Has anyone been tapering their training schedule and carbing up in anticipation of The Tour de Fun on Saturday? No? Has anyone cut back to one pack per day to at least make it to The East Room without keeling over? Yeah... about that...
This weekend finds some great bands coming through town with some great local bands supporting them, as well as plenty of opportunities to watch music, ride bikes, and day-drink.
Bully is about to get a huge bump in notoriety and awesomeness in opening for Superchunk at The Mercy Lounge. 9pm, $15
Over on the other side of the compound, Vinyl Thief is playing with INTL (formerly The Young International) and Phin at The High Watt, 8pm, $7 (check out their new live video for "Slow Down" below)
Wandering Eye, Take the Power Back and The Cherry Bombs make up a night of cover bands that you will actually want to see at the Stone Fox. I mean, who wouldn't want to see an all-female tribute band to Rage Against the Machine? (Well, I guess anyone with Superchunk tickets...) The show starts at 8pm, and cover $5.
Current Deli Nashville Artist of the Month Mouth Reader is playing at The Boro in Murfreesboro with Thumper, Boyfriend and Good Sex, 9pm
*repeat repeat Album Release Show at Mercy Lounge with ELEL, Blank Range and Churchyard, 8pm, $10
Lightning 100 Spring Block Party at Marathon Music Works with The Wild Feathers, The Apache Relay, Sol Cat, Roots of a Rebellion and more. Doors are at 3pm, tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and more details are available here.
Tour de Fun in East Nashville starting at 11am with a cookout at Riverside village, and going on all day. 30 bands at 13 venues; full schedule here.
Saintseneca with Blessed Feathers and Honey Locust at the High Watt, 8pm, $12
The Sunday Post at the Basement includes Radar Vs. Wolf, Them Vibes, Nelo, Sound Cards and The Summer Country. The show starts at 8pm, no cover.
Kylie Rothfield EP Release Show at 12th and Porter. The show starts at 8pm, and the $10 cover gets you a free EP as well.