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There’s a cool new recurring variety show at Crying Wolf hosted by Nashville experimental band The Xists, which is fronted by Theatre Intangible participant and wrestling superstar Jocephus Hudson.

The next edition happens October 8 at 10 p.m. and features Theatre Intangible participant Pimpdaddysupreme, gospel singer Sandi Lou Jensen, escape artist Elle Long, musician Stone Jack Jones, comedians Chris Christian and Andrew Becker, and wrestlers Mr. 110% L.T. Falk and Miss Rachel.

It’ll a variety hour like nothing you’ve ever experienced if this quote from special guest and “world famous record connoisseur” Barney Kroger is to be believed:

Big Top Meets Big Tent!! Come see family and faith based comedian Chris Christian, raise your hands to the holy vibration of Barney Kroger’s Record Corner, and witness the powerful analogue synth gospel of the The xists! Filled with many surprise guests and…

Blasphemous rumors of a puppet show! You’ll have to show up to find out! Stay True and VIP! Don’t let the devil drag your soul asunder.

This unconventional revival may very well save you from the fires of hell. Be there.

More info on the Facebook event page.
Left to right: Sandi Lou Jensen, Barney Kroger, German tenor Hans Horkheimer.

Left to right: Sandi Lou Jensen, Barney Kroger, German tenor Hans Horkheimer.

The Xists Variety Hour
Thursday, October 8 2015, 10pm
@ The Crying Wolf, 823 Woodland St, Nashville, Tennessee 37206
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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

 

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Tim Carey from the space music duo 84001 just tipped me off to a FREE under-the-radar holiday noise fest happening this Saturday at Betty’s Grill. Tim and Chris Murray (Square People, Textbook Punk) are releasing a split cassette and performing. Also on the bill are the Xists, the brilliant project of wrestler Jocephus Brody and his brother. Other bands include Malocchio (Derek Schartung), Brady Sharp, Sparkling Wide Pressure (Frank Baugh), Harvest Team (Reid Cambell), Terror’ish, Spacemen Saturday Night, and Dug. Each band will perform for 15 minutes or less.

More info on the Facebook event page.

Free Holiday Noise Fest
Saturday, December 14th, 2013, 9 p.m.

@ Betty’s Grill
407 49th Ave N.
Nashville, Tennessee 37209