– There’s a unique label in Brooklyn called New Amsterdam, whose emphasis is on nurturing acts with classical training who fall outside of the traditional boundaries: they’re an “artists’ service organization that supports the public’s engagement with new music by composers and performers whose work grows from the fertile ground between genres,” according to their mission statement. One of their artists, former Nashvillian/performer/composer/multi-instrumentalist Aaron Roche, will be playing tomorrow at the Downtown Presbyterian Church at 9 p.m. He’ll perform songs from his new EP !BlurMyEyes. Like a lot of New Amsterdam’s artists, his music fuses classical composition with more modern tones – anything from low-fi shoegaze to psych-folk to avant-garde, even R & B beats. Grab a free download of the EP’s closing track “Cyclocardoray” feat. R. Stevie Moore here.
– Connie Britton is taking singing lessons for that show Nashville, to play the part of Gwyneth Paltrow. I mean Kelly Cantor. I mean…
– In other music rowish news, LeAnne Rimes is going to rehab.
– The lovely Lera Lynn just added a 10.18 date at 3rd & Lindsley.
– The Scene has an excellent piece on the new Country Music Hall of Fame Patsy Cline exhibit.
– Dinosaur Jr., who is performing in Nashville 10.01 @ Mercy Lounge, has a new video out, and it’s not what you’d expect.