From beers to bands to porn stars… East Nashville Underground continued to grow into an amazing little festival this season. I didn’t even spend the entire weekend there, but I felt completely embraced and at home at the new event space over on Gallatin (The East Room). It was unfortunate that some snitch ratted them out for lacking a permit that caused Fat Bottom Brewing to pull their kegs out at the last minute, but that didn’t kill the fun going on with free kegs of Yuengling and other economically friendly faves of free drink lovers.
The highlights of Friday night were Blackfoot Gypsies who gave me the impression that they could perfectly pull off a cover of any Led Zepplin song that you could dream, but the cool thing is you just want BFG’s to keep doing what they are doing. Great job guys.
Chancellor Warhol also created quite a stir on Friday night. It’s been a year since I’ve seen Chance, and I’ll tell you that he is tighter than ever now. He had the collective hipster head bob working in The East Room late Friday into early Saturday. It didn’t hurt that he was accompanied by Boss Of Nova and Cage The Elephant guitarist Brad Shultz. It’s not going to be long before Chance has his name in the national mindset. I had an absolutely awful cell phone picture that I was going to put in here, but you should check out the stellar coverage from The Spin for some great pics of Friday night.
After the righteous hangover subsided on Saturday, I made my way back out to see Mr. Jitters and Hello Kitty, who were both vying to be the band most like Green Day. H-Beam was out of this world. I actually texted a friend during the show with this slightly buzzed description… “It’s like Zappa & The Who are bloodied, but still singing, after a car wreck while Maroon 5 plays on the car’s radio.” Lots of antics, and lots of good times.
I found out after the fact that porn legend Ron Jeremy
rolled in late night was there for the Saturday afternoon Brunch + Bands session. I’m not so sad that I missed that. It’s actually scary that I have seen that guy like 4 times in my life. So strange. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one to have seen the man, the myth, the machine.
I’m already excited for the next season of East Nashville Underground. For those of you who didn’t make it out for this one, you should go ahead and keep your eyes open for another awesome party in November.
Great job to the whole crew that puts this festival on, and to all the bands that played, and to The East Room. Further…