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East Nashville news: Nikki Lane + Spiritualized, Eastland Cafe + crawfish, more

Nikki Lane

Lots of food, lots of celebration, lots of celebration with food. And Music.

On to the latest Stuff We Heard:

  • Nikki Lane hits the road with Spiritualized

    East Nashville-based singer-songwriter and High Class Hillbilly vintage maven Nikki Lane just scored a big, big tour opening for the mighty Spiritualized from coast to coast in May.

    On that jaunt, she’ll be taking the stage at some of our fine country’s finest large clubs and theaters, including D.C.’s 9:30 and San Francisco’s Fillmore. Closest to us? Atlanta, at the Variety Playhouse on May 13.

    Ahead of that run, Lane does make a hometown showing at Exit/In on April 28, alongside The Apache Relay and Colorfeels. That show kicks off at 9 p.m., and she’s second. Tix: $10.

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East Nashville news: ‘The Guardian’ loves our music, Craft Beer Week, more


Hello friends — long time no speak, indeed. We’ve been busy wandering the country in a 15-passenger van, playing music and enjoying the various bags of fried nonsense available at our nation’s network of truck stoppery.

Turns out keeping this blog busy in the midst of that is more of a challenge than anticipated. Not sure what that means as the next round of dates rolls around, but we’re figuring it out. Meantime, getting back up to speed with East Nashville happenings. Expect a few features in the coming weeks, and some more news.

Without further ado, on to the homecoming round of Stuff We Heard:

  • ‘The Guardian’ thinks our music scene is splendid

    This one’s been making the social media rounds today like it was a photo of a kitten and a sugar glider sharing a pancake, but in case you haven’t seen: U.K. paper The Guardian came out to East Nashville to sniff around, and they apparently smelled some way-hot guitar rock:

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East Nashville news: Otis James and Justin Townes Earle team, Nikki Lane hits Daytrotter, more

a stage

Today’s roundup leans heavy on music — music and fashion, music and dancing, music and stages (like that jumbled mess pictured up above), music and music… Which probably makes it as good a time as any to say that March may be a little more quiet — though not a lot more, we hope — on ENWL.

When I’m not scribbling here or elsewhere, I’m generally hitting things with sticks for a band called The Mynabirds. We have an album out June 5 via Saddle Creek, and I’m skipping East Nashville imminently to go wander around the country some through the end of March. I’ll still be updating regularly, just maybe a hair more sporadically. I’m lining up some guest voices to say hello while I’m gone. So, there’s all that.

Without further yammering, the latest Stuff We Heard:

  • Nikki Lane hits Daytrotter

    Nikki Lane DaytrotterMulti-talented Eastsider Nikki Lane is the latest local to get the live-tracks treatment from well-loved online music hub Daytrotter.

    Singer, songwriter and High Class Hillbilly-er Lane performed a mix of songs from her excellent 2011 LP Walk of Shame, including the title track and “Gone Gone Gone.”

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Valentine’s Day in East Nashville: a things-to-do roundup

Olive and Sinclair heartThere’s perhaps no more hated holiday than Valentine’s Day, which is funny, since it’s supposed to be about love and stuff. But that’s a fair enough reaction, since it tends to strangle the wallet, and worse, gives your more shmoopy friends carte blanche to shmoop it up.

Nevertheless, we’re fond of an excuse to love on stuff, particularly as it relates to East Nashville. So as Valentine’s Day looms, we gathered a collection of love-y local things to do and places to go, including eats, crafts and a chance to relive prom night. The latter of which sounds both interesting and terrifying.

(Option, as always, if you’re just looking for something local to buy: Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Co.‘s cinnamon-chili heart, pictured to the right, via oliveandsinclair.com.)

On to it:

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East Nashville news: ‘GQ’ at 5 Spot, savings on Pepperfire, more

Keep on Movin'

Before we move into today’s hunk of Stuff We Heard, just a note: If you peep the right rail on the homepage, you’ll notice that we added an events calendar. We figured we point out all this fun stuff on random days, and it’s probably a little tough to keep track of it in an ongoing sense. So there you have it. It’s working at a week out at the moment, but we may expand it. Let us know what you think.

And on to tasks at hand: Maybe get your mug in a magazine at The 5 Spot tonight; snag some hot-chicken savings; crime prevention, free music, local jewelry, benefit eats, lots and lots more.

On to the Stuff We Heard:

  • Keep on Movin’ boasts fancy guests tonight

    Monday nights at The 5 Spot are always a sight to behold: a beyond-packed room full of revelers dancing at Electric Western‘s regular Keep on Movin’ dance parties.

    According to the Electric Western folks, tonight’s party isn’t just an opportunity for those revelers to be seen in East Nashville, but a chance to be seen in GQ magazine, too.

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East Nashville news: Get schooled on chicken raising, save on Bagel Face, more

Chickens by Jayme Frye, Creative Commons license Jan. 30, 2012

Welcome to the work week.

Chickens, bagels, art, clothing, Todd Snider… Here’s the latest Stuff We Heard:

  • Learn how to wrangle urban hens

    So, uh, anybody heard anything about chickens lately?

    There has, indeed, been lots and lots of talk about the fact that we’re A-OK to raise backyard chickens now. Drawback being: Some of us newbies may think hen parenting means you get your hen a collar and a Kong, take it on a daily stroll and you’re good to go. (Just me?)

    Help is on the way: Experienced, Inglewood-based chicken keeper Megan Lightell is set to host a seminar on raising urban chickens on Thursday, Feb. 23 at the University School of Nashville.

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