Monday, March 30, 2009

Death Cab for Cutie at The Ryman: Second Show Added

Posted By on Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:29 AM

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The Ryman announced this morning that they have added a second Death Cab for Cutie show, Sunday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.

(That's actually the day before the original show, so the second show is actually the first show, in a manner of speaking. Got it?) Support will be Ra Ra Riot and Matt Costa, just like the May 4 show.

Tickets ($32) go on sale this Friday at 5 p.m.

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Medications at Springwater and More (Thanks to Optic Audio)

Posted By on Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:28 AM

You may remember talk of the public access-frequenting Ocelot known by his YouTube moniker of opticaudio from this thread. Well, he got around to posting the above clip of Medications along with this insane performance by Dischord labelmates Edie Sedgwick from their show at Springwater on March 16. While you're perusing O/A's channel, you should definitely check out the handful of old episodes of his show that he's posted, which include performances from The Protomen at The Boro in '05, Dave Cloud and the Gospel of Power and more.

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Chairlift and Acrylics at Exit/In 3/28/09

Posted By on Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 9:00 AM

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See the slideshows for more photos: Chairlift; Acrylics & Oblio.

Most of us have little faith in the concept of trickle down economics these days, but if there's anywhere it can be effectively applied (however loosely) it's the live music circuit. With so many acts converging on Austin for SXSW, it's inevitable a great many of them will come through town on the way there or home, thus benefiting all the little folk who couldn't afford to go. Saturday night was one such a case when Brooklyn band Chairlift came through town, bringing along fellow New Yorkers Acrylics. As you well know, we are anything but punctual and this put our arrival just a bit after openers Oblio finished up. We were, however, well on time for Acrylics, with whom we were completely unfamiliar right up until the moment they started.

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Trimpin: Guitarbots Coming to Nashville Film Festival 2009

Posted By on Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 7:28 AM

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Weekend Round-Up: Smoke 'em If You Got 'em Style!

Posted By on Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 10:23 AM

Adam Gold moonlights as a carnie.
  • Adam Gold moonlights as a carnie.

Yeah, I switched themes midstream. I'm allowed to do that, 'cause it's my damn thing in the first place. Besides, I think we're all better off having seen this picture of Gold smoking 39 cigarettes. In case you're entirely baffled as to why that photo exists, it was taken for Tracy's story about cigarette prices going up, and there are plenty more where that came from. Here's what's up for this evening:

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Charles Walker and the Dynamites at Mercy Lounge. Read Maloney's interview with The Dynamites' Leo Black if you haven't already.

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The Tits w/Cactus's and a "DJ Afterparty feat. American Bang & Brendan Benson" at The Basement. Say wha? Maybe Benson will play some Raconteurs mash-ups, considering how he's totally meta.

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The Fusion '09 Music and Arts Fest feat. The Red Carpet Rats, Gabe Dixon Band, Sam and Ruby & Levi Weaver at Cannery Ballroom.

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Sex Pipe w/Six Gun Lullaby, Tiger Piss & Fuck Show at Springwater. Don't worry; their band names make them sound way angrier than they actually are. Here's a fun little swaperoo: Sex Lullaby w/Fuck Piss, Six Gun Pipe and Tiger Show.

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Chairlift w/Acrylics & Oblio at Exit/In. Chairlift is that band. That band with the video.

Some good options, no? Let us know what we left out. See you suckers on Monday.

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Tommy and the Whale Call It Quits?

Posted By on Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Movement Nashville's Dean Shortland sheds a single tear.
  • Movement Nashville's Dean Shortland sheds a single tear.

Anyone who went to The Basement to check out KinderCastle last night probably noticed that Tommy and the Whale were absent from the bill, with Space Capone headlining instead. There's a pretty good reason for that: Rumor has it that T and the W have broken up. No confirmation on their 'Space or anything yet, but the rumors are relatively substantiated. And "relatively substantiated" is good enough for us around here. RIP, T & the Dub.

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Hey, Most Beautiful Girl in the Room at Exit/In on March 11

Posted By on Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 2:44 PM

The most beautiful girl at Exit/In on March 11.
  • The most beautiful girl at Exit/In on March 11.

You know who you are, and you know you were hot. How could you not know? What with your white long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, black boots and the scarf. And you know you kept looking at the guy in the hat, so why didn't you talk to him? Act like that, and someone might think you're with the band or something.

You were the most beautiful girl in the place, with the white long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, black boots, and the scarf. I saw you look at me several times, but I never came up to ask you your name. I wish I had...I thought you were with the band RC&PM. If by the small chance you actually see this, i'd love to know your name.

- The guy in the hat

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"Five Minutes With The Glib" Podcast Does Week of Nashville Themed Episodes

Posted By on Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Five minutes. Three personalities. One dude.
  • Five minutes. Three personalities. One dude.

I'm sure many of you remember recently defunct local rockers The Glib. What most of you don't know is that the band was originally formed solely by singer Joe Mormann as a fictional entity featuring members Pete Chomsky, Sippycup Hathaway and Cole Brown--the three radio personalities who hosted his regular podcast "Five Minutes with The Glib." The show is scripted and the fictional band members, as well as a host of other characters--including President Barack Obama, are played by Mormann himself. Skits include the "MySpace minute" during which Chomsky, Hathaway and Brown give a Mystery Science Theater style treatment to the MySpace music pages flooding the inbox.

The podcast started in Boston but went on hiatus while Mormann was living in Nashville. Having moved back to the Eastern seaboard, he has resurrected the show with a series of Nashville-themed episodes featuring the music of local artists such as The Mattoid and Dave Cloud. Regardless of whether you loved or hated The Glib, this shit is absolutely hilarious. The episodes are five to 10 minutes long and can be heard on the official "5 Minutes with The Glib" website as well as on iTunes. Check out this one, in which the guys have some fun with a MySpace friend request from local band The Pushy Lips.

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There's a Video Break in the Road: Betty Harris Bonus Beats

Posted By on Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 1:00 PM

It's Friday, I'm hungover and I'm completely resigned to not getting a helluva lot done. I also feel like I might not have accurately conveyed how awesome Betty Harris is and how cool it is that The Dynamites are working with her. But you know what accurately relays the rad-ness of Ms. Harris? YouTube videos. .Lots and lots of YouTube videos. Super-soul shake down after the jump.*

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Limelight Turns 1

Posted By on Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 11:58 AM

"Jenna, Jenna, who can I turn to?"
  • "Jenna, Jenna, who can I turn to?"

What's 100 yards from LP Field and really big?

Back when it was called something else and had a mechanical bull, Conor Oberst rode the mechanical bull. And then he went all Americana. Coincidence? Anyway, then it was The Trap, or something. But for an entire year now, it's been Limelight, and to celebrate the club is throwing a party tonight. Super T and the Tyrone Smith Revue will be playing (dude played Jenna Bush's wedding, y'all!), as will DJ Rob McClain.

Things get started at 9 p.m., 201 Woodland St. You have to be 18 and have $10 to get in.

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