If you've never seen The Twenty-Eights, the awesome Chuck Berry cover band that plays only on the occasion of his birthday each year, you're missing one of the most fun shows the city has to offer. The band features Brent Little and Doug Lancio on guitars, Tommy Meyer on drums and Jack Irwin playing the Johnnie Johnson keyboard parts so furiously his upright piano literally rocks. This year's special guest on upright bass is Mark W. Winchester, the man who's been known to light a fire under Brian Setzer.
Get to The Basement tonight at 9 p.m. for an opening set by Cream contributor and Scene Minister of Podcasting Collin Wade Monk, who's written some of my favorite songs of the past 25 years.
In case you missed their show last night at the Exit/In, Those Darlins (the "Best Local Rock Band Who'd Be At Home On The Grand Ole Opry") will be kickin' up dust this Saturday at The End with the U.K.'s Holly Golightly. Holly's music is a mix of old-style country, blues, folk and rock, and is a perfect match-up for the floor-stompin' country good times of the Darlins.
Saturday, Oct. 20, 9p.m. Bring a friend!
Rocket From the Crypt /w Holly Golightly - "Eye on You" [mp3]
We've been looking into this sprinkler ordinance situation, and it looks like several small clubs will be affected by the city's enactment of an ordinance passed in May requiring all live entertainment venues with a capacity of 100 or more to install sprinklers as a fire safety measure. The trouble is, the installation cost is exorbitant—some club owners have gotten bids in the range of $30,000 to $80,000—and they're not being given much time to complete it, in some cases as little as 90 days. Also at issue is that the installation must be performed by a state-licensed company, and, according to Josh Billue at Exit/In, there are only seven of those in town.
More after the jump.
After Nov. 3, 3 Crow Bar, neighborhood hang and proud server of the Best Bloody Mary, will no longer host live music as they have been doing on Saturday nights only. According to booker Brian Mann, an ordinance requiring the bar to install a very expensive, state-licensed sprinkler system—mandated for live entertainment venues over 100 capacity—more or less made the decision for them.
The sweet two-for-ones on Wednesdays and Sundays and the occasional good breeze remain unaffected.
Next few (last) shows:
9:30 p.m. Hotpipes w/Howlies
9:30 p.m. Ballhog! w/Les Honky More Tonkies
9:30 p.m. East Nashville Pub Crawl w/Power Load (AC/DC Tribute)
9:30 p.m. Casey Driessen & the Colorfools w/Stephen Simmons and Felice Brothers
Nashvillian Ladd Smith won Guitar Player magazine's Guitar Hero 2007 competition last week in San Francisco. According to GP editor in chief Michael Molenda, "Ladd Smith took the GH07 championship because his ‘Outrun the Train' was a thrill ride of furious note barrages, clean-toned spank, and country melodicism. It's incredibly difficult to play fast runs so pristinely—without a little help from distortion or sustain from the amp—and the judges acknowledged this in their decision."
Oh well, I guess I (and the 16 other Scene employees who play guitar) will have to wait till next year.
Double Trouble: Two instrumental giants play Nashville on the same night. (Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez plays Friday, 19th at Blair School of Music, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Marc Ribot plays Friday, 19th at The Basement, 9 p.m.)
Here's Where the Strings Come In: How singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson got made on MySpace. (Playing Sunday, 21st at 3rd & Lindsley w/Matt Nathanson.)
Popular Mechanics: Nada Surf continue perfecting their melancholy pop. (Playing Tuesday, 23rd at Exit/In w/Sea Wolf.)
In The Spin: Brunettes, Melvins, Grand Palace's Birthday Bash, 8 off 8th.
Our Critics' Picks: Dash Rip Rock, Funkwrench, Malcolm Holcombe, Holly Golightly, Sea Wolf, Jennifer O'Connor & more.
Former Can frontman plays tonight at the Springwater.
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It's time to throw on your best armchair A&R outfit and head over to the Mercy for 8 off 8th. Tonight's lineup is brought to you by Eureka Gold, who are reportedly debuting new material this evening. Among the promising faces here, I am particularly curious to see the Bowie-influenced The Glib. And though they are listed on Mercy's page, The Titts will not be playing tonight.
1. The Cable Company
2. The Glib
3. Hannah Barbarians
4. Eureka Gold
5. Save Macaulay The Band
7. The Vermicious K'nids
8. Ben Sures
Totally agree with Caves as top album of the year----killer album!
Mac was in the first Southern Rock group called Area Code 615 and Barefoot Jerry,…
We covered this. He is talented.
Does puke come in piles?
It's not because he's black, altho his being black & throwing it in our face…
Guys it's because he's black.