Good luck to those of you heading to Live on the Green tonight. It’s going to be a total shitshow, but more power to you if you want to brave the crowds. I’m far more inclined to watch football, start planning my NYC CMJ trip, get Chicago-Style Gryo takeout and then head to the Walkmen later on. I mean, if we’re being honest. But there’s good stuff coming up, including Soundland developments and an appearance by Diamond Rugs in late October. Read on :::
– Go back from whence you came, I guess. After making a go at a big concert on the riverfront, Soundland has splintered back into a series of shows that will occur over next weekend: the Hustle dance party is an official Soundland event; then JD McPherson and Jonny Frtiz with Nikki Lane play at Mercy and Generationals with The Tontons and Devin with special guests play at High Watt on 10.6, all under the Soundland umbrella, plus free Langhorne Slim and more shows to be scheduled around town. Rumor has it that the city mandates only a certain number of shows on the riverfront per year, p.s., and says that Soundland ran into permitting issues. No confirmation at this time as to whether or not that’s really the scoop. Time will tell. We noticed that the Basement has nothing scheduled that weekend, so could that be the place where My Morning Jacket and Divine Fits will pull a Metallica. A gal can dream.
– There’s another Sofar event coming up – the last one included living room performances from Courtney Jaye and Foreign Fields. Email email@example.com to try and get on the guest list for the 10.25 event.
– Elise Taylor of the Stone Fox talks about her vision behind the new venue.
– Pitchfork’s rising artist Hundred Waters is playing Exit/In on 10.22. And Freelance Whales hit the End on 10.27. Listen to them on NPR.
– Joshua Black Wilkins covered Ryan Adams.
– Ben Folds Five’s The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind debuted at #10 on the Billboard Chart, the highest debut of their career.
– Diamond Rugs, one of new East Nashvillian John McCauley’s bands (also of Deer Tick and Middle Brother) along with Robbie Crowell (Deer Tick), Ian Saint Pe (The Black Lips), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate) and Bryan Dufresne (Six Finger Satellite), has added a 10.29 gig at Zombie Shop. Watch their appearance on Letterman, playing “Blue Mile” :::