MFTMC Nashville Scene Critics’ Pick

There are at least three milestones that you could reasonably argue mark the start of summer: the solstice, Memorial Day and the last day of school. That last one is closest to the feeling of Saturday’s installment of the Meant for the Milk Crate series, a showcase for local and regional hip-hop since 2012. You’ve got short-and-sweet sets from four choice acts. At the top of the bill is The Morning After Crew — a trio, something rare in Music City rap — and you’re going to want to get to know their 2018 album For My Friends. Maybe you already know local rap veterans Pow Shadowz and BeHoward, or rising champ Endre on Purpose (part of local label/collective It’s Like That Records), but if you don’t, don’t feel bad — come out and get familiar. As always, MFTMC co-founders AL-D and E.T. will be on hand to host (and hopefully spit a bar or two, because they are excellent rappers), DJ Vamp will man the 1s and 2s, and there will be an open-mic cypher after the show, where you can flex your rhyming abilities. 9:30 p.m. at The Cobra, 2511 Gallatin Ave. STEPHEN TRAGESER, Nashville Scene

February: Concurrence Residency

All throughout the month of February Concurrence (Greg Bryant & Paul Horton) will be performing around Nashville. Check out the following dates, and follow the band on Facebook for more details:

Friday, February 1 at Rudy’s Jazz Room (809 Gleaves St.; N/TN 37203) / 11:30pm, $10 cover. (Featuring Dara Tucker.)

Tuesday, February 5 at Rudy’s Jazz Room / 9:00pm, $10 cover. (Featuring Nashtamiz.)

Friday, February 15 at Rudy’s Jazz Room / 11:30pm, $10 cover.

Saturday, February 23 at Radio Cafe / 10:00pm, $10 cover.

Preview: Taiyamo Denku on the Fringe Radio Show

For the January 21, 2019 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, host AL-D will be speaking with Taiyamo Denku, who will be headlining a show January 31 at Springwater, which will also feature performances by Raw Proof, Odd Moon, Orangejerz, and Weston.

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).