Nashville Scene Critics Pick: Meant for the Milk Crate

Spring is in the air (when the snow isn’t falling, anyway), and AL-D and E.T.’s quarterly hip-hop showcase is bringing some bands into the mix to keep the action fresh. This time out, half of the bill is dedicated to purveyors of soulful and funky instrumental sounds ripe for rapping — check out Magic in Threes from the G.E.D. Soul family, who spent 2016 writing and recording one new song every week, and Street Band Clan, who stir elevated jazz into the pot. Expect some excellent live-band hip-hop action, since the MCs on deck have experience working with these particular groups. The last time we saw the masterful Rashad tha Poet work a room, Street Band Clan was backing him up, and Wally Clark, known for his sample sorcery, actually graced some of last year’s Magic in Threes tracks with his deceptively laid-back drawl. DJ Vamp will tend to the 1s and 2s, and your gracious hosts will lay down a few bars between sets. As always, the night concludes with an open-mic cypher. If you can’t stick around, word to the wise: AL-D also hosts a weekly cypher every Tuesday at Bearded Iris Brewing in Germantown. STEPHEN TRAGESER, Nashville Scene

Preview: JusBam on the Fringe Radio Show

For the March 13 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, host E.T. will be speaking with JusBam.

Featured on MTV’s True Life “I’m a Battle Rapper” episode, where she became the first female inductee to the Rap Olympic Team, JusBam will be breaking down her 2015 release, WhoIam.

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).

April 24: Black Holler at The Belcourt

The Nashville Fringe Festival is proud to support Black Holler, a Kickstarter-funded, horror-comedy, feature film produced in Nashville, TN starring Tamiko Robinson as La Femme Laquita Johnson.

The project will be holding a special premiere showing April 24 at The Belcourt Theatre. Follow Black Holler‘s Facebook page for more information on the event.

UPDATE: Tickets are now available via the Belcourt’s website for the premiere.

Preview: Dave Singleton on the Fringe Radio Show

For the March 6 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, host AL-D will be speaking with Dave Singleton of Magic in Threes. Magic in Threes will be performing as part of the upcoming Meant for the Milk Crate showcase at The Cobra, which takes place March 18 and also features the Street Band Clan, Rashad Tha Poet, Wally Clark, AL-D, E.T. & DJ Vamp. Click here for more details on the event’s Facebook page.

AL-D will also be taking a call from Porter, previewing the upcoming March 7 Tuesday SuperCypher at Bearded Iris Brewing.

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).

March 18: Meant for the Milk Crate at The Cobra

The Nashville Fringe Festival is proud to support Meant for the Milk Crate, which will be hosting its next quarterly showcase March 18 at The Cobra. This installment of the show will feature G.E.D. Soul’s Magic in Threes, Street Band Clan, Rashad Tha Poet, and Wally Clark, with AL-D, E.T. & DJ Vamp holding things down throughout the night. The show gets going at 9:30. Tickets are $8 and the show is 21+. For more information, head to MFTMC’s Facebook page.

Preview: Dee Jay Stones on the Fringe Radio Show

For the February 20 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, host AL-D will be speaking with Dee Jay Stones.

Dee Jay Stones last appeared on the program in May of 2014, and is returning to the show to discuss his forthcoming A Playa Named Stones EP, which will drop via BlacTime Entertainment March 12.

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).

Concurrence 2017 Residency

Photo: Chris Wage / Design: Dara Tucker

Concurrence will be playing select dates throughout February and March around Nashville, with special guests to be announced. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more details.

February 18: The Groove
February 25: The Groove
March 4: Michael Weintrob Gallery The Groove
March 9: The Night Owl

February 17: SPEWFEST in East Nashville

On Friday, February 17 we’ve got a special Friends of the Fringe event on the radar as SPEWFEST hits East Nashville, featuring 21 bands on 3 stages at 2 venues (The East Room and The Cobra). The lineup includes Meth Dad, The Minks, Crease Reader, SEXX, Boyscott, Charlie and the Evil Mothers, The Burps, Telefones, Mouth Reader, Quichenight, The Medium, Lasso spells, Gunther Doug, Harpooner, Spoken Nerd, The Inscape, Liz Cooper, Mom and Dad, Lawndry, Penicillin Baby, and Warm Ryders. The event kicks off at 7pm and you can get more info on the event here.

Main stage – East Room
1130pm – Quichenight
1045pm – Lasso Spells
10pm – Warm Ryders
915pm – Harpooner
835pm – The Burps
8pm – The Medium
730pm – Telefones

Psych Alliance Stage – Cobra(Big Room)
1145pm – Liz Cooper & The Stampede
11pm – Penicillin Baby
1015pm – Lawndry
930pm – Crease Reader
845pm – The Minks
810pm – The Inscape
740pm – Charlie and the Evil Mothers
Liquid Light Show by Silver Cord Cinema.

Puke Stage – Cobra – Front Room
12am – Meth Dad
1115pm – Spoken Nerd
1030pm – Gunther Doug
945pm – SEXX
855pm – Mom and Dad
820pm – Mouth Reader
750pm – Boyscott