A lifelong self-promoter and fearless frontman, Walker has a knack for turning any kind of gathering into a party, which gives him an edge in the growing Do It Together musical landscape. The philosophy: The world is only going to get flatter. We'll have to work together and get along anyway. Why not make it fun? If that thought gives you an urge to yell at the kids on your lawn, you may want to stop here.
However, there's a lot more to the story than just glitter and grins. A broad range of acts is cropping up that represents different threads woven neatly into this aesthetic, and this particular show is an excellent example of their diversity. Make the jump to sample the wares that will be on offer on Saturday.
2. Your vote counts. In years past, winners in some categories have been decided by single digits. The store you frequent, the mechanic you trust, the doctor you love, the coffee you can't wake up without — your vote could determine the outcome in too many categories to list.
3. You might produce an upset. Feel like the selections could use some new blood? Start it pumping by voting. And by the same token ...
4. You can't complain if you don't vote. Hear us and tremble, O ye who griped all those years when Best Breakfast used to go to Shoney's. If you don't vote for what you think should win — be it a restaurant, a band, a gallery, or a local politician — we can all but guarantee you it will lose. And finally ...
5. You wouldn't want to disappoint this dog dressed as Yoda, would you?
Didn't think so. Vote here.
Anyway, tonight Bohéme hosts a release party for eclectic Nashville indie popsters Body of Light's new-self titled EP. If you're looking for incentive to attend, right off the bat there's the fact that it's a free show, and the first 20 people at the door will receive complimentary copies of the EP, complete with artwork by Aaron Martin.
Should you require further incentive, there's also the fact that Body of Light's body of work happens to be some expertly crafted, pristinely produced pop. Some of the rhythms are choppy and angular (members and monozygotic twins Mike and Mitch Kluge used to play in Murfreesboro math-rockers Big Cat). But other tunes like, say, EP-opener “Where You Belong,” or “Night Time,” with its breathy female vocal lead, are in a much smoother vein. Like, should you listen while making out with your freshman girlfriend in her dorm room, your hand will have no trouble finding its way under her blouse. This is speculation on my part; obviously other factors could affect the situation. But it is also pretty much the best way I know how to sum up the various qualities and moods of this here EP, generously supplied to me, basically a straight-up music journalist by now, in advance of its official release.
The Joy of Painting, Fake Brad and Rales open up the show, which as I mentioned, will cost you nothing to attend. Bohéme Collectif, (little fucking accent above the e and all) is located at 919 Gallatin Ave.
It's Labor Day weekend, and you know what that means: I'm punching the clock early and goofin' off 'til Tuesday! In the words of Flavor Flav, "We're going to the beach, G!" But then again, my birthday is on Wednesday, so really I'll be goofin' off until the 10th ... damn, I love Labor Day Weekend. then again, there's a dearth of local tracks and vids this weekend (I think the rap scene already started their vacation), so I'm going to fill the news hole with some work-themed rap videos to fuel your pre-party slacking (and The Isley Brothers, because The Isley Brothers rule). Remember to stay safe, don't drink and drive, do take a cab, and watch out for coppers. Oh, and go see Phil Ade.
As noted in our feature this week on Muddy Roots founder Jason Galaz, the Muddy Roots Festival kicks off today in Cookeville. Performers will include Black Flag (you know you're curious), Red Simpson, The Monsters, Shooter Jennings, Dale Watson and plenty more. So. Who's up for a last-minute road trip?
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Anyway, good stuff happening this weekend. Of course, you could drive down to Cookeville for Muddy Roots, but if you're hanging out in town, tonight you're looking at: the first night of Bitch Fest with Cry Baby, Churchyard, Tipper Whore and Scale Model at The End; Tav Falco's Panther Burns at The Stone Fox; Matt Moody and Hands Down Eugene at The Family Wash; Fly Golden Eagle with Majestico and Ranch Ghost at The Basement; and more. Tomorrow you've got: the Demonbreun block party with How I Became the Bomb, Kansas Bible Company, Patrick Sweany and more; more Bitch Fest with Melanie (yes, as in "Brand New Key" Melanie), Thelma and the Sleaze, Take the Power Back and more at The End; the American Idol thing at Bridgestone; Red Baraat at Exit/In; The Silver Seas' release show at The Basement; and more. Have a look at the rest — compiled by intern Cory Woodroof and music listings editor Adam "Hammock" Gold — after the jump. Let us know what we missed, and have yourselves a chilled-out weekend.
In case you missed it: Alleged admitted arsonist and all-but-confirmed idiot Jeffrey Parsley, apparently not a country music fan, is accused of trying to burn down the historic Ryman Auditorium on Aug. 18. For Nashvillians, that’s like the Boston equivalent of pissing on Fenway Park; the New York City equivalent of taking a sledge hammer to the Statue of Liberty; or the Austin, Texas, equivalent of calling Stevie Ray Vaughan overrated (even if Stevie Ray Vaughan was totally overrated).
According to WSMV, surveillance cameras caught the since-jailed firebug as he ignited newspapers at the hallowed hall’s "back door" facing Fifth Avenue, which was slightly singed (and has since been replaced). Luckily, heroic firefighters extinguished the foot-high blaze before any significant damage was done.
Broadcasting from beneath a billiard table in an old gristmill in Mount Juliet, it's The Chris Crofton Show, sponsored in part by the Green Hills Neighborhood Improvement Collaboration Society. Episode 142 — dig in after the jump.
There are three kinds of rock ’n’ roll fans who will skip Monday night’s Oblivians appearance at Exit/In: those who don’t live in Nashville or neighboring cities; Labor Day revelers who can’t hold their liquor; and utter fools. The groundbreaking Memphis garage-rock legends — currently reunion touring to support Desperation, the band’s first full-length in 15 years — top Nashville’s Dead’s Fourth Birthday Bash, which will feature Ex-Cult, Heavy Cream, Fictional Boys and Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders on the under-card. The gig also doubles as Barkley’s record release.
Labor Day be damned, Oblivians frontman Greg Cartwright will pull double-duty on Monday, as Fond Object just announced that Cartwright will make an early-evening, solo-acoustic in-store appearance at the newish East Nashville record shop.
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