Nashville Weekend “It” List: TPS Reports Edition

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Hey, hey!  And by TPS Reports, I mean Tin Pan South recommendations.  So yes, after a long winters nap I am back w/ the Weekend “It” List!  And what a list we have this week…

Before the list, one quick tidbit.  No kidding, Cyndi Lauper was in Villager last night.  Turns out she is in town recording a country album.  Crazy!

Friday! (April 1)

  • Tin Pan South Early Show Recommendations
    • Belcourt Taps & Tapas (6:30pm/$8):  Trey Bruce, Stephen Allen Davis, Loni Rose, Joe West
    • Hard Rock Cafe (6:30pm/$10):  Clint Daniels, Lee Miller, Chris Stapleton, The Warren Brothers
    • Puckett’s 5th and Church (6:30pm/$10) – Subterranean 615: David Mead, Swan Dive (Bill DeMain & Molly Felder), Mindy Smith, Jason White
  • Tin Pan South Late Show Recommendations
  • Afro-Cuban All Stars at Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium.  8pm
  • Scott Simontacchi Album Release Show featuring Brian Ritchey, Sarah Siskind & Julie Lee at the Basement.  9pm ($7)
  • The Contributor Nashville Benefit Concert for the Homeless at Pick’s (in the Best Western Music Row).  6pm
  • Sebadoh w/ Richard Buckner at Mercy Lounge.  9pm ($15)

Saturday!  (April 2)

  • Tin Pan South Early Show Recommendations
  • Tin Pan South Late Show Recommendations
    • Belcourt Taps & Tapas (9:30pm/$8) – The Monu-Mentals: Nick Sturms, Roxie Dean, Paul Sikes, Zane Williams
    • Hard Rock Cafe (9:30pm/$10) – Music City Unsigned Presents: Trent Dabbs, Katie Herzig, Matthew Perryman Jones, Sandra McCracken, Andrew Ripp, Amy Stroup
    • The Rutledge Live Music Venue (9:30pm/$20) – Blue Sky Riders: Gary Burr, Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman
    • The Station Inn (9:30pm/$10):  Sara Beck, Mark Irwin, Tommy Lee James, Brice Long
  • Zeitgeist Music Festival at University School of Nashville.  6:30pm ($7)
  • The Paul Thorn Band at 3rd & Lindsley.  7pm
  • The Whigs w/ Company of Thieves & Slow Motion Centerfold at 12th & Porter.  8pm ($12)
  • Lilly Hiatt at the End.  9pm ($5)
  • John Carter Cash w/ John Francis at the Basement.  9pm ($10)
  • My So Called Band at Mercy Lounge.  9pm ($10-12)

Sunday!  (April 3)

  • Loud Love Save WRVU Benefit featuring Black Patch, Gnarwhal, Evan P. Donohue, Diarrhea Planet, Flesh Vehicle & R. Stevie Moore at Muse.  7pm
  • Rush at the Bridgestone Arena.  7:30pm ($48.50 – 93.50)
  • Found Footage Festival at the Belcourt.  7pm

Whew!  That is a lot of list.  Good luck trying to decide what to do this weekend!

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