Thursday, July 29, 2010

Seth-Aid Feat. The Pink Spiders, The Non-Commissioned Officers and More Tonight at Mercy Lounge

Posted By on Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 8:47 AM

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Y'all enjoyed the Conference Call video the other day, right? Well, let's not let the guy who shot and edited the thing end up in the hoosegow. The campaign to keep Seth Graves' ass out of lock reaches its logical apex tonight in the form of a benefit show, which I will not do a better job of telling you about than our own D. Patrick Rodgers, who has this to say about it in this week's Critics' Picks:

As much of a rapscallion, ne’er-do-well, nogoodnik and downright joker as our buddy Seth Graves can be, we sure do love the guy. He contributes for us (see his picks on Hammertorch and Max and the Wild Things), and he does pretty much all the video work for our music blog, the Nashville Cream. So now that he finds himself in some legal trouble — a few grand worth of legal trouble, in fact — how could we ignore his plight? As it happens, if Seth “Casio Casanova” Graves doesn’t scrounge up the scratch to pay off some legal fees he’s incurred, he’s going to end up in jail. Like, real jail. But whether or not you feel for the guy, tonight’s lineup is a very strong one that’s worthy of your cashola. First, you’ve got the reunited Pink Spiders, appearing together with their original lineup on a Music City stage for the first time in over two years. Then there’s new wave revivalists The Non-Commissioned Officers, fresh off the slot they won at this year’s Bonnaroo. Rounding things out are Scene favorites Shoot the Mountain and The Armed Forces, the latter fronted by local controversy-monger and sometime Graves collaborator Brandon Jazz. A minimum donation of $7 is requested.

Not to mention a rake and a roustabout! Anyway, 9 p.m. at Mercy Lounge, 18+ for all you voters-but-not-drinkers.

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