Tonight in Nashville | 5.1.13

Once again, we’ve got a night so packed with great shows, we just couldn’t help but round them all up in one big preview post for you! If you can’t manage to find anything that piques your interest, well, citizen of Music City, you’re doing it wrong.

Check out our recommendations for this surprisingly stacked Wednesday:

@ Bridgestone Arena | 7:30PM | All Ages | $50.50-100.50

We’re starting with the big one. In case you didn’t snag tickets for the prog-rock pioneers when we announced the show a few months back, you’re in luck: there are still some available. This one’s a little pricey to check out on a whim, but you can find out more about the band here if you’re on the fence.


JIMMIE DEEGHAN w/ Carter Hulsey, Caleb Denison, Lost Hollow
@ 12th & Porter | 8PM (7PM doorS) | 18+ | $5

After achieving recognition with his former pop punk group Every Avenue, Jimmie Deeghan retreated to Nashville, started over as a solo artist, and developed a real talent for crafting folky, honest, alt-country songs as a singer-songwriter. This is a release show for his new EP, Cheap Therapy, and the bill is rounded out by some of his talented singer-songwriter friends. For $5, it’s a bargain, and a great chance to catch an up and coming artist who’s been under the radar thus far.


BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB w/ Bass Drum of Death, Plowboy
@ Cannery Ballroom | 9PM (8PM doors) | 18+ | $20

We already told you a bit about Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s show during our ticket giveaway contest this week (sorry, contest has ended). The California rockers are returning with a new album, a renewed focus, and every bit of retro garage rock energy we’ve come to expect from them. Mississipi garage rock duo Bass Drum of Death and poppy retro-rockers Plowboy round out the bill.


CUSSES w/ Kink Ador, Hanzelle
@ The End | 9PM | 18+ | $7

If you haven’t heard the powerful, indie/alt-rock trio that is Cusses, it’s time to do your homework! The female-fronted GA band has been drumming up a lot of well-deserved hype lately, and their ambient, agressive style coupled with powerful and intense vocals are sure to hook you. Even better? Some of our local female-fronted favs, poppy indie rockers Kink Ador and electro-rockers Hanzelle, are opening the show. Not a bad way to spend $7!


@ The Stone Fox | 9PM | 18+ | $5


STEEL PANTHER w/ Hillbilly Herald
@ Marathon Music Works | 8PM (7PM doors) | 18+ | $25

Hair metal, satirical, indulgent, self-parodying, glam, over the top, performance art transcended into legitimate retro metal band? Check. What started in LA as a joke about LA in the ’80s has become a band that tours with the very acts it was formed to poke fun at- and we’re ok with that. At the end of the day, Steel Panther is both funny and actually pretty good at what they do. And hey, a little hair metal indulgence every once in awhile can be fun.

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