– Is there a new East Nashville music venue in our midst? Maybe you’ve noticed a Powell Design and Construction sign on 823 Woodland St., which formerly housed the shuttered French Quarter. Rumor has it that this will be a bar/restaurant/music venue in the vein of No. 308, but with live music, called The Crying Wolf. We don’t have much evidence to support what exactly this is – there’s a Facebook page and a website. Could just be a restaurant, but when we emailed Powell about the “new EN music venue” they directed us to their Facebook page – not a denial, but no confirmation. We’re on the case and will keep you posted as to whether or not the whole thing is just someone, er, crying wolf. (at least there’s this).
UPDATE: The Crying Wolf folks confirm that the venue is definitely “planning on having music, but not until a bit later on. We are shooting for a mid to late December opening.” Good news, friends.
– Little Bandit is having an EP release show at the 5 Spot on 9.14, with the aforementioned Mr. Hoke and Birdcloud.
– Hey, you can pre-order Turbo Fruits‘ Butter today, produced by Jim Eno of Spoon and pressed by United Record Pressing. We reviewed the album for FILTER magazine – pick up a copy on your local newsstand, out soon.
– King o’the 5 Spot Derek Hoke has a new record out tomorrow, Waiting All Night, and a party to celebrate (at the 5 Spot, bien sur). See you there. P.S., we profiled Mr. Hoke for the Nashville Scene – you can check out the feature here.
– Happy Birthday Robert Plant!
– Cover Fest is coming to Mad Donnas on 9.7, 9.8 and 9.21, which features a who’s-who of East Nashville musical characters, playing tribute to legends and luminaries. We’re most excited for Joshua Black Wilkins to take on Ryan Adams and Kevin Black to tackle Townes Van Zandt. Here’s the whole agenda:
Jeff Miller = Stevie Wonder
Jacob Jones = The Boss
Kim Logan = Bonnie Raitt
Justin Collins = Leonard Cohen
Sam Lewis & Kenny Vaughan = ??
Blackfoot Gypsies = Ramones
Adam Dalton = Neil Young
Sam West = Tom Waits
Alex Caress = Gillian Welch
Derek Hoke = Paul McCartney
Kevin Black = Townes Van Zant
Shane Tutmarc = John Lennon
Amanda Contreras = Emmylou Harris
Samantha Harlow = Darlene Love / The Crystals
Joshua Black Wilkins music = Ryan Adams
Lance Whalen = Nick Cave
Buffalo Clover = Bob Dyaln
QuicheNight = Big Star
Chris Pickering = Morrissey/The Smiths
and a special late night band