It's a lighter-than-usual weekend for shows, but what's there is quality stuff. Tonight you've got: The Running's reunion show at Exit/In; David Olney at The 5 Spot with a full band; Once the Fallen and more at The End; jazz guitarist John Richards at the Frist; Don Schlitz and Jill Sobule starting a two-night stand at The Bluebird; Donna Ulisse and the Poor Mountain Boys at The Station Inn; and more. Saturday, you're looking at: Dave Cloud with Lone Official and Bad Friend at The Stone Fox; a Mashville Reunion feat. Wick-It and more for KDSML's monthly Revue at Exit/In; Billy Burnette at The Sutler; #SimplyStandards, the new Saturday brunch hang with Stefan Forbus' combo at The Stone Fox; The Long Players performing Van Morrison's Moondance with John Hiatt, Mike Farris and more special guests at 3rd & Lindsley; Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires starting their sold-out three-nighter at City Winery; Philadelphia's Lil Dave guesting at The Boom Bap at The 5 Spot; and more.
Be sure to save up some energy for New Year's Eve — maybe you've got plans to get your bounce on at Bassnectar's 360-degree mega-EDM spectacular at Bridgestone Arena, but if you're not sure what to do, consult our all-knowing flowchart. Have a look at the rest after the jump, and resolve yourself to have a good weekend.
See the full In Memoriam issue, which also features Billy Adair, Ann Soyars, John Larry "J.L." Allison and Jimmy C. Newman, here.
The sale of 30 Music Square West, the building housing the legendary RCA Studio A, was finalized today, nearly three months after Leiper's Fork philanthropist and preservationist Aubrey Preston made an 11th-hour, $5.6 million bid to save the embattled facility. Preston bought the property from Brentwood developer Tim Reynolds, whose Bravo Development planned to raze the building, studio and all, and replace it with a five-story condominium complex and restaurant.
Preston won't be the sole proprietor of the building and famed studio, where five decades of artists from Elvis, Waylon and Dolly to Kacey Musgraves, Jamey Johnson and Miranda Lambert have recorded. Immediately following the sale, Preston announced he's partnered with Nashville healthcare executive Charles "Chuck" Elcan and artist, record executive and former politician Mike Curb. The trio will split ownership of the property equally.
Dear Advice King,
My girlfriend broke up with me, I don't have enough money to fly home and see my parents, and all of my friends are going out of town. I'm all alone for Christmas. What should I do?
-Blue Christmas in South Nashville
In The Spin: Justin Timberlake at Bridgestone Arena
Plus Critic's Picks on The Running, The Long Players perform Van Morrison, Billy Burnette, Dave Cloud w/Lone Official and Bad Friend, KDSML Revue, Nikki Lane, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ween's Aaron Freeman, Diarrhea Planet, Marty Stuart, 4D NYE, Moon Taxi, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, My So-Called Band and more.
Battlepod 8 feat. Tristen and Hands Down Eugene
I always look forward to the semi-annual holiday missive from Jeremy Ferguson and the folks at Battle Tapes Recording (Also: shout-out to Jeremy and his wife, Candace, who gave birth to their little girl this weekend. Welcome to the planet, wee one!). This time out, maestro songstress Tristen drops by for a lush, synth-powered take on "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," with a thrilling guest appearance by ... well, you'll hear it. No spoilers. Last month, we heard a new Hands Down Eugene EP, uncovered while going through old demos for a new album. "Xmas List" is a taste of what's to come from Matt Moody & Co., which consists of Matt "Mr. Jimmy" Rowland, Buddy Hughen and Matt Martin on this track.
It's a pretty damn hackneyed cliche to blather on about superjams in rock 'n' roll heaven whenever a music legend dies (as Joe Cocker did today). But an afterlife reunion of these two doing this classic shtick is worth fantasizing about.
When Justin Timberlake and his Tennessee Kids lit up Bridgestone Arena back in November 2013, The Spin went home utterly exhausted after being “beaten into submission” by three hours of dazzling production and relentless dancing.
A little more than a year later, JT elicited a similar response Friday night, when he brought his 20/20 Experience back to Bridgestone for the third-to-last date on the hella-long world tour. Once again, as 32-year-old pop icon sang his pretty little heart out, danced his ass off and flashed his photo-ready sexy motherfucker grin, a sold-out crowd of way-too-dressed up women clinging to bow-tied boyfriends shook the stands as they bumped and grinded to heaping hours-long helping of the former NSYNC guy's hits.
Rather than rehashing more or less what The Spin covered in 2013, we come to you with an easily digestible listicle, perfect for nursing post-Mousketeer-induced hangover.
It's official!! Lease signed for 2nd location, 917 Woodland St, East Nash. Basement East comin in March. YEAH!!
The Basement East, eh? Not bad. This news comes roughly two years after Grimey's — the record store above The Basement, which is co-owned by Basement proprietor Mike "Grimey" Grimes — also expanded into a second location.
More details to come. Stay tuned.
What’s most impressive about the project is that Pomeroy seems able to capture the pensive, serious side of Crofton amid the blur of porn jokes and Glenn Frey references. So far, Pomeroy has managed to turn Crofton’s unruly career in music, comedy, podcasting and advice columning (see the Scene’s very own recurring series Advice King) into a cogent, compassionate story of one of the brightest and most bizarre characters to ever call Music City home. But for this all-acoustic show, Crofton comes to town with new songs from his forthcoming solo album, as well as classics by his outfit The Alcohol Stuntband.
Tonight's show costs $5 and kicks off at 7 p.m. Whisperer opens. And tomorrow night at Logue’s Black Raven Emporium, Crofton will perform a stand-up set that, as of press time, is the last performance scheduled at the venue.
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