Archive | January, 2013

Weekly Highlights – Jan. 28 – Feb. 2

27 Jan


Leagues In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm 
Leagues is  Thad Cockrell, Tyler Burkum and Jeremy Lutito. They’re so serious that Thad isn’t even a solo artist anymore! They’re celebrating the release of their debut album (out tomorrow), and you can get it early today!

Listening Room Cafe Re-Opening – all day at 217 Second Avenue S. 
Heyyy, they’re back!


Film Screening:  La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7:30pm
Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. LA CAMIONETA follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live. Spanish and English with English subtitles. Unrated. 72 mins.

New Faces Nite at The Basement – 8:30pm
This week the Basement’s New Faces Nite features Pernikoff Brothers, Valerie Mize, Molding and Friendship Commanders.


CONTEST: See Holly Williams at the Belcourt!

21 Jan

Nothing warms a cold winter day like a contest! Our friends at AEG Live/The Messina Group are helping us offer you all ANOTHER awesome contest! This time, the prize is two tickets to see Holly Williams play at the Belcourt on Feb. 12 (her CD release party!) AND you’ll get a copy of her new CD!

Just like last time, all you have to do to enter is fill out the form below. That’ll get you exactly one entry into the hat. You’ll also see the option to sign up for AEG/TMG’s email list, which I highly recommend opting for.

For an extra entry or five, you can always submit a picture to our Facebook wall! Just post a pic of yourself holding a sign that says “I love Holly Williams” and I’ll give you 5 extra entries! Make me laugh and I’ll probably give you more.

I’m picking a winner this Friday, Jan. 25, so HURRY!

Fill out my online form.

Weekly Highlights – Jan. 14-19

13 Jan


8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 8pm, 21+
This week’s 8 off 8th will feature performances by Hot Mess, Hotel War, Blankrage, The Aquaducks, Charles Frank Trio, Lee Anna Culp and Scarlett Seven.

Blue Monday with Kenny Vaughan and Jeffrey Clemens of G. Love at 12 South Taproom – 9:30pm, 21+
Jeff Clemens, Kenny Vaughan, & Johnny d’Artenay make up this blues trio that has changed Mondays in Nashville forever. Talent is one thing but timing and taste take this group to a level far and away from anything else in town. Come see for yourself what everyone in 12 South has known for a while now.


Unlikely Ascent of Hallelujah Vanderbilt lecture at Vanderbilt’s Divinity School – 10am
Noted music journalist Alan Light will discuss the improbable journey of “Hallelujah” from rejected to one of the most performed songs in rock history. Light is the author of The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of “Hallelujah” (Atria/Simon & Schuster). His talk will be at 10:00am in the Divinity School’s Art Room (G-20).

Vanderbilt Wellness Series at One Hundred Oaks First Floor Conference Room (Entrance D) – 5:30pm
Vanderbilt Cosmetic Dermatology will be hosting a free seminar, “Erasing the Signs of Aging: What Works and What Doesn’t” at One Hundred Oaks. Dr. Michel McDonald will be speaking about the latest cosmetic treatments and procedures. Attendees will be eligible for door prizes and giveaways.

Delta Saints In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm
From As the searing harmonica and bayou rock of their live shows gained notoriety around town, they went into the studio. After 2 well-received EPs and over 150 live dates on the road Delta Saints are ready to deliver their first full-length album. “Death Letter Jubilee” drops on January 15th and Delta Saints will be performing songs from it live here at Grimey’s at 6PM on release day!


Contest: See Bloc Party at the Cannery Ballroom!

8 Jan

I hope your New Year’s Resolution was to see more awesome shows, because our friends at AEG Live/The Messina Group have an awesome contest for us! They’re letting us give away two tickets to see Bloc Party at the Cannery Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 18!

We’re changing things up just a bit with this contest. To enter, fill out the form below. That’ll get you exactly one entry into our random contest. Please note: no comments will be accepted as entries. Want to keep it more anonymous, but I still need to know your real name and I need a real email address for you.

But it wouldn’t be a N4F contest without a bonus step! For 5 extra entries into our figurative hat, post a picture to our Facebook wall of yourself at a party. If your photo is especially hilarious and awesome I might even put your name in there one or two more times.

Make sure to get your entry in by Monday, Jan. 14 to be eligible to win!

Fill out my online form.

Weekly Highlights – Jan 7-12

6 Jan


Open House: A Comedy Open Mic Night at Mercy Lounge – 7:30pm, 21+
Open House is a comedy open mic for people who love comedy and openness. It will be a night of joy, tears and the occasional snort-laugh. So, come on down and watch some comedians tell funnies OR hop onstage and give it a try yourself. Hosted by Gary Fletcher.

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 8pm, 21+
This week’s 8 off 8th will feature performances by Hurts To Laugh, Bang OK Bang, Fancytramp, Planet Ink, Deep Machine, The Lonely H and Kin Ship.


198th Anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans at The Hermitage – 9am-4:30pm
An event commemorating one of Jackson’s big military battles. They’ll hang a wreath on his tomb, and Pulitzer Prize winning author Jon Meacham will be speaking. Admisson is free in general.