Tag Archives: live music

Half-off Tickets to the Nashville Symphony

5 Mar

The Nashville Symphony is a great community resource. Not all cities are as lucky as we are to have such amazing concerts from classical to international folk ballet to pop stars grace their symphony stages. The only problem is this: sometimes it’s just a little too expensive.

But luck would have it, the Nashville Symphony is experiencing a little bit of March Madness. They’ve discounted floor seats at Russian Masters (this week) and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody to $35 and are offering 50% off all tickets to Tao: the Art of the Drum, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Steven Wright (the comedian), and The Cleveland Orchestra.

The sale is for one week only, so you better get buying. Just make sure you use the promotional code MADNESS at check-out.

Thanks, Nashville Symphony!

-Emily

Westbound Rangers at 3rd and Lindsley

29 Feb

If you haven’t heard the Westbound Rangers yet then you must not get out to a lot of the free and cheap music shows in Nashville. I mean, these guys get around. From Musicians Corner to Music City Roots to their own shows, these guys have performed their special brand of bluegrass all over Nashville.

But here’s your chance to redeem yourself if you haven’t seen them and relive the awesomeness if you have. Tonight at 7pm Westbound Rangers are playing a free show at 3rd and Lindsley to celebrate their fourth birthday (happy birthday!). Yup, totally free. That means you get to see some fantastic traditional bluegrass played by some talented young dudes around a single mic.

This isn’t your great-grandfather’s bluegrass, but he’d probably really enjoy it. It’s all about musicianship and the songs for the Westbound Rangers, and you have to give them props for that.

-Emily Harris

Photo Set: 8 Off 8th

20 Feb

Photos from 8 Off 8th at Mercy Lounge (February 13th, 2012) by Kate Cauthen, featuring Night Beds, Sol Cat, Henry Wagons, Buffalo Clover, The Electric Crushes, Delta Saints, The Greater Good, and Little Bandits.

Missed last week’s performances? Check out 8 Off 8th tonight to see Andrea Davidson, Skyler, Ashley Lee, Ryan Kinder, Holly Winter, The Co, Schools, and Tesla Rossa.

View the gallery after the jump!

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Daniel Johnston at Lipscomb’s Alumni Auditorium

10 Feb

As Wikipedia so gently puts it, Daniel Johntson is an “American singer, songwriter, musician, and artist.”

He may not be incredibly famous, but he has the respect of countless musicians and critics, including Kurt Cobain, who brought a lot of attention to Johnston when he wore one of his shirts on TV.

But it was the 2006 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston that has brought a lot of attention to Johnston in recent years. The film was 4 years in the making and not only features his music, but tells the story of his life from childhood and discusses his battles with mental illness.

Daniel Johnston will be speaking and performing at one of the least likely places today: Lipscomb University. 

He’ll be performing at the Hutcheson Gallery Alumni Auditorium tonight at 8pm in conjunction with his solo art show.

This is going to be a great event, so do what you can to make it out.

-Emily

Moon Taxi In-Store at Grimey’s

7 Feb

Moon Taxi is easily one of Nashville’s most-loved local bands. You know they have to have a damn good following when people who don’t personally know any of the members are fans and they can fill up Exit/In for two nights around New Year’s Eve.

I didn’t know this until a few days ago, but Moon Taxi is releasing a new album today! It’s called Cabaret, was recorded at the excellent Alex the Great, and they’ll be celebrating its release by playing a special acoustic in-store at Grimey’s at 6pm today.

-Emily

Mercy Lounge’s 9th Anniversary Weekend Celebration

20 Jan

The Mercy Lounge‘s birthday parties are always great because THEY give US stuff. Dolly Parton giving us a water park on her birthday is hard to beat, but Mercy Lounge has an awesome lineup of free shows tonight and Saturday night that’ll rock your proverbial socks off.

Tonight’s lineup will feature How I Became the Bomb, Cheer Up Charlie Daniels, Kyle Andrews, Ponychase, Wild Cub featuring Keegan Dewitt and members of Pico vs. Island Trees, ReLapse, and more. Sorry youngin’s, but it’s 21+.

However, it’s Saturday’s lineup that holds a special place in my heart. Heypenny, Evan P. Donohue, The Nobility, Escondido featuring Tyler James, and ReLapse will all be there, but in my humble opinion the fact that Mayhem will be performing Elvis Costello’s excellent This Year’s Model more than makes the lineup perfect. It will be epic.

Happy birthday Mercy Lounge! We love you dearly over here at N4F and wish you many more excellent birthdays to come.

-Emily

Dogs of Oz In-Store at Grimey’s

19 Dec

This event was rescheduled from last week.

Local punk reggae soul rockers Dogs of Oz are looking to make their mark on the local scene. They just released their debut 7? EP (which comes with a CD) and Grimey’s is showcasing this new band today at 6pm. All ages are welcome.

-Emily

Rachael Yamagata In-Store at Grimey’s

8 Dec

I first saw Rachael Yamagata when she opened for Ryan Adams something like 6 years ago and I really enjoyed it. Her songs were solid and she knew how to put on a good show. Sadly, I haven’t been able to catch her live since then, but it seems that the tides have changed because tonight she’s playing a free in-store at Grimey’s at 6pm.

Rachael has some really great music and has collaborated with Jason Mraz, Rhett Miller, Ryan Adams, Ray Lamontagne, and more. She’s even been featured on a few movie soundtracks including Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. That’s a pretty good group of friends and supporters. She has a new album out called Chesapeake and will be playing at 12th and Porter later tonight.

-Emily

Musician’s Corner at Centennial Park

5 Nov

It hurts, and it’s sad, but there comes a time when we have to say goodbye to something great – at least until next spring. Yes, this is the last week for Musicians Corner in 2011. Oh, how we’ll miss killing 3 hours on Nashville’s most beautiful Saturdays in Centennial Park, listening to great music, eating food from food trucks, looking at adorable dogs, and meeting new people.

The good news is, this week Musicians Corner has a lineup that’s even more excellent than usual. It’s presented by our friends at Lightning 100 and their Local Lightning Spotlight and will feature Madi Diaz, Holly Maher, Jessica Campbell, The Vespers, Painted Desert, and more. I highly recommend Madi Diaz. I saw her at Soundland and she was fantastic.

As always, the event runs from 3-6pm in Centennial Park and there will be fun stuff for your kids to do, food trucks, a dog of the day contest, and more. C’mon guys, they weather is going to be great for it. It’s going to be in the 60s and sunny today. And while we don’t know how many more nice weekends like this we’ll have we do know that this is the last weekend for the rest of the year that we’ll be able to spend it with Musicians Corner, so come on out and show your support to this excellent organization.

-Emily

McCrary Sisters In-Store at Grimey’s

3 Nov

They’re probably most well-known for singing behind the excellent Mike Farris, but these sisters are the daughters of Rev. Samuel McCrary – one of the original members of the Fairfield Four. In other words, they’re the real deal. And they’re playing at Grimey’s tonight at 6pm.

So head on down to Grimey’s after work/school, check out some sweet records, and get your soul on. I mean, did you watch that video? It’s pretty sweet. Gotta love people who can cover Dylan and add their own arrangement without sounding tacky?

-Emily