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Sunday Morning Coming Down brings AmericanaFest to a lively close

  Whether your Sunday morning brings the dawn in or finds you with no way to hold your head that doesn’t hurt, Sunday Morning Coming Down is the ideal end to a week of AmericanaFest. East Nashville honky-tonk stalwart J.P. Harris brought this event to life for three years running between 2014 and 2016, providing the perfect way to unwind after a busy week of music business, deals,... Read More

Get out the vote at the Campfire Propaganda Day Party

  After a full week of AmericanaFest, one might feel fested out, but the Campfire Propaganda Day Party for Headcount.org is sure to out you back in the running and for a very good cause — the future of our nation. Sponsored by East Siders Tim Easton and Michael Weintrob, the event brings a day of entertainment and civic participation to the 919 Gallatin Road. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.... Read More

Celebrate the songs of Neil Diamond at ‘Spoons of Diamond’ benefit show

  When Neil Diamond announced his retirement from touring along with his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease earlier this year, local videographer Jason “Shakes” Hostetler saw an opportunity. Hostetler conceived a tribute to the great American singer-songwriter along with a unique way to benefit individuals with Parkinson's, cerebral palsy, and other tremor-inducing... Read More

Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert debut their new album this weekend

Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert’s musical partnership and their new album The Ledges was not the result of a magical flash of inspiration. Quite the contrary; it came about through the slow and steady process of two experienced artists who realized the sum of their music was greater than its parts. “We first met in San Francisco at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in... Read More

ON ROMANCE AND RACE

The Nashville Repertory Theatre presents ‘Smart People’ The Nashville Repertory Theatre production of Lydia R. Diamond’s “Smart People” brings one of the most important and volatile topics in American culture to center stage in a funny and thoughtful production that pulls no punches. Set just before Barack Obama’s 2008 election, race and romantic... Read More

BEEFCAKE AND BLOOD

HERCULES VS VAMPIRES MIXES SWORDS, SANDALS, AND GRAND OPERA While the combination or a 1960s Italian muscleman film and modern opera might seem to be a recipe for ridiculousness, the Nashville Opera’s presentation of Hercules vs Vampires this weekend is a brilliant mash-up of pop art and high culture. Sword-and-sandal or peplum films (a reference to the Greek or Roman tunics worn in... Read More

THINK ABOUT THE LINK

  Alejandro Escovedo Brings An Evening Of Music And Cancer Prevention Awareness To City Winery Texas singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo’s Jan. 31 appearance at the City Winery is far more than just an evening of music from an Americana legend. On his current, 12-city “Think About the Link” tour, Escovedo is partnering with the Prevent Cancer Foundation to... Read More

DE+TGL “FASHION” SHOW

DANIEL ELLSWORTH AND THE GREAT LAKES PREVIEW THEIR NEW ALBUM ON LIGHTNING 100's NASHVILLE SUNDAY NIGHT Indie pop rockers Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes have been gathering fans and accolades for almost eight years. Formed in Nashville in 2010, the band placed their own glistening brand on pop-rock beginning with their debut album Civilized Man, which made amazon.com’s 100... Read More

JASON ISBELL CONTINUES RESIDENCY AT HALL OF FAME

Photo: Danny Clinch Jason Isbell kicked off his December residency at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Tuesday, Dec. 6 with the first of three special performances. The Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter joined a select list as this year’s artist-in-residence, an annual honor for reserved for artists who have made significant contributions to American music. As... Read More

HOWDY NEIGHBOR!

THE MERCHANTS OF 919 GALLATIN OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND For over 20 years, the cluster of cement block buildings at 919 Gallatin Ave. have been an easy to overlook landmark on the East Side’s main thoroughfare. That’s about to change. “It's the kind of place you could drive by and never even notice,” property owner Ross Condit says. “The tenants and I are... Read More

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