So let’s get down to brass tacks on this… That right up there is the poster for this year’s Freakin’ Weekend. You probably peeped it on Friday – but whatever. As you can see, the full lineups for each night are listed at the bottom of the poster. If you’re having a hard time reading it or seeing the names – don’t worry – we’re about to jump right into it after the click. Let’s start off by looking at each night show individually…
WEDNESDAY MARCH 7
THE SCREAMING FEMALES
NO REGRETS COYOTE
AT THE END
ALL AGES – $12
Everything’s kicking off on Wednesday night at The End for what’s sure to be a crazy time. We’ve already talked a good bit about Titus and Screamales and DP — but the addition of NO REGRETS COYOTE has us really stoked. They’ve only been playing shows for a little while around town – so don’t feel like you’re “out of the loop” if you’ve never caught them. This is as good a time as any to make sure you get your kicks though. Also – we’d like to point out again that this show at The End is ALL AGES. All you kiddies don’t even need to worry about finding fakes or anything. Wednesday also marks the first day of our Pop-Up Shop being open — but more on that in just a minute…
THURSDAY MARCH 8
DENNEY & THE JETS
18+ – $10
Thursday night we’re gonna keep the goodtimes rolling with our favorite Cincy-boys The Greenhornes and a slew of Nashy favorites. We talked about most of these guys in our initial lineup announcement – but we’re swimming in excitement to add our favorite DENNEY & THE JETS to the mix. They’ve been working on their full length album as well as a brand new EP that should see light sometime soon [we hope] Â This is also one of the few times you’ll be able to catch PUJOL in the Nashy-area before they head out on tour for the Spring season and before their debut LP comes out. You’re not going to wanna miss this one – TRUST US
FRIDAY MARCH 9
JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD
CY BARKLEY & THE WAY OUTSIDERS
18+ – $10
Â This shit gon be wild this shit gon be cray. The first JEFF show to happen in the Nashville area since back at SoundLand [and we all remember how nuts that was] Since then – the guys have gone on tour with The Kills and recorded their next full length album over at Black Keys-land and built their new bus. It rules. Along with that – we’ve added our favorite dudes from around town – FOX FUN – to the show. There’s really no reason why anyone who considers themselves to be a “rock and roller” in Nashville should still have not seen these guys. They have a supposed single coming out on Turbo Time real soon and a flexi-book of Christmas singles coming out this 2012 holiday season. Okay that last one isn’t exactly true – but just wishful thinking I guess..
SATURDAY MARCH 10
THE TRADITIONAL FOOLS
@ THE END
18+ – $10
We’ve said it a few times already but we think it definitely warrants being said again… THE MOTHERFUCKING TRADITIONAL FOOLS! We’re gonna lose our heads at this show. You probably will too. This is the first time that Traditional Fools and The Men will be coming through Nashville and we’re glad to show them exactly how hard we get down. We hope you’re as ready as we are. We’ve added our favorite punk band in Nashville – THE CANNOMEN – to the show and we think it’ll be the perfect kick-off point for the night. They’ve been working on some new records and songs and we can’t wait to see it. FITNA FREAK.
We’re also bringing back our favorite little POP-UP SHOP this year! We’ll be down at Local Honey [2009 Belmont Blvd] selling records/t-shirts/posters/tapes/just about anything else you could want. It’s gonna be a full-on party all day and all Â night. We’ll be selling released from labels like Nashville’s Dead Records, Infinity Cat Recordings, Third Man Records, Turbo Time Records, Sturdy Girls, Cass Records, Sebastian Speaks Records, Jeffrey Drag Records, Baby Don’t Records, and a lot more. And we’ll be doing it same way we did last year — on the cheap. Something different we’re doing this year is having a couple of day-time shows at The Pop-Up Shop that’ll go down in the back lot at Local Honey. We’ll post a full inventory of items later this week — but for now let’s take a look at the day shows….
FRIDAY MARCH 9 DAY SHOW
ASHER HORTON [SOLO]Â
@ THE POP-UP SHOP
$FREE – ALL AGES Â – 3PM
The first day show is gonna be going down on Friday during the day starting around 3PM. We’ll be hanging out at the shop well before that just snacking and selling records and hanging out — which you’re more than welcome to join us for. The show will feature a revived So Jazzy – back from the dead. It’s probably the only time it’s going to happen again – so don’t miss it if you’re into that kinda thing. We’re also stoked to have our favorite ASHER HORTON on the show. You might recognize him from such bands as Fox Fun or OGG — or maybe you recognize him for being the young one with the golden touch. Kid does no wrong. The show will take place in the back lot behind Local Honey [provided the weather is good – otherwise the show will happen over at The Other Basement – conveniently located just a few blocks away]
SATURDAY MARCH 10 DAY SHOW
@ THE POP-UP SHOP
$FREE – ALL AGES – 3PMÂ
You demanded it – so here it is. These days we consider ourselves to be extremely lucky if we can catch a Slammers show. The way all the members have other bands that usually keep them out on the road orÂ preoccupied doesn’t allow for them to play too many shows in Nashville. Which is why we’re so psyched to have them terrorizing the back-lot at Local Honey on Saturday March 10th. There may be another addition to this show – but we’re not sure just yet. Also joining Slammers are HABIBI from New York and OGG – Nashville’s best kept power pop secret. Come and get your kicks.
Last – but certainly not least – we’d like to announce that we’ll be releasing a very special 7″ in celebration of THE FREAKIN’ WEEKEND. It’s a 4-way split 7″ of recordings from the last Glenn Danzig’s House show featuring Cy Barkley & The Way Outisders, Bad Sports, D. Watusi, and The Wax Museums. It sounds pretty brutal and gnarly – but what else would you want from a live house show recording? Glenn Danzig’s House is a place that we hold very dearly in our hearts and we think a lot of you feel the same way. We wanted to take the time to properly remember it for what it was: a place where you could come see great shows for cheap and directly support the people making the music. We miss it all the time – but such is life – and now we’ll have something to keep Glenn Danzig’s House alive forever. There will be a limited number of copies packaged in a different sleeve each with their own individual photo print from a show at Glenn Danzig’s — those will only be available at the Pop-Up Shop. Here’s what Cy has to say about it….
any luck of getting one of those 7inches in detroit?
The 7″ will available for purchase on the site soon after Freakin’ Weekend — the limited version with different art/packaging will only be available in Nashville at the Pop-Up Shop though.
wtf no cannomen?
Cannomen have been added to Freakin’ Weekend playing Saturday March 10th at The End with Traditional Fools, Mikal Cronin, Heavy Cream, and The Men. If you are “wtf”ing about them not being on the LIVE at Glenn Danzgi’s House 7″ – the recordings of their set that night came out entirely too muddy.
Will we still be getting a list of inventory from the pop-up store before wed?