Have you been checking your phone every time you pass the Salvation Army folks outside of Kroger? There are a few ways to redeem yourself this weekend…
Friday: Beatles vs. Stones Charity Bowl at the Basement. This is a two-day event with Beatles and Rolling Stones covered by Mayhem, Bill Lloyd, Howling Brothers, Blank Range, DeRobert & The Half Truths, Shut Up Natalie Prass and Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes on Friday night, and Mayhem, Grimey's Follies (w/Cory Chisel, Nikki Lane, Jenny O, and Chuck Mead), Sadler Vaden, Derek Hoke, The Danberrys, Langhorne Slim, Beech Benders and Grant Lee Phillips on Saturday night. The show starts at 8pm both nights, and $7 gets you in (proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank).
Failing that (grinch), these are sure to be two excellent shows: Cory Branan at the High Watt (8pm, $10.)
Those Darlins with Churchyard and D. Watusi at the Stone Fox (9pm, $10.)
Saturday: Nashville Saves Christmas at the High Watt (8pm.) This is a ridiculous lineup of Nashville favorites playing 2 songs with a narrative tying them all together. Daily Howl, Lipstick, Fable Cry, Regdar and the Fighters, Blue Matches, Chris Davis and His K-Pop All Stars, Hurts to Laugh, Trigger Digit, Tall Dark Stranger, Kill City, Chris Dunnett, The MAN POWER, Chase Allan,, Fable Cry, Snake Vomit, Zasz & Lady E and the Black Light. Listen to the theme song by Lipstick below to get into the spirit. You $5 for admission will benefit Alive Monarchs, a hospice in Franklin, TN dedicated to caring for children with cancer.
Sunday: Wind down at 3rd and Lidsley with sweet soul from Andy Davis and reflect on your weekend of great music and giving a damn about your fellow man. -Terra James-Jura