Upcoming Events:

Wednesdays in October (Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31): Friends of the Fringe event = Music for Seniors EASY, FUN FOLK DANCE Learning Lab with TANTSOVA GRUPA! Free / 2pm-3pm at Fifty Forward, 301 Madison Street, Nashville, TN 37115

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.

Thursday, October 25: What the Blues Has Done For You with Bayou & the Degradables at Cora Howe School / 12:30pm.

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).

Saturday, October 27: Friends of the Fringe event = Howloween with *repeat repeat and Bad Culture at The Crying Wolf. 10pm-2am, 823 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206.

Thurdsay, January 31: What the Blues Has Done For You with Bayou & the Degradables at Meigs Middle School / 12pm.

[Click here for a complete listing of past events, and here for a Fringe Radio Show archive.]

Nashville Scene Critics’ Pick: Meant for the Milk Crate

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

MFTMC on the Fringe Radio Show

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.

[Download MP3 file here]

Preview: DJ Wigs and New Bang on the Fringe Radio Show

For the August 27, 2018 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, hosts AL-D and E.T. will be speaking with DJ Wigs and New Bang about their new beat tapes (samples from which are available below).

The Fringe Radio Show will go live Monday night at 6:00pm (Central) on Radio Free Nashville 103.7 FM (which is also streaming online at RadioFreeNashville.org).

DJ Wigs previously appeared on the Fringe Radio Show in October 2016 – that broadcast is available here.

MUG$ and L Roy Da Boy on the Fringe Radio Show

For the August 20, 2018 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, host AL-D was joined by MUG$ to discuss the Nashville Industry Music Awards (which will be held at Hotel Preston this Sunday, August 26) and took a call from L Roy Da Boy.

[Download MP3 file here]