Weekly Highlights

For those of you who like to plan ahead, here are the weekly highlights…brought to you by someone who recently failed to get into a free Girl Talk show.


8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm

No special surprise guests this time, just clean, honest fun. This week it is hosted by Daniel Tashian & BMI and sponsored by BMI & Yuengling. The lineup is Space Capone, Madi Diaz, Jeremy Lister, The Silver Seas, Team Illuminati, Andrew Belle, The Jane Shermans, and The Rustlanders. If it’s like last week the Yuengling will be $2.50 and they might run out.

Home Buyer’s Seminar at Green Hills Public Library – 6pm

I know that this isn’t entertainment, but a lot of people are looking to buy homes and just don’t know what they should be doing. This seminar will teach you what you need to know about buying a house, and it’s free. For more information, to request a flyer, or to register, call The Anderson Group, Keller Williams Realty Green Hills, at (615) 425-3952.


MBM Writer’s Round at Edgehill Studio Cafe – 6pm

I don’t know what MBM stands for, and I don’t know who’s playing, but I love writer’s rounds and Edgehill Studio Cafe (and the boys from Obilo who work there, but don’t tell them that)

Micah Tawlks and New Faces Nite at the Basement – 7pm
Another two free Tuesday shows at the Basement. I can’t really tell you a lot about Micah other than he goes on at 7pm because my current internet connection apparently thinks that myspace is porn, but the lineup for New Faces Nite is Eric McFadden, Tarlatans, American Aquarium, Jacob Jeffries, Tawny Ellis, Patrick Maybury and Samuel Alexader and starts at 8pm.

David Mead in-store at Grimey’s – 6pm

I love David Mead. I’ve seen him several times over the past year, mostly with Matthew Ryan (I think that he gave me an open pack of licorice Altoids, which were pretty disgusting). He can be the wonderful sensitive singer/songwriter, but I’ve also heard some of his children’s songs, which are pretty much awesome. If you have a chance go see this in-store. I highly recommend it.


Jessica Hopper reads from Girls Guide To Rocking plus Katie Stelmanis Performance at Grimeys – 6pm

I’m just gonna quote the Grimey’s website on this one, because they know best:

Music writer / music lover Jessica Hopper is swinging through the South, promoting her new book The Girls Guide to Rocking and she’s making a stop at Grimey’s. Perhaps best known for her essay “Emo: Where the Girls Aren’t”, Jessica’s involvement in music is not limited to gender based critiques. She has worked as a tour manager, DJ, bassist, publicist, publisher and the music consultant for Public Radio International’s This American Life. Join us Wednesday, August 26th as Jessica reads passages from her new book and fields questions about girly rock and rocking girls. Pal Katie Stelmanis and her band are joining Jessica out on the road. She’ll be serving up some killer pop music for us that afternoon. Bring your friends, your roommates and your little sister

Also, she’s the music coordinator for This American Life, which is one of my favorite radio programs.


Shakespeare in the Park presents The Complete Works of Shakespeare – 6:30 pre-show, 7:30 curtains.

I promise that this night will not be as long as it sounds. Lance wrote about this in an earlier post, but the Complete Works of Shakespeare isn’t actually his complete works, and it wasn’t written by him. In 90 the actors will attempt to briefly cover all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays. It sounds hysterical.


On the BLVD at Belmont University – all night long, awww yeah

Come on down to our side of the BLVD and see the best music Belmont has to offer. Acts include my good friends Dan Milliken and Lindley Wolfgram along with Future, Kopecky Family Band, Neon Rain, the Westbound Rangers (who are totally awesome), and more. I’m pretty sure we’ll have more on this event later this week, so be sure to look for it.

Hatch Show Print Workshop Exhibition at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery – 6-9pm

From the site:

This August ten upper level Graphic Design students from Watkins participated in a Workshop at Hatch Show Print. This workshop has become an annual tradition here at Watkins and a valued way to continue the relationship between two valuable Nashville institutions – Watkins and Hatch Show Print were once neighbors on Church Street in downtown Nashville.


Ugly Tomato Festival at Nashville Farmers’ Market – 11am

Good lord, Nashville loves tomatoes like no other city on Earth! Come on down for a huge tomato tasting (as in a lot of different tomatoes, not just one big one), music, and cooking demos. I wonder how hard it is to make ketchup (asked by the girl who wants to learn how to make her own pickles).


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  • cheapassmichelle

    Myspace=porn. Oblio boys=yes. This is a good week! Hope everyone finds something to do and sends us pretty pictures.