Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day and Stuff, Grammy What, Radiohead Yeah, OK

Posted By on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Happy Valentine's Day, Nashville! Every year I tell myself I'm not going to watch the Grammys but end up watching them anyway. Or maybe it's the other way around. Either way, I missed a bunch of the show last night, including Gaga's hatching, Paramore's presenting (not sure about that dress and/or that wig) and the only performer I was genuinely excited to see, Janelle Monae, who crowd-surfed and threw down her microphone. (Sadly, I also missed seeing our new hometown dudes The Black Keys win their two Grammys, for Alternative Album and Rock Performance by a Duo, Quartet or Even-Numbered Ensemble). Apparently they're sitting on some Wiz Khalifa tracks, too. So instead of experiencing those things, I got an earful of some Mumfords, an eyeful of Katy Perry, way too much Alan Parsons Lady Antebellum, that awesome Cee Lo outfit featuring a feather-carapace with chest armor and mirrored chain-mail doo-rag, then a Matthew-less Kings of Leon presenting an award to Lady Antebellum, after which I walked out of the room and missed Mick Jagger's orthopedic shoes, then came back and saw Arcade Fire's confusing X-Games tie-in and finally just turned off the tube. At least it was better than the Super Bowl halftime show (but 30 times longer)?

In case the first Internet thing you've done today is visit Nashville Cream (and if that's true, aw, thanks!), you haven't heard that OMFG Radiohead is releasing a new album called The King of Limbs on Saturday, as in this Saturday, OMFG. Not to jump to any conclusions, but Radiohead announced their album today, and the Bonnaroo lineup announcement is tomorrow, which is just a coincidence I'm sure, but Ashley Capps (i.e., the "AC" in AC Entertainment, the company that puts on the 'Roo every year) seems awful excited about this year's roster, making reference to some "once in a lifetime shows." Anyway, it's Valentine's Day and you don't have reservations. Mercy Lounge hosts an 8 off 8th that's practically dipped in chocolate, featuring Tristen, Andrew Combs, Shoot the Mountain, Big Sir, The Roses, Oh No No, Dead Towns and The Fifths, while The Basement has a positively rosy show including the likes of Eef Barzelay, Altered Statesman and Jennifer Nicely. Of course, you could go dancing at The 5 Spot or check out the Shelby Bottoms String Band at the French Quarter's Tap Your Foot Valentine's Benefit. Love.

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