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This evening Caylee Hammack and Zach Dubois will be performing at an ASCAP show at the Country. Another early, happy hour show convenient for those at Vandy or working in Midtown. Two-for-one beers until 7:00 and a solid selection of drafts.

Caylee will kick things off at 6:00 with her full band. She classifies her tunes in the Americana / Folk-country arena with a focus on complex lyrics and story telling. She’s been with ASCAP since she was 16 and made the move to Nashville from South Georgia three years ago. She is currently working in the studio on a new album, playing a couple one-off shows around town, and planning a tour to support the album upon its completion.

I first met Zach five years ago. He crashed on my couch for a week on his spring break from Notre Dame, trying to decide if he should get a “real job” or go on tour after graduation. Several tours and a few real jobs later, he has a video for the song “Work Harder” on daily rotation on CMT now. Growing up on in farming country in Elkhart, Indiana this has been Zach’s motto for some time now and his hard work has certainly paid off. He’s also in the early recording stages of his next project.

Looking forward to listening to Caylee for the first time and catching up with Zach this evening. Hope you can join us!

The Country | 28th Avenue N. Nashville, TN 37203 | Doors @ 5:30 | Free

Here’s a little preview:

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TONIGHT!!! The Cleverlys |12th & Porter | 8:00 p.m. | $15

posted by Jared A. Godar April 22, 2016 0 comments

The Cleverlys are an incredibly entertaining group that performs great bluegrass covers of popular music. Some of the arrangements are so good that they sound like the bluegrass version could have been the original. I’ll leave you with this:

12th & Porter | 114 12th Ave. N. Nashville, TN | 8:00 p.m. | $15 | Buy advanced tickets here.

Here are some shows I would like to recommend this week. When great performances overlap, the star indicates the show I plan to attend. Please come find me and say hello! If you plan to attend one of these shows, please let me know in the comments so I can look for you.

Also, I’m still trying to get the word out about the new page. You can help by liking and sharing this article and liking the FTNB Facebook page and other social media accounts if you haven’t already.

Any other shows that you think should be on here? Add them in the comments.

Monday, April 18th:

Tenx9 Nashville Storytelling: Show and Tell
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. | Douglas Corner Cafe | 2106 8th Ave S. Nashville, TN 37204 | Free

Monthly story-telling series. The theme this month is about objects. So, grab something meaningful and share the story behind it. There is a theme every month and nine folks are chosen to share a ten minute story related to the theme.

Lavender Country, Josh Hedley, Becca Mancari
8:00 p.m. | The Basement Nashville | 1604 8th Ave S. Nashville, TN 37203 | $7

Lavender Country is America’s first openly gay country band originating in Seattle in the early 70’s. The bill is rounded out by a couple local acts. Josh Hedley is more than Justin Townes Earle’s fiddle player—he’s got a set of pipes on him. Becca Mancari is an East Nashville staple. If you’ve seen her, you know it is good stuff. If you haven’t, come see what you’re missing.

Tuesday, April 19th:

Eastside Story Tellin’
7:00 p.m. | The Post East | 1701 Fatherland St. Nashville, TN 37206 | Free | BYOB

Bi-monthly series with one author sharing stories and one musician sharing songs and the stories behind them. This wil be the 81st installment and will feature James C. Floyd and Jaeda Kelly.

★ Honky-Tonk Tuesday
American Legion, Post 82. | 3204 Gallatin Rd. Nashville, TN 37206 | Free

I’ll let you know which bands are playing this week shortly. Always at least two great bands. Cheap drinks. Plenty of room to dance. Sorry, Santa, but this is rapidly becoming my favorite hang in town.

Wednesday, April 20th:

★ Honky & Ladytown live at the Old School Farm
7:30 | The Old School Farm Bar | 5022 Old Hydes Ferry Pk. Nashville, TN 37218 | Free

Another relatively new show that is well-worth the drive. Gorgeous room with a high school auditorium-style stage, high ceiling with nice chandeliers, and a solid bar in the back. Laura Mae Socks band opens the night.

Thursday, April 21st.

Alabama Shakes
Ascend Amphitheater | 301 1st Ave. S. Nashville, TN 37201 | SOLD OUT!

No introduction or explanation needed. If you have a ticket, enjoy.

★ Paulina Jayne at The Country
5:30-6:30 | The Country | 110 28th Ave N. Nashville, TN 37203 | Free

Full-band showcase. Newish bar right by Centennial Park. Last time I checked, they have solid happy hour specials. Come on down for a round and some tunes after work while traffic dies down.

Will Hoge and Friends
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Riverwood Mansion | 1833 Welcome Lane Nashville, TN 37216 | $65

The ticket includes all you can eat dinner and wine. Or, you can get a table for eight for $500! Benefit with proceeds going towards Dan Mills Elementary school.

★ Live Band Karaoke
8:00p.m.| The Sutler | 2600 Franklin Pk. Nashville, TN 37204 | Free

Been meaning to check this one out. Think this may be the week. If you’ve never sang with a live band supporting you, it is quite the rush and highly recommended.

★ Tim Carrol’s Rock-N-Roll Happy Hour
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. | The 5 Spot | 1006 Forrest Ave. Nashville, TN 37206 | Free, Drink Specials

As far as I am concerned, this is the official start of the weekend. Half-priced beer and well drinks and Tim slaying the guitar for over two hours with no breaks playing all original music. Been going on for five years. Do come.

Trout Steak Revival
7:00 p.m. | The Basement | 1604 8th Ave S. Nashville, TN 37203 | $10

Colorado bluegrass. Good times.

★ Hurray for the Riff Raff
8:30 p.m. Doors, show at 9:00 | The Basement East | 917 Woodland St. Nashville, TN 37206 | $15

High-energy band of stellar performers from New Orleans. Supported by Promised Land Sound and Willy Gantrim.

Saturday, April 23:

★ Broadway Brewhouse, Midtown – Crawfish Boil
11:00 a.m. | 1900 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203 | $35

All you can eat and drink! Tickets on sale at the bar or by phone at 615-340-0089.

★ Concert in the Barn
2:00 pm until late | 5860 Eaton’s Creek Rd. Joelton , TN

BBQ during the day. Two Goats food truck in the evening. Bring your tent, instruments, and kids to this celebration of music, arts, and spring. If you would like to set up your tent the night before, email kris@chronicallyhip.com

Music City Burlesque: Tribute to the 90’s
9:00 p.m. | Marathon Music Works | 1402 Clinton St. Nashville, TN 37203 | $20

Record Store Day

It is that time of year again. Today, April 16th, 2016, is Record Store Day. If you haven’t already made plans, here is a cheat sheet to get you out the door. Check out a full list of the record store day exclusive releases here.

Here are some highlights of local official and unofficial RSD opportunities. Whether you hit one or all, it’s definitely worth getting out to something.

Alison’s Record Shop 
994 Davidson Dr. Nashville TN 37205
615-356-0180

Great place to start your morning with early bird discounts. I’ve yet to check it out, but they seem to specialize in harder to find records. There is an audio shop across the street should you want to upgrade your record player. They also have a record cleaning machine if one of your favorites is snap, crackling, or popping. For $3 they’ll clean it for you.

8-9 a.m.: All vinyl 20% off.
9-11 a.m.: All vinyl 15% off.
11-5 p.m.: All vinyl 10 % off.
All bargain bin records: Buy 1 get 1 free.

Grimey’s 
1604 Eighth Ave S. Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 254-4801

This is the mothership. Always a great event. (Not always a place to park or room to move around once you’re there. Definitely recommend taking lyft or uber and arriving early).

OPENS: 10:00 a.m. (music begins at noon)
FOOD: Smoke Et Al and Crankees Pizzeria
BEER: Dogfish Head

PERFORMANCES:

  • Adia Victoria
  • Drivin’ N Cryin’
  • HeCTA
  • Los Colognes
  • Blank Range
  • Wray

DJ sets by our own Mayor Megan Barry.

The Groove
1103 Calvin Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206
615-227-5760

OPENS: 10:00 a.m.
FOOD: Mas Tacos
BEER: Blackstone Brewing
PROMOTION: Store-wide 15% off sale. Giveaways and raffles throughout the day – including autographed items, vinyl test pressings, concert tickets, and a turntable.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

12:30 – 1:00: Dudette (of Southern Girls Rock Camp)
1:15 – 1:45: Soft Bodies
2:00 – 2:30: Lasso Spells
2:45 – 3:15: Ornament
3:30 – 4:00: Big Surr
4:15 – 4:45: Promised Land Sound
5:00 – 5:30: Sun Seeker
5:45 – 6:15: HeCTA

Fond Object
1313 Mcgavock Pike Nashville, TN 37216
615-499-4498

OPENS: 10:00 a.m. Live music from noon until 9:00 p.m.
FOOD: Two Boots Nashville, the Steaming Goat Food Truck, and King of Pops.
BEER: Wiseacre Brewing Company and Little Harpeth Brewing.
PROMOTIONS: There will be a various vendors as well as the famous Petting Zoo featuring Dottie, a potbellied pig, as well as Lou and Cliff the goats! Definitely the place to bring the kiddos.

SCHEDULE:

12pm-12:30 Lawndry
12:50pm-1:20pm Penicillin Baby
1:40pm-2:10pm Western Medication
2:30pm-3pm Teddy and The Rough Riders
3:20pm-4pm Omni (Atlanta)
4:20pm-5pm Ranch Ghost
5:20pm-6pm Savoy Motel
6:20pm-7pm Faux Ferocious
7pm-7:30pm Nameless Frames(Austin)
8pm-9pm Promised Land Sound + Lavender Country

Various local DJs including one of my favorites, Heath Haynes, will be doing twenty minute sets between bands.

Third Man Records
623 7th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
615-891-4393

FOOD: Patio Breakfast in the morning followed by Patio Grill Out in the afternoon.
BEER: Adult beverages and guest vendors hawking sweet treats.
PROMOTIONS: Corn Hole & Ping Pong Competitions
RELEASES: First official release of The White Stripes Peel Sessions on two discs, one red, one white. Jack White’s version of Stevie Wonder’s “You Are the Sunshine of my Life” on It’s Not Easy Being Green Colored Vinyl™. This 7″ single includes White’s cover from with the legendary Muppets house band, The Electric Mayhem, on the a-side plus the TV rendition with the rest of the Muppets singing along as the b-side.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

11am – Datenight
12pm – Cat Flaps
1pm – Faux Ferocious

Early Evening Show: ($10 tickets available here for the 18+ up set.)

Man or Astro-man? The original lineup of Birdstuff, Coco and Star Crunch, reformed to play a series of shows and will play tonight in the Blue Room.

Soulshine Pizza
1907 Division St., Nashville, TN 37203

Crawfish Boil with Drivin n’ Cryin concert.

Live Music:

1:00 p.m. – Jerry on the Moon
3:00 p.m. – Spacetrain
6:00 p.m. – Stolen Rhodes
9:00 p.m. – Drivin N Cryin

Tonight Aaron Lee Tasjan will be setting the stage for Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear for the weekly Lightning 100 Nashville Sunday Night show. Madisen and Ruth Ward are a modern, soulful folk duo from Independence, Missouri.

I just spoke with Aaron. He is still on the road. Nashville-bound after several weeks of shows in Texas, Ohio, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Barring any traffic peculiarities, the band anticipates pulling into town with a little over half an hour to spare before sound check.

For anyone unfamiliar with this particular concert series, you’re in luck . This show will be simulcast live on the radio on Lighting 100 or you can stream it live here. If you are in town, you may purchase advance tickets here.

Aaron will be accompanied by his full band including fellow East Nashville guitar slinger Brian Wright. Aaron’s lyrics eloquently and succinctly capture unvarnished, often acerbic observations about anything or anyone he encounters. These are accompanied by incredibly technically proficient guitar licks, that still have a lot of soul. (I’ve found you typically get one or the other and it is a rare treat to enjoy both.) If you like what you hear, Aaron has some exciting announcements coming soon.

3rd & Lindsley | 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN, 37210 | 8:30 p.m. | $15 | 21+

Our first Featured Show of the Week occurrs tomorrow at the Basement.

Darrin was one of the first artist I had the pleasure to write about for another publication and I have been fortunate to call him a friend ever since. I find Darrin’s songs to be uplifting and humorous. They are uplifting in the sense that they describe life as I know it: complete with all the dirt, grime, and grit that you normally don’t hear about in popular music. After decades of borderline transience, Darrin has recently settled into his own house just outside of town. Can’t vouch for the picket fence, but it does come complete with a cat and dog and a human partner-in-crime. This is a major improvement from his first Nashville residence: sharing the back of a Ford Focus with his bass player, Cameron Carrus, for months in a Walmart parking lot.

I have yet to hear Joey, but he comes highly recommended and am looking forward to it.

Austin Lucas is headlining the evening. Austin hails from and currently hangs his hat in Indiana. He’s done the Nashville thing off and on for a while now. This show is a celebration of the upcoming release of his album Between the Moon and the Midwest, due May 27. Last time I heard Austin, it was a mostly solo set with some vocal accompaniment from his dog, Sally. He was able to get a tremendous amount of sound out of his guitar by himself. Tomorrow will be a special treat with the full band. His sound definitely fits within the Americana catchall genre blending traditional country sounds with harder rocking with just the right proportions. Can’t wait.

Advance tickets can be bought for $5.00 here.

Here’s a glimpse of what you have to look forward to tomorrow:

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

 

The Basement Nashville | 1604 8th Ave. S. Nashville, TN 37203 | 8:30 p.m. | 21+ | $5 Advance, $7 Door

Emily Nenni

For anyone who has yet to go to the American Legion on Gallatin in general, or for one of their Tuesday shows in particular—I can say with confidence, you are missing out on something special.

Dim light. Wisps of smoke hanging in the air. American flags galore. There is a bi-modal distribution of age in the crowd with Korea/Vietnam veterans and quarter-life hipsters in western attire being roughly evenly represented. You enter into a lounge area with a bar. Laid back and quiet enough to have a conversation. The real action is in the ballroom in the back. On Tuesdays there is always a great country band or two. Plenty of space to sit as well as a large dance floor. So, don’t forget your dancin’ shoes!

Come on out tonight. Say hello. I guarantee you’ll be back for another show.

Once more: April 5, 2016 – 8:00 p.m. American Legion Post 82. 3204 Gallatin Pike. 37216.