Monday, December 10, 2007

Tonight's 8 off 8th at Mercy Lounge

Posted By on Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 2:03 PM

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9 p.m.; $0

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No Name-Naming

Posted By on Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 11:54 AM

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Designer says:

Seems like every day some old rock star comes to live in Nashville. We love that they are here and this shirt is just funny.

Want one?

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Regina Spektor Reschedules Again...No, Really

Posted By on Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 9:35 AM

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Muscovite singer/pianist Regina Spektor has finally recovered from infection and has rescheduled her Nashville appearance for Wednesday, Feb. 28.

From the Ryman:

After treatment, Regina Spektor has recovered from her severe inner ear infection and re-rescheduled her Ryman Auditorium date for Wednesday, February 27, 2008. Tickets for the original November 14 date will be honored at the re-rescheduled date of 2/27. If ticket holders have a conflict and can not attend the February show, refunds are available at the original point of purchase. Tickets for the new date are available now at all Ticketmaster locations, the Ryman box office and ryman.com.

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Friday, December 7, 2007

Final Farewell: The Bubblegum Complex Bid Adieu

Posted By on Fri, Dec 7, 2007 at 3:23 PM

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On Saturday night, The Bubblegum Complex will play their final show. Here's a Critics' Pick about it:

THE BUBBLEGUM COMPLEX We know there are plenty of bands in this town that you’ve always been meaning to check out. Well, if The Bubblegum Complex made your list, this is your last shot. After four years of making idiosyncratic, occasionally clangorous power pop together, this particular assemblage of players is calling it quits. In the words of frontman Caldwell Dunlap, “We have no time to get together to write new songs, and if we ain’t gonna be recordin’, we don’t see a point to staying together.” With a pregnant bassist, a drummer with a wee one and most members involved in a handful of other projects, it seems like an inevitable choice. But before they ride off into the local rock sunset, The Complex will release a final album of songs in a limited run of 50 copies. And for this final show, they’ve promised a white suit, oldies-but-goodies and plenty of unbridled enthusiasm. The Carter Administration, Magnet School and Bob Grant open. 8:30 p.m. at The 5 Spot —LEE STABERT

In updated news: The show will start promptly at 8:30 due to said pregnant bass player. Only 30-50 physical copies will be available of Hawk vs. Bat or the Great Big Album, but the album will be available for free download by Saturday (hopefully) at Royal Fowey Yacht Club Records.

A complete track listing for the new BC record, after the jump....

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Confirmed: Bonnaroo 2008 Set for June 12-15

Posted By on Fri, Dec 7, 2007 at 3:19 PM

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Check it. Expect the lineup announcement in January/early February.

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Hot Local Virgin Plays Lame Music, Gets Booted From Survivor: China

Posted By on Fri, Dec 7, 2007 at 11:41 AM

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For those of you out there following Survivor: China, you already know about Erik: He's from Nashville, he's a Christian, he's a virgin and—wait for it—he's in a band!

It took Erik's ouster last night to inspire me to visit his band Florez's MySpace page. Imagine my excitement when I read their bio:

The music of FLOREZ is a tasty blend of groove-driven rock and roll and radio-ready pop melodies that stands out in any venue. The band currently hails from Nashville, TN, a place where they stand out because their sound is absolutely distinct amongst other rock acts in Music City. Listening to FLOREZ, you'll hear echoes of the raw guitar playing of Jimi Hendrix, the impassioned delivery of Pearl Jam, the earnest soulfulness of Lauryn Hill, and the memorable anthems of Weezer.

They must be big Mother 13 fans!

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Inside This Week's Music Section

Posted By on Fri, Dec 7, 2007 at 11:21 AM

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Don't Do Me Like That: Local luminaries gather to play Petty, help Family Wash get the beer board off its back. (Playing 6 & 9 p.m. Thursday, 6th and Friday, 7th.)

Future Perfect: The stubborn optimism in Keith Urban’s music is hard-earned and hard to resist.

No Apologies: Thrown from Legends of Rodeo, John Ralston lands on his feet. (Playing Monday, 10th w/Modern Skirts & Parachute Musical at The Rutledge.)

Noise Reduction: Nashville singer-songwriters tastefully interpret holiday classics on their second collection. (Playing Friday, 7th at 3rd & Lindsley.)

Our Critics' Picks: Happy Birthday Amy, Garrison Star, Tim O'Brien, Buzz and Click V, Bubblegum Complex's final show, Michael Hurley, Carrie Underwood & more.

In The Spin: Prabir & the Substitutes, Bombadil, Umbrella Tree, The Protomen, MotherFather, Makeup & Vanity Set.

(Photo by Steve Cross)

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Get Buzzed!

Posted By on Thu, Dec 6, 2007 at 3:28 PM

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Did you ever do too much acid, then several hours (light years?) later, you get the distinct impression that you're being bombarded by electronic transmissions from Planet Zneep intended to impregnate your brain with the sacred answer to the big question, "What is it?" And just as you finally grasp the answer in a moment of divine realization, "it" slips through your mind's fingers like sand, and melts into a multicolored vortex on the floor, as your feet morph into dolphin fins and the guy next to you starts reciting The Canterbury Tales backwards in Old Norse?

Even if not, you have the chance to similarly twist your consciousness, free of chemicals (or not), at Buzz and Click V, a celebration of electronic bleeps, glitches, screeches and whooshes guaranteed to entertain. The mayhem begins 8 p.m. Saturday at The End, and acts include Forrest Bride, Matt Hamilton, 84001, Bluff Duo, Oliver Dodd, Logickal, Anemone, Jensen Sportag and Let's Say Baltimore (featuring Brian Siskind, a.k.a. Fognode, who will move to New York City shortly after the show).

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Julie Christie, the Rumors Are True: Yo La Tengo Tickets Go on Sale at 4 p.m. Today

Posted By on Thu, Dec 6, 2007 at 2:55 PM

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Dreamy prolific indie rockers Yo La Tengo are coming back to Nashville Jan. 17 to The Belcourt for the Freewheeling Yo La Tengo tour, an acoustic/interactive show the band describes as a little bit "Storytellers," a little bit "Unplugged."

Get your tickets at 4 p.m. today.

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THE FREEWHEELING YO LA TENGO

Thursday, Jan. 17

8pm @ The Belcourt

Tickets: $20 adv/$22 dos

UPDATE: Lead Lambchop Kurt Wagner opens the show.

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Paramore Nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist

Posted By on Thu, Dec 6, 2007 at 12:12 PM

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Yep, that's right. The Franklin, Tn. Fuse faves will be up against the likes of Feist, Amy Winehouse, Taylor Swift and Ledesi.

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