While some folks may be rolling up I-65 for a mini Roo at Louisville’s Forecastle Festival this weekend. There are more amazing local shows than you can imagine this weekend including local fun in a Berry Hill park, a Casio pizza party, local festivals (and local festival announcements), pop, rock, sludge, grunge, twang, and even some killer hip-hop at a ”whorehouse”. Needless to say, it’s another awesome weekend in Nashville. Get out to see some live music.
What a week, huh? If you didn’t manage to catch an awesome show in the past seven days, you’re definitely doing it wrong. I think most of the No Country crew are suffering from post-ENU fatigue, but we still managed to catch quite a few other fantastic shows as well. We also interviewed a legend, caught some killer bands at Beale St., gave away more tickets, brought you some HUGE show announcements, and more!
In case you missed anything, here’s a recap of everything we covered on the site last week:
- NEWS: The National announced a fall show at The Ryman Auditorium with Frightened Rabbit.
- NEWS: Neutral Milk Hotel announced more reunion dates, including several in and around Tennessee.
- NEWS: Justin Timberlake announced a performance at Bridgestone Arena.
- FEATURE: This Weekend in Nashville: We highlighted our picks for the best weekend shows and events around town.
- FEATURE: Kickstarter of the Week: Farewell Flight
- FEATURE: Music on Television: We brought you our picks for the best artists performing on television.
- REVIEW: We caught The Blackfoot Gypsies, The Static Trees, and Zach Ryan and the Renegades at The 5 Spot.
- REVIEW: We gave Hoptpipes‘ new record Dust a spin.
- REVIEW: We recapped our trip to Memphis for the Beale St. Music Festival [w/ PHOTOS].
- REVIEW: We checked out The Black Angels, Hanni El Khatib, and Wall of Death at Mercy Lounge.
- INTERVIEW: We had a chat with Chad Stokes of Dispatch.
- SPOTLIGHT: We told you more about recent Communion Nashville performers Swear and Shake & Tumbleweed Wanderers.
- BONNAROO: Band of the Day: Club Stages Edition, Part 5
- SHOW: East Nashville Underground took place at The East Room, and we brought you lineup previews for Friday, SaturDAY, and Saturday Night.
- SHOW: The Generationals and Brass Bed played at Mercy Lounge, and we gave away tickets.
- SHOW: The Blackfoot Gypsies played at The 5 Spot with The Static Trees and Zach Ryan and the Renegades.
- SHOW: Mercy Bell, Adrian Krygowski, and James Maple performed at The High Watt.
- SHOW: Courtney Jaye played a show and an in-store to celebrate the release of her new album Love and Forgiveness.
- SHOW: East Nashville Underground sponsored an alumni version of 8 Off 8th.
- VIDEO: T. Rust premiered a new music video for “House.”
- CONTEST: We’re giving away tickets for The Breeders‘ show tomorrow at The Cannery Ballroom.
It’s been quite a week, and this weekend is going to be an absolute blowout of amazing music. We have been telling you about East Nashville Underground all. week. long. If you haven’t bought your tickets for that yet, you’ll have to get there early and hope the remaining tickets aren’t sold out. We also spent some time with Courtney Jaye’s new record, and she has her release party going on over The Stone Fox on Friday night. T. Rust popped onto our radar with his video release of “Houses”, and they are going to be ripping up The End on Friday night. Holla if you remember our write up about the Generationals helping to start this blog, because we did a ticket giveaway for their show over at The High Watt. And, just yesterday, we did a review of that awesome new Hotpipes record Dust too, and those cats are gonna be having their own little release party over at Mercy Lounge on Saturday night too.
See… We’ve been preparing for this weekend all week, but we aren’t even close to finished. We have more festivals, Bonnaroo and Hangout Fest sized bands, and tons more after the jump. Get out and see some live music this weekend.
Click here for the full weekend run-down
I’m admittedly not a fan of today’s country music. It’s a personal choice. I respect your personal choices, so please don’t waste your time or mine leaving hating messages about my personal choices. To be honest, I haven’t always cringed at country. I actually have a very soft spot in my heart for some of the country music of yore. It’s this same squishy spot that wants to tell you about the new record Love And Forgiveness by Nashville sweetheart Courtney Jaye.
Courtney Jaye is a name that I have heard since I moved to Nashville a few years ago, though I never really had a firm grip on who she was. I knew there was some twang from my Road To Bonnaroo introduction, and I knew there was a bit of folk with an island influence from listening to different recordings. There are more traditional pop sounds that creep into some songs. I also knew that she was part of JEFF’s “Sixpack” video, which made me wonder if she wasn’t more of a rocker at heart. After listening to Love and Forgiveness though, I now know Courtney Jaye’s voice.
You can read and listen below, and you have a couple of chances this week to get out to see Jaye perform. She has an in-store tonight at Grimeys around 6pm. As always, this one is free, and there will be some tasty canned beerverages for those of age. If you are the weekend warrior type, mark your calendar for her record release party at The Stone Fox with Nashville “supergroup” JP5 on Friday night.
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:
FAMILY OF THE YEAR w/ The Mowgli’s
@ 3rd and Lindsley | 7PM (6PM doors) | All Ages | $10
If you’ve been keeping up with our Music on Television feature, you already know we’ve been raving about California indie pop band Family of the Year as they’ve made their recent late night rounds. Their sun-dripped, melodic, and infectious sound makes their return trip to Nashville our top recommendation for this evening. Don’t sleep on this amazing band! To sweeten the deal, The Mowgli’s (whose recent TV appearance we also plugged) are the perfect, catchy, west coast rock and roll compliment to Family of the Year’s sound. But you don’t have to take our word for it, just ask Lindsay Lohan.