We’ve already spent a bit of time chatting about the fantastic singer / songwriter Josh Ritter at Cannery tonight, when we did our ticket giveaway earlier this week. Congrats to our winners of that contest, and, for those that didn’t win, you can still grab tickets to see that show tonight. However, if that is not your speed, there are a bunch of other shows that just might tickle your fancy tonight, and we’re running down each of them after the jump.
How about a lunch time break today? The first of two in-stores today at Grimeys starts off at 12PM with the all-femme americana quintet Della Mae, and, if you can get away from your desk, the 2011 release, I Built This Heart, below will tell why you should swing by your favorite west side record store for a little free lunch time bootstompin’. If you an in-store isn’t enough, you can catch the group playing a full show tonight at 8PM at The Station Inn.
Entertain yourselves in the stacks, or head back to work for a few hours because things continue at Grimeys around the beering hour with a performance from Allman Jr. That’s right, Gregg Allman is playing The Ryman on Friday night, but you can get an intimate performance with his son Devon over at Grimeys around 6pm. The voice and instrumental chops of the younger Allman may not fully channel his father’s legacy, but he’s starting one of his own as a talented blues man.
Now it’s time to make some decisions. Nashville surf-pop newcomers *repeat repeat are performing over at The High Watt along with The Grayces and Trinity James starting around 9pm. You can check out the ever poppy single “1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8” from *repeat repeat below, but we also want to check out to a very fitting match for the bill with the track “Eleanor” from The Grayces below. You can check out even more of The Grayces at their Soundcloud page here. Things get started at 9pm with Trinity James, and you can snag your snag your $7 tickets.
Another possible option for you is Brooklyn, NY rock quartet Black Taxi. I don’t know too much about this band, but I do know that I really like their newest effort We Don’t Know Any Better. Have a listen to that here, and you’ll be amazed you haven’t heard of them either. The bill also includes local standouts Ponychase and Scale Model, and you’ll see why they are a good fit for this bill with the players below. Things get started over at Exit/In around 8pm, and you can still snag $8 tickets right here.
Afraid to leave the East Side? It happens. Luck has it that you can check out recent Road To Bonnaroo winner Richie along with Blank Range & Golden Spurs over at The 5 Spot. Both Blank Range and Golden Spurs have recently released EP’s, and you can check both of those out below. Things get started around 9pm, and it’ll cost you a small pitance at the door.
If you are on the west side and craving some tunes, then you could always swing by The Stone Fox for the album release party for the talented singer/songwriter Molly Martin. She will be backed up by Cale Tyson, and a one-night reunion of Nashville’s Tommy & The Whale. You can have a listen to the new effort from Molly Martin below to get you in the spirit, and for those of you lacking memory, here’s a bit of nostalgia from, the disbanded since 2009, Tommy & The Whale. Things get started at 9pm, and tickets will only cost you $5 at the door.