With the loss of Betty’s Grill, Open Lot’s warehouse space, and the soon-to-shutter Little Hamilton all in a year and a half, Nashville has been dealt a serious blow to its experimental and noise music venues. That’s a damn shame. But things are beginning to look up. Dinos in East Nashville has stepped up to the plate with plenty of upcoming shows (booked by LESLIE KEFFER and others). (Go see NOISE NOMADS, LAZY MAGNET, UNICORN HARD-ON, and HOBBLEDIONS Thursday, January 26th!) The Springwater and The End continue their long tradition of booking interesting music.
BRICK FACTORY, the new Cummins Station creative space, may be the next shining hope. While not technically a venue, the founders have pledged to occasionally host music and art shows. I wrote about the opening reception taking place on February 4th after the Art Crawl.
The first music show at Brick Factory is Tuesday, February 7th, and it features former-Nashvillian C.J. BOYD, lylas frontman KYLE HAMLETT, and BEN MARCANTEL’s chip-tune weirdness SUGAR SK*-*LLS. All three are long time Theatre Intangible friends. Check out our previous episodes THE C.J. BOYD SEXTET ARTIST SHOWCASE, STONE IN STREAM (featuring Kyle Hamlett), and Ben’s smoking performance at the 2010 CIRCUIT BENDERS’ BALL.
Full disclosure: I helped put together this show. Come for the music, and stay to scope out the new space. Perhaps it’s an ideal location for your next show.
RSVP on the Facebook event page.
Doors at 7, music at 8. $5 entry. Drink tickets available for purchase.
Enter at Cummins Station street level and follow the signs.
Brick Factory Nashville @ Cummins Station
209 10th Ave S Suite 126, Nashville, TN 37203