Salvador Dali Parton (featuring Winston Marshall [Mumford & Sons], Justin Hayward-Young [The Vaccines], Gill Landry [Old Crow Medicine Show], Mike Harris [Apache Relay], and Jake Orrall [JEFF The Brotherhood]) Various Venues, Nashville, TN October 27, 2013 Review by Matt Hall and Philip Obenschain Photos by Jake Giles Netter
Several of us No Countrians were checking out various shows around Nashville on Saturday night, but we made it a point to at least stop in to see what all of the hullabaloo was about with Nashville’s newest supergroup Salvador Dali Parton and their epic six show run through town that night. As we told you last week in the preview, these 5 talented musicians got together last Thursday to write the songs. They practiced the material on Friday and, on Saturday, they performed six identical sets at venues across Nashville.
In what have been little more than a publicity stunt (or an excuse to get free beers all over town), we caught their first set at The High Watt, saw them again at Exit/In, and then wound things up with their final show at fooBar. You can check out our full rundown of exactly what happened, below, along with some badass photos from Jake Giles Netter which will clearly be stolen by every other publication in the country.
Hey remember River Stages? In the days before Bonnaroo, somewhere in between Dancing In The District incarnations, and probably around the same era as Uptown Mix (takin’ ya back, yet?) there was a music festival that happened the first weekend in May at Riverfront Park and featured artists as varied as John Prine, Dashboard Confessional, Hole, and Crazytown (“Come my lady/ Come, Come my lady/ you’re my butterfly/ Sugar, Baby” – yep. THAT just happened). Oh, and one time, Bob Dylan AND The Wallflowers played the same year.
While River Stages has passed on in favor of the considerably superior, but less accessible in all conceivable ways (proximity, price point, access to civilization), Bonnaroo, Vanderbilt is still keepin’ the non-country focused festival dream alive in a more frat-tastic setting. Rites of Spring first happened in the 70s (as Dads around town are quick to remind you) and while it has existed in some form or another throughout the years with past headliners like The Flaming Lips, The National, Spoon, Feist, My Morning Jacket, and Ben Folds – it can be rather hit or miss as this year’s initial line-up doesn’t seem to have a big draw act. More artists are expected to be announced, but these are most likely the major players.
So here’s a preview of some of the event’s featured acts so you can make plans to grab tickets if you’re in the mood to kick it with the co-eds.
Nashville’s Apache Relay are set to get a big boost after it was announced yesterday that they will be opening for Mumford and Sons on the four stops of their North American mini festival tour called Gentlemen Of The Road. The current dates include August 4: Portland, ME -Eastern Promenade, August 11: Bristol, VA – Downtown Bristol, August 18: Dixon, IL – Page Park, & August 25: Monterey, CA – Monterey County Fairgrounds. This tour will likely be a chance to try out some of the new songs from their sophomore release which is due out on September 24th.
Needless to say, this is some pretty good publicity for Nashville’s Apache Relay. As the Mumford and Sons might say to them… Jolly good, mates.
There are too many shows this weekend to go through in one fail sweep, so you get one intensive post to give you some stuff to listen to.
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears first came into our attention while previewing Bonnaroo last year, and they have stayed steadily on our radar since then. You can have a listen to the post we did about them before the Roo last year. You can check out the track “I’m Broke” below. If you need these funky grooves in your weekend, grab your tickets here, and get over to Mercy Lounge around 9pm on Friday night.
Baroness we already sent out a post about this one yesterday, so I will just link you back to that. This is your choice for the night if you need some serious sludge to kick off your weekend. You can grab your tickets here, and things get started somewhere north of 9pm at The End.
Bloodkin & Friends (featuring Bobby Keys) will be bringing Exile on Main Street & Sticky Fingers era stones for Exile on Elliston Place. If you are a Stones fan, this is exactly what you need to hit up tonight. I’m not going to bother posting tracks, because, if you don’t know who the Rolling Stones are, you shouldn’t be reading music blogs. Things get started around 9pm, and you can grab your tickets here.
The Lumineers w/ Kopecky FamilyBand brings a bit more chill of a night over at The Basement. Have a listen to a track from both below, and then figure out how Tickets are sold out, but were there is a will there is a way.
Endada Festival is this Saturday over at Montgomery Bell Academy. I don’t know enough about this to know if has happened before, but it looks like a lot fun. Here is the event’s facebook page that you can check out. It supposedly runs from 10am until 2pm, and is completely free. Musical acts include Big Surr, Fox Fun, What Up, English, Stan Vs. Wild, Boy Named Banjo, Trippin’ Snails, Toothpicks, & Abigail Rose.
Apache Relay, Colorfeels, & Nikki Lane are pretty much the top names in Nashville’s Rock scene, and you get all of them at Exit/In on Saturday night. I’ve attached tracks from each below, and you can grab your tickets here. Things get started around 9pm over on Elliston Place.
Brendan Bensonw/ Young Hines & The Howling Brothers. Benson is probably best known as a member of The Raconteurs, and he went head to head with his former bandmate, Jack White, this week when he released his own solo record, What Kind Of World. You can see him and his Readymade label mates Young Hines & The Howling Brothers tonight in celebration of that release. You can have a listen to Benson’s and Hines full records below, and then grab your tickets for the Mercy Lounge show here. Things get started around 8pm for this one.
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lake w/ Jeremy Lister, and Kelly McFarling are taking over The Basement, and you can actually still get tickets to this one. Ellsworth and Co. are really fantastic performers. The others are going to be new to me. You can check out Ellsworth’s “Warm & Safe” below. Tickets are $8, and things get started around 9pm.
Ziggy Marley will be your choice if you feel like sneaking hits off your one hitter, and reminiscing when the son of Bob Marley was putting out records on the reg. If this is what you are looking for with your Saturday night, snack up some tickets for Marathon Music Works, and head over there around 8pm to groove out.