– Need Saturday plans? Check out the 7″ release party at Zombieshop for Poly– a band comprising three locals (Larissa Maestro, Eleonore Denig and Daniel Sommers) who follow these rules: all acoustic instruments, no guitar and no drums. “We sing slightly silly songs about scissors, sidewalk chalk, Cary Grant, parachutes, cats, and love, I suppose,” says Sommers, who provided this incomplete list of instruments they use: cello, violin, ukulele, banduria, mandocello, upright bass, melodica, suitcase kick, trumpet, trombone, kazoos, assorted percussion of both hands and feet, toy piano, glockenspiel, three voices, & magic. (Note: everyone loves magic). Watch them here and come out to their Grimey’s in-store on 8.7 if you can’t make the show this weekend (which, bonus, will also include Natalie Prass and Cortney Tidwell).
– One for the calendar: brother-sister duo The Breedings are playing the 5 Spot on 8.16. More from them soon, and listen to their tunes here.
– Keep your eye on the Soundland Facebook page tomorrow -they are annoucing the lineup for the now one-day festival on 10.6. Nashville Cream has some good intel on what to expect. I came to Nashville for Soundland 2011, and it was part of what made me fall in love with the city: intimate performances from Rich Robinson and Justin Townes Earle didn’t hurt, nor did Carl Bromel over at the Station Inn (hmm, maybe My Morning Jacket is the big mystery headliner?). Here’s to 2012, Soundland. (p.s, you can catch $30 early-bird tickets now).
– Langhorne Slim is back in town on 10.5 at Mercy Lounge.
– Drag City band Blues Control is playing our newest venue, The Stone Fox, on 9.12. Listen to “Iron Pigs” here.
– New East Nashvillian John McCauley is hitting Carnegie Hall.