* Speaking of everybody snapping up things, the news out of New Zealand is that JEFF the Brotherhood sold out of their entire supply of tour merch on the first night of their tour with Those Darlins and had to have more stuff overnighted from Australia. Meanwhile, the art department at Spin magazine thinks they are "cute and bored and completely rock 'n' roll."
* Speaking of the snapping up of merch by Nashville bands, you can snap up your own personal copy of Zut Alors' Boygirl Party for half price ($5) Sunday night at Gold Rush. What's that? You want to hear the record before you buy it? Well, it's a listening party, so you can. The needle hits the record at 9 p.m., in the smaller, darker part of the Rush that's off to the right as you come in the door. I bet it has liner notes.