Oct 252014



FRML Arts is hosting a show at Emma Bistro on Sunday, October 26th, featuring “Italian Occult Psychedelia” band Father Murphy, local noise artist Derek Schartung, and local ambient improviser Eric Fourman. Check the streams below. More info at FMRLArts.org.

FMRL Arts presents Father Murphy, Derek Schartung, Eric Fourman
Sunday, October 26th, 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), $10
@ Emma Bistro, 11 Lea Avenue, Nashville, TN


Oct 152014

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Stephen Lackey and crew over at the Culture Smash blog and podcast are launching a film, art, and music festival. The inaugural Culture Smash Nashville festival happens this Friday and Saturday at Miss Jeanne’s Mystery Dinner Theatre. There will be short films, music (including Circuit Benders’ Ball alumni Carl Oliver and Sugar Sk*-*lls), and visual art. I’ll be bringing my 3D printer to print the award for best short film, right there as the festival happens. If you want to know what won, just stand by the printer until it starts in on the text section. ;-)

Tickets will be available at the door, $15 for a day pass, $25 for a weekend pass. Stephen gave me a limited number of free tickets to give out. Just e-mail your name and your guests names to cinegeek@gmail.com with the subject heading “Culture Smash Nashville Free Tickets.”

Doors open each night at 6 p.m. Live music kicks off each evening at 6:45 p.m. You can view the full schedule at Culture Smash Nashville.

Oct 152014



The East Nashville underground/horror/exploitation movie series Cult Fiction Underground recently parted ways with Logue’s Black Raven Emporium and moved into a brand new facility at 1048 East Trinity Lane. If you missed their grand reopening celebration October 11th, worry not. They have lots of great Halloween-themed programs for the rest of October. Highlights include Motel Hell, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Bride of Frankenstein, Suspiria, and Return of the Living Dead. Check the full schedule (including comedy, poetry, and Walking Dead nights) at cultfictionunderground.com.

Oct 142014


To paraphrase Life of Brian, “there’s one place I didn’t look” in my guide to Thursday night in Nashville: Platetone Printmaking. They open their studio to the public every third Thursday of the month and offer free workshops. This Thursday’s workshop is on Stencil Monotypes, and it sounds fun:

This October, Megan Little, a Platetone print and bookmaker and friend of Turnip Green, teaches you to get flat in action and take advantage of Turnip Green’s textured wallpaper samples to discover the beauty of stencil monotypes. Use our amazing press to create your own intricate, layered designs, or experiment with handcut designs by our talented Platetone members!

Megan’s work is a joyful and reflective exploration of the world around her, and she loves to play with new print materials and reclaim cast-off objects. With a BA in Visual Art from Houghton College in New York, Megan has called three countries home, bringing a global taste to her printmaking talents.

The night is free as always, and we’re proud to showcase great snacks from our generous sponsors. Light refreshments, good company, and Turnip Green Creative Reuse next door; what more could you ask for?

The class is from 6 to 9 p.m. While there, check out Turnip Green’s stock of wonderful name-your-price merchandise. They just got a huge shipment of hardware items like screws, fasteners, bearings, and gears. You know, basically Tony heaven.

You can find out more on the Facebook event page.