Set to compete in that 10-way scrimmage are — listed in no particular order — All Them Witches, Buffalo Rodeo, Guthrie Brown, Bully, Grass Root Kids, Little Bandit, Von Grey, Plastic Visions, Sol Cat and Frances and the Foundation.
So who do y’all think will win this one?
For what it’s worth, and something to keep in mind when making such predictions, both Blank Range and El El performed their victorious sets as the final band on the bill at High Watt. So whichever act lands that slot might just have fate on their side, perhaps? Find out April 7; the show is free.
Chancellor Warhol has finally dropped the visuals for “Au Revoir,” one of the singles from his upcoming album Paris Is Burning. The impressive music video, directed by Casey Culver, continues the futuristic themes that Warhol has been referencing throughout the lead up to the release. The video finds Warhol rapping in the middle of an open desert, and also features shots of opulent church ceilings and spacy neon lights.
Paris Is Burning will be available for pre-order on March 25.
Everyone please welcome United Record Pressing's newest employee, Dave.
All right, just kidding. Obviously. It's no secret that lead Foo Fighter, former Nirvana drummer and occasional keynote deliverer Dave Grohl has been working a bit with Atlanta-based country-rock outfit Zac Brown Band — remember that thing at the CMAs? Well, Grohl is indeed in town working on a little something with Brown and band, and according to both the above photo (posted this morning on Facebook) and a URP source, Mr. Grohl stopped in at the legendary record-pressing plant to look around and shoot a little something.
"They partly just wanted a break and wanted to shoot some footage of the place," says United director of marketing Jay Millar. "So they came through and filmed me giving them a tour." So no, if you're looking to have your next long-player pressed at United, the person filling your order won't be an vinyl-fetishist rock star. Well, actually, he or she may be, but it won't be Dave Grohl.
For this week's dead-tree edition of the Scene, I spoke to Ms. Clark and put together a preview for tomorrow night's show at Marathon Music Works. Have a look at that, and follow me after the jump to read a transcript of my chat with Clark — we discussed the influence of her recent collaborator David Byrne, her vision for St. Vincent, and goals for her current live show.
Natural Selection: Natural Child talks modern rock and Dancin' With Wolves in anticipation of their Freakin' Weekend gig (Playing March 8 at The End as part of Nashville's Dead's Freakin' Weekend)
Back to the Future: Ponychase's Parade of Youth makes the case for smart synth-pop (Playing March 7 at The Basement; Parade of Youth out now)
Bible Belted: Along with being a young ex-Pentecostal, Parker Millsap is a strikingly clear-eyed songwriter (Playing Grimey's and The Bluebird March 6; playing The Basement March 8)
In The Spin: The East Room Anniversary show feat. The Features and more, Road to Bonnaroo Round Two at Mercy Lounge and The High Watt
Plus Critics’ Picks on The Felice Brothers, Yellow Ostrich, Hamell on Trial, The Wood Brothers, Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes’ release show, Moonface, Festhau5, White Denim, Com Truise, Fletcher C. Johnson, Cerebral Ballzy, Oberhofer, Classixx and more
Dee Goodz is currently gearing up to release his much-anticipated debut album Family, Friends, Money. A couple days ago he hit the Web with the first preview from FFM, “Done Em All.” Today he dropped a music video for “Eatin'” (produced by Key Wane), one of the standout tracks from 2013’s stellar mixtape Donny Cash.
Donny Cash was last year’s precursor for the upcoming FFM release. It’s a 16-song mixtape, culled from years' worth of tracks, that hints at how special this upcoming record really could be. “Eatin'” is undoubtedly one of the best tracks from Donny Cash, and the newly minted music video is what we in the hip-hop world call an “insta-classic.” The video finds Dee parading around his current home base, New York City, generally rapping and eating food in a variety of shots and split-screens. That description fails miserably at capturing the brilliance of the “Eatin'” video, so you’ll just have to experience it for yourself. Watch it above.
“Done 'Em All,” produced by WeHateBjones, is the first single from Family, Friends, Money, and it does a good job of encapsulating the current sonic wave that Dee Goodz is on. Goodz is becoming an increasingly musical guy, and on “Done 'Em All” he relies less on his rapping and more on his sense of melody and cadence to create a great pop single that is equal parts hip-hop and R&B. Stay tuned for more updates on FFM, and stream or download “Done 'Em All” below.
After weeks of video teasers and singles, The Departure (Side One) is now available in full. Although it was initially available for free download, it's now is now solely streaming online due to a take-down notice from the Recording Industry Association of America.
Sound familiar to anyone? Last year, Gummy Soul received a cease-and-desist letter from Sony Music for Gazaway’s Bizarre Tribe project, though that one sampled less than three minutes of A Tribe Called Quest’s actual material and was available for free download.
No telling yet on the ultimate fate of "Yasiin Gaye." In the meantime though, stream The Departure (Side One) in full (while you still can). And keep your eyes peeled for The Departure (Side Two), due later this spring.
But if you follow me below, you can hear full album streams from a whole slew of excellent local artists. Look at past weeks in fresh tracks here, and as always, if you've got something for us, email cream[at]nashvillescene[dot]com.
Ponychase, Parade of Youth
On Friday, dreamy local synth-pop quartet Ponychase will celebrate the release of their debut LP, Parade of Youth, at The Basement. Contributor Stephen "Goose" Trageser penned a little something on the record that you'll be able to read in tomorrow's dead-tree edition of the Scene. But you sure as shit don't have to wait till the weekend to hear all 10 of Parade's lush, pristine, evocative pop tracks: Stream all of it above, or visit Ponychase's Bandcamp page to purchase it in a variety of formats.
Like all things hip, it didn’t last — but most everyone involved (including participants such as Paul Burch) has gone on to interesting work. Though plagued by health issues related to metal poisoning, Garing made provocative early forays into electronic music, established a much-loved hillbilly outpost in Manhattan for a while, and was the subject of the 2010 documentary Legend. Mead, meanwhile, has continued to make first-rate honky-tonk records — including his new Free State Serenade LP — while scoring a left-field triumph as music director for the Tony-winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet (which sets up shop for a run May 6-11 at TPAC). Tonight they’re playing gigs the same night at clubs not too far apart off Eighth Avenue South. See if you can hit ’em both.
Thanks Gold. If his home base is in LA I can definitely understand now why…
Cherub is amazing!!! Check out their video for Doses and Mimosas!!!
He lives in L.A.
Cool. Is Mr. Grohl still based in Seattle? Seattle and Nashville should become sister cities…
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