Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Three-for Tuesday: Wild Flag at Mercy, Cults at The End, Human Eye at Glenn Danzig's

Posted By on Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 9:04 AM

Mary Timony of Wild Flag at SXSW
Is it just me, or is the awesome factor for Nashville rock shows corresponding nicely with this excellent weather? The last time I had this many good shows to choose from was, well, two days ago in Austin. But! Tonight we have three exceptionally fine options to choose from, Nashville, so let's discuss them, in order from biggest venue to smallest.

1. Wild Flag at Mercy Lounge. Yes, they are a supergroup. Put Sleater-Kinney, Helium and The Minders in a rock supercollider and what you get doesn't sound quite like any of them. I think I may have mentioned that I saw them twice at SXSW. They are the shit. If you don't know, read what Jessica Hopper wrote for this week's music section. Times New Viking open.

2. Cults at The End. Do you like pop hooks? Do you like reverby ’60s-inflected indie rock? Do you like the Internet? Of course you like the Internet, because that's where you can go listen to the songs that got released on the 7-inch that got a couple of film students who were barely even a band signed to Columbia. Grayson Currin wrote about that, and them, so check it out. Asobi Seksu open.

3. Human Eye at Glenn Danzig's House. The Detroit art-damage punkers are in town to blast your head with rock ’n’ roll, and if you want to take them up on that offer, head to GDH tonight. (Incidentally, I accidentally typed "Hunan Eye" when I started this post, and I sincerely hope that's not a dish you can actually order anywhere.) Take a jump for a video of them at Gonerfest 2 or, if you prefer, sift through the very weird results you get when you search "human eye" on YouTube. Dead Ghosts, Useless Eaters and Terrible Twos round out the bill.

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