Archive | February, 2013

Weekly Highlights – Feb. 18-23

17 Feb


Speaker: Melissa Harris-Perry at Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium – 7pm
Melissa Harris-Perry, host of her own show on MSNBC and a professor of political science at Tulane University, will discuss “Race, Health and Justice” Feb. 18 at Vanderbilt University’s Langford Auditorium.

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 8pm, 21+
Featuring Deathstar Lovebeam, Bear In The Campsite, Christian Luthi, Gavinshea, Motherhoney, Jordan Hull, The Inscape, Eight Knives.

Signature Series: Blair Woodwind Quintet at Blair’s Ingram Hall – 8pm
The BWQ will present French wind quintet masterpieces and will be joined by guest pianist Melvin Chen to perform Francis Poulenc’s Sextet and Jean Francaix’s L’Heure du Verger.

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.


Good People Brewing Company Release Party at 12 South Taproom – 6pm
GPBC is debuting their newest beer in Nashville! Taste their new brew and maybe win some SWAG.

Film Screening: The Powerbroker by Bonnie Boswell at Tennessee Tech Backdoor Playhouse – 7pm
The Powerbroker tells the story of Whitney Young, who biographer Nancy Weiss Malkiel called “the inside man of the black revolution.” By challenging America’s business and political communities directly, Young was able to make in-roads where other civil rights leader could not. His efforts to open the doors of equal opportunity were often attacked by the very people he was trying to help. The Powerbroker chronicles the public and private trials of a man navigating a divided society in an explosive time.


Contest: Worst Winter Formal

10 Feb

What’s the Worst Winter Formal, and why would you want to go to it?

Excellent questions, my dear friends, and I have excellent answers.

The Worst Winter formal is the first of many shows presented by Nashville’s newest record label: Worst Records. They have some awesome music in the hopper, but right now they’re focusing on this great live show at a brand new venue in East Nashville: 615 Design (1015 W Kirkland Ave Ste 310).

The show is this Friday, Feb. 15 at 8pm and will feature performances by Blown Stag, The Stateside Menace, and Patrick Baker. Oh, and we have FOUR pairs of tickets to give away!

All you have to do to enter is fill out the form below! I’ll pick winners randomly on Wednesday evening.

But, if you want an even bigger chance of winning, you can post a picture to our Facebook page of you in you best (or worst) formal wear. Bridesmaid dresses, prom outfits, whatever. We want to see it. The worst, the better.

Fill out my online form.

Good luck!!!


Weekly Highlights – Feb. 11-16

10 Feb


Metro Parks Theatre Department’s Reading Series presents Salt & Pepper at the Z. Alexander Looby Theater – 7pm
Salt & Pepper is seven short plays about aging with courage, grace and humor. Family-friendly and you can meet the author.

Lipscomb University’s Presidential Lectures on Art and Art History featuring Michael Bierut at Ward Hall – 7pm
Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1957, he built a career combining his love for music and the arts into the design of album covers and went on to study graphic design at the University of Cincinnati. Bierut makes entertaining and accessible work for giants like Walt Disney, Motorola, the New York Jets and many others. The winner of the AIGA Medal of 2006, Bierut continues to inspire with his bold, witty works.

8 off 8th Tribute to The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs at Mercy Lounge – 9pm
This awesome tribute will feature performances by Kate Tucker & The Sons of Sweden, Korby Lenker, Chrome Pony, Evan P Donohue, Kurt Wagner (of Lambchop) with William Tyler, Skip Matheny (of Roman Candle), Mark Watrous (of The Shins), Marc Lacuesta & more! Hosted by Josh Habinger.

8 off 8th at the High Watt – 9pm
East Nashville Underground featuring Kat Smo, Grass Root Kids, The Future, Ravello, Roots of a Rebellion, Billy Swayze, Blackfoot Gypsies & Bear Cub.

Open House: A Comedy Open Mic Night at Mercy Lounge – 8pm, 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.