LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY

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We told you on Monday that we would have some big news for Freakin’ Weekend coming up, and the time has come. To start things off, above this lil chunk of text is our poster for this year. NO, it doesn’t say Freakin’ Weekend anywhere on it. NO, it doesn’t list any of the bands. NO, it doesn’t even give the dates for party. We don’t give a care. It was designed by Julia Bee and Ben Todd and it rules. We’ll have quality copies at the pop-up shop, but more on that in a minute. Let’s start of with all the info on the shows. This is the first year we’ve made weekend passes available. They’re a little cheaper than just paying for the shows every night, and you’re guaranteed to get in.  Get them here, and click on for the whole scoop on FW4…

THURSDAY MARCH 7

QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT
NATURAL CHILD

PUJOL
RANCH GHOST
SLAMMERS
AT THE END
18+ – $15
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Things are getting started off right Thursday at the End. From hardcore heartthrobs Slammers to RnR royalty Natural Child, that’s a pretty stacked bill of openers. And then there’s Quintron. We feel like maybe Quintron has played Nashville a few times, and maybe just maybe he doesn’t quite get the attention he deserves around these parts. Make no mistake…Quintron knows how to throw down. He’s practically a walking dance party. It doesn’t hurt that he’s kinda the modern day Eno in his spare time. Prepare yourselves, Nashville. Mr. Q will be waiting for you.

FRIDAY MARCH 8

THE BLACK LIPS
WHITE FENCE
EX-CULT

D. WATUSI
CRIME WAVE
AT EXIT/IN
18+ – $20
Ticket link

We’ll keep the good times rolling on Friday with the Black Lips leading the way. The ATL boys never disappoint, so you can be sure that this is gonna be one you don’t want to miss. We could profess our love for White Fence for days. Aside from putting out some of the best records of the last few years, their show at the End last summer was without a doubt the best show in Nashville of 2013. We’re also a little more than stoked to see our buddies Crime Wave [formerly JARG] start off the show. Teenage punks in a powerpop world, they’re the best thing we’ve heard in a while.

SATURDAY MARCH 9

JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD
DIARRHEA PLANET
CY BARKLEY & THE WAY OUTSIDERS
OGG
THE ORWELLS
AT EXIT/IN
18+ – $15

Ticket link

On Saturday, the shit will truly hit the fan. Cy Barkley & the Way Outsiders debuted their new lineup with a second guitar player back in January, and it really took things to the next level. Cy’s got a new record coming out this year as well, and it might be the best offering from our humble scene that we’ve heard in years. It’s been a hot minute since we’ve seen a Diarrhea Planet show, so that will be a welcome treat as well. JEFF the brotherhood headlines. Enough said, get faded.

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It wouldn’t be Freakin’ Weekend without our annual POP-UP SHOP. Just like in previous years, we’ll be setting up at Local Honey [2009 Belmont Blvd], and just like in previous years, we’ll be pushin’ that product. We’re talking records/t-shirts/posters/tapes/just about anything else you could want from all your favorite local labels and bands, and as always, we’ll be selling them on the cheap. Last year we started doing day-time shows at the shop, and it was such a party that we just had to do it again.  We’ll post a full inventory of items for sale in the coming week, but for now, let’s go ahead and check out those day shows.

FRIDAY MARCH 8 DAY SHOW
JEFFREY NOVAK
ASHER HORTON
WHIT SMITH
AT THE POP-UP SHOP
$FREE – ALL AGES – 3PM

The first day show is gonna be going down on Friday during the day starting around 3PM, but we’ll be at the shop well before that just snacking and selling records and hanging out — which you’re more than welcome to join us for. This show rides more the solo artist wave starting out with Whit Smith. Out-of-towners may know Whit as the singer for So Jazzy, though locals know him mostly for being one of the raddest dudes around. We were elated when he agreed to play at the shop this year, so don’t miss out. Next on the bill is Asher Horton. As a member of Fox Fun, OGG, and Crime Wave, Asher pretty much rules the high school scene, and his solo shows, though rare, are always special. Rounding out the bill is another rare solo performance from Jeffrey Novak. In fact, the last solo show we can remember seeing Jeffrey play was at Grimey’s way back in the summer of 2010. He’ll have members of D. Watusi and the Paperhead providing some support, so this should be quite the set.

SATURDAY MARCH 9 DAY SHOW
TURF WAR
NAMELESS CULTS
GNARWHAL
AT THE POP-UP SHOP
$FREE – ALL AGES – 3PM

The day shows continue on Saturday in a more full-bandy way starting off with Gnarwhal. We’ve been digging on Gnarwhal since Sean Thompson played in that band. Hell, I think my first mosh pit was at a Gnarwhal show. They’re fresh off the road from their southern tour with Nameless Cults, so both bands should be tight as ever. Turf War from ATL will be rounding out the bill. Their catchy brand of rock and roll is one we have no trouble getting behind, so make sure to stop by for their set Saturday afternoon.

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Lastly, also a first for this year is sponsors. We’ve never delved into this world before, but there have been a few businesses and companies whose support has played a huge role in making this the best Freakin’ Weekend yet. THANKS, SPONSORS.

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THAT’S IT Y’ALL. GET OUT YOUR FINEST LEATHER AND TELL YOUR NEAREST AUTHORITY FIGURE TO FUCK OFF.
IT’S THE FREAKIN’ WEEKEND, BABY I’M ABOUT TO HAVE ME SOME FUN.

4 comments Comment

4 Responses to “LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY”

  1. LT says:

    Aaaaaawwwwwww yeeeeah

  2. Jack says:

    holy shit, i’m ready to get freaky.

  3. stl_ben says:

    Road trip planned. Hotel Booked, tickets bought, car gassed up…oh damn I have to wait another week!

  4. throbbing gristle says:

    sicky sicky

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