Have you been sitting on a gem of an idea for a weekly rock 'n' roll-themed party-time event? Just couldn't find the proper venue? Here's your chance to be Nashville's Steve Rubell: The 5 Spot's Todd Sherwood is looking to fill the gap between Monday night's ever-popular dance-party meat markets and Wednesday night's more sophisticated Old Time Jam. Says Mr. Sherwood:
Any ideas for a regular Tuesday night event for the 5 Spot? Seriously people. "Open Mic Gong Show" isn't going to work. "Bring your Kids to the Smokey Bar Night" is another bad idea. "Homeless Idol" was voted down a while back. I need a realistic regular Tuesday thing.
Um, why won't the Gong Show thing work?? That would be the perfect place to try out my nude cat-juggling routine. Alright, how about Snake & Shake Night? It's a dance-off in which dozens of live cobras are released in the bar. Totally Snake could be the house band. True, Homeless Idol might be a touch tasteless, but why not Hipster Idol? If you told a bunch of East Siders that the person with the highest votes in a talent competition would get his or her tab cleared, you know you'd end up seeing some hilarious shit. "I can totally put my legs behind my head while reciting every lyric from Trapped in the Closet chapters 1-13." Anyhow, if you've got a gem-jam of an idea for a recurring Tuesday night event, please share it in the comments.