OK, so it's not actually cold. But I'm a Tennessee native, so my mindgrapes start to freeze whenever it drops below 70. Here's the Friday night business:
Birds of Avalon w/Hans Condor, Richie Ghostfinger & Church of the Good Hustle at The 5 Spot. According to 5 Spot Todd, "Church of the Good Hustle may be most of the 5 Spot staff, but we see what doesn't work and what rules every night of our lives." Fair argument.
Hands Off Cuba w/Forrest Bride, Square People, The Zut Alors & more at Open Lot. Another venue on the East Side! Happy to see things opening up a bit.
The Original Charades & The Exotics at Mercy Lounge. Check out Maloney's story on The Exotics, an "example of this town's invisible garage rock scene" from the '60s.
Snow Patrol w/Plain White T's at the Ryman.
Jacob Jones w/Michigan City Vandals & Blue Eyed Blacks at The Basement.
Look What I Did w/Enfold Darkness, Vortices & Sunlit Ether at The End.
Cassino w/Red Shepard & Lee Anna James at 12th & Porter.
Ray Price at the Acuff Theater.
Nashville Symphony feat. Alisa Weilerstein, Cello Perform Mozart & Shostakovich.
NEEDTOBREATHE w/Serena Ryder at Exit/In.
You've also got the Bluegrass Fan Fest kicking off this evening, with J.D. Crowe and the New South playing at the Nashville Convention Center and more. Here are the rest. Let us know what we missed, and we'll be back tomorrow with more. Have a good weekend.