Sonic Youth are coming to town.
Friday April 25
Doors/Show: 8 p.m./9 p.m.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, March 1, through Ticketmaster and the City Hall box office. Presale starts this Thursday at 10 a.m. You have to be on the Great Big Shows mailing list to get the password.
No word yet on an opener. Here's hoping it's Public Enemy.
It was the summer of 2007—mistakenly dubbed the "Summer of Dreamz." Dance parties were in a lull, Local Honey reigned as king (or queens, rather) of outdoor evening festivities, and a scrappy little surfy dance rock band called The Turf was all anyone seemed to talk about for a hot minute. The Turf had generated a good chunk of buzz in a very short amount of time, made the rounds around town, put in an appearance at the Exit/In and then *poof*... they vanished just as quickly as they appeared.
So what the hell ever happened to those guys? It's the exact same question your curious correspondent was contemplating just days ago when I sent a friendly MySpace message to the band in hopes of deducing an answer for anyone else who'd wondered the same. This is what I found out...
Anarchy in the U.K.: The Cherry Blossoms take their front-porchy thing to Scotland and beyond.
Flower Girl: Caitlin Rose offers a taste of what’s to come on her debut EP. (Playing Feb. 27 at Mercy Lounge.)
Going All In: With life over as a Young Professional, Aaron Robinson pulls out the stops.
Less Talk, More Rock: North Mississippi Allstars’ latest is an all-electric, self-proclaimed party record. (Playing Sunday, 24th at 3rd & Lindsley.)
Woot Woot: 3rd & Lindsley celebrates 17 years. (3rd & Lindsley’s 17-year anniversary week features Jonell Mosser on the 22nd, North Mississippi Allstars on the 24th and The Wooten Brothers on the 27th.)
Our Critics' Picks: The Outta Sight Records Super-Bad Soul Revue, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Worsties, Keith Sweat, The Lowe Numbers: 30th Anniversary Jesus of Cool Resurrection, Rocketown's Five-Year Anniversary, The Whigs & more.
In The Spin: The Very Special Guests, Faun, Mother Father, The Comfies, The Mattoid, Spring Hill Spider Party.
The Scenecast Episode 120 celebrates Feb. 22, birthday of either George or Denzel Washington (I forget), so make a wish and blow along with Sub-ID, Yonder Mountain String Band, Chris Freeman, Bell Biv DeVoe, The Worsties, Jim Lauderdale, The Whigs, Ryan Bingham, Anna Egge, Songs for Sudan, Bill Callahan, Regina Spektor, Gipsy Kings and Jonathan Richman, with sounds from the Outta Site Soul Revue, Evening of Sacred Blues and the Rocketown 5-Year Anniversary.
Balmorhea: Playing with Alex Dupree and The Trapdoor Band & Mist Veil at "The Callis Palace" tonight at 8 p.m. 1707 Acklen Ave., Windsor Apts, Apt. A1. $3.
1. Perhaps you're a minimalist or like cellos.
2. Maybe you'll meet someone at the party who's read a book you really love, and you'll hit it off, and you'll end up on the couch drunk at 3 a.m. talking about Bishop's letters to Lowell, or about Szymborska, or the lines: "What you’ve waited for is being born. / The one you’re seeking will begin to sing."
3. You just can't help but be optimistic sometimes.
Tonight at Mercy Lounge. 9 p.m. $10.
1. You're bad.
2. You lost one of your gloves last weekend...in a little boy's bed.
3. Cold weather makes you wanna dance—no matter if you're black or white.
Ever wished you could find your place in American pop culture alongside those talking frogs, Real Men of Genius or those dudes who yell “whazzzuppp”? Can you play an instrument or pretend you can? Are you between the ages of 25 and 60? Might you be a Danish twin or Japanese “Budjammer,” preferably with facial hair? Do you like beer?
Then Budweiser has a proposition for you:
1. There is no excuse for lame, confusing stage banter. Examples from last night:
-"Have any of you guys seen us tonight?" (Muffled rumblings.) "Good to have some new people out." (I assumed he meant: "Have any of you guys seen us before?)
- "It seems like people in the world have lost sight of (gestures to his band) what what we're doing here." (I assumed he meant rock music? Real music? Live music? I didn't have too much energy to analyze, I was still thinking about the shoes Ramielle Maulbay wore on American Idol earlier in the evening—so cute!)
2. The Basement now serves absinthe—Geoff will even light a sugar cube on fire. Terrible local bands rejoice!
3. People get really surprised when you tell them that you hated Little Miss Sunshine. (It sucked! The characters were unbelievable! No one cared when the grandfather died!) Fortunately, the post-set, eavesdropping lead singer of Wild Sweet Orange interjected and came to my defense. It almost redeemed the terrible banter...almost.
Hey DJ: It's pretty simple.
1. Send in your mix CD.
2. If your mix is selected, you spin at Play on February 29.
3. If you win the battle, you get flown to Miami to spin live at Ultra 10 with Tiesto. (Okay, not with Tiesto, but at the same event.)
Send your mix by tomorrow (February 22) to: Inga Baeekelund, 210 12th Ave. South, Suite 100, Nashville, TN 37203.
Playing tonight at The Basement with Matt King. 9 p.m. $7.
2. I'll be there, and you can throw pies at me.
3. The next two days are threatening to be woefully cold and rainy—get out of the house while you still can. (Just don't forget to DVR American Idol.)
well fuck you anon! Go and Catch fire!
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