If you are reading this, you probably aren’t down in Coastal Alabama at the Hang Out Festival. We’ve already told you about the event of the weekend at East Nashville Underground. Maybe you are wanting more conventional weekend plans? If that is the case, I’ve pulled together a few fun shows that you should check out. Get out and see some live music this weekend!
If you are looking to move your ass, then you should head over to Mercy Lounge for Fool’s Gold and Fly Golden Eagle. I’ve attached the song “The Dive” from their sophomore release, Leave No Trace (released last August on IAMSOUND), and they have been touring in support since. This is the follow up to their highly acclaimed 2009 self-titled debut, which ended up on a number of year end “Best of Lists”. If that isn’t enough to get you intrigued, you also have Road To Bonnaroo winner Fly Golden Eagle opening things up.
If you need something a bit more tame to end your long week of making money for the man, then maybe you should keep rolling down 8th Ave for Horse Feathers, Mount Moriah, and Matt Bauer at The Basement. You can check out a fun review of Horse Feathers newest record from Folk Hive.
You can listen to Horse Feathers Cynics New Year and Mount Moriah’s S/T releases below. You can check out the music of Matt Bauer here.
Neither of these doing it for you? Maybe you want to head back up 8th Ave to check out the closest thing you will get to Sonic Youth these days at Mercy Lounge. Lee Ranaldo, Pujol, and Wooden Wand. The Cream posted up a bitchin’ interview with Mr. Ranaldo, so I won’t even try to top that. You also get Nashville standout Pujol and Southern vagabond Wooden Wand.
You can check out a track off Ranaldo’s newest record below Between The Times And The Tides released in February.
Another pretty awesome set of shows for your Saturday night. Umbrella Tree, Uncle Skeleton, & Poly are going to be bringing it to Exit/In on Saturday. This is the official album release party for Umbrella Tree’s To The Memory Of A Once Great Man that we told you about a while back. You can check the video for the track “Josephine” below. You can take a listen to Uncle Skeleton & Poly at those links you just read past.
If that won’t do it for you, then The Growlers are taking over 12th & Porter for a throw down with Jane Jane Pollock. That Growlers 2010 record Hot Tropics was on heavy, heavy rotation for me, and it seems like it is going to be again since I’m listening to it while writing this post. You can listen to that record below, and you can check out Jane Jane Pollock here.
Are you still standing? Maybe you were one of those ENU’ers who just isn’t ready to give up. Who ever you are, it’s a good thing you are still reading, because you get the chance to see Vintage Trouble tonight over at The High Watt along side Joel Crouse. We did a post a while back about a Vintage Trouble show over at The 5 Spot. They didn’t show for that one, supposedly they couldn’t get over there in time. Ok, so get this, I was in Best Buy the other day, and I saw Vintage Trouble playing on like 50 televisions on that giant wall in the back. From missing a gig at The 5 Spot to national attention on every TV at Best Buy. I guess dreams do come true. You can still listen to (or download for the cost of an email address) a Noise Trade sampler of them here. It sounds like this may be the last time that you will get to see them somewhere as intimate as The High Watt.