Hello everyone. Hope you had a lovely weekend – and to those readers on the East Coast: buckle down, we’re thinking of ya! Nashvillians: you may know that tonight in town you can catch Diamond Rugs at Marathon Music Works (welcome home John McCauley!). But here are some things you may or may not know…
– $2 Tuesdays at the 5 Spot are never a bad idea, but over the next two weeks there will be two particular Tuesdays that would be a real shame to miss. First off, local legend/cult rocker Bobby Bare, Jr. is making an appearance tomorrow. And next week, come drink your joy, nerves or sorrows away on election day, for the 5 Spot’s Election Night Extravaganza. Playing the late set will be the excellent Heaven’s Jail Band in from Brooklyn (granted they can head out on tour this week as planned with the incoming hurricane). If my candidate is losing, please buy me a whiskey. I’ll already be slumped over in the corner crying, but an extra drink won’t hurt, I promise. Take a listen to HJB’s moody tune “Sleep Outside” here, a favorite from their sophomore record Angelmaker.
– Speaking of politics, star of Nashville Connie Britton reams Romney. P.S., I wrote a recap of last week’s episode for American Songwriter.
– Taylor Swift will co-host the Grammy nominations live concert – and look shocked each time the actual nominations are announced.
– Henry Rollins stopped by Grimey‘s to talk politics and protest songs: