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Well, as we slide into another week, It's a good time to remind/make you aware of the E2TG 7th Anniversary Residency which will be held every Thursday in the month of June at The 5 Spot in East Nashville. Here are the details:
Week 1: Clark Paterson, The Big Dumb, Rayvon Pettis
Week 2: The End Men, Ted Drozdowski's Psychedelic Circus, plus guest opener TBA
Week 3: Brian Milligram, Microwave Mountain, The Coal Men
Week 4: Joanna Barbera, Bee Taylor, Eli Cook
Time to jump in to this week's first post. It's Music City Monday - where we feature bands/artists who do or have called Nashville home. As always, we have newer music, older music, and everywhere in between - exploring the width and depth of Nashville's vibrant music community through the years and decades...
"Broken" by Year of October
We start things off this week with E2TG favorites, Year of October with a track from their most recent album, Trouble Comes. Led by Josh and Phlecia Sullivan, I have been a fan of this band for some time, and they have been on a path of continuous improvement. The video included in the video playlist is the official music video of another song from the album - "Come and Get It" - it is a fun video - so take a look.
"Let's Get Drunk Tonight" by Great Peacock
Next up, we have a track from Gran Pavo Real from Great Peacock. I recently saw Great Peacock at Finally Friday at Nashville Palace. Definitely one of the best bands around today. I have been a fan for several years - I remember seeing them on Couch by Couchwest a few years back.
"No More Talkin'" by Tim Carroll
A got to catch Tim Carroll's regular Friday Night Happy Hour at The 5 Spot this past week. 2 1/2 hours straight of original rock and roll. Some of his new songs are wonderful. I also caught him with the same band - Cameron Carrus and Justin Amaral on Mojo's Attic on WXNA on Saturday. This is a song from his album Look Out!
"Highs and Lows" by Chris Moyse
From the EP, Bad Parts, we have one of my favorite songwriters in town, Chris Moyse. Chris is a rather unassuming guy, but his songs will blow you away.
"Frozen Head State Park" by Dan Baird
I have actually been to Frozen Head State Park (see picture below).... Dan Baird is best known from his time with the band Georgia Satellites and his current band Homemade Sin. This was a song added to the 2012 CD Reissue of Baird's second solo album. The song was written by Baird, along with Terry Anderson, and Eric Ambel. It does not sound like Homemade Sin or The Satellites much but it is a wonderful song.
"Bank" by Adrian + Meredith
E2TG Favorites (and alumni of my 5th Anniversary Show), Adrian + Meredith have been on a road quite a bit lately, but they will be playing at The 5 Spot Thursday as part of a line-up that includes the great Travis Linville (and it's an early show!) This is from their album More Than a Little. We eagerly await their follow up to this 2016 album."Mean Mama Blues" by Bill Eberle
Another of my favorite songwriters, Bill Eberle has a new album out soon called Soft Light - we have been previewing that album on our "New Music" days - he has three tracks from that album out. This is a track from his 2016 album Matter and Time.
"Osman Pehlivan" by Fats Kaplin
Fats Kaplin is one of the versatile and talented musicians working today. Most recently, he has been playing with John Prine. Previously, he has played with Jack White and many others. He is also an entertaining artist in his own right. His recurring shows at The 5 Spot are always a blast -with musical and magical feats to amaze and delight. You never know what instrument he will play next - including some you possibly have not even heard of. This is a track from his solo album, The Fatman Cometh which was released in 2006.
"Interlude" by Idle Bloom
We close things out with a song from the 2017 full-length debut album by Nashville's Idle Bloom called Little Deaths. Emerging from the DIY punk scene - and emerging from the ashes of the band Fancytramp. Idle Bloom were voted best rock band in the 2016 Nashville Scene readers poll. I saw them in February 2015 when they opened for Turbo Fruits at 3rd and Lindley. I was covering that show for No Depression. My review (mostly of Turbo Fruits set) is still on-line. Idle Bloom have recorded their follow-up to Little Deaths which is set for release this summer. The album was produced by Ben Mcleod of All Them Witches and recorded in a cabin near Kingston Springs.