A user named nashville80srock just uploaded 13 hott vids to YouTube, including a couple of Jason and the Scorchers (one above), who will receive a Lifetime Achievement in Performance Award at the Americana Honors and Awards show on Sept. 18 at the Ryman. (The band will play for the first time in over a decade with bassist Jeff Johnson in the lineup.)
There's also a Cat's Records parking lot show promo and some pre-show footage of one of their famed concerts. One thing you notice watching some of these promos is the cover charge. It's an issue Mike Grimes has pointed out often over the years: Local cover charges are one of the few prices that have been totally resistant to inflation. And indeed, this WRVU promo spot from 1983 advertises four bands for $4. And not just any old bands, THE bands of the day: Afrikan Dreamland, Actual, Civic Duty and the Practical Stylists. It also says the bands start at 9 p.m., but I bet $4 it really started at 10:15.
Also, there's a video of Raging Fire playing at some place called The Hideaway in Murfreesboro. Nary a one of us here at the Scene can remember where the hell that place was. Anybody?