Upcoming Shows:

Serenatta Romantic Latin Ensemble

Serenatta Romantic Latin Ensemble, photo by Viki Mammina

September 30: Friends of the Fringe event = Music City Big Break Week One Semi-Final Showcase featuring Sam Burchfield + Kid Freud + Shannon Labrie + Cor Captis + Mote + People on Porches + A/V + The Early Reset + Jon Worthy + Niles Rooker Trio (2 finalists will be chosen) / 7pm at Mercy Lounge, $7 at the door, 18+.

October 8: Serenatta Romantic Latin Ensemble at Salsa Restaurant / located across from Mercy Lounge at 818 Palmer Place, Nashville, TN 37203 – parking and the show are both free.

October 8: Friends of the Fringe event = Music City Big Break Week Two Semi-Final Showcase featuring 10 artists (2 finalists will be chosen) / 7pm at Mercy Lounge, $7 at the door, 18+.

October 13: Friends of the Fringe event = What the Blues Has Done for You at Joelton Middle School @ 1:45pm

October 15: Friends of the Fringe event = Music City Big Break Week Three Semi-Final Showcase featuring 10 artists (2 finalists will be chosen) / 7pm at Mercy Lounge, $7 at the door, 18+.

October 22: Friends of the Fringe event = Music City Big Break Week Four Finalist Winning Showcase featuring 6 showcases (1 winner selected for the Music City Big Break) / 7pm at Mercy Lounge, $7 at the door, 18+.

October 28: Friends of the Fringe event = Palaver Records’ Halloweird Showcase at The East Room featuring Blackfoot Gypsies, Gringo Star, Chrome Pony, SEXX, and the Boo Dudes with KDSML & Spice J holding down the after party and Silver Cord Cinema and Sun Lines Art providing mind-melting visuals. The event will take place Friday, October 28 and will kick off at 7pm. Tickets are available in advance by clicking here, or click here for more details on Facebook.

October 31: Friends of the Fringe event = *repeat repeat with Tennessee Muscle Candy at The Crying Wolf / free admission, 11pm

November 12: Serenatta Romantic Latin Ensemble at Salsa Restaurant / located across from Mercy Lounge at 818 Palmer Place, Nashville, TN 37203 – parking and the show are both free.

December 10: Serenatta Romantic Latin Ensemble at Salsa Restaurant / located across from Mercy Lounge at 818 Palmer Place, Nashville, TN 37203 – parking and the show are both free.

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

October 31: *repeat repeat at The Crying Wolf

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*repeat repeat will be hosting their third annualHowl-O-Ween Nite at The Crying Wolf October 31. This Friends of the Fringe event is a free show, and will also feature Tennessee Muscle Candy (who will go on at 11pm) before *repeat repeat take the stage at midnight. This free event is 21+, and more details can be found on the band’s Facebook page.

What the Blues Has Done for You Season 2

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What the Blues Has Done for You is returning this fall to schools all around the greater Nashville area, kicking off with the season’s first show at Joelton Middle School. Stay tuned to Bayou & the Degradables’ Facebook page for more dates where the group will be showcasing their Blues in the Schools program.

Audio: Instrumental Monday Fringe Radio Show

E.T. & Al-D

E.T. & Al-D

For the September 26, 2016 edition of the Fringe Radio Show host E.T. rolled out a playlist of instrumentals from producers he’s worked with through the years, featuring Father Jah (Louisville), Catalyst (Canada), Ed Robinson (NY), AL-D (Nashville), and Diamond (Louisville).


 
[Download MP3 file here]

October 28: Halloweird at The East Room

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Palaver Records is back with another showcase to be held at The East Room, this time around to celebrate Halloween. This Friends of the Fringe event will feature Blackfoot Gypsies, Gringo Star, Chrome Pony, SEXX, and the Boo Dudes with KDSML & Spice J holding down the after party and Silver Cord Cinema and Sun Lines Art providing mind-melting visuals. The event will take place Friday, October 28 and will kick off at 7pm. Tickets are available in advance by clicking here, or click here for more details on Facebook.

Audio: Rachel Warrick, Arthur Leago & RaNoise on the Fringe Radio Show

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For the September 19, 2016 edition of the Fringe Radio Show host AL-D spoke to Rachel Warrick, Arthur Leago & Ra Noise, discussing the upcoming Live on the D! event that will take place this upcoming weekend at Charlie Bob’s.


 
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Audio: Cole Jonique on the Fringe Radio Show

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For the September 12, 2016 edition of the Fringe Radio Show host E.T. welcomed Cole Jonique to the show.


 
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Preview: Cole Jonique on the Fringe Radio Show

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For the September 12 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, host E.T. will welcome Cole Jonique to the broadcast to discuss her most recent album, Somewhere in Between Journeys. Released in December of 2015 the release finds Jonique “flowing comfortably in a sophisticated, adult-driven lane,” adding support for her three nominations at this year’s Nashville Industry Music Awards.

Check out a performance of “Equality,” below, featuring both Jonique and E.T., or click through here to revisit Jonique’s 2014 appearance on the Fringe Radio Show with AL-D.

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).

Audio: Virghost & Black Atticus on the Fringe Radio Show

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For the September 5, 2016 edition of the Fringe Radio Show host AL-D welcomed Virghost to the show and took a call from Black Atticus.


 
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September 23: Serenatta Romantic Latin Ensemble at Salsa

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Comprised of Jonah Kraut (vocals, 7-string guitar, percussion), Joey Grimaldi (Spanish guitar), Sam Frazee (upright bass), and Pablo Garzon (violin), the Serenatta Romantic Latin Ensemble will be performing Friday, September 23 at Salsa Restaurant. The show will start at 7:30 and will focus on a set of Caribbean music that includes songs from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Atlantic coast of Colombia. Salsa is located across from Mercy Lounge at 818 Palmer Place, Nashville, TN 37203 – parking and the show are both free.

Nashville Scene: Meant for the Milk Crate Critics’ Pick

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One thing Nashville’s music scene needs to work on is being as inclusive and supportive of its hip-hop artists as it is of its singer-songwriters and rock bands. There’s a ton of top-shelf rap going on, but much of it happens in house-show cyphers you won’t hear about unless you know a guy who knows a guy. Besides being an outstanding MC duo, AL-D and E.T. do their damnedest to make local hip-hop easier for the casual fan to find — through the Fringe Radio Show, for which they alternate hosting duties each Monday night on Radio Free Nashville, as well as their quarterly Meant for the Milk Crate showcases. You may not know locals Foundation, BeHoward and K-DA, or Kentucky rapper Allen Poe (all of whom play Friday’s show alongside a four-deck turntable blitz featuring MFTMC regular DJ Vamp and The Boom Bap’s DJ Bowls), but their recent releases are all very much worth your time. Check out previews of each in an archive of the Aug. 15 Fringe Radio Show broadcast. As always, there’ll be an open-mic cypher to shut the night down, but save up some hype for Saturday night, too: At Charlie Bob’s, Spitball Productions puts on its first hip-hop show with a stout lineup featuring full sets from S-Wrap, Ra Noise, Trane Spitta and AL-D himself. —STEPHEN TRAGESER

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