* The Weeks record release party at Mercy Lounge ::: Serpents & Snakes made news when they snatched up beloved local acts The Features and Turbo Fruits. And then they did it again by signing The Weeks, then a relatively unknown band living in Nashville by way of Mississippi that cranks out southern-bred garage tunes that sound like they’re spun on The Strokes’ record player (that was maybe once owned by Lou Reed). It’s the musical equivalent of Bayou-dirtied boots clomped down the streets of Brooklyn. We’re big fans of their debut full-length LP, Dear Bo Jackson, which they’ll celebrate the release of tonight. Stream the record here.
The Weeks also gave us their Nashville Five.
* Mercy Bell – Artist of the Week Show at Soulshine Pizza ::: We love Mercy Bell; a recent transplant from New York City who makes folk music with an effortless tone and honest tongue. She recently wrote a In Their Own Words piece for us on Patty Griffin, and will be playing our 8th off 8th on May 13th at Mercy Lounge.
* Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons w/ Derek Hoke at the High Watt.
* Angel Snow with Micah Dalton and The Riverbreaks at the Basement.
* Ticket to Ride Benefit feat. Pocono, The Ukedelics and Double Intenders at The Rutledge.
* Black Diamond Experience Set To Make A Beautiful Noise @ Nashville’s Jackalope Brewing Company ::: why not have a little fun with everyone’s favorite Neil Diamond impersonator, Black Diamond. BD is quintessentially Nashville in the weirdest of ways, which is why we love him so. Good times never been so good.
* Band of Horses at the Ryman ::: BOH is also playing Sunday (tickets available at the box office for that one, and on Stubhub for Saturday’s show), about which I wrote a preview on for the Nashville Scene. Read it here.
* Meet the Seavers Album Release at 12th & Porter.
* Nashville Loves Boston Benefit Concert and Silent Auction featuring Alanna Royale, Brian Collins, Gabe Dixon, Maureen Murphy, Teddy Robert, Oliver Wood & Jano Rix of The Wood Brothers, and Charlie Worsham at 12th and Porter :: because Nashville does love Boston. Go.