Mar 252015
 

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Good news, people. Matthew Shipp and Michael Bisio are returning to the Nashville VFW Post 1970 on Friday, March 27th! Their 2013 Nashville show was cited by many as the year’s top event.

What I wrote in 2013 still applies:

Piano player Matthew Shipp is national treasure, and if you’re even remotely interested in free jazz, you need to be at this show. Matthew was a longtime member of the quartet led by saxophonist David S. Ware (who sadly passed away last October). Matthew has also performed with William ParkerRoscoe MitchellJoe MorrisMat ManeriDaniel CarterBarbara Januszkiewicz and DJ Spooky. He’s known for his wholly original piano-playing style which somehow manages to convert dissonance into harmony. Never resting on tradition, Matthew also experiments in other genres, including contemporary classical, hip hop, and electronica.

Friday’s show is presented by FMRL Arts and also features The Xists, an experimental rock duo featuring Seth and Jocephus Hudson.  Tickets are $20. Doors at 8 p.m. Show at 9 p.m.

Friday also marks the return of Future Night at Queen Avenue Art Collective. This installment features Terror’ishMge, Circuit Benders’ Ball alum Joey Molinaro, and Future Daze.  There will also be art installations by Taylor O’Connor, Mike Kluge, Tyler Blankenship, and Evan Wise. Tickets are $5. Doors at 8:30 p.m. Show at 9:30 p.m.


FMRL presents Matthew Shipp / Michael Bisio and The Xists
Friday, March 27th, 9 p.m., $20
@ VFW Post 1970, 7220 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209

Future Night
Friday, March 27th, 9:30 p.m., $5
@ Queen Avenue Art Collective, 178 Queen Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37207

 

Sep 222014
 

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Ambient bassist, vocalist, and Theatre Intangible participant C.J. Boyd will be back in Nashville tonight (Monday, September 22nd) and tomorrow for two great shows.

Tonight’s show is at Betty’s Grill, and it also features Circuit Benders’ Ball alumni Voight Kampff (Brady Sharp and Stephen Seifert) and Skoolgirl (Stan Richardson). More info on the Facebook event page.

On Tuesday, September 23rd, see C.J. at Queen Avenue Art Collective. This show also features Terror Pigeon, Infinity Fuck , What Moon Things, and Judah and the Spoox. More info on the Facebook event page.

To get an idea of what you’re in for, check out this awesome Theatre Intangible podcast we did with the C.J. Boyd Sextet and Cher Von (then called Lola).

CJ Boyd, Voight-Kampff Duo, and Skoolgirl
Monday, September 22nd, 9 p.m., $5
@ Betty’s Bar and Grill, 407 49th Ave. North, Nashville, TN

CJ Boyd, Terror Pigeon, Infinity Fuck, What Moon Things, Judah & The Spoox
Tuesday, September 23rd, 9 p.m., $5
@ Queen Ave Art Collective, E 178 Queen Ave, Nashville, TN 37207

Sep 092014
 

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After Boheme Collectif’s shuttering, Tyler Walker and Mike Kluge began transforming a small East Nashville storefront into their own art gallery, community center, and performance space. They’ve already thrown a few shows at Queen Ave Art Collective, but none as ambitious as Mike Kluge’s continuing series Future Night, which is making its Queen Ave debut tonight at 8 p.m. It’s the perfect time to check out the digs and enjoy experimental and electronic art installations by Tyler Blankenship, David Wright Lagrone, Mike Kluge, and Taylor O’Connor. Performers include Linear Downfall, sugar sk*-*lls, Black Cat Sylvester, Zorch (Austin), and Ava Luna (Brooklyn).

More info on the Facebook event page.

Future Night
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014, 8 p.m., $5
@Queen Ave Art Collective, 178 Queen Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37207
Park at Post Office or Piggly Wiggly.