With a nice breeze, a cool outfit and a few brews, the outdoor shows at Local Honey can be a real blast. We recommend the growlers at 12 South Taproom across the street for your beer-toting needs, but we can do nothing about your insistence on remaining anti-fashion.
8 p.m., $5, BYOB.
After getting roughed up something awful in a traffic accident, Will Hoge has written a blog post about the incident and his recovery. Not for the faint of heart.
Then comes Saturday. I’m a bit more together. I’m starting to see better. I’m remembering and helped to remember conversations that’ve gone on the last few days.
Yes I’m still hurting a lot.
100 stitches in my face. I look like warmed death. My left eye was almost ripped out. My entire forehead looked like chopped ground beef. All my top teeth were drilled with lace holes and weaved in with some high end metal dental floss. My nose is cut down the middle. My lips are cut, gashed, etc from top to bottom on both sides. I’ve got random gashes up and down both arms. I’ve got a broken sternum. Ribs 4, 5, 6 and 7 are smashed on my left side. My left side has a broken clavicle. Both of my shoulder blades are broken.
I had a partially collapsed lung. Stomach to chest is covered in gashes. My right nipple is almost cut off. All my back is one bile colored and black bruise. My left leg is strained everywhere from the foot up. My right femur was a shattered compound fracture and the knee cap 8 tiny pieces. There’s now a rod where my femur was and a mess of screws, wires. etc holding together my new knee cap.
So all in all, I’m a lucky fucking dude.
Go read the whole thing here.
[Framing Hanley] remind me a lot of 30 Seconds to Mars, which is a definite compliment coming from a huge fan of Jared Leto's group. Framing Hanley also does an interesting version of Lil' Wayne's "Lollipop" which can be heard on their MySpace page — I've told all my friends about that one. They actually make the song bearable.Clarksville has everything from screamo to emocore to post hardcore. Looks like Nashvillians may soon have to travel out to Montgomery County to catch some good music.
Loretta Lynn, one of the bona fide original Queens of Country, has had one of the most prolific careers in country music. From humble beginnings as a coal miner's daughter, the legendary Lynn went on to be a multiple Grammy recipient, CMA winner and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee. Never one to shy away from controversy, Lynn was one of the first artists to take on such taboo issues as birth control, the Vietnam War and divorce. She has collaborated with some of the biggest names in rock and country, among them Conway Twitty, Ernest Tubb and Jack White.
And on Sept. 6, the inimitable Lynn will be sharing a stage with Jessica Simpson. That's right—Jessica "is tuna chicken?" Simpson. The very same Jessica Simpson that has found success with countless pop hits, among them "I Think I'm in Love with You." Here's a sample of the lyrics:
Just the other night, baby
I saw you hangin'
You were with your crew I was with mine too.
You took me by surprise
When you turned and looked me in my eyes
Boy you really blow my mind.
Beautiful. Simpson's appearance at the Opry is presumably in support of her debut country album, Do You Know, scheduled for release on Sept. 9. You can even enter to win a free trip to the show, complete with VIP seats and a ride on a Delta River Flatboat in the Opryland hotel via Simpson's website. (Contest ends the 31st.) And you thought the apocalypse wasn't swiftly approaching.
The new Kings of Leon video, for "Sex on Fire," has some cocks in it, plus a kind of Flashdance water thingy. Enjoy! KoL play Muncipal Auditorium Nov. 19.
Ever wanted to hear a bluegrass version of "Owner of a Lonely Heart"? (Come to think of it, we never wanted to hear the prog-rock electro-pop version.) There's only one place tonight in Nashville where you'll hear it: at 12th & Porter, where The Cleverly Trio plays a free showcase at 6 p.m. The native Arkansas quintet (?) of bluegrass/Branson cats are said to be developing a TV pilot with Prototype Media, and this is their first Nashville appearance. Requests for side one of Tales from Topographic Oceans are encouraged.
The Next Big Nashville schedule is now up. It's all fancy-like because you can create your own calendar online and then share it (registration required).
We are very excited to be partnering with http://sched.org for the NBN 08 Festival and Conference Schedule. This interactive tool not only allows you to make your own custom NBN 08 schedule for print, iPhone, Blackberry etc. but also lets you get a peek at what other festivalgoers and conference attendees are planning to see.
Check it out. Also, keep in mind that the Sept. 11 issue of the Scene will, in addition to extensive coverage in the paper, come with The Music Manual, a pocket-sized reference that will include a complete schedule.
+ Photos from Be Your Own Pet's last show in London (their "second home"). Or anywhere. Ever.
+ King Khan is coming to town, with BBQ Show. Who?
I have a couple friends who recently moved here from Chicago, and one of the first things they noticed about their new hometown was that the choice of radio stations here seemed rather bad. Well, Dr. Dwayne (whose blog I have never read before today) shares their sentiments, though I don't know about his proposed solution:
Having worked in radio here in Nashville since 1999 I have noticed over the years that there is not a great radio station here. All of the radio stations seem to be cut from the same bolt of cloth. Always afraid to get far from the middle of the pack. What we really need is a good Americana Music station, that genre of music is what I normally have in my CD player and is what I would tune into if we had that kind of a radio station here. When I go to a concert it is one from this breed of musician.
OK. Not what I would have said, but fine. Then we get to this part:
What I really like is the fact that Americana music covers all genres of music available today except rap, but then again who would listen to that crap if they had any choice what so ever.
Even forgetting for the moment the statement that rap is crap—that's just plain dumb, and maybe even a little...ah, nevermind—"Americana music covers all genres of music"? Really? Then I guess we already have an Americana station: Jack FM.
New Nashvillians The Ettes will be hosting their very own dance party tonight at Springwater under the name Swiz Kids. Expect a fun mix of Garage, Beat, psychadelic and punk. Vermicious K'nids and The Tits get things started right around rock o'clock. (Also known as 9-ish.)
And don't forget: The Ettes appear as themselves tomorrow night at The Basement, a CD release show of sorts. (The official release date isn't until Sept. 9, but they will have copies of the new album, Look at Life Again Soon, with them at the show.) The show is also Brian Ritchey's CD release celebration for If I Were a Painter, with Pale Blue Dot rounding things out.
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