Naturally, I was psyched when I saw that there's a website called Nashville Metal.
(And yes, I know Immortal are not from Nashville. I just love that picture.)
In the print edition of this week's Scene, Nicky Click's appearance at Cafe Outloud is incorrectly listed in our Critics' Picks section as taking place on Saturday. It is in fact taking place on Friday, Jan. 25. Apologies.
California's Six Organs of Admittance is the brainchild of guitarist Ben Chasny. Through what has primarily been a vehicle for Chasny's droney and psychedelic folk music, Six Organs has released nine full length records, the most recent being last year's Shelter from the Ash. Chasny also plays in the psych-rock band Comets on Fire. Six Organs of Admittance will play The End on Saturday, Feb. 2nd. I recently sent some questions to Chasny, and he even more recently responded with answers. Read both after the jump.
Remember when Feist played Grimey's back in '06? Even if you don't, you can go listen to the show over at rbally, where Grimey's is referred to as "one of the great music stores in the world."
After traipsing through some archived pages of the old Scene website, I came across Jim Ridley's piece on the closing of Lucy's Record Shop, which actually happened a decade ago this month—Jan. 31, 1998. It's a great piece that captures what I tried to capture in writing about Nashville's seminal punk scene—the innately transitory nature of any movement, particularly any youth-oriented movement. (Note: I couldn't get the archived site's pictures to load.)
Slightly more than five years ago, Mary Mancini, a transplanted New Yorker turned record-store owner, formed an alliance with two young veterans of the local rock scene, Donnie and April Kendall. They banded together out of a common love of underground rock 'n' roll and a respect for its principles. Working in tandem, they established Nashville as a link in a nationwide underground that heralded coming movements in music, fashion, and thought. Now they're older. They have husbands and babies and ambitions apart from music. Some of them want new careers. Others want to get away from Lucy's just to remember what music feels like as a release, not as a job. These are all sound reasons-but they're also reasons that Lucy's teenage clientele have a hard time sympathizing with.
Tonight kicks off a local-core weekend of shows to celebrate Mercy Lounge's 5th Anniversary. Anyone going both nights?
From the Lounge:
_Friday Night 9:00 PM 21& up FREE!!!_
The Carter Administration
De Novo Dahl
Hands Down Eugene
How I Became the Bomb
with club sportag DJ'ing
_Saturday Night 9:00 PM 21 & up FREE!!!!_
The Lonely Hearts
Ricky Young and the Slow Films
Thanks for your support,
John, Chark, Todd, Lulu
Happy Birthday, Lounge Lizards: Mercy Lounge turns 5. (Mercy Lounge’s 5th Anniversary Celebration Friday, 18th & Saturday, 19th (Free; 21 & up).)
Nashville Skyline: Two new bluegrass releases could have only come out of Music City. (The SteelDrivers play Friday, 18th at the Ryman & Saturday, 19th at Station Inn.)
Unfinished Business: Singer-songwriter Walter Hyatt’s widow releases his unheard gems.
White Lightning: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals give their vintage-meets-now sound a kick. (Playing Friday, 18th at 3rd & Lindsley.)
In The Spin: Silver Lion's 20/20, Black Diamond Heavies, Velcro Stars, Wax Fang, Protomen.
Our Critics' Picks: Yo La Tengo, Go Jane Go, Brandi Shearer, The Boom Bap, Laser Zeppelin, James McMurtry & more.
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