Friday, August 31, 2007

Long Weekend: Get Trashed

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2007 at 4:34 PM

Someone once told me that when he was a youngster, in a flat cornbelt state that will go unnamed, he and his brother and their friends would find whatever garbage they could around the house or in the yard, round it up, put it in a big pile, and set it on fire. This would keep them entertained for a while as they got drunk.

How will you celebrate Labor this weekend, Nashville? Are you going to see The Rentals tonight? Or the Pixies/GBV cover bands at The Basement (certain Lambchop personnel will be involved)? Are you gonna spark up some briquettes, or what?

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Hoops

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 2:45 PM

Here's a new video for a new Cake Bake Betty song called "Oklahoma City," which will appear on the album To the Dark Tower, scheduled for release next month.

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Hats Off

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 1:59 PM

Yeah, Jared Micah and Hats pretty much have the best promo photo in town right now.

See them Sept. 8 at Mercy Lounge during Next Big Nashville.

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Go See The Go: Tonight at The End

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 12:04 PM

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The Go
All We Seabees
Plex Plex
Magic Mountain Family Band

THE GO W/ALL WE SEABEES After preceding the garage-rock euphoria by a smidge with 1999's Whatcha' Doin' (which included contributions from one-time bandmate Jack White), The Go suffered through label troubles that delayed their return until the wave had passed. While 2004's self-titled second album features a terrific glam-inflected garage stomp, it pretty much disappeared without a trace. On the follow-up, Howl on the Haunted Beat You Ride, the band takes a left turn, forgoing their blazing rock for a tuneful psych-pop amble. Following in the footsteps of late-'60s British Invasion acts like The Kinks and The Zombies, their latest grooves to harmony-abetted melodies and easy-going rock shuffles. Opening are hearty local folk-rockers All We Seabees, whose songs feel as intimate as overheard confessions of guilt between long-illicit lovers. Like The Go, they've got a fine sense of melody as well as surprising guile and a graceful shimmy to lighten the step of their loping roots rock. 9 p.m. at The End —CHRIS PARKER

Nashville Hits Puberty, Makes T-shirt

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 11:19 AM

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Uh, I went to Frothy Monkey this morning for coffee and spotted a flyer for a "Nashville is the New L.A." one-year anniversary party tonight at Lot 7. Lot 7 is apparently the new Bar Twenty3, but that's kind of beside the point. (Or is it?) Anyway, so I'm looking at the picture on the flyer (above) trying to mentally note exactly how many levels of gross are going on with this concept, and I can't even find a mission statement for who thinks Nashville is the New L.A., why, what's wrong with them, if it's tongue in cheek or if it will ever stop.

But so far, I can tell their interpretation of L.A. involves edgy haircuts, "attitude" and champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.

OK, so then I locate the "slogan": "Celebrate Nashville's Growth as a city and the shirt that says it all!"

Let's not get carried away. OK, let's.

"Take shots off the ice luge! VIP red carpet entrance!"

Back at the office, I began "investigating" this party, which is to say I went to the website and clicked through a few links. After making the least amount of effort possible to find out what the hell is going on, here's what I can tell you:

It's been 1 year!
RSVP Does not grant you a table!
Our Celebration is Today!
You have reached the page of one of the Hottest shirts in Nashville! These shirts have been making their way around the city on the likes of local celebs, bartenders, moms, musicians, high school students, just about everyone is getting their hands on these incredible t-shirts! We have had them in fashion shows, music videos, charity events, cd covers, and much more!! Sold online at nashvilleisthenewla.com as well as the shops listed below you are sure to be spotted and questioned when you wear one of these shirts! Don't take our word for it check out some of the testimonials if you don't believe us and if you have one fill it out in the blog. We want to hear your stories. Why not support one of the fastest and hottest growing cities in the U.S.!!!!! People that dont live in Nashville even purchase our shirts. So whether your in Nashville or not this is the shirt for you. Everyone knows Nashville has hit puberty and if you believe it TRY ON THE SHIRT AND WATCH WHAT HAPPENS :)
CLICK THE FLYER AND RSVP TO BEAT THE LINES!

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Tonight at The Basement

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 10:11 AM

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It's the Kinks-y rock of Turncoats (typing "Kinks-y" makes me think of Kinski—the band, not the German—who are awesome but not Kinks-y at all) along with the kinky surf sounds of The Northridge Rangers. ($5 at 9 p.m.)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Don Cab

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2007 at 4:18 PM

Don Caballero has been added to the Menomena/Illinois bill at Exit/In on Halloween night. Oh, and in semi-sorta-related news that isn't really new, that band The Battles (not Battles) changed their name, to Giantess, like, a while ago.

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Be Your Own Preview: New Tracks Debuted Tonight at The End

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2007 at 3:26 PM

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Check it:

@ the END
9pm

Be your own PET
Terrible Twos
and more

we're playing only all new tracks from LP#2!

come on out and have some fun with us!!!!!

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Forgot Cassettes

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2007 at 2:49 PM

Forget Cassettes are playing this Saturday at The 5 Spot in East Nashville, supported by Eureka Gold and Golden Gears. There was a mix-up with The 5 Spot's listings this week, so the show is not listed in the print edition of the Scene. Here is the correct 5 Spot schedule:

Thu 8/30 Red White Blue, Gone City, The James Lovely (9 p.m., $5)
Fri 8/31 By the End of Tonight w/Hear, Hear!,The Slow and Steady Winner & Frampton (9 p.m., $5)
Sat 9/1 Forget Cassettes, The Golden Gears, Eureka Gold (9 p.m., $5)
Tue 9/4 Alan's Folly (9 p.m., $5)
Wed 9/5 Old Timey Pick'n Jam (7 p.m., free) Jason Feller and Will Harrison (10 p.m., $5)

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Polar Bear (Remix)

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2007 at 2:45 PM

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As some of you may or may not know, this past Saturday we here at the Cream had a little shindig. I had the excellent opportunity to put together a DJ set (on my iPod, I admit it). We were each asked to include a local track and Kyle Andrews was nice enough to mix up one of his excellent indie pop gems for me. Here is the remix of "Polar Bear." It's pretty fracking awesome and I think it held up quite well against "Ignition (Remix)" and "No Diggity."

Thanks, Kyle.

Kyle Andrews — "Polarbear (Melting)" [mp3]

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