When a local show promises to feature distinguished Nashville comedian, rocker and radio host Chris Crofton laying waste to a toy piano in a ritualistic farewell to the Pitchfork decade as a way of ushering in the Rosenberg decade, then you really owe it to yourself to bear witness. What is the Rosenberg decade? you ask. One can only assume its that in which self-proclaimed Boston Jew/pure-pop songwriting guy with a streak of depressive literalism Brett Rosenbergnow of East Nashvillewill accomplish his goals of world domination one folk-rock song at a time. The first item on Rosenbergs regimen is a collaborative effort with fellow transplanted East Nashville husband-and-wife duo The Joiners. The two camps are currently recording with Eric McConnell, who engineered the Jack White-helmed Loretta Lynn career-reviver Van Lear Rose. According to Rosenberg, the results so far are stimulating, ragged and kinda rockin'.
Thu., Jan. 14, 9 p.m., 2010