To hear the sampler in its entirety, listen below or tune in tonight at 6:00pm (Central) for the Fringe Radio Show on Radio Free Nashville 103.7 FM (which is also streaming online at RadioFreeNashville.org).
You know who had a helluva a 2013? Al-motherfuckin’-D, that’s who. The dude has been playing all sorts of shows — art, hip-hop, whatever kinda shows you’ve got — dropped a dope mixtape, and won a Best of Nashville. But 2014 has ushered in the same old plan for ol’ Al-to-the-D: Hustle, hustle, hustle. His first gig of the year features some of the city’s finest and funkiest bands and DJs, plus a whole slew of MCs, all throwing down in one giant orgy of a hip-hop night. Plus it’s all hosted by Music City’s Sultan of Suave, the Duke of Dashing, the one the only Grand Marshal of Gummy Soul, Mr. Wally Clark. Which is a damn solid way to start off your new year. The show is free, and it’s presented by Nashville Fringe Festival.
—Sean L. Maloney
The Nashville Fringe Festival will be kicking things off in the new year with our first show at the Basement: Saturday, January 11. The night will feature Al-D, the Grips, DJ Rate, Wally Clark & Swap Meet Symphony. The Basement is located at 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203 // This is a free event, and the doors open at 9:00pm.