For those staying in Nashville over Thanksgiving weekend, there’s a great experimental show happening at Betty’s Grill on Saturday, November 30th at 10pm, and it’s FREE. The event features Panama City experimental improv guitarist Scott Bazar with Brady Sharp . The show was set up by the other two bands on the bill: Buddhist Pill (Blake Edward Conley / Joseph Allred) and Skoolgirl (Stan Richardson). When Scott’s original gig fell through, Blake generously offered him a spot on his. Hats off to him.
Scott Bazar has been making multimedia art as early as 1988, performing with artists such as Paul Barker (Hermes Pan of Ministry), Duane Denison (Legendary Shack Shakers, The Jesus Lizard), La Donna Smith (Fred Lane & the Debonaires, editor of The-Improviser), Greg Ginn, Tatsuya Nakatani, Lloyd Kaufman and Killick. Scott founded Pico Dorado, an “improv arcade” where the contestants improvise to projected videos serving as graphic notation. Check out Scott’s work in the videos below.
Although the show is free, Brady may pass around a donation bucket for Scott, who is currently on tour. Support touring artists and donate what you can.
Buddhist Pill is the psych duo of Blake Edward Conley (Droneroom) and Joseph Allred (Poor Faulkner). Joseph performed an absolutely-stunning set of instrumental guitar and harmonium at Noa Noa earlier this month. (See video of the performance here.)
Skoolgirl is the experimental rock solo project of Stan Richardson II. See below for videos of all the acts.
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Pico Dorado Improv Arcade
Scott Bazar w/ Brady Sharp, Skoolgirl, Buddhist Pill
November 30th, 2013, 10 p.m.
Free show, 21 and up, cash only.
@ Betty’s Grill
407 49th Ave N.
Nashville, Tennessee 37209