Wednesday, August 26, 2009

On the Boulevard, Carter Fever and the Meaning of 'Tour' [Bitsy Bits]

Posted by on Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 3:42 PM

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* Hey, did you know there's a music festival at Belmont on Friday? It's called On the Boulevard '09, and features a bunch of bands of varying degrees of Belmont-y. Oh, hell, I'll let Lance explain:

I know these names probably mean very little to most of you, but here's the lowdown on who I'm going to be seeing: Westbound Rangers (bluegrass), Kopecky Family Band (indie folk/rock), Future (retro alternative hip-hop with a technological edge), Spanish Candles (a straight-up rock band), Greg Bates (country), Delta Saints (blues rock), Lindley Wolfgram (Americana), Brett McLaughlin (singer-songwriter).

MODOC is a local band, I think. They're not Belmont affiliated, all I know is that they were up against the Non-Commissioned Officers in one of Deli Magazine's artist of the month polls and got crushed.

If it rains, and it looks like it won't but if it does, the Beaman stage (which is outside) is going to get moved into the Beaman lobby and the bands on that stage will switch with the bands playing Curb Cafe. Got it? So if it's raining and you want to see Future, head to Curb Cafe.

[Nashville for Free]

* The next installment of the Lake Fever Sessions will star The Carter Administration. So far, there's just a very, very brief promo clip, with unmixed in-camera sound. We await the final product. In the meantime, TCA play at Springwater tomorrow (Thursday, 27th) with Short Ropes, Millionaire Magicians and Caitlin Rose. [We Own This Town]

* Finally, a question for the ages: How many dates, in how many cities, does a band have to play before they can call it a "tour"? [Nashville Mix Tapes on Twitter]

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