Nov 042015
 

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FMRL is presenting a great show tomorrow evening at the 12 South Portland Brew featuring veteran tape loop artist Jason Lescalleet, this time duetting with sound manipulator Kevin Drumm. The New York Times posted a review of one of their recent shows here. (Thanks to FMRL for referring me to this article.)

Nashville’s Harvest Team will open. More info on the Facebook event page.

FMRL presents Jason Lescalleet & Kevin Drumm Duo with Harvest Team
Thursday, November 5th, 9 p.m., $10-$15 sliding scale.
@ 12 South Portland Brew, 2605 12th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37204

Sep 152015
 
Tatsuya Nakatani. Image by hearhums.blogspot.com

Tatsuya Nakatani. Image by hearhums.blogspot.com

It seems like every time Tatsuya Nakatani comes to Nashville, I’m out of town. On Friday, September 18th at 9 p.m., he’ll be performing with special guests at the 12th South Portland Brew. I’ll be in St. Louis getting married. At least it’s a good excuse.

However, if you’re IN town and NOT getting married, check out Nakatani, performing a solo set and an improvisation with special guests Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Celine Thackston (Chatterbird), Matt Wigton, and Brady Sharp.

Here’s what I wrote about Nakatani in the show notes to the Theatre Intangible podcast he appeared on:

Japanese-born experimental percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani connects with his instruments in a way like I’ve never before seen. He extracts every ounce of musicality out of his gongs, singing bowls, bells, cymbals, drums, handmade bows, and other devices. His performances are an extremely visceral affair. You really get the sense that his instruments are extensions of him. Seeing him live is a cathartic and almost spiritual experience.

This is a special show. Don’t miss it.

Apr 112015
 

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Whoa! Trevor Watts and Veryan Weston will return to Nashville tonight for an intimate performance at Emma Bistro, presented by FMRL Arts (Chris Davis and Tate Eskew). They performed a jaw-dropping set 3 years ago at the Downtown Presbyterian Church, and I got it all on tape. Listen to it here: Trevor Watts and Veryan Weston Artist Showcase.

This time around, they’re joined by the phenomenal free-improv pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn. Three virtuoso performers in one night in the most comfortable performance space in Nashville. Don’t miss this!

FMRL presents Trevor Watts/Veryan Weston and Susan Alcorn
April 11th, 2015, 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show, $20
@ Emma Bistro, 11 Lea Avenue, Nashville, TN

Mar 062015
 

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New York City jazz-rock trio Hypercolor will be performing at the 12-South Portland Brew tonight at 9 p.m. The show is presented by FMRL Arts and also features extended-technique guitarist Brady Sharp. On John Zorn’s Tzadik label, Hypercolor features drummer Lukas Ligeti, bassist James Ilgenfritz, and guitarist Eyal Maoz.

Another FMRL Arts must-see. Don’t miss it!

FMRL Arts presents Hypercolor, Brady Sharp
Friday, March 6th, 2015. Doors at 8:30 p.m., show at 9 p.m., $10
@ Portland Brew, 2605 12th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37204