Familiar with the buzz surrounding Shoot the Mountain? No? They've been making it difficult for us to explain just how badass they are, thanks to a lack of recorded material. Unless you've caught their live show since they made the switch from folky alt. country (under the name Jigsaw Mountain Boys) to full-fledged, wicked-cool indie rock, you probably have no clue what you're missing.
The boys have finally posted a little taste on their MySpace page. True, it's a slightly rough demo recorded during a practice, but it's pretty easy to tell Shoot the Mountain are going places. Listen to "Dance Sally" right now. Then go see them during Next Big Nashville at The Basement Sept. 13.
Hey, soft-rock (read: Linda Ronstadt) lovers, it's Karla Bonoff, recorded live at Municipal Auditorium in 1978. As the blog entry states, soft rock is the "opposite of hard rock." Thanks, internet!
Speaking of hard rock, and of live recordings made in Nashville, and the 1970s, go ahead and grab AC/DC playing live at a record industry convention in 1978. It's ballsy.
It really took a lot to not name this post "Losers Beat Wieners," but here's everyone who came up aces in our Cream prize giveaway. Winners should have already been notified to come by the Scene office and pick up their booty.
Anyone who wants a Cream sticker but didn't grab one at Mercy on Saturday night can send a SASE to:
Nashville Cream Sticker
c/o Nashville Scene
210 12th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37203
Thanks again for partying with us, everyone.
This just in: St. Louis' The Pragmatic will be playing as part of The Basement's poorly-spelled New Faces Nite. That'd be tonight at you-know-where, starting at 8 p.m. and costing you rien. (That's French for "nothing"!)
Ah, Steve Lee—endless source of silliness. The local singer-songwriter (and Arkansas native) recently recorded this video displaying his dance-happy support of the Arkansas Razorbacks. He wrote the song, which he hopes will eventually be used in stadiums, and Akil Thompson produced the "Jock Jams 2-style track." (Lee's words—well, the other Lee.)
According to producers, ESPN will be broadcasting the video at 2:30 p.m. CST during College Football Live.
Don't move to Nashville.
You know, unless you're 14-18 and already have a deal, or 18-24 with a realistic shot of getting a deal, super good-looking or going to college. Or if someone invited you. Or if you like bars. Or churches. A lot. Or if you have a job.
Otherwise, don't do it.
As you likely recall, a while back Paste magazine did their list of coolest record stores in the country. One intrepid Paste reader decided to visit them all, or at least some of them—hard to tell if this feature is still in progress or not—and it turns out that yes, the stores are pretty neat-o.
Our first stop was at Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Nashville, Tenn. The anticipation was overwhelming. We all made bets on which of the five shops would be our favorite. For both Aaron and Jeremy it was Tubbs; mine was The Music Factory in New Orleans. We walked down the main strip in Nashville and made our way to Tubbs. As we walked in, the excitement was palpable.
The excitement isn't really palpable in the guy's description, which is exactly 19 words long (and two of those words are "Cash" and "Jennings"). Read the whole thing here—wow, Grimey's has vinyl!
Everybody’s favorite pubescent, pop-savvy Franklinites Paramore were recently announced as one of this year’s many MTV Video Music Award performers, along with Rihanna, Jonas Brothers, Pink and #1 class act Kid Rock. They’ll be playing “Misery Business,” which you may have caught The Privates covering quite deftly at the Cream party. Go here to see Paramore emoting and guitar-slinging their way through the video, which has already received a staggering 25 million views—not to mention nearly four times as many comments as the Cream has gotten over the past two years. OMG.
On 180-gram vinyl, no less. (Yeah, we kinda goofed on this before.) Go pre-order Some Kind of Salvation over at The Features' website and get the double LP when it comes out Sept. 30. Buying the LP version will also get you a download of the album in MP3 format, but the physical release will contain two vinyl-only bonus tracks.
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