Jul 032015
New WeHo venue.

New WeHo venue?

Kathryn Edwards of The Other Booking and former resident at Nashville house venue The Other Basement just signed the lease on a Third Avenue South property adjacent to Houston Street. (Check out the profile I did of Kathryn at Nashville Arts Magazine.) The block was formerly residential, but it’s all being rezoned for commercial use, thanks to the efforts of the owners of a coffeehouse being built across the street.

The venue will be a valuable asset to the Wedgewood/Houston community. While we have many art galleries, a record company, and a record pressing plant, we still don’t have a full time concert venue in the neighborhood. Edwards is one of the most passionate and hardworking show bookers in Nashville, and there’s no one better suited to the task. She’s raising funds at IndieGoGO, and anything you can throw in would be greatly appreciated. There are only four days left in the campaign, so give now.

Jun 072015


Our house venue Noa Noa opens its doors again (temporarily) on Tuesday, June 9th at 9:30pm to host the triumphant return of instrument designer, circuit bender, and ambient composer Tim Kaiser. Also performing are fellow Circuit Benders’ Ball alums Carl Oliver (improvised Eurorack synthesis) and Brady Sharp (PureData-manipulated guitar). Don’t miss it! The chances to see a show at Noa Noa are few and far between. Come to think of it, we need to clean the basement.

More info on the Facebook event page. Check out the videos below to see if it’s your thing.

Tim Kaiser, Carl Oliver, and Brady Sharp
June 9th, 2015, doors at 9 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. sharp, $10, all ages, byob

@ Noa Noa (house), 620 Hamilton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
Park in front lot and surrounding business lots.

Jun 052015
Beth Reitmeyer's Art is Illuminating

Beth Reitmeyer’s Art is Illuminating

The Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston crawl is a good one this Saturday night, and once again, I’ll be working until 11pm at the big box hardware store. :-(

But just because I can’t go doesn’t mean you shouldn’t! Start your night off at Seed Space to see the continuing All the Lights in My House by Rocky Horton. It’s exactly what it sounds like: all the lights in Horton’s house. He’s going without electric light until the exhibition is over.

While at Seed Space, pick up one of Modular Art Pods participant Beth Reitmeyer‘s hand-made lanterns, a one night performance called Art is Illuminating. You can keep your lantern and take it with you from gallery to gallery.

Seed Space is inside the Track One complex. While there, head down the hall to the Track One gallery to see The Silo Room, a group show curated by Courtney Adair Johnson (also a MAPs participant) and featuring the work of Johnson, Myles Bennett, Nance Cooley, Justin Gill, Lauren Gregory, Andy Harding, and Kit Kite.

A little before 9:30, visit Ground Floor Gallery to see SYSTEM POLITICS, an exhibition and performance by MAPs and Circuit Benders’ Ball participant Morgan Higby-Flowers with special guest Patrick Deguira.  The “no-input audio/visual performance” starts at 9:30 in the back alley of Ground Floor.

MAPs participants Brandon Donahue and Emily Holt will be in group shows, Donahue at David Lusk and Holt at Julia Martin Gallery. Over at the Downtown Art Crawl, Emily Sue Laird and Ross Denton have a show at Watkins Arcade Gallery. (I interviewed Emily Sue Laird for Nashville Arts Magazine here.) And that’s just a few of the dozens of events happening Saturday night. Joe Nolan at the Scene has the details on the rest.

May 262015


There are many things to do this Saturday, but two events are especially worth your time. At abrasiveMedia at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., alt-classical ensemble Chatterbird will be premiering Minor-Born, a new commission by Nashville composer/songwriter/pianist Brooke Waggoner. Expect toy pianos, typewriters, saxophone, electronics, bassoon, and more as they perform works by Daniel Wohl, Logan Castro, Bryan Clark, Jacob TV, Alex T. Leach, Randy Woolf, Gene Koshinski, and Ted Hearne. Tickets are $15 in advance at this link or $20 at the door. This show will very likely sell out, so advance purchase is highly recommended. More info at the Facebook event page.

Next is the final show at The Rushmore house venue’s current location. The bill features Circuit Benders’ Ball alum Cher Von, Modular Art Pods alum Kyle Numann, and Nashville songwriter Justin Goldman. I’ve written about Cher Von plenty of times in the past. She’s a true original, a phenomenal melody writer, and star in the making. The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $3 cover. More info on the Facebook event page.

Watch the videos below to see what you’re in for.

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Chatterbird presents: MINOR-BORN, by Brooke Waggoner
2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $20
@ abrasiveMedia, 438 Houston St, Suite 257, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Cher Von, Justin Goldman, Kyle Numann
9 p.m., $3
@ The Rushmore (house), 724 26th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208