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Derek Hoke's $2 Tuesdays at The 5 Spot continues to be one of the best weekly events around. And, it seems like Derek and company manage to somehow keep topping themselves. Case in point, last night.... First of all $2 admission, $2 Yazoo Drafts, a stellar line-up of local and touring artists and bands, Derek and the talented people who back him up, and the always on point DJ Tim Hibbs who spins vinyl all-night always with a theme.
Last night's night was jam packed with music from Adam Brick, Letitia VanSant, the amazing Boo Ray, Hoot and Holler, Rob Bondurant, Derek Hoke backed by Paul Niehaus, DJ Tim Hibbs spinning Dylan songs and covers for Bob Dylan's 75th Birthday. Pretty good for $2 right, but there was also a late act on the bill who happened to be Sadler Vaden who was in Drivin' N Cryin' and is perhaps best known these days as Jason Isbell's guitar player. Vaden is an amazing songwriter and performer and he completely killed it previewing songs from his upcoming album. He will be doing a full show tonight at The Basement East - part of one of those amazing Nashville nights that includes, R.B. Morris, Wild Ponies, Stone Cupid, a Travelling Wilbury's tribute at the FooBar, and a best of Jed's Open Mic night at The Country. Also in the mix is me getting to bed at a decent time... we will see how things play out...
It is Wednesday - on to the Wild Shuffle...
"Harperia (midi)" by vod
We open up with a Midi version of the Canadian political song Harperia. You may recall that the vocal version of this song features Gabriel from the Gabriel Construct. This was released around the time of the last Canadian presidential elections, which thankfully turned out well - which is good because that option needs to be available in the event our elections fall short of expectations."Chicken Bones" by Brock Zeman
Brock Zeman's songs and voice come from a dark, dank place deep and cuts deep into the listeners psyche. This is a track from Zeman's 2013 album Rotten Tooth."Sonic Reducer" by Dead Boys
The Dead Boys were an early punk band based out of Cleveland, Ohio. This is the first song of the band's debut album from 1977 called Young Loud and Snotty. The song was written by Cheetah Chrome (who now lives in Nashville) and David Thomas (Pere Ubu) when the pair were part of the short-lived but essential proto-punk band Rocket From the Tombs.
"I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement" by Flesheaters
This Ramones' cover comes from a 1991 tribute album. The Flesheaters were an early L.A. punk band lead by Crhis D who later formed Divine Horsemen with Julie Christensen whose current band Stone Cupid plays tonight at The High Watt. Flesheaters were named dropped in the X song, "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts" and once included John Doe and DJ Bonebrake of that band, Dave Alvin (The Blasters) and Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) among it's members.
"A Victorious Rejoice/The Trash Belt" by Discount Ravioli
Dord Recording artists Discount Ravioli return to the shuffle with a track from their album Captain Fettuccine and the Quest for the Champ of Earth 2.0. This track is eight minutes plus and manages to cover some diverse lyrical ground.
"Darling" by Bashful Hips
Another track from After I Died I've Never Felt So Alive. Highly original a alternative hip-hop from this Nashville based artist.