Damn, this music sucks!
So what's it gonna be tonight?
Get literally punched in the face at Jay Reatard (Mercy Lounge)? Or get figuratively punched in the face by former Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna (The Muse)? I think you know the answer to that. If you don't, check out Less Than Jake at Rcktwn.
More events here.
It has been brought to my attention that a collection of great composer bobbleheads exists featuring Bach, Brahms, Mozart and Beethoven. A novel idea, and yet, my mind went to work looking for the punchline. Alas, the only thing that I could think of involves the kind of "movement" this inspires. So what's the punchline, Cream readers?
Whether an artist needs a little music writing inspiration, an instructor desires a fitting gift for students, or an enthusiast wants to display four icons alongside a valued music collection, the Great Composer Bobblehead series by Holland Arts & Studio Inc. of Colorado no doubt fit the bill.
The Pink Spiders are going to be on the show Hell's Kitchen Tuesday, May 6. Apparently, they're gonna play some songs. What does that have to do with cooking? I don't know. Hot jams. Sizzlin' riffs. Whatever. The band also plays The Cannery Ballroom Friday, May 9, supporting AutoVaughn and De Novo Dahl.
I hate to admit that I love it when Gordon Ramsay gets super pissed and calls contestants on the show "donkey" and throws shit around the kitchen. Because really, how hard can it be to cook a Wellington? (I've never made Wellington.)
Nothing goes better with bros and bands like Budweiser, right? At least, that's the campaign advanced by Budweiser in the UK, which features some down-home Nashville flava. Directed by Harmony Korine, the campaign will contain a whole series of ads featuring the band, which includes William Tyler, Dave Cloud, Brian Kotzur, Mr. Natural and more. And, it was filmed at our very own premier dive-hole, Springwater. It's actually pretty great.
Lucky for you, one of the top 33 festivals in the country is only three hours away.
Louisville's Forecastle Festival, held July 25-27, has announced its lineup, and it includes the likes of Tortoise, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's and Nashville's own All We Seabees. Get your tickets starting 10 a.m. tomorrow—locally you can pick them up at Grimey's.
Lineup after the jump.
Mark your calendars for June 28, when you can travel all the way back in time, 20 years ago to Elliston Square, or what you might call the Rock Block. Spat! Records has released Return to Elliston Square, a compilation celebrating Nashville's early rock scene, and some of these bands of yore have even crawled out of the woodwork to participate by taking the stage at Exit/In to relive the glory. You can read the extensive liner notes composed by former Nashville rock journalist Keith Gordon, who was actually alive then! Or, check out more songs on MySpace. Hell, go to their MySpace just to see the old promo shots of the likes of Shadow 15, The Ratz, Factual and more.
If you can't make the show, buy the record—it's a great starting point for anyone with a fledgling interest in the bands who shaped the scene we're milling around in and bitching about today.
Return to Elliston Square featuring Cloverbottom, Royal Court Of China, The Bunnies & a surprise guest
Saturday, June 28 at Exit/In
9 p.m.; $10
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