November 11: Eric Brace at 3rd and Lindsley

Saturday, November 11 Backstage at 3rd and Lindsley will be hosting a release party for Friend of the Fringe Eric Brace’s new album, Cartes Postales. Performing alongside Brace will be Rory Hoffman, Mark Fain, and Lynn Williams with Austin Filingo, Jeff Lisenby, and Joshua Hunt. Backstage at 3rd and Lindsley is located a couple of doors down to the left of the main entrance and doors are at 5 pm. The show will run from 6 to 7:15 sharp. (There are only 50 tickets on sale.) More info is available on Facebook.

November 6: Unidos (A Benefit for Puerto Rico) at City Winery

Monday, November 6: Unidos – A Benefit for Puerto Rico. This will be an incredible evening of salsa music and dancing at City Winery, headlined by the Nashville Salsa Machine featuring Rachel Rodriguez, Marcela Pinilla and Alison Brazil, alongside Jeff Goodkind, John Santos, Yamil Conga, Bryan Brock and Rahsaan Barber! Doors will open at 6PM, followed by a salsa lesson with instructor Rotonya Troup at 7PM. Nashville Salsa Machine’s first set will be 7:30PM – 8:15PM, followed by a 30-minute DJ set by special guest DJ Tonya Miller! Then, Nashville Salsa Machine will start up again for their final set, playing from 8:45PM – 9:30PM. RSVP to the event online via Facebook.

Critics’ Pick: Meant for the Milk Crate

What’s better than a quarterly blowout party featuring lovingly curated top-shelf local and regional hip-hop performers and an open-mic cypher? How about one that goes down more often? Hosts AL-D and E.T. are slowly but surely building up the Meant for the Milk Crate party, and this will be the third time this year they’ve had it on an every-other-month basis — an exciting bit of news for a town bursting with rap talent but sorely in need of a place to show off. Representing the 615 on this particular bill are Seene P and his swinging flow; Finess, whose 2016 release Senior YR shows her dropping verses in a variety of contexts; and Magnetic Forces, a duo whose nerdier tendencies help them go deep into old-school territory on their 2017 full-length The Vision on Multiple Occasions. Supremely seasoned Memphis MC Jason Da Hater tops the bill. Some cool extras to note: There will be an additional cypher before the featured MCs take the mic, and there’s a screening of the damn funny lampoon-tastic horror-comedy Black Holler at 7:30 p.m. (And if you come out and pay the $5 to see that, you’ll get a discount on your admission to MFTMC.) STEPHEN TRAGESER, Nashville Scene

Preview: Tom Petty Tribute on the Fringe Radio Show

For the October 9, 2017 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, host E.T. will be rolling out a tribute to the legendary Tom Petty, who passed on one week ago. The show will also preview this week’s Friday the 13th events at the Cobra in East Nashville, including a special screening of Black Holler which will warm the night up for Meant for the Milk Crate.

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).

Preview: Seene P and BA The Lewe on the Fringe Radio Show

For the October 2 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, host AL-D will be speaking with Seene P and BA the Lewe, previewing October 13’s Meant for the Milk Crate at The Cobra, and playing music from Jason da Hater, Finess, Magnetic Forces, and more.

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).

October 27: A Very Very Haunted Halloween

Fort Houston will host A Very Very Haunted Halloween Friday, October 27, benefiting Southern Girls Rock Camp. The event will feature a haunted house, costume contest, ghosts, ghouls, and performances by Boo Dudes, Howling Giant, Fable Cry, Young Breh, The Shadowtones, Black Moon Mother & Chill Witch. 5:00pm, $15 at the door, and more info is available via Facebook.