So Nashville, with the exception of shows like Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and Justin Bieber, this summer’s been kind of a bummer as far as concerts go, huh? Both Maxwell and Lilith Fair got canceled, Creed sold out the Hard Rock before you could get tickets, and you can only see Guilty Pleasures so many times before singing along to Proclaimers “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” loses its luster. Well, just hold tight, because fall is just around the corner, and it’s shaping up to yield a fairly diverse run of shows that will make music fans from all walks of taste say, “Fuck yeah!”
We’ve already told you about iCal markers like The Hold Steady at Exit/In, Blonde Redhead at Mercy Lounge, Next BIG Nashville and Nickelback at Bridgestone Arena. Today, the fun continues as Mercy Lounge beefs up their fall calendar with a series of newly announced shows. The most notable of which, I’d have to say, is a rare appearance from Grinderman — Nick Cave’s recent recasting of the Bad Seeds as an outlet for the noise-rock and post-punk leanings of his youth. They’ll appear at the Cannery Ballroom on Friday, Nov. 19. If their live show is anywhere near as awesome as the press photo above, then I’d say we’re in business.
Also on the horizon, are an Oct. 10 appearance from Blitzen Trapper, an Oct. 12 appearance from former Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli, a night of darkness featuring The Black Angels and Black Mountain on Nov. 11, and a Halloween hippiefest courtesy of Grateful Dead career-tribute act Dark Star Orchestra on Oct. 31 at the Cannery Ballroom. Purchase tickets to all these shows and more right here.