R stands for: Record Store Day, Rites of Spring and RAIN. You know how it always seems to rain the day after your wash your car? It also always seems to rain the weekend of Rites of Spring. Seriously, can anyone give me one example in the past 5 years of a dry Rites of Spring? Just curious.
Well, if you don’t feel like donning a poncho, there is plenty indoor stuff to keep you busy tonight. Tomorrow shouldn’t be too bad, so it is not a total loss.
Friday! April 15
- Rites of Spring featuring The National, Public Enemy, Sara Bareilles, Jerrod Niemann, The Pimps of Joytime & Futurebirds at Vanderbilt University. 4pm ($40-65)
- Music City Improv: Don’t Mess With Taxesat Billup’s Art. ($10)
- Jonnell Mosser w/ Grooveyard at 3rd & Lindsley. 7pm ($10)
- The Mattoid w/ Lone Official & Denney and the Jets at Springwater. 9pm ($5)
- “You’re tearing me apart, Lisa!” Yep, The Room is back at the Belcourt. Midnight
Saturday! April 16
- Inglewood Cherry Blossom Festival in Riverside Village. 11am – 5pm
- Rites of Spring featuring Kid Cudi, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Matt and Kim, The Features, Madi Diaz, David Mayfield Parade & Young Jesus at Vanderbilt University. 4pm ($40-65)
- Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at the 5 Spot. 8pm ($15)
- The Greenhornes w/ Hacienda & Pujol at Mercy Lounge. 9pm ($12-14)
- Record Store Dayfeaturing The Mattoid, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Hunx and His Punx & more at Grimey’s New & Preloved Music. 10am (free!)
- Record Store Day hosted by Chris Crofton featuring Hacienda, The Shakes, Evan P. Donahue, Bad Cop, Diarrhea Planet, The Coolin’ System & more at the Groove Records. 12pm (free!)
- Record Store Day featuring Jerry Lee Lewis atThird Man Records. 5pm ($30)
- Live Band Karaoke featuring Rage Against the Machine’s Evil Empire as performed by Take the Power Back & Power/Load: AC/DC Tribute at Exit/In. 8pm ($10-12)
- Midnight Movie at the Belcourt: The Howling 3.
Sunday! April 17
- Have Mercy on ‘Yo Soul Sunday at Mercy Lounge. 9pm (free!)
- Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School April Session at the 5 Spot. 6 – 9pm ($10)
- Project 615 Benefit for the Nashville Homeless featuring Shirock, Ravello, Joel Levi & The Bekah Hailey Band at Exit/In. 8pm ($10)
Have an excellent weekend! Cheers!