If you’re even a casual reader of our site, then surely by now you know about Langhorne Slim & The Law’s two-night stand at Mercy Lounge this weekend, but just in case you haven’t heard, we have a full preview for you after the jump. Also worth noting, each night has a different opener, and evening one features blog endorsed Clear Plastic Masks, followed by blog endorsed Margo and the Pricetags opening evening two. Tickets are now on sale for $15 dollars each night (Friday and Saturday), but grab them ASAP because this one will most likely be selling out. If you can’t make or can’t afford the Mercy Lounge shows, you can also stop in to hear Langhorne and co. perform an in-store for FREE at Grimeys starting at 6pm on Friday. Read on for further details, and we hope to see you at all the performances this weekend!
LANGHORNE SLIM & THE LAW
Rowdy blues/folk Americana rockers Langhorne Slim & The Law have had our upmost attention since the release of their critically acclaimed album, The Way We Move, back in 2012. Now the Music City residents are back with their highly anticipated follow up record entitled The Spirit Moves (Dualtone Records), and we are here to tell you friends that it kicks serious ass! It’s, the sometimes solo artist, Slim’s second outing with his stellar backing band, The Law, and another example of how he has grown as an artist, being his first record to date that he recorded completely sober. He describes himself as a rambler, “born to be in motion and follow the sun”, but we couldn’t be happier that he set up at least part-time roots in Nashville, so be there both nights to support local music, and welcome him plus his crew home after an intense summer touring season.
CLEAR PLASTIC MASKS
Another local (via New York) band we are quite familiar with are blues punk rockers Clear Plastic Masks. In addition to snagging themselves a Club Stage set at Bonnaroo 2015, the band has been touring heavily in support of last years LP, Being There. The record was released under Kings of Leon’s Serpents and Snakes Records, so you know it wails, but you don’t have to take our word for it, you can have a sample below. Be there Friday night to see them open things up. We will definitely be looking forward to seeing/hearing what new tricks they have up their sleeves … or, eh, behind their masks.
MARGO AND THE PRICETAGS
Margo Price has earned respect all over town for her authentic country music and a voice that just won’t quit. We think she sounds like the great female country singers of days gone by, like Tammy, Loretta, and Patsy. She’s also led local psych rock outfit Buffalo Clover, but her latest project, Margo and the Pricetags, veers more towards old-fashioned country steeped in an alternative rock vibe. You’ll really just have to see them for yourselves, Saturday night, to understand what we’re talking about, but for now you can have a taste below.
Langhorne Slim & The Law will perform August 21 and August 22 at Mercy Lounge. Clear Plastic Masks will be the opener for the first show, and Margo and the Pricetags will be opening the second night. The shows are 18 +, and the music begins both nights at 9 PM (doors at 8), and tickets are available, Friday & Saturday, for $15 each. The Grimey’s In-Store will be on Friday August 21st at 6pm. It is FREE and all ages.