* As part of their "High Five" series, locally based culture (duh) blog Culture Bully recently posted a series of mixes titled "Straight Outta Nashville," which features some of CB's favorite local sounds from 2011 thus far. It comes in four parts: Part 1 and Part 3 are mostly rock- and pop-based (with tunes from artists including Bad Cop, JEFF the Brotherhood, Those Darlins, Tristen, Useless Eaters, Diarrhea Planet and more), while Part 2 and Part 4 are more hip-hop-heavy (featuring tracks from Ducko McFli, Stix Izza, Classic Williams, Chancellor Warhol, Dee Goodz, Openmic, Matic Lee and more).
* Local house-show bastion and Fortress of Bro-itude Glenn Danzig's House has but one more show, and it's on Saturday, July 30. Bummerino. According to this FB event page, the lineup will feature Bad Sports (hear "Nothin' to Do"), fellow Texans Wax Museums and locals Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders and Cannomen. Another chapter closed in the Book of Local Punk. (One time, by the way, a friend of mine asked me if Glenn Danzig actually lives there. Here's your last chance to find out!)
* Ever watched The Voice? The Spin watched an episode once. Anyhow, if you've got a dope set of pipes and want to display them for Cee-Lo, Blake, Xtina and Maroon 1, you can audition this weekend (July 29 & 30) at Municipal Auditorium. Be sure to read NBC's official rules for how to audition first, though. Wouldn't want you to look like a fool out there.