Here’s a little rundown of all the bands playing this year’s get together. We still have a lot of things in store for the weekend that we’ll be talking about more as it approaches, but for now just check out this stuff and get stoked. We will be printing posters like the one above [designed by David Czyz] and selling them and we will be partying so hard. We’re also introducing The King of the FREAKIN’ WEEKEND this year. More on that later though…
FRIDAY MARCH 4
JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD
We’re so stoked for this. The first JEFF show in Nashville this year will happen on the first night of the FREAKIN’ WEEKEND, and it should be right around We Are The Champions time. The bogus bros will be leaving shortly after to go to SXSW and show everyone that the name of their record is much more fact than opinion. Is there anything else we need to say? Didn’t think so.
Bienvenidos a Miami [That means “let’s party hard like they do in Miami like Will Smith” in Spanish] Our favorite Jacuzzi Boys are coming up to play this year and we always love having them around. The beginning of March is the beginning of Spring and there’s not a band we’d rather welcome the new season in with. Except maybe all these bands together.
CY BARKLEY & THE WAY OUTSIDERS
Cy Barkley has been blowing us away for the last while and we’re stoked to have them be a part of the weekend. They’ve been working on a whole bunch of new jams that’re some of the best songs we’ve heard from a Nashville band in a little while. If you haven’t had a chance to catch them or grab their S/T 7″, this is the perfect opportunity.
Ohhh, those Diarrhea boys. We did the math and after all the calculations, it looks like Diarrhea Planet has played about one million shows in the last year. Not really, but you know. Their debut EP, Aloha!, just got a vinyl release from our buddies up at Evil Weevil and they’ve got a lot more in store for this year. Meeeeow.
SATURDAY MARCH 5
AWWW YEAH! Last year we said that our favorite show to go down was Ty Segall playing at The End [a bunch of other people said that too] But we think this show might blow that one out of the water. Ty will have just wrapped up some cruzing and he wanted to stop through Nashville before heading out with everyone’s favorite dream Cremes.
Everything’s better with cream. We like our fun and our rock and roll with a little cream in it, don’t you? The babes have been working on a lot of new stuff over the past few months and we think it’s some of their best yet. They’ve got a new single coming this Spring courtesy of Infinity Cat, so be on the lookout for that too.
This time last year, Daniel Pujol had 0 vinyl releases under his belt. Now he has 9? We may have miscounted that, but not by much. Insane. Doesn’t look like there’s going to be any slowing down this year either. The boys are doing some tours beforehand with Monotonix before the weekend and before heading to SXSW, so get stoked on seeing them.
You all ready know how we feel about these guys. We’re putting out their single [It should be available at this show] and we’re more stoked on this band than any new band that we can remember. Word on the street is that they’ve got another single lined up and are working out plans for a tour this summer. Watusiii
By the time this show happens, Slammers will have probably played 4 shows. Slammers are a band that make you wonder how you got to be so lucky as to see them or hear them. That’s the truth. Featuring members of Heavy Cream, JEFF, Cy Barkley, and The Cannomen, you know it just might be too good to be true.
SUNDAY MARCH 6
It’s been almost two years since the last time Davila rolled through town, so we’re super stoked to have them come through again. Their new record, Tan Bajo, is coming out a few weeks before from In The Red and it rules. Their show that night will be at Springwater [sorry kiddens] But we do have good news, they’ll be playing an early show at Third Man. More about that later on though…
Is it possible to play more shows than numbers exist? If it is, we’re pretty sure Turbo Fruits surpassed that a year or so ago. We’re lucky enough to get them wrangled down for a show here in between a couple tours and if it’s anything like the last few Turbo Fruits shows — it’s gonna be one that you’ll wanna make sure you’re at.
We are Natural Children until we die. We say that all the time because it is the truth all the time. They’ve been working hard for the last while getting their full length debut, 1971, prepped for release and we may be more excited about that than just about anything else this year. We’ll give you the scoop sometime soon, we promise.
The best punk band in Nashville, The Cannomen, have been killing it for a while now and we’re psyched to have them on the bill. They had a new single come out earlier this year [which you can pick up at Grimey’s for very cheap] and have another one on the way. The more the better. That’s the saying, right?
DENNEY & THE JETS
If we had the resources, we’d do a Behind The Music story on Denney & The Jets and it would be the most badass thing ever. They’ve been playing around town again with a load of new songs and it looks like they’ll definitely be releasing some wax this year too. All we can say about that is… it’s about time.
So there you have it! Stay tuned and stay stoked, things are only gonna get crazier from here. And now here is the official FREAKIN’ WEEKEND inspirational vid…