East Nashville news: Old Made Good robbed, Todd Snider touring, more

Helping Old Made Good, celebrating 308, saluting Todd Snider and learning tricks of the vegan cooking trade — a good and bad mix today.

Check out the latest Stuff We Heard:

  • Todd Snider hits the road

    We mentioned recently that East Nashville ambassador/talented singer-songwriter Todd Snider has a new album on the way, called Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables. Jambase has some new details, including news of a 40-plus-date tour coming up this spring.

    The first round of dates is up now at Todd Snider’s official website, and he’s headed to some fine establishments, including New York’s Irving Plaza and San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall. He’s not headed, however, for a hometown stage — at least within this first round. Fingers crossed for one on the horizon.

    Snider’s reportedly set to issue the LP on March 6. Visit ToddSnider.net to check out the announced tourdates, and Jambase.com for more about the album.

  • Lend some support to Old Made Good

    Friends of vintage/handmade goods shop Old Made Good likely saw this sincere bit of bummage on Facebook this morning, but to reiterate:

    “The bad news is the shop was robbed last night. The good news is they they had terrible taste and only took our money. We’ll be getting a late start today, please send happy thoughts our way. We’re safe so it’s all good.”

    Co-owners Ashley Sheehan and Kate Mills are keeping their heads up, posting a dance-party Facebook video that underscores their resilience: “You can’t hold us down!” Mills shouts while shimmying, and we believe it thoroughly.

    That said, those ladies are also still recovering from a car theft and the immediate breakdown of the car purchased to replace it, so… Yeah, they’re getting an undeserved hunk of not-happy.

    If you’re a fan of vintage clothing and furniture and handmade jewelry and other such fun things, might be a good time to head over to 1304 McGavock Pike and make a purchase or 12. Mills and Sheehan most certainly deserve the support — and, probably, some hugs.

    Our most sincere extended finger to the a-hole or a-holes responsible for either bit of thievery. May you be the recipient of many a bird dropping.

  • Learn vegan cooking skills from My Veggie Chef

    We’ve mentioned vegan food delivery service My Veggie Chef and local education hub The Skillery — the two come together on Feb. 28 at Veggie Chef queenpin Kristie Agee’s Vegan Cooking 101 class.

    At the class, Agee will impart various bits of meatless culinary skill, including tasty ways to use tofu, tempeh and seitan, making a dairy-free cheese sauce and concocting vegan desserts.

    You’ll leave the two-hour course with that knowledge, recipe cards, samples of all the dishes you’ll learn to cook and the chance to win a week’s worth of My Veggie Chef meals.

    Tickets run $75, and are available via The Skillery website.

    If you’d like to partake in Agee’s creations outside the class, visit the My Veggie Chef website to sign up for her service — options include weekly entree packages that serve two to three folks for $80, four to six for $160.

  • Civil Wars, Ben Folds team with Nashville Ballet

    Over at our friends Nashville Arts‘ site: Half-East Nashville-based duo The Civil Wars is set to share a bill with piano-pop hero Ben Folds at the Nashville Ballet’s annual fundraising gala. Which is cool, but doubly cool: While those folks perform, Nashville Ballet dancers will accompany them.

    The event’s set for March 3 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and the audience at the performance will include 400 of “Nashville’s most generous arts supporters.” Us regular folks can attend by purchasing Ballet Ball Late Party tickets, at $95 apiece, which also include drinks, snacks and dancing. Those go on sale starting at 8 a.m. Feb. 1 via the Nashville Ballet.

    More at NashvilleArts.com.

  • No. 308 celebrates birthday with Pig and Punch party

    While we’re talking attractive events: The always-fun No. 308 celebrates its first year on Thursday, Jan. 26 with a Pig and Punch party.

    Pig part: a pig roast courtesy of neighbors Porter Road Butcher. Punch: $1 (we’re going to guess it’ll have booze in it, but we’ll find out for sure). Also on offer for attendees: free T-shirts.

    The party starts up at 8 p.m., and 308 is located at 407 Gallatin Ave.

    Happy birthday, 308 — you’ve been the source of some of our most remarkable hangovers, and that’s meant as a sincere compliment.

  • Passenger takes over car, tries to evade police

    From WSMV: After police pulled over a vehicle near I-24 downtown Wednesday, a passenger jumped behind the wheel and took off, crashing into a car at Woodland and 5th and then ditching the vehicle.

    When police found the car, the driver’s two friends were still in the back. Wild.

    More on that story at WSMV.com.

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  1. Matt [The Skillery] Friday - 20 / 01 / 2012 Reply
    Hey, thanks for the shout out. We're super excited about working with Chef Kristie. Keep up the great work on the blog! We love it!

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