With all the buzz about Soundland (not to mention, Ray Lamontagne soothing the ears of Opry House goers tonight), I think it is time to kick it up a notch to talk about what might actually be the best show happening tonight in Nashville. You knew you were going out tonight when you woke up this morning. So, now I’m telling you what you should do tonight in Nashville. Don’t worry, your SoundLand wristband will still work for the rest of the weekend, and you can probably still catch the headliners at Exit/In if you are still awake after Ray Lamontagne.
San Francisco rocker Ty Segall is coming to Nashville tonight. He is known for his work with Epsilons, The Traditional Fools, and Sic Alps, and his solo project is just another of the numerous buzz bands coming out of the Bay Area right now. It is certainly an act to see live. I wrote not to long ago that his set at Outside Lands was one of my highlights of that festival. There’s nothing new, or even under the radar, about what he is doing…. the, all-popular right now, revival of the 90’s grunge sound. It’s the way Ty and company do it that sets them apart. It’s an effortless control of music and vocals, all while kicking you in the pants with powerful licks. His 2010 album, Melted, got him tagged in “Best of Lists” by the likes of Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and Spin. He is currently touring in support of his 2011 release, Goodbye Bread.
One of Ty Segall’s long-time collaborators Mikal Cronin will open for him. His debut self-titled album, which released yesterday, is on a plethora of Notable New Release lists (including ours). You can read a good write up by SF Weekly on Mikal (pronounced Michael) here.
The whole thing gets started with sets by local faves D. Watusi and Heavy Cream (both of which we discussed yesterday) and local supergroup Slammers.
The show starts at 8pm, and tickets are freaking $6!!! I’ve attached a player for Ty Segall, here’s a link to Mikal Cronin’s bandcamp page (definitely check this out), and some YouTubers for Heavy Cream, D. Watusi, and Slammers. It’s sounds like a bad ass rock show, so, if you need something a bit more powerful than Lamontagne and M. Ward…. you have just found what you want to do tonight in Nashville.
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