THE RUNDOWN – 9.19.2016 – 9.25.2016

We got two big don’t-miss-‘ums this week. Brother Neil Hagerty of Royal Trux is playing at Third Man on Friday with Australia’s newest sensations, Power, and Sunday brings a wracked, stacked and loaded bill with Home Blitz, Date Night, Deluxin’, and Ornament at Betty’s. WOW I’m out of town for both and bummed. Aside from…

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A NEBULOUS CONCEPT OF FREEDOM

Jeff Poppen is an organic farmer based about an hour and a half north of Nashville in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee. You may recognize him from his Barefoot Farmer segment on NPT’s Volunteer Gardener show or you may have even seen him speak around town. His expertise lies in biodynamic farming, a holistic take on…

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THE RUNDOWN – 8.22.2016 – 8.28.2016

This week starts out with a couple choice nights at the Belcourt — the Ringo-starring, sexually jarring Zappa classic 200 Motels plays tonight and then DePalma’s sound effects slinging, Travolta-toting thriller, Blow Out, is on Wednesday. Neither are to be missed! On into the week, Toxic State reps Haram play Glass Mènage on Thursday, the…

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THE RUNDOWN – 8.8.2016 – 8.14.2016

There’s something going on every night this week y’all– a true summer happening. Tonight is the ole Rock’N’Roll’N Skate Night as well as a special 8 off 8th hosted by your boy Spodee Boy, tomorrow Mouth Reader are at Glass Mènage while NÜ KÜHL BAR opens up at Betty’s, Mystery Lights are at Exit/In on…

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THE RUNDOWN – 7.25.2016 – 7.31.2016

Those rainy summer days keep coming, but you can’t wash away the will 2 chill. Top 5 guitar legend Steve Cropper plays Acme tonight while Turnip King and a buncha younger bands play Glass Mènage, Idle Bloom and Big Youth are at Queen Ave tomorrow, Atlanta neo-classical/free jazz outfit Faun and a Pan Flute are…

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THE RUNDOWN – 7.11.2016 – 7.17.2016

All Talk are at the Glass Mènage tonight, Reader are at Queen Ave tomorrow while Drkmttr hosts another installment of Life Is Boring, Weezer hits Ascend on Wednesday, but listen here… Spacin’ opens for Steve Gunn at Exit/In on Thursday. Do not miss it! Spacin’ played Queen Ave back in March, and it was the best show we’ve seen all year. Let’s see…

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THE RUNDOWN – 6.27.2016 – 7.3.2016

WEll, well, well… whadda we got here? Hoops bring their own Bloomington brand of jangle to Soft Junk tomorrow, there’s a slew of power-pop and heartland at Foobar on Wednesday with 1-800-BAND and JP5, you can get lost in the gaze with Ponyboy & the Horsegirls at the Glass Mènage on Thursday, Sun Seeker and Teddy &…

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ANOTHER POP STAR’S LIFE

As previously mentioned, the Happy Together Tour returns to War Memorial Auditorium this Wednesday. It’s a familiar concept: 1960s one-hit-wonders and a couple mid-level groups playing their favorites to a room of mostly grey-hairs. It is worth noting we’ve heard not only that this thing has been happening annually since the ’80s, but that’s it’s…

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