Oh no he Madridn't.
Friday, Nov. 28
Jensen Sportag celebrate the release of their new EP, Sergio. DJs Justin Kase and Mindub join the festivities at Aerial, starting at electro'clock (slightly later than rock o'clock). You want backdoor access? Browse stealthily toward gaywerewolf.com and pick up a secret password.
VHS or Beta haven't changed their name to Blu-ray or HDDVD yet, but they are playing at Exit/In tonight with The Hollywood Kills and Mother Father. Show starts at 8 p.m.
Guilty Pleasures play your favorites from the Duran Duran years at Mercy Lounge. Call it 9:30-ish.
Today Is the Day play with Los Cobra and The Admirals Club at Wall Street. 9 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 29
Altered Statesman and Lone Official celebrate the release of their split 7-inch, "Stolen Steaks"/"Horseapple Junction" at The Basement. Rock o'clock.
Red Flecks w/MONA, Mother Father, Turbo Fruits & DJ sets from Justin Kase. 9 p.m. at Mercy Lounge.
Dead Confederate, Manchester Orchestra, Kevin Devine & more at RCKTWN, right after dinner (7 p.m.)
And finally, A Tribute to Cream is playing at Kimbro's in Franklin. Thanks, guys.
Photo illustration by D. Ricky Rodriguez.
OK, the nominations are in. Now it's time to vote for which band will open for Fastball at Mercy Lounge on Dec. 2.
The nominees are:
Randy Moore and the Fabulous Suedes
We Were the States
Cast your vote in the comments and look for another opening band democracy action event, coming soon to Nashville Cream.
This summer, I was a guest on the WRVU show Out the Other, and managed--between playing records at the wrong speed and selecting the wrong songs on my iPod--to spin the Death Cab for Cutie song "Pictures From an Exhibition," off their first full-length album Something About Airplanes. (The vinyl is a nice marbled blue.)
Cue harp glissandi and squiggly dissolve as we journey back in time and space--to 1998!
As chance would have it, I bought Airplanes not long after Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, an album that I was learning by heart. The "featuring members of Slint" era of indie rock had run its course, and a new crop of bands were showing their commitment to melody and songwriting, rather than complex dynamic arrangement, Converse shoes and rhythmic counterintuition. (Well, a lot of the new bands wore Converse, too, but usually Chucks over One Stars.)
At the time, I never imagined for a second that Death Cab would ever appear on Saturday Night Live, any more than I believed there would not be another Neutral Milk Hotel album for 10 years (and counting). Still, I liked Death Cab, though at the time I was probably more smitten by Cat Power's Moon Pix (never saw the diamond commercial coming for her, either) and Pedro the Lion's It's Hard to Find a Friend.
The funny thing about Death Cab, for me, is that they are one of those bands that I can identify, with pin-point accuracy, the exact moment at which we parted ways.
Khan, Yay! Photo by Steve Cross.
Invader of the Heart: Ray Davies Mulls Life's Great Balancing Act, the Possibility of a Kinks Reunion & more. (Playing Wednesday, 3rd at The Wildhorse.)
Altered Statesman and Lone Official Prove That Family Men Kick Ass, Too, on New Split 7-Inch. (Playing Saturday, 29th at The Basement.)
Life After O'Death: a Billion Influences on the iPod Doesn't Necessarily Make for Good Music. (Playing Monday, 1st at Exit/In.)
Creech Holler Pack More of Their Own Heat on Their Latest, The Shovel and the Gun.
The Spin: Land of Talk, Broken Social Scene, King Khan and BBQ, Ghostland Observatory and more.
Everything in the store will be on sale! All new merchandise will be 10% off and all used merchandise will be 20% off. You'll be sure to find something for every music lover on your list (including yourself, because you deserve it!) -- and for those who are near impossible to shop for, we have give certifcates too!!This really does sound like a one-stop shopping opportunity to fulfull all your holiday gift needs. You can pick up some MGMT for your girlfriend, some Clapton or Winwood for the pops, maybe a 180-gram copy of Marquee Moon to treat yourself or a copy of Josh Groban's newest Awake Live for the future mother-in-law that you're about to meet for the first time.
Couple items involving the Mother Church.
First: The Ryman has a new GM, and her name is Sally Williams. According to the release we got, Williams is "only the 8th General Manager in the Ryman's 117-year history and is the third woman to hold the post." The real question, of course: Will she book the Nuge? Read the complete press release after the jump.
Second: Iron & Wine and Blitzen Trapper played there on Sunday, and there are photos for the looking.
Cheap Time in Brooklyn. Video by thecalicowall.
Above, Nashville's own Cheap Time, rocking at Lake Johnson in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Speaking of Nashville's own and NYC, Madison Square Garden is releasing more fancy tickets to the Kings of Leon show Jan. 29. That happens today at 5 p.m. EDT, which of course is 4 p.m. here. (Via Brooklyn Vegan.)
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