Apr 112015
 

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Whoa! Trevor Watts and Veryan Weston will return to Nashville tonight for an intimate performance at Emma Bistro, presented by FMRL Arts (Chris Davis and Tate Eskew). They performed a jaw-dropping set 3 years ago at the Downtown Presbyterian Church, and I got it all on tape. Listen to it here: Trevor Watts and Veryan Weston Artist Showcase.

This time around, they’re joined by the phenomenal free-improv pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn. Three virtuoso performers in one night in the most comfortable performance space in Nashville. Don’t miss this!

FMRL presents Trevor Watts/Veryan Weston and Susan Alcorn
April 11th, 2015, 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show, $20
@ Emma Bistro, 11 Lea Avenue, Nashville, TN

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Tonight at the 12 South Portland Brew coffeehouse, FMRL is presenting Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel with Randy Hunt.

Atlanta’s Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel makes pretty amazing ambient, space-like music, but don’t take my word for it. Check out their live video below.

Randy Hunt is a badass upright bass player who has appeared on the Theatre Intangible podcast many times. Check him out on Episode 110: Hertenstein/Hunt/Sevits.

FMRL presents Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel w/ Randy Hunt
Friday, April 3rd, 2015, 9 p.m., $8
@ 12 South Portland Brew, 2605 12th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37204

Mar 312015
 

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Another great FMRL show tonight. This one features experimental guitarist and Harry Pussy co-founder Bill Orcutt and Nashville guitarist William Tyler. There’s no description that will do justice to Orcutt’s solo guitar work, so just listen below and show up tonight.

FMRL presents Bill Orcutt and William Tyler
Tuesday, March 31st, 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show, $10
@ VFW Post 1970, 7220 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209

 

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Good news, people. Matthew Shipp and Michael Bisio are returning to the Nashville VFW Post 1970 on Friday, March 27th! Their 2013 Nashville show was cited by many as the year’s top event.

What I wrote in 2013 still applies:

Piano player Matthew Shipp is national treasure, and if you’re even remotely interested in free jazz, you need to be at this show. Matthew was a longtime member of the quartet led by saxophonist David S. Ware (who sadly passed away last October). Matthew has also performed with William ParkerRoscoe MitchellJoe MorrisMat ManeriDaniel CarterBarbara Januszkiewicz and DJ Spooky. He’s known for his wholly original piano-playing style which somehow manages to convert dissonance into harmony. Never resting on tradition, Matthew also experiments in other genres, including contemporary classical, hip hop, and electronica.

Friday’s show is presented by FMRL Arts and also features The Xists, an experimental rock duo featuring Seth and Jocephus Hudson.  Tickets are $20. Doors at 8 p.m. Show at 9 p.m.

Friday also marks the return of Future Night at Queen Avenue Art Collective. This installment features Terror’ishMge, Circuit Benders’ Ball alum Joey Molinaro, and Future Daze.  There will also be art installations by Taylor O’Connor, Mike Kluge, Tyler Blankenship, and Evan Wise. Tickets are $5. Doors at 8:30 p.m. Show at 9:30 p.m.


FMRL presents Matthew Shipp / Michael Bisio and The Xists
Friday, March 27th, 9 p.m., $20
@ VFW Post 1970, 7220 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209

Future Night
Friday, March 27th, 9:30 p.m., $5
@ Queen Avenue Art Collective, 178 Queen Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37207