Nashville Scene: David Grier Critics’ Pick

David Grier Nashville Scene

There are all kinds of great hot-ticket shows in town this weekend, but if you’re looking for a little something different — in terms of the venue or the event — well, we’ve got that too. Thursday at Portland Brew 12South, FMRL continues its series exploring extended techniques for woodwinds and reeds with Florida’s Jamison Williams and local Robbie Lynn Hunsinger. While Amy Schumer slays Bridgestone and Birdcloud and friends spread cheer at The Basement East on Friday, three-time IBMA Guitarist of the Year David Grier performs an intimate one-off at the Centennial Black Box Theatre, and electro-tinged troupes Hudson K, Iron/Fox and Nightblonde celebrate Synth-mas at The Crying Wolf. On Saturday, Atlanta’s one-woman sampler-and-autoharp darkwaver Dendera Bloodbath tops a stacked experimental bill at Charlie Bob’s on Dickerson Pike, with undulating synth-scapes by visual artist Derek Schartung and more (before a recent dispute between the promoter and management, you might have seen this show across town at Betty’s). Then, on Tuesday, Philly punkers City & I stop in at Drkmttr, the new DIY venue in Wedgewood-Houston, and Wednesday sees energetic and ethereal Texas dream-pop group Pale Dian headline at Queen Ave. Come out and keep Nashville weird!