News /// 5.9.12: These United States to play the Basement and collab with John McCauley, Caitlin Rose tomorrow and more

Hey, Nashville. Listening to the Pixies over the Ugly Mugs radio and toasting to our president with an ice coffee. Alcohol later. Here’s some news:

These United States have announced a summer tour in support of their self-titled new record, including a headlining spot at the Basement on 6.28.

The record will feature a collaboration with new East Nashvillian John McCauley, in addition to Michael Nau of Cotton Jones, Matthew Houck of Phosphorescent, Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds, Ben Sollee and David Moore of Langhorne Slim, among others.

I hate quoting press releases, but this line is a keeper: “It’s a concept album that acts as a panoramic snapshot of numerous American musical styles over the past century, but still looks forward to the weird new world at the completion of the Mayan calendar.” I’ll let you figure that out.

Caitlin Rose is playing the 5 Spot tomorrow with Joshua Black Wilkins. Why yes, I will see you there.

– Just announced: How I Became the Bomb , Colorfeels & NORM on 5.25 at The High Watt.

– Today is the last day to win tickets to see Eric Hutchinson at 3rd and Lindsley, via Grimey’s. Stop by the shop to throw your name in the hat, er, cardboard box.

– Nashville bands are throwing some love out for our president’s support of marriage equality. Here’s a tweet from The Ettes:

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