Jul 042014
 
How to Smile in 34 Steps by Liz Clayton Scofield

How to Smile in 34 Steps by Liz Clayton Scofield

This Saturday’s Arts & Music @ Wedgewood Houston and Art Crawl at the Arcade are packed with great events. At 215 5th Avenue North, the Greg Bryant Expansion will be performing from 6 to 9 p.m. Check out the interview I did with Greg in this month’s Nashville Arts Magazine. The Tinney Contemporary will host a show curated by Susan Sherrick, a New York and San Francisco art dealer who will soon open a gallery in the Wedgewood/Houston neighborhood. Nashville writer, curator, and artist Veronica Kavass is moving to Minneapolis. She writes about the Tinney Contemporary show in her last article for the Nashville Scene.

Over in WeHo, friend of Theatre Intangible Liz Clayton Scofield will be performing “How to Smile in 34 Steps” at SeedSpace. Ann Catherine Carter will be curating her first show in a new residency at the Packing Plant. Joe Nolan has the details about those two events here and here.

Ground Floor Gallery recently moved from Chestnut Street to 942 Fourth Avenue South, and they’re having a grand opening celebration during the crawl. The opening exhibition is called Utopia: Can It Stay a Dream. Erica Ciccarone interviewed Ground Floor curator Janet Decker Yanez about the new gallery and exhibition at the Scene’s Country Life blog. (Also check out Erica’s excellent New Yorker’s guide to Nashville NYCNash.)

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Joe Nolan has the details on the rest here.

Find out more about AM@WH on the Facebook event page.

Feb 182014
 

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I’m torn. Thursday, February 20th features at least two must-see events in Nashville, and they overlap.

At 5:30 p.m., the swanky new art space Oz will host the very first “Thursday Night Things,” a series of art collaborations. This one features the immensely-talented musician Chancellor Warhol performing his new album in its entirety and collaborating with Theatre Intangible and Circuit Benders’ Ball participant Benton C. Bainbridge and filmmaker and Fort Houston founding member Jonathan Kingsbury. What will it be like? Since Jonathan runs a photo-booth company and Benton has been prototyping a video portraits system, I expect it may involve portraits of the audience. But who knows? What I do know is it’s your only chance to see Benton Bainbridge in the foreseeable future. Now that he’s moved back in New York City, he’s busy making art, directing music videos and vj-ing at One Step Beyond at the American Museum of Natural History.

“Thursday Night Things” is scheduled to run until 7:45 p.m., which means you’ll have to choose between it and the 7 p.m. screening of Bruce Baillie: Cinema of the Senses at Third Man Records’ The Light & Sound Machine. This is heartbreaking because series director James Cathcart called the retrospective “perhaps the program I’ve been most proud to present.” More from the press release: “Despite having been a cornerstone of the emerging cinematic avant-garde of the 1960’s—as well as a co-founder of Canyon Cinema and the San Francisco Cinematheque—Bruce Baillie has escaped recognition from all but the most committed film enthusiasts and scholars. His oft-imitated, rarely paralleled style of sensuous, nature-tethered cinema has inspired generations of filmmakers, most recently 2010 Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul. This program presents seven of Baillie’s rarely screened masterpieces from his most fruitful period.” Film Comment columnist Chuck Stephens will introduce the show.

As if the choice isn’t hard enough, you also have Greg Bryant, Paul Horton and Justin Cromer performing at F Scotts and Body of Light, French Lips, Dr. Jungle Cat and Commitment Bells performing at The East Room.

Oh Nashville, sometimes I hate you. But I love you. But I hate you. But I love you…

Sep 112013
 

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Mike Teaney, the Music and Theater Program Coordinator for Metro Parks, put together a great bill for the new space Centennial Black Box Theatre. Mike says that one of the missions of the Centennial Park room is to, “provide a platform/venue for creative people/groups whose work may lie ‘outside of the box.'”

To kick off the new series Free Form Fridays, Mike combined the free jazz sounds of Concurrence (Greg Bryant, Paul Horton) and the improvised overhead-projector visuals of Dig Deep Light Show (Brian Miles, Scott Sanders, Dave Shambam). Concurrence recently performed with Nasheet Waits at the Nashville Fringe Festival. Dig Deep Light show wowed art-crawlers at Saturday’s Bring Your Own Beamer show at Track One. Seeing them together might just make your brain explode. After the show, take a few laps around the Parthenon to clear your head.

The Concurrence/Dig Deep performance takes place at 7:30. At 8:30, there will be a screening of Miles Davis’ “Call It Anything” live at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.

Oh, and the Free Form Fridays series is FREE!

Free Form Friday w/ Concurrence, Dig Deep Light Show, Miles Davis Screening
Friday, September 13th, 7:30pm, FREE

@ Centennial Black Box Theatre
Located in Centennial Park near the corner of 27th Avenue North & Poston Ave.
Nashville, TN

Aug 142013
 

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Fans of free jazz and improvisation should take note of a show happening this Friday at Cafe Coco: Concurrence featuring drummer Nasheet Waits. The show is part of the multi-day Nashville Fringe Festival, full schedule here.

Concurrence is the Nashville-based improvisational duo of bassist Greg Bryant and keyboardist Paul Horton. Check out their Theatre Intangible artist showcase.

Son of drummer Freddie Waits, Nasheet Waits is a NYC-based percussionist who has performed with Andrew HillFred HerschWilliam Parker, Peter Brötzmann, Eddie GomezJoe LovanoMark TurnerJohn Medeski and Jason Moran. Check out videos of him with William Parker and Peter Brötzmann below.

This special show will be the first time Waits and Concurrence have performed together. It’s an absolute must-see. $10 admission at the door or in advance at  brownpapertickets.com. More info on the Facebook event page.

Friday, August 16th, 8pm, $10
Concurrence feat. Nasheet Waits

@ Cafe Coco
210 Louise Ave.
Nashville, Tennessee 37203