Between Good Friday and Easter lie ample opportunities to see some of Nashville's finest perform (twice), as well as pick up some swag, sample from food trucks, and contribute to the scrappy brick and mortars that keep independent music alive and humming.
Saturday, April 19th:
Start the day off at Third Man Records, where you can check out Jack White's stunt of performing, recording, pressing and selling the "Lazaretto" off his upcoming album. The performance will start at 10am, and the single will be available for purchase by 4pm. Additional sets by Waxed and Jawws will start at noon.
The most logical option for your next stop is Grimey's, just about a mile down the road. Starting at 11:30 am and going on until 7pm are performances by Lower Caves, Secret Sisters, Needtobreathe, John Oates, Promised Land Sound, PUJOL, Bully, Ranch Ghost, Majestico, and Apache Relay.
Since you're there, you might as well cross the street and check out 8th & Argyle's Rock'n'Roll Yard Party in honor of Record Store and Earth Day. Vendors will be offering crafts, vinyl, and food for your perusal. The event is schedule from 10am to 5pm.
This is where you are going to have to cross the river and find out what the East Side has to offer. Head to The Groove to see Shy Guy, Bully, Blank Range, Nudity, Nikki Lane, Mouth Reader, and Gay Vibes; the whole show is hosted by Olivia Fancytramp.
Go a little further up Gallatin to Fond Object's blowout, featuring Joey Plunket, The Tendoor, Buffalo Clover, Fly Golden Eagle, Kings of the F**King Sea, PromisedLand Sound, PUJOL and Misfruits. Infinity Cat and Palaver Records are also setting up pop-up shops, and this is the only event on Saturday that has a freakin' petting zoo.
If you're in Murfreesboro, Little Shop of Records has bands playing from 12-5pm, including Forrest York, Hoodoo Men, Tomato Face, That's My Kid, and Josephine and the Wildfront. The day's performances will be recorded for a future album, "Live at the Little Shop of Records."
If you're still raring to go on Saturday night, you can catch one of these shows:
Feedback Revival, De La Torre and Swampbird at The High Watt, 8pm, $8
Tennessee Scum, Bare Knuckle and Mouth Reader at Springwater, 9pm, $5
Peaceful Warriors, Applegate Nance, Easy Roscoe and Brandon Brains at The End,9pm, $5
Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang, Richie, and Samantha Harlow at Exit/In, 8pm, $10