Mar 312015
 

Bill Orcutt
Another great FMRL show tonight. This one features experimental guitarist and Harry Pussy co-founder Bill Orcutt and Nashville guitarist William Tyler. There’s no description that will do justice to Orcutt’s solo guitar work, so just listen below and show up tonight.

FMRL presents Bill Orcutt and William Tyler
Tuesday, March 31st, 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show, $10
@ VFW Post 1970, 7220 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209

 

Jun 292013
 

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If you like extended technique and bass artistry reminiscent of Peter Kowald,  Thomas Helton and  T.J. Borden, you need to be at The Stone Fox on Monday, July 1st.

Darin Gray plays stand up bass and electric bass in extremely innovative ways. He has performed with Chris Corsano and Tatsuya Nakatani. As his wiki states,

He is best known for playing bass in St. Louis’ Dazzling Killmen, and with Jim O’Rourke in Brise-Glace and on O’Rourke’s solo albums.A prolific musician since the 1980s, Darin has appeared on albums ranging from noise to math rock. Besides Dazzling Killmen and Brise-Glace, he has played in bands such as Yona-KitYou Fantastic!Sad LewisGrand Ulena, and On Fillmore. Darin’s collaborators include Jim O’RourkeGlenn KotcheGastr del SolBunnygruntLoren Mazzacane ConnorsCheer-AccidentKevin DrummBobby ConnEarly Day Miners, and KK Null among others.

He’s also known to play an electric bass on his lap, reminiscent of the work of Nashville guitarist Brady Sharp. Fittingly, Brady will perform at Monday’s show.

Nashville guitarist William Tyler will perform a duet with Darin. Also performing are Michael Ross and Robert Bond. Michael is the editor of Guitar Moderne and a recent Nashville transplant. This will be one of his first Nashville shows, and I’m excited to see him perform. Robert Bond is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and overall awesome guy. We just recorded a smoking Theatre Intangible improv with Robert and guitarist Regi Wooten. Look for that next week.

William Tyler has a new album out on Merge Records. William appeared on the podcast here, and Brady appeared on it here, here, and here. For more info, check out the Facebook event page.

Darin Gray & William Tyler, Brady Sharp, Michael Ross & Robert Bond
July 1st, 9pm, $6 to $10
@ The Stone Fox
712 51st Ave N.
Nashville, Tennessee 37209

May 302013
 
Photo by A. Howes, Copyright 2009.

Photo by S. Howse, Copyright 2009.

Here’s episode 103: Tim Barnes and William Tyler artist showcase, recorded July 13th, 2012.

Chris Davis organized a fantastic show at the Downtown Presbyterian Church featuring free jazz legends Trevor Watts and Veryan Weston. He also booked Louisville-by-way-of-New-York experimental percussionist Tim Barnes and Nashville guitarist William Tyler to perform that night, and that duet is what you’re about to hear. We released the Weston / Watts recording as episode 92.

Jesse Jarnow at AllMusic writes,

Tim Barnes emerged in the late 1990s, contributing to indie rock staples like the Silver Jews and the Elephant 6-affiliated Essex Green, as well as pop-fancying avant-garde mainstay Jim O’Rourke. . . He hovered on the edge of Sonic Youth’s world, as well, joining the band for their deeply psychedelic Koncertas Stan Brakhage Prisiminimui release and serving as occasional member in Lee Ranaldo’s Text of Light.

As a Louisville resident Tim has played with The For Carnation, MV+EE, Wooden Wand, Jason Ajemian, R Keenan Lawler, Jim Marlowe, Jordan Richardson, and Steve Good.

William Tyler is the founder of the excellent local record label Sebastian Speaks , member of Lambchop and the Silver Jews, and a session guitarist for Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Tim Chad and Sherry, Laura Cantrell and others. He just released his new instrumental album The Impossible Truth on Merge Records, and it’s been getting rave reviews. You can buy it via the Merge records online shop or your local record store.

Incidentally, William is performing a free outdoor show this Sunday, June 2nd, 4pm at Dragon Park. Details here. On Monday, June 3rd, he’ll be introducing the film Heaven’s Gate at the Belcourt Theatre prior to the 7pm screening. Thanks to Sam Smith for tipping me off to these events.

Sep 262012
 

Poetry Sucks! #9 Carolyn Hembree Michael Carter Richard Houston Vox Arcana Tim Daisy James Falzone Fred Lonberg-Holm
Poetry Sucks! is a Nashville poetry reading series organized by Chet Weise. Chet pairs a group of poets with musicians and filmmakers for an always-engaging evening.

Thursday, September 27th, Poetry Sucks! is temporarily relocating from east side’s Dino’s Bar & Grill to west side’s The Stone Fox, the brand spankin’ new venue run by siblings Elise and William Tyler. Yes, that William Tyler.

Theatre Intangible readers may be particularly excited about this installment’s musical guest: Vox Arcana, a new musical trio from Chicago featuring percussionist Tim Daisy, clarinet player James Falzone, and cellist/electronicist Fred Lonberg-Holm.

Tim is a seriously bad-ass improvised music percussionist who has worked with the likes of Ken Vandermark, Joe McPhee, Fred Anderson, John Tchicai, Dave Rempis, Steve Swell, and Jeb Bishop. It’s a can’t miss show!

On top of that, you get all this:

Poetry: Carolyn Hembree’s poems have appeared in Colorado Review, DIAGRAM, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, jubilat, and Witness, among other journals and anthologies. Kore Press published her debut collection, Skinny, in 2012. Her poetry has received three Pushcart Prize nominations, a PEN Writers Grant, a Southern Arts Federation Grant, and a Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship Award in Literature. Before completing her MFA, she found employment as a cashier, housecleaner, cosmetics consultant, telecommunicator, actor, receptionist, paralegal, coder, and freelance writer. Carolyn grew up in Tennessee and Alabama. She teaches at the University of New Orleans. http://www.carolynhembree.com/

Poetry: Richard Houston is a Na$hville author. If you missed him read at Pujol Sucks! Part II Eclectic Boogaloo, here’s your chance to make amends.

Film: Michael Carter is a Nashville based director and editor whose work includes films that have premiered at Cannes, Sundance, HotDocs, Sarasota and South by Southwest film festivals. His feature-length directorial debut, “3 Minutes From Opryland,” documented Middle Tennessee’s amateur wrestling subculture, providing an exciting meditation on this sub-cultural phenomenon. He then followed with “A Difficult Days Afternoon,” which documented cult-musician Dave Cloud during his 2006 European tour, and premiered at the 2008 Bergen Fest. In addition to directing, Carter is an accomplished editor, with credits including Nomadic Independence’s “When the Worlds On Fire,” “A Rubberband is an Unlikely Instrument” and “The Colonel’s Bride.” Currently, Michael Carter is in production with his narrative directorial debut, “Million Dollar Bash.”
http://nomadicindependence.com/

More info on the Facebook event page.

The above poster (and all Poetry Sucks! posters) was designed by Rachel Briggs, the insanely-talented artist who has designed art for Caitlin Rose, Old Crow Medicine Show, and American Songwriter Magazine. She also designed the 2012 Circuit Benders’ Ball poster. Check out more of her work on her artist page.

Poetry Sucks! A night of poetry, music, and all sorts of bad language (West Side Story)
Thursday,  September 27 * 8PM, free admission
The Stone Fox
712 51st Avenue N.
Nashville, TN 37209