Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Time Reaffirms Grimey's Indie Cachet

Posted By on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 2:13 PM

  • Photo: Rachel Briggs
Any time the elusive indie culture satirist Carles uses his Hipster Runoff pedestal to ruminate on Pitchfork's "dark secrets" — however unfounded — you're pretty much guaranteed a few laughs. Such was the case this morning when the site's Alt Report spin-off shared a new Time piece that details Pitchfork's now well-known rags-to-, well, still rags, but with loads of ad cash, tale. If you're unfamiliar with Carles' trademark tween-style snark, here's a taste:

"Sorta feel like I just looked behind the curtain of the Wizard of Oz finding out that Pitchfork isn’t some robot. Kinda feel inspired. Like me and my bros can start an organic indie music site, and eventually rise to prominence and ‘control the fucking scene’ while ‘rolling around in piles of cash.’ Might cancel my plans to start a chillwave buzzband and opt to build a blogspot."

Sounds like Carles is, once again, 'feeling it all around.' [Via Washed Out bro.]

In any case, the Time piece is perhaps more intriguing because, of all the record store co-owners in the country, the writer chose to interview Nashville's very own Doyle Davis of the venerable Grimey's. Perched alongside quotes from Beach House's Victoria Legrand and Atlanta rapper Big Boi, Davis briefly riffs on the correlation between a high Pitchfork rating and the interest Grimey's receives in the record that was lavished with praise. Following last week's Tennessean story on Nashville's healthy record store sales, in which Davis figured prominently, August has been a solid month in Grimey's PR department.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

UnKool Thing: Guy at Sonic Youth Show in 2008 Can't Stop Thinking About You

Posted By on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 10:34 AM

You: Tall, brunette, very pretty. Me: Rude.
  • You: Tall, brunette, very pretty. Me: Rude.
Missed Connections is back! Or at least, there's a really delicious new one up that begs a thorough posting. And it's not just funny, it actually leads to questions. Big ones, about life and love and romance and reunion shows, and it probably involves bad denim somewhere in the mix.

But first, the Connection in question:

The Sonic Youth concert at City Hall in April '08 - m4w - 25 (Nashville)

Okay, this is a longshot, but here goes: I was standing in the very front and center of the stage (I have brown/auburn hair, and was wearing a black polo and jeans). You (tall, brunette, very pretty) tapped me on my shoulder at the end of their set, before the encore. Tell me what you said to me so I'll know it's you.

Long shot? The longest shot heard round the world, my friend, even for two brunettes. Look, we all have chance encounters with unexpected staying power. But for two whole years? What are you, old or something? But you don't stop there:

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Israeli Cool: Israeli Soldiers Wake Up, Feel Like P. Diddy?

Posted By on Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 2:51 PM

Exactly what we all predicted for Ke$ha — and Israel.

[Via Buzzfeed.]

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cash Rich Sighting: John Rich's Pensive Son Spotted With Sebastian and The Nuge

Posted By on Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 10:56 AM

I know Im just a baby, but my life seems to have already gotten off on the wrong foot.
  • "I know I'm just a baby, but my life seems to have already gotten off on the wrong foot."
So yesterday, the folks over at Nashville Gab posted the at-left picture of Cash Rich — you know, the little buddy who was born to Music City's favorite mansion-havin', helicopter-ownin', bottle-wingin' "ego-tard." And, as you can see, Cash is being held by a Canadian-tuxedo-adorned Ted Nugent and kickin' it with Sebastian Bach's Axl Rose-savin' ass. By the way, Bach and The Nuge are 40 percent of the greatest supergroup that ever lived, so that needs to be noted.

According to the Gab, Bach tweeted the following in conjunction with the pic: "At John rich video shoot with George Jones Aaron Lewis of Staind & TED F****n NUGENT & John richs son Cash!" I think I'm just going to let that tweet speak for itself. Welcome to the world, Cash Rich. I know; it's pretty fucked up.

[Props to D. Striker for sending us the link]

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Gwyneth Paltrow Singing 'Killing Me Softly' at Mercy Lounge

Posted By on Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 3:43 PM


So you know Gwyneth Paltrow -- who promptly quit her macrobiotic diet shortly after arriving here -- and the always great-smelling Tim McGraw were shootin' a movie in Nashville called Love Don't Let Me Down (which you may read about soon in the glossy folds of the Scene print edition), and you may know there was a wrap party at Mercy Lounge the other night. You may not have known that the very same Gwyneth Paltrow sang karaoke that night, including a Fugee-fied rendition of the Roberta Flack classic slow jam "Killing Me Softly." Now, we weren't going to say anything, and we definitely didn't film anything that night, but someone sent a clip to Videogum for the whole Internet to see and, well, we're on the Internet. So here it is.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Elvis Costello Is in Nashville. What's He Up To?

Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Turns out, as shit was getting real last night over at The Mercy Lounge, shit was getting really real down at the Station Inn, where Elvis Costello was sitting in with The Time Jumpers (see video above or check out this news item, courtesy of Tune In Music City).

In other spectacular news, legendary Attractions/Imposters drummer Pete Thomas was spotted eating lunch earlier this afternoon at PM. That fucking rules. Now, we all know that Costello has a pronounced affinity for Music City, and the more enlightened among us know that Thomas is Elvis's main man when it comes to playing music of the rock variety. So here's my question: Are Elvis Costello and the Imposters making a record in Nashville? If you know anything, do tell. Also, if anyone out there has a line on where and when the next Costello surprise performance is, then drop me a line at agold [at] nashvillescene [dot] com. I'll give you a sizable stack of unopened promo CDs in exchange for your intel. Holla at me!

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Two Stars of Television Do Hendrix: Richard Lloyd and Little Pete

Posted By on Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 10:38 AM


You know what's better than seeing Richard Lloyd cover Hendrix songs? Seeing Richard Lloyd cover Hendrix songs with Danny motherfuckin' Tamberelli on bass!

As soon as we walked into The 5 Spot last night, that's all anyone could talk about. Little Pete was in the house, and he was ready to rock. It was basically a perfect storm of generational kismet. Kids who liked Pete & Pete probably grew up to like Television, and now they're all of drinking age. We noticed Joe Blankenship pretty much had the conversation nailed down with the KrebStar, and we can only assume they were talking about their shared experiences in the world of child acting.

Frankly, Jimi Hendrix is not this Spinner's bag and two shits could not be given about hearing "Purple Haze" for the ten thousandth fucking time. "See No Evil" and "Friction" were done and that was pretty cool, but come on. Motherfucking Little Pete. Dude is winning at life so much harder than all of you right now. Weird.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Overheard at Buzzfest

Posted By on Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 12:04 PM

Mudvayne guitar tech?
  • Mudvayne guitar tech?
As everybody in the tri-state area knows, Buzzfest is happening tonight. An anonymous riverfront interloper sent us this picture of the goings-on at the BuzzBin this morning, where roadies and stage people are working nostalgically to get set up for The Biggest Refugee Camp for the Un-hip Since Last Spring's Crawfish Boil (TM). Nothing gets going until 3 p.m., when the national anthem will kick off the grungy festivities that include the likes of Alice in Chains and Cage the Elephant. In the meantime, we were sent a few overheard quotes from crew members:

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Lakota Brick: Yet Another Jack White Side Project?

Posted By on Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 4:48 PM

David is the new Meg.
  • David is the new Meg.

So it looks like over-tapped local resource Jack White has joined forces with NBA commish David Stern for yet another supergroup side project. Nah, not really. But, as is The Onion's custom, this one hovers in that gray area between fantasy and reality that is just absurd enough to be true. Take it away, Onion:

According to the 33-year-old White, the band consists of himself, primarily on reed organ, and Stern, 66, on vocals and electric guitar. "The Raconteurs allowed me to experiment with more of a poppy sound, and the Dead Weather is more loose and sexual. I think in Lakota Brick, with David's ability to attack the microphone, we get something completely unhinged and almost frightening...David is also an excellent lyricist. He came in with about a dozen composition notebooks filled with songs, and he also did the album's artwork."

Brilliant. No, but seriously. Who else here thinks that it's quite probable for one to exhaust him- or herself creatively by being spread dangerously thin? Who thinks that, once you run out of sides, no one's going to pay attention to your side projects anymore? I guess White would be the exception. This record would probably sell 10,000 copies if only it, you know, actually existed.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

That's Rich: John Rich Kicked Out of Cafe Coco By Police

Posted By on Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 11:15 AM


According to this post from Music City TV, police tossed the ever-incorrigible John Rich out of Café Coco after the embattled country star chucked a beer bottle into street in plain view of an on-duty sergeant.

The incident occurred after an unwitting server attempted to institute the 3 a.m. cut off for alcohol and take a beer from Mr. Rich, who had just shanghaied another patrons' guitar to sing one of his favorite Roger Miller songs. True to his rep, Rich said "You don't interrupt me when I'm playing a Roger Miller song" and proceeded to make a scene. He was neither cited nor arrested.

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