Thanks to Yewknee for blogging the launch of local photog Jonathan Kingsbury's new photography and film website, Kingsbury Film. Kingsbury has shot tons of local bands around town such as The Privates and De Novo Dahl—featured above is a recent shot he took of Glossary for Southeastern Performer. His photos are pretty fantastic-looking, very saturated with vivid color, and he does tricky, playful things with light and movement, photographing a lot of subjects with light behind them but still illuminating the focal points.
Kingsbury is also a featured person on Virb's main page right now as well.
The Interpol show at the Ryman on September 22nd just got a lot more interesting. According to Pitchfork, Liars will be opening up the shindig. They also have a new album coming out. You can preview five of the tracks over at Grand Palace's place.
I just received this in my inbox:
Looks like Loretta Lynn will be at the Grand Ole Opry on August 11. So, time for wild, baseless speculation! What's the over/under on Jack White making an appearance with the coal miner's daughter? I don't understand gambling at all (someone just told me "over/under" has something to do with wagering), so please use terminology we can all understand. For example: "There's a better chance of a kitty cat giving a puppy a deep tissue massage than of Jack White playing the Opry with Loretta Lynn." Go!
The Nashville Symphony Orchestra's choice for a new, permanent music director is still anybody's guess, but the national trend is clear: important orchestras around the country are taking chances, selecting young and vigorous new leaders. Just yesterday, the New York Philharmonic picked Alan Gilbert, 40, to be its new music director. That decision follows the Los Angeles Philharmonic's recent naming of 26-year-old Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel as its conductor. Will Nashville, which tapped 62-year-old veteran Leonard Slatkin as its caretaker conductor, take a chance with youth? We may find out soon enough.
This Saturday is the 5th annual Southern Girls Rock ‘n' Roll Camp showcase in Murfreesboro. Camp began on Monday and continues through the end of this week. On the first day, the girls grouped together to form their own bands, and they'll each perform one song at the showcase. Some of the girls had no idea of how to play their instrument before Monday, yet they'll be playing in front a couple hundred folks at MTSU's Tucker Theatre. That's real gutsy.
Who wants to win a good sized bar tab???
Make a flyer for next Saturday, the best one wins. Post them on the 5 Spot's MySpace page or just email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: July 28
Time: 8:00pm to 3:am
Place: The 5 Spot
Event: New 5 Spot ownership party, Todd's Birthday, and our LIQUOR LICENSE!
Bands: Tommy and the Whale, The Alcohol Stuntband, Totally Snake, The Mattoid, TNFNR, and secret late-night performances.
Votes will be taken that night. Winner gets their tab paid.
Yo 'Boro bands—go ahead and start dupin' your demos, because The Boro Bar and Grill is now accepting solicitations to play their annual Murfreesboro summer slam jam, Borostock. Check it out—
The Boro Bar and Grill is now accepting applications to play BOROSTOCK '07, a yearly event with many great bands.
The dates are AUG 23, 24, and 25.
If you do not have a audio capable website, please drop your demo off at The Boro, or send it to 1211 Greenland Drive, M'BORO 37130
Applications will be accepted until noon, Aug 3rd, or until all slots are filled.
For booking questions, contact bookingtheboro at hotmail.com
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