Hey all, sorry about the delay on this entry in the Weekly Agenda. The bad news is that it’s almost the weekend, the good news is that you didn’t really miss much the first three days of this week. Nay, this is one of those weeks in Nashville where the back end is notably stronger than the early doldrums of the work week. Here are three shows that I think you should check out.
Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00
The Road to Roo – Round 1 /// ACME Feed and Seed
We’re less than 100 days out from the 15th installment of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival out in Manchester. While this year’s lineup has been derided as one of the worst in the festival’s history, tomorrow night at ACME is your chance (yes, everyone gets a rightful vote – it’s like a presidential election!) to tip the scales a little bit by putting one of this city’s many local talents through to a spot on one of the small stages. Competing in this first round: Shane Piasecki, CAPPA, OJR, Roots of a Rebellion, KiND, BRUNS, Heavy Sole, and Jess Nolan.
Friday, March 4th at 8:00
Dom Flemons /// 12th & Porter
A founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops and referred to as “The American Songster”, Dom Flemons is one of the most exciting young talents in modern bluegrass. Of course, I don’t really know much about modern bluegrass, but the fact that his music stands out to me and many other non-aficionados has to mean something, right? He also wrote a song about hot chicken. Welcome him back to his apparent spiritual home and patronize the recently reopened 12th & Porter at the same time! Ben Caplan and Jordan Hull open.
Saturday, March 5th at 9:00
Adia Victoria ///The High Watt
Locally beloved songstress Adia Victoria is heading to Austin for SXSW next week, as are many other Nashville-based acts. However, very few of those acts get to ride in on the wave of anticipation that Adia Victoria will. Garnering a spot on NPR Music’s coveted Austin 100 list (check out the header photo!) and building steam on the announcement of her forthcoming debut record, Beyond The Bloodhounds, Adia Victoria’s SX sendoff is sure to bring in a packed house. Check out video of first single “Dead Eyes”, filmed live during her opening gig for Those Darlins’s final hometown show at the end of January.