Wednesday, April 30, 2008

What Did the Hippie Say When the Drugs Ran Out?

Posted By on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 3:34 PM


Damn, this music sucks!

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Posted By on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 2:55 PM


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.

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Bach and Bobble

Posted By on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 2:45 PM


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.

Drum roll....

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Posted By on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 10:05 AM


So, yesterday Andre Ethier went two-for-three with two singles, two walks, three runs scored and a stolen base. How was Andre Ethier?

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Hell's Kitsch

Posted By on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 9:51 AM


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.)

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Keepin' it Reel: My Week at the 2008 Nashville Film Festival

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 5:47 PM

As of last Thursday, the 39th Annual Nashville Film Festival came and went with an attendance record that apparently broke the one set last year. It's the second oldest film festival in the country, but something that's still somewhat new with me, this being only the second year that I've attended. Being loosely affiliated with the festival's youth outreach program, I managed to finagle a VIP pass for the second year in a row.

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Band of Buds

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 4:05 PM


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.

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Forecastle Festival Lineup Announced; Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 3:38 PM


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.

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Return to Elliston Square on June 28

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 2:10 PM


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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Breaking News: City Hall Closes Its Doors Sept. 17

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 10:38 AM

Yep, no joke. Just got news that City Hall is closing its doors Sept. 17 after a three-year run. It was bought out by the building owners. There goes another mid-sized venue for the city that attracted more left-of-center acts. More to come after I speak to the owners, but as it stands, the good news is that Austin Ray and Benjamin Goldberg plan to open a similar venue somewhere else in town. UPDATE: The new space will be taken over by Urban Outfitters in early 2009. UPDATE 2: After the jump, read a Q&A with City Hall co-owner Austin Ray about their plans for a new space. He couldn't tell me when, where or how big it would be, but he confirmed it will, indeed, come to fruition. UPDATE 3: Comment from Great Big Shows owner Rick Whetsel, who handles all booking for City Hall.

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