The “hot topic” in Nashville this week, with the possible exception of some half-dressed Darlins on 8th Ave South, has to be the clash between musicians and the police on its police fleet vehicles on Lower Broad late last week. We’ve kinda kept out of this because we consider ourselves friends with these guys, and don’t want to flare any fires while we were working to get them out of jail. Needless to say, it was an unfortunate event that likely has the Nashville Police Department reeling a bit from the public outrage over the video footage that surfaced immediately afterwards.
In situations like this, there are expenses. Getting out of jail is expensive. Smith Jones Solicitors are expensive. And, trust me, Layla’s doesn’t pay enough for a gig to cover these costs. So, it is in the same vein that folks are joining forces around town to help out Luella & The Sun on Friday night, that folks have quickly convened to throw a benefit this coming
Saturday Monday night to help out those effected by this ordeal. (Due to the size of the expected attendance, Mercy Lounge and The High Watt offered to host the event over two stages!) The namesake of the event, Jeffrey Marcom, spent the better part of two days in jail, after being pushed to the ground for asking police why Matthew Paige and Gaelen Mitchell were being arrested (the latter were bailed out soon after the confrontation, and began organizing the event).
We have the full details of the benefit event below, and again, you can grab your tickets for the event here. And, there are lots of the now infamous videos embedded after the jump, as well as, previews of each of the bands that have volunteered to perform.
FREE JEFFREY MARCOM BENEFIT: BLACKFOOT GYPSIES, KIM LOGAN, STATIC TREES, QUEENS BLVD, NAVA HOTEL, BREE, JUDAH AND THE SPOOX, FAUNAHALO, BAD LADIES, OMEGA SWAN, FURIOUS PRIMATES
@ Mercy Lounge & High Watt | 9PM | $10 | under 18 w/ legal guardian, 18+ to enter, 21+ to drink (duh!)
—- 100% OF THESE PROCEEDS WILL BE GOING TO FEE’S THAT ARE BEING FACED IN THIS LEGAL PROCESS —-
The High Watt
9:00-9:20 Furious Primates
9:30-9:50 Nava Hotel
10:00-10:30 Fauna Halo
10:40 -11:10 The JAG
11:20-11:50 Kim Logan
9:10-9:30 Bad Ladies
9:40-10:00 Static Trees
10:10-10:40 Judah and the Spoox
10:50-11:10 Omega Swan
INTERMISSION-SHORT SPEECH ON THE CAUSE
12:15-1:00 Blackfoot Gypsies
It all started when police tried to ticket Paige and, his girlfriend, Kim Logan while they were loading out gear after a gig at Layla’s. Logan’s car was double parked because a taxi was reportedly parked in the musician loading zone…
Here’s where things got ridiculous…
Here’s where the news first got involved…
And then it started heating up…
And, here’s the latest, as of July 31st, and includes interviews of Paige and Marcom…
Here’s a rundown of the performers for this awesome benefit. Head out to support local music in the most real way that you can!
The Blackfoot Gypsies
The Static Trees
Judah and the Spoox
The Bad Ladies