If you have a few moments to pull yourself away from basking in autumn, a little bit of new East Nashville news to peruse:
Cult Fiction Underground is moving
For several years now, Logue’s Black Raven Emporium and Cult Fiction Underground have been sharing vintage and artisan wares upstairs, movies and various other events downstairs in the Underground. Beginning this fall, we’ll have more to love, as Cult Fiction Underground takes over its own space on Trinity Lane, in the building that formerly housed Southern Bred restaurant.
The new location will house “the movies, open mic comedy night, and open mic poetry night,” Logue’s leader Robert Logue says. “Logue's Black Raven Emporium remains open in its current location as a retail store. In addition the Black Raven has transitioned to a live music venue.”
That live music includes a Wednesday residency from lower Broad legend Greg Garing, Sunday afternoon Old Time Pickin' Parlor bluegrass parties and more. The Black Raven is also planning a burlesque benefit event on Saturday, Oct. 11 dubbed Debapalooza, plus the third annual Witches' Ball on Halloween night.
The new Cult Fiction Underground space -- headed by Bob Slendorn -- should be open by early October. (Slendorn and Logue are pals, and CFU started in Logue's, but the two ventures are totally separate.)
Charleston’s Butcher and Bee expanding to East Nashville
Another great tidbit of news broke by the folks at Eater Nashville: Well-loved Charleston sandwich stop Butcher and Bee has snagged a space in the Fluffo building next to Fat Bottom Brewing.
Plans are to start serving by next summer, with an expanded menu that includes items specifically designed for the Nashville outpost.
For more on our soon-to-be new neighbors, visit Eater Nashville.
Talks with Dr. Jesse Register roll on
Parents and passionate neighbors have been attending a series of local meetings with Metro's Director of Schools, Dr. Jesse Register, to talk about proposed plans to make major changes to East Nashville schools (you’ve heard about it, doubtlessly, but if you haven’t, the Scene has a lot of info, including this rundown of the opposition).
Neighbors came out to Inglewood Elementary in force this week, many sharing strong opposition to the idea of the historic school going charter. Follow-up reports in the Scene:
“It sounds like this community does not want this school to convert to a charter school. So, we need to hear that,” said Register. “I would be very hesitant to recommend a conversion here. There are some other places where a conversion might work, but I don’t think so in this community.”
More meetings are coming up — we nodded to those in last week’s news roundup.
Network at Lockeland Table
A fun new thing for you business-minded folk: Lockeland Table will be hosting a casual networking hang meant for local entrepreneurs, small business people and other friendly professionals who’d like to share snacks with their ilk. With a ticket, you’ll get access and passed appetizers. Looks like if all goes well, it’ll be a regular hang.
The first is set for Wednesday, Oct. 8, and $15 tickets are available now via Eventbrite.
Plans shaping up for Riverwood Mansion Local Fest
A few weeks back, we mentioned that Inglewood’s Riverwood Mansion would be hosting more public events, starting with a local culture-focused Local Fest. Looks like the basics of said fest are now shaping up:
It’s scheduled for November 15, and it’ll be free, with live music, food, beer and other vendors. You can keep up with specific names as they're added on Local Fest’s new social media outposts, on Facebook and Twitter.
'East Nashville Tonight' hits iTunes
Our May-June 2013 cover was dedicated to “hypothetical documentary stoner musical” East Nashville Tonight, starting Todd Snider and Elizabeth Cook and many other local talents. If you haven’t seen it yet (or are dying to see it again), here’s an easy way: It’s now landed on the ol’ iTunes, and is ready for download and ownership. Have snacks at the ready.
Wanna get your sounds on HGTV?
This is for the home improvement-loving music-makers among us: Online music exchange NoiseTrade, founded by East Nashville musician Derek Webb, has a fun thing going for the holidays that might help you soundtrack the destruction of an ugly kitchen or the installation of some shower tile:
“HGTV & NoiseTrade join forces this holiday season to compile a seasonal and uniquely independent collection of songs, and there’s only one thing missing: you. If you have a recording of a cool take on a holiday classic (must be in the public domain) or your own soon-to-be classic holiday song, here’s your chance to add it to the soundtrack of millions of music fans this year.”
Submit a track via NoiseTrade by October 23. And pretty please, update us if you get in — we’d love to see a neighbor provide a festive backdrop for another bout of Property Brothers faux-bickering.
Sunset Soiree returns to Shelby Bottoms
We were stoked a few months back to hear about Shelby Bottoms Nature Center’s Jazzy Bottoms Sunset Soiree, an opportunity to pack a picnic, friends and dogs and enjoy live jazz, nature, dessert and crafts-making via the Nature Center folks.
If you too, loved the idea, good news: It’s back for a second bout. Jazzy Bottoms returns tonight, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. And it’s free.
That’s it for this week. Anything to share? Reach out.