Sunday, September 23: Friends of the Fringe event = A Day of Peace and Percussion IV with Tom Larson and Friends / Percussion Exploration and Concert at Drifters Bar-B-Q, 1008-B Woodland St. 37206. Show is from 3-5pm with proceeds benefiting Together Our Mission.
Friday, September 28 & Saturday, September 29: Friends of the Fringe event = BobFest. An hour north of Nashville, nestled on a lush 15 acres along the Red River in Adams, TN, BobFest is a two day music, camping and arts festival. Hosted by Cold Lunch Recordings and Nashville Psych Alliance, BobFest includes two stages stacked with some of the region’s best bands along with visual projections, local artists, beer and food vendors, libations, community campgrounds, morning yoga classes, swimming and other outdoor activities. Tickets available now!
Wednesday, October 24: What the Blues Has Done For You with Bayou & the Degradables at Wright Middle School / 3:00pm / 180 Mccall St, Nashville, TN 37211.
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.
For the August 6, 2018 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, host AL-D was joined by Quiet Entertainer, and played music from E.T., Fate Trane, James Fate, T.R.A.N.E. Spitta, Kate Tucker, Fable Cry, Israel Anthem, Cloudmouth, Willix, Chip Greene, and Magic of Science.