other hip-dipping, glide-striding, wise and wise-cracking tunes. Tickets run $29-$69, and they're on sale right now. Stick around after the jump and let Dr. John's 1974 album Desitively Bonnaroo (yep, the one the festival is named for) get you in the mood. The proper phrase may be "laissez les bons temps roulez," or "let the good times roll," but this record conveys the feeling a little better.
Temporary Ground: As much as Jack White changed Nashville, Nashville changed him
Hurts So Good: Anthropomorphic cats and the Cocktail soundtrack: learning to love John Mellencamp (Playing Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Ryman)
Liquid Courage: Grammy winner Gregory Porter sings for jazz purists and novice fans alike (Playing Friday, Jan. 23, at the Schermerhorn)
In The Spin: Shabazz Palaces at Third Man Records
Plus Critics’ Picks on Elisa Ambrogio, Yonder Mountain String Band, Hans Condor, of Montreal, Zulu Wave, Beyond Pleasuredome, En Fuego, Gretchen Peters, The Willies, Bloodshot Records 20th Anniversary Show, G-Eazy, Mercy Lounge Anniversary Party, Giraffage, Chelsea Crowell's Babes in Boyland Benefit for Planned Parenthood, Jeff Daniels and more.
But seriously, folks, I've been to a Luke Bryan concert and it's an epic showcase of conspicuous and unruly consumption. It is a degenerate display of the worst that humanity has to offer. It is every reason every terrorist has ever hated us. It is hedonism unbridled and unrivaled in its tackiness and ineptitude. It is amazing and you totally have to see it. Luke Bryan fans are insane. Grade A Batshit Insane.
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