Weekly Highlights – Oct. 2-8

Monday

Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room – 6pm
Song Suffragettes is a weekly showcase of up-and-coming female singer-songwriters. It sounds completely awesome, and everyone should go all the time.

Bingo at Beast Pub – 7pm
Picking a team name is half the fun, eh?

Loud Jamz at The High Watt – 8pm
Loud Jamz brings together dozens of Nashville musicians and singers to perform a wide range of cover songs in multiple genres. From the classic rock of the 70s to bands making the hits today, it’s like hitting shuffle on your playlist, only it’s all played LIVE! Some of our musicians you’ve seen on tour with the biggest names in country music. For one night, they jam together playing songs not on their usual set lists. Anything can happen when you put this much talent on one stage with a song list designed to rock your world! Join us for a night of great music and exceptional musicianship.

8 off 8th at The Mercy Lounge – 8pm
Featuring Alex Stern, Ben Gallaher, House Whiskey, Lexie Hayden, Mama Dear, Ryan Robinette, Sarah Anne Davidson, and Savannah Keyes.

Tuesday

Thee Rock’n’Roll Residency at Mercy Lounge – 8pm, 18+
Started in April of ’13 by guitarists Jeremy Asbrock and Phil Shouse, Thee Rock N’ Roll Residency has become the longest-running, star-studdedest, Rock N’ Roll extravaganza in Nashville, TN.

Whiskey Jam at The Basement East – 7:30pm
Featuring Maggie Rose, John King, Post Monroe & Emily Ann.

Wednesday

NOTHIN’. Well, probablby something, but I couldn’t find anything. Let us know what we might have missed in the comments. 

Thursday

Humming House In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm
Humming House is Justin Wade Tam, Bobby Chase, Joshua Wolak, and Benjamin Jones. The band formed organically out of jam sessions that Tam held in his living room in East Nashville-evidence that some of the best projects come from spontaneous collaboration and the subsequent seeing it through. Now, three albums and six years later, Humming House continues to embody what is best about the Nashville each transplant chooses to call home. Their new album is called ‘Companion’ (out October 6th) and in the spirit of experimentation, the band threw out the constraining rule that they would only write with acoustic instruments. While those sounds still center the creative impulses of the songs, the added electric experimentation and expanded instrumentation imbue the new songs with a dynamism that is irresistible. We’re excited to welcome Humming House back to Grimey’s for an in-store performance the day before official release date for ‘Companion’. Come enjoy an intimate live set in the record shop and take home the new album a day early!

Friday

Replacements ‘Live At Maxwell’s’ listening party at Grimey’s – 11am
We’ll be listening to The ‘Mats long-awaited official live album ‘Live At Maxwell’s’ when we open on Friday morning, enjoying some delicious donut snacks and giving away some cool Replacements swag! ‘Live At Maxwell’s’ was recorded in 1986, just a few weeks after the band’s somewhat disastrous performance on Saturday Night Live (banned for life!) and not long before the departure of original guitarist Bob Stinson.

Sam Evian In-Store at at Grimey’s – 6pm
‘Premium’ is the name of the glistening debut album from New York-based Sam Evian. Sam describes the album as “an analogue dream in a digital world.” Like flowing water, its cool surface entices and refreshes – then reveals hidden emotional depths. Premium is filled with contrasts. With emotional depth and a thrilling combination of sounds, there are tears in the quiet moments, but also euphoria in liberating, classic American guitar music. The sound of ‘Premium’ recalls a sunbaked cassette of ‘Pet Sounds’ or George Harrison’s “Apple Scruffs,” composed with glowing guitar chords, aching pedal steel, Wurlitzers and iconic 20th-century synths. Inspired by the soulful sounds of Jackson Browne, Shuggie Otis, Sly and the Family Stone, and The Band, as well as contemporary influences such as Cass McCombs, Mac DeMarco and Chris Cohen, this is music meant for the close-up experience: spacious, dreamy, fun, and disarmingly open and honest. Join us for an intimate in-store set by Sam Evian prior to his show at The Basement East with Nick Hakim.

Fisk Jubilee Day at Fisk Memorial Chapel – 10am
The Fisk Jubilee Singers continue the tradition of singing the Negro spiritual around the world. This allows the ensemble to share this rich culture globally while preserving this unique music. They’re the real reason Nashville’s called Music City, so never forget it.

Saturday

Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston – 6pm
Named “best renegade art crawl” by The Nashville Scene, Arts & Music at Wedgewood-Houston is South Nashville’s monthly art walk. Each first Saturday, beginning at 6pm join hundreds of Nashville’s art lovers as they visit over a dozen venues within walking distance including commercial art galleries, artist run collectives, open studios, maker spaces, and pop-ups. Since 2014, AMWH has been free and open to the public. Closing times vary from 8pm-11pm. Free parking is available throughout including lots at 516 Hagan St. and 1211 4th Ave S.

Art Crawl in the Arcade – 6-10pm
It’s the first Saturday of the month, which means that art galleries downtown will be open late and serving free wine. It’s pretty awesome.

Jazz on the Lawn at Beachaven Winery – 6:30pm
Jazz on the Lawn is Beachaven Winery and Vinyards FREE concert series each year. Music always starts at 6:3 pm and goes until 9:30pm. Because seating is “general admission,” it pays to get arrive early to get both a good parking spot and a good viewing spot on the lawn.

Fall Book Frenzy at the University School of Nashville – 9am-3pm
The Fall Book Frenzy is a three-day fundraising event celebrating books and reading. Books and other treasures will be available to the community at huge discounts. The types of books available depend on donations, but always include Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children’s, Young Adult, Cookbooks, Gardening, Travel, Hobby & How-to, History, Religion, Health & Fitness, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Games, DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks & other media. Most everything will be priced $3 or less!

Sunday

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn – 8pm
Bring your musical instrument of choice and be ready to jammmmmm.

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