Saturday, October 27: Friends of the Fringe Rahsaan Barber and his band, Nashville Salsa Machine, are headlining the 2018 Regions Free Day of Music at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Located at 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, this is a FREE all day celebration and Nashville Salsa Machine is closing out the event (playing at 8:15pm).
AL-D and E.T. have been dauntless in doing their part to spotlight local and regional hip-hop with their Meant for the Milk Crate showcase series and their weekly Fringe Radio Show on community station WRFN-LPFM. Over Meant for the Milk Crate’s five-year run, your hosts have put dozens of rappers on the stage at conventional Nashville venues, an important feat in itself. But now AL-D is going one step further and dropping a mixtape featuring tracks from past guests. The track list wasn’t available at press time, but previous bills have featured top-shelf MCs like Brian Brown, Rashad tha Poet, Virghost, Tiara P. and BeHoward, so chances are it’s going to be rad. And why not throw a party to celebrate? A $10 cover at the door will get you a copy of the mix, plus admission to live sets from established local rappers Young Quael, Case Arnold and Foundation, as well as choice up-and-comer Daisha McBride. On top of all that, you can watch (or spit some bars in) open-mic cyphers before and after the show. STEPHEN TRAGESER, Nashville Scene
For the September 3, 2018 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, host AL-D previewed this upcoming weekend’s Meant for the Milk Crate event at The Cobra. Hosted by AL-D & E.T. (with sounds by DJ Vamp) the show will feature performances by Young Quael, Case Arnold, Foundation, and Daisha McBride. The show starts at 9:30 with an open mic cypher (with another to follow after the show). The event is 21+ and a $10 cover includes a copy of the mixtape on CD.