End of the world?!? H-Beam’s “We Might Be Fine”

From the band: “Those damn Mayans and fanatics alike are trying to scare the whole world with this Twenty-Twelve “end of the world” hoopty-doo, and H-Beam is here to stop it! Taking advice from those cute little igbok™ stickers, we here at the H-Beam Estate would like to remind everyone out there in internet land that the world couldn’t end today, because it’s already tomorrow in Australia! Take the “H-Beam Loves You” mantra and spread it! Thanks for listening and always supporting the Weirdo Collective.”

Live On the Green Concert Series: Year 3

Live on the GreenLive On the Green, a free, public concert series held at Public Square in front of the Metro Courthouse, runs every Thursday from 09/08-10/13. The six-week concert series is produced by Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc. in partnership with the Nashville Mayor’s Office.

Each night will consist of 4 performances with the first starting around 5:30 pm and the Headliner wrapping up around 10:30 pm.

Live On the Green is engaged in a number of carbon-offset efforts, including recycling; using reusable, sustainable and biodegradable materials; encouraging alternate modes of transportation; offering organic merchandising and free drinking–water stations; engaging participants with green initiatives and using energy-efficient lighting and sound. Public Square Park, where the series is held, is a green roof that sits atop a five-level subterranean parking garage with a rainwater collection system.
09/08:Nashville Symphony and K.S. Rhoads, Will Hoge and Marie Hines

09/15: Los Lonely Boys, Rumba, The Kicks
09/22: Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The Dirty Guv’nahs, MoonTaxi
09/29: Ten Out of Tenn, Edwin McCain, Carey Ott
10/06: Brett Dennen, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Rayland Baxter
10/13: Here Come The Mummies, H-Beam, Eastern Block

Warhol exhibit comes to Nashville

Dolly by Andy WarholOver the course of his meteoric career, Andy Warhol (1928–1987) used the medium of music to transform himself from fan to record album designer, producer, celebrity night-clubber and rock impresario. Warhol Live presents a comprehensive exploration of the artist’s work as experienced through the lens of music and dance. This exhibition juxtaposes major pieces (Elvis, Marilyn, Liza Minnelli, Grace Jones, Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, the Self-portraits and the Campbell’s Soup Cans) with lesser-known works inspired by music and the performing arts (album covers, illustrations, photos and Polaroids), along with films and sound recordings, which provide a visual and aural score to Warhol’s extraordinary work and life. The exhibition includes nearly 300 works, including objects and documents from the artist’s personal archives.

Warhol Live: Music and Dance in Andy Warhol’s Work is produced by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

06/24/2011 – 09/11/2011

Museum Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:00am-5:30pm
Thursday and Friday 10:00am-9:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:30pm
Sunday 1:00pm-5:30pm

Lexus Nashville Fashion Week announces designers

Christian Siriano to headline Nashville Fashion WeekFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Final group of designers for Nashville Fashion Week announced, including six local Nashville designers and Thursday headliner Christian Siriano

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (March 14, 2011)—Lexus Nashville Fashion Week announces the final group of designers who will show collections in runway shows, March 29–April 2, 2011. Throughout the week, shows will feature a total of 25 different designers (five each night), including Christian Siriano, winner of Project Runway’s fourth season, who has shown six collections at New York Fashion Week.

The newly announced group includes six Nashville based designers, as well as T. Raines (formerly of Heatherette) and Aman Stovall. Nashville-based designers include Coquette, Jamie and the Jones, Melissa Tabor, Olia Zavozina, Valentine Valentine and White Rabbit.

In addition, Christian Siriano will headline Lexus Nashville Fashion Week’s Thursday runway shows at the Crystal Fountain Church in historic East Nashville. Just 25 years old, Siriano is quickly building both a luxury brand and a name for himself in the fashion community. He has shown six collections at New York Fashion Week, and his work has been worn by everyone from Rihanna to Christina Hendricks. He is Payless’ top selling collaboration, and his collection is sold at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue and internationally from Russia to Dubai. Siriano was the youngest winner of the hit series, Project Runway, in its fourth season.

Previously announced designers include: Akiko, Ben Sherman, Betsey Johnson, Cooper by Courtney Warren, Gado Gado, Gustavo Cadile, Julianna Bass, Katharine Kidd, Kevork Kiledjian, Leona Collection, Loretta Jane, Norma Clare, Robert Graham, Steven OO, Sylvia Heisel and Unioin of Angels.

Nashville Fashion Week’s five nights of runway shows will take place in some of the city’s most historic, landmark and unique venues. In selecting locations, organizers sought places that would showcase the city’s diverse and distinctive venues and provide Nashville Fashion Week guests with opportunities to see these places in creative, new ways.

Stevie Ray Vaughan 20 Years: Double Trouble Renunion

Stevie Ray Vaughan 20 Years: Double Trouble ReunionJoin us at 3rd & Lindsley on Thurs, 03/31 for the Stevie Ray Vaughan 20 Years: Double Trouble Reunion!

In 1977 Stevie Ray Vaughan formed the band Double Trouble, with whom he made four successful studio albums and established a reputation as one of the foremost blues guitarists in the world. It’s been 20 years since the passing of this great bluesman. To commemorate this and the man who is quite simply one of the greatest singers, songwriters, and guitar players ever former Double Trouble keyboard player REESE WYNANS has assembled the DOUBLE TROUBLE band. All of the talent includes Reese Wynans, Tommy Shannon, and Chris Layton with Kenny Greenberg, Mike Henderson, Jack Pearson, Pat Buchanan, Mike Farris, Tom Britt, Gary Nicholson, Jonell Mosser, Ashley Cleveland, Bart Walker, and more.

PLUS, it lands smack in the middle of 3NL’s 20 Year Anniversary which includes 10 days, 20 shows, and artists like Citizen Cope (solo), JJ Grey (solo), Will Hoge, and more!

Nashville Film Festival announces 2011 Feature Line-Up

Nashville Film Festival presented by NissanArticle from The Tennessean:

Who needs to go to Cannes or Sundance? Next month, local film lovers will get the chance to see fabulous cinematic efforts right here at home, including top winners from both of those festivals.

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives won the Palme d’Or, the highest honor awarded at Cannes. Buck and Kinyarwanda both won audience awards at Sundance. And Nashville Film Festival artistic director Brian Owens said that doesn’t even scratch the surface of what’s on tap at this year’s festival.

“I’ve almost shed tears about the ones we had to cut,” he said. “We just ran out of room.”

Owens said the selection process this year was wrenching, starting with a festival record of 2,403 entries from 102 countries and cutting to the more than 200 that will be screened at the festival.

Today, festival officials are announcing the bulk of the lineup for this year’s NFF, which runs April 14-21 at Regal Green Hills Cinemas. (Short films and special presentations will be announced in the next few weeks.)

Among Owens’ favorites this year are Bloodworth — a reworked and renamed version of Province of Night, which screened at last year’s festival — starring Kris Kristofferson, Val Kilmer, Dwight Yoakam and Hilary Duff, and How to Grow a Band, whichfollows former Nickel Creek member Chris Thile’s new group, Punch Brothers, as they embark on their first concert tour.

Both of those films boast Tennessee connections. Bloodworth is based on a novel by Tennessean William Gay about a family from East Tennessee and stars former Nashville residents Yoakam and Kristofferson, who is expected to attend the festival. Thile is another former Nashvillian.

Beyond those two standouts, Tennessee is well-represented at this year’s festival. Septien, a dysfunctional family drama, was shot entirely in and around Nashville. Jess + Moss, a memory piece about two second cousins who have grown up spending their summers together, was directed by Clay Jeter, who is from Clarksville. (Jeter was able to finish making the movie with $3,000 he won last year for best narrative short film.)

However, Owens said the wealth of Tennessee-centric movies has nothing to do with the selection committee being partial. “It’s just a great confluence of talent and timing,” he said.

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Halloween isn’t the only suitable holiday for H-Beam…

Come join Nashville’s Rock Weirdos H-Beam on Wednesday, March 16th for a Pre-St. Pats Extravaganza, guaranteed to get you prepped and ready for the day everybody is a little green. Irish trivia and games, sing-a-long songs, jokes, and holiday non-sensory, H-Beam will turn Melrose Billiards into your personal Irish Pub. So take the high road down to Melrose Billiards on March 16th for a few pints, some friends, and the wackiest band in town!

And if you thought Halloween was the only suitable holiday for H-Beam… think again! Never has there been a more appropriate holiday for H-Beam to celebrate than April Fool’s Day, and this year, Nashville’s Rock Weirdos are putting a stamp on it. H-Beam presents the Inaugural “All Fools Revue” which will take place at The 5 Spot on April 1st, alongside the wacky Justin Kalk Orchestra. Over the past six years, H-Beam has come across a wide variety of odd and epic talent in many shapes and forms and now it’s time to showcase it. Characters and musicians, songs and skits, old and new in a obscene performance. From the makers of Halloweeno Nintendo, H-Beam’s Lebowski Night, Jane & Jane the Rock Opera, 3D CD Release Shows, and giant moustaches, H-Beam’s “All Fools Revue” will be the start to a historically ridiculous tradition.