As an official casualty of the Summer of Dreamz, I've warned you all several times against tempting fate and trying to control your destinies by redubbing various seasons with names ending in unnecessary Zs. And yet, it appears some of you simply refuse to listen. In spite of my many cautionary tales, Mercy Lounge, in cooperation with Sweetwater 420, has chosen to title its upcoming winter concert series "Winter of Dreamz." Having witnessed firsthand the kind of carnage that can ensue when you carelessly toy with these unnatural forces and unneeded consonants, I can't help but fear for the future of Cannery Row. Yes, they are the reigning king of Nashville rock shows. Yes, the lineups they've got scheduled look freaking awesome, and yes, they've both tempted me to the very core and completely negated my rants against the futility of corporate sponsors with $2.50 pints of Sweetwater 420. But I still can't help but think they're flying too close to the sun on waxy wings. Their failure to include the world's greatest albino rocker, Edgar Winter, only makes things look worse.
Regardless, I guess we'll just have to see how it all goes down, won't we? This is what they've got in store:
Friday, December 5, 9 p.m.: KinderCastle CD release show w/Parachute Musical & Noises 10. $7 (21+), $10 (18–20).
Saturday, December 6, 9 p.m.: Movement Nashville brings you Space Capone & Kyle Andrews w/Elle Macho ($7, $10).
Saturday, December 13, 9 p.m.: How I Became the Bomb & The Protomen w/Jensen Sportag ($7, $10).
Saturday, December 20, 9 p.m.: The Holly House Winter Formal feat. Eureka Gold, Shoot the Mountain & many special guest ($5, $8).
Let's just hope it turns out better than what follows this cut....