Jan 152015
 
Poster by Joseph Allred

Poster by Joseph Allred

 

Yes, you heard right. Noa Noa is back. Well, for one show at least. My partner in crime Erica Ciccarone organized a show for her old New York City friend Mishka Shubaly. Mishka has been blowing up lately. Kindle Singles bestsellers. Touring with comedian Doug Stanhope. Releasing his new album Coward’s Path.

If you aren’t familiar with Mishka, watch this video for a quick primer:

Also performing is Seattle-based songwriter Star Anna, who has a killer voice and a great songwriting talent. Here she is performing with Mark Pickerel from the Screaming Trees:

The show also features Joseph Allred, for my money one of the most talented musicians in Tennessee. Here he is performing at Noa Noa in 2013.

Don’t miss this! This is probably your only chance to see a Noa Noa show in 2015. More info on the Facebook event page.

Mishka Shubaly / Star Anna / Joseph Allred
Friday, January 16th, 2015, doors at 8:30 p.m., show at 9p.m.
@ Noa Noa (house), 620 Hamilton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

Donations to performers encouraged. Park in driveway or surrounding business lots.

Jan 152015
 
Cher Von live at Free Form Friday

Cher Von live at Free Form Friday

 

My day job has prevented me from going into detail about upcoming shows, but I’m trying to at least keep up with announcing them. On Thursday, January 15th, Louisville’s Champion Zoz and Cher Von join Nashville’s Brady Sharp, No Milk, and Satan Pubes.

Chris Davis writes of Champion Zoz on the Facebook event page:

Very much looking forward to Champion ZOZ…a collaborative repertory plumbing the songbooks of State Champion‘s Ryan Davis and the mercurial and reliably strange Mikey Turner of ZOZ, Cross, Ma Turner and Warmer Milks.

Former Nashvillian Cher Von is one of my favorite musicians. Hear her on this Theatre Intangible improv. She’ll be accompanied by local keyboardist Matt Endahl.

Check out the artist streams below.

State Champion’s songs can’t be embedded, but you can check them out here.


Champion ZOZ, Cher Von, No Milk, Satan Pubes
Thursday, January 15th, 2015, 9 p.m., $5-$7
@ Betty’s Grill 407 49th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37209

 

Jan 132015
 

Beastie Boys Nas Too Many Rappers Nashville, TN

 

Hey, the Beastie Boys shot a video in Nashville, and it features the 8th Avenue South / Franklin Pike Monroe Street / Rosa Parks or Green Hills Kroger Supermarket that I shop at! A fan just discovered the “Too Many Rappers” video on editor Neal Usatin’s website. Who knows how long its been there. [UPDATE: I jumped the gun on it being the 8th Avenue South Kroger. Bad Facebook intel. Now some people are swearing it’s the Monroe Street Kroger near Germantown. Others are saying it’s the Green Hills Kroger. Your guess is as good as mine.]

The video was directed by Roman Coppola and features Nas. In addition to Kroger, the boys strutted around the Nashville Parthenon, the 12th Avenue polar bears throwing snowballs, Arby’s, some train tracks, a recording studio, and Lee’s HAIR & DOLLAR.

Ad Rock even gives a shout-out to circuit benders! Or maybe it’s a diss, but I’ll take it either way:

To all you crab rappers, and hackers
And circuit benders, two-tone splendor
I.. take the cake, I stole the mold
The golden microphone, well that’s mine to hold

Big thanks to Pimpdaddysupreme for tipping me off to this. The video won’t allow embedding, so go check it out here. [UPDATE: It seems Usatin’s site got hit with too much traffic, so he took the video down. But I found another copy, which I expect will also get taken down soon. Embedded below.]

Jan 102015
 

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Panama City extended guitarist Scott Bazar and drummer Charles Pagano will perform a free improv set tonight at Betty’s Grill. Also performing are the duos of Joseph Allred / Matt Johnson and Chris Davis / Brady Sharp. Check the media below. More info on the Facebook event page.

Scott Bazar and Charles Pagano:

Joseph Allred feat. Matt Johnson and Witties Villa:

Chris Davis and Brady Sharp:

A Trio of Duos – Scott Bazar & Charles Pagano, Joseph Allred & Matt Johnson, Chris Davis & Brady Sharp
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 9 p.m., 21+
@Betty’s Grill, 407 49th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37209