The Andy Griffith Show
? More importantly, do you know what "Opie" is short for? I sure don't.
Anyhow, let's talk shows! It's a busy one. Tonight
, you've got Death Grips at Marathon Music Works; two shows for Promised Land Sound's album release (Grimey's at 6 p.m., and a new space at 919 Gallatin Road, in the same complex where Boheme Collectif used to be — no longer at Fond Object
— at 7:30 p.m.); Fistikuffs' album release at The Basement; Futurebirds at Mercy Lounge; Hayes Carll at City Winery; HR_Lexy and many more at Queen Ave. for the Eternal Visions showcase; Dogs of Oz album release at Blackbird Tattoo Gallery; Lees of Memory and more at Exit/In's 44th Anniversary (also a benefit for long-time door guy Kenny Highers); Little Big Town and more at the Grand Ole Opry's 90th anniversary; Ray Wylie Hubbard at 3rd & Lindsley; the Muletown Music Fest kicking off in Columbia; Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto at the Schermerhorn and more.
, you've got Ramsey Lewis at Polk Theatre; Raging Fire's reunion show at Exit/In; Steve Cropper and others at RCA Studio A's 50th Anniversary Open House; Protomen, The Features and more at East Side Social in East Park; Kit Kite and Burlei's The X Sounds
project release at Fort Houston; Lucy Stoner's cassette release at Phat Bites; Bob Mould at City Winery; Jessie Baylin and others at Musicians Corner; the Jackalope brew party/Springsteen cover show Brewed in the U.S.A. at The Basement East; Idle Bloom at The Stone Fox; Brandi Carlile at the Ryman and more.
Besides Death Grips, there's plenty of great hip-hop this weekend, including Saul Williams
doing spoken word on Sunday and Run the Jewels
on Monday. Also, take a peek inside the Nashville Symphony's Composer Lab
on Tuesday. Have a look at the rest after the jump, let us know what we missed in the comments, and have yourselves a swell weekend.
Why, hello, there, Creamsters, and a happy Friday to ya. Did you know tomorrow is the 55th anniversary of the television debut of