Jason Marsden on the Fringe Radio Show

For the May 20, 2019 edition of the Fringe Radio Show host AL-D spoke with James Marsden of the Mars Variety Show, and played music from artists who will be performing at Mars Variety Show’s To Thrill the Mockingbird event which goes down May 23 at the Mockingbird Theater.

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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

MFTMC Preview on the Fringe Radio Show

For the May 6, 2019 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, host AL-D previewed this week’s Meant for the Milk Crate event. MFTMC will go down Saturday, May 11 at The Cobra, featuring music from the Morning After Crew, Behoward, Pow Shadowz & Endre on Purpose, with AL-D, E.T. and DJ Vamp. $10, 9:30pm doors, with an open mic cypher after the show… Also: Cover includes a copy of the MFTMC mixtape on CD, which was named the city’s Best Hip-Hop Mixtape by the Nashville Scene.

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