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[Shows This Week] June 21-27

6/21 Hands on Nashville Benefit w/ The American Dead, Nellie Wilson & The Hellbound Honeys, Owen Mays, and the MPC 3 High Noon Saloon, 6:30pm, 21+, more info
Rock n' Roll Benefit
Hands On Nashville (HON) was founded in 1991 to help people transform the world around them by volunteering. HON is a recognized leader in programs, partnerships and services that maximize volunteer impact for youth, adult, corporate, and nonprofit constituencies in the greater Nashville community. Each year, Hands On Nashville refers or places 38,000 volunteers to projects in more than 300 area service agencies and schools.Hands On Nashville (HON) expresses sincere gratitude to the thousands of volunteers who are leading flood recovery efforts. Your incredible gifts of time and talent showcase the spirit of Middle Tennessee. Help us to raise funds for this worthy cause.
6/21 Funky Mondays with Clyde Stubblefield The Frequency, 9:30pm, 21+, more info
Funk
Clyde Stubblefield IS the FUNKY DRUMMER! He drummed for James Brown from 1965 to 1970 and recorded such hits as "I Feel Good," "Coldsweat," and "The Funky Drummer." Clyde is the most sampled drummer ever, providing some of the most famous and familiar grooves used by DJ's and hip-hop artists around the world.
6/22 Travis Caudle High Noon Saloon, 6pm, more info
Pop Rock
Travis Caudle's guitar-based pop songs push his voice out front and have been said to echo artists like England’s David Gray and Scottish band The Blue Nile. Following in the footsteps of some of his favourite artists like Colin Hay, Lloyd Cole and The Church, Caudle's lyrics are powerful instruments for reflection. Anyone who likes Bob Dylan can groove along with John Statz's soothing, soulful and skillful scores delivered with his Dylanesque soft voice. His passionate songwriting, cool guitar and harmonica also evoke Dylan. Other influences include Ryan Adams, Iron & Wine, and Sufjan Stevens.
6/22 Max Weinberg's Big Band Majestic Theatre, 7:30pm, more info
Jazz, Rock, Pop
Entering what F. Scott Fitzgerald might term the third act of an already celebrated career, Max Weinberg presents the Max Weinberg Big Band.  Building upon his worlwide recognition for his thirty six years with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and seventeen years as the leader of what Tom Shales,  famed TV critic of the Washington Post called, “the best band in late night Television,” the Max Weinberg Big Band is a bold, swinging fifteen piece aggregation that continues the traditions established by Max’s musical heroes—among whom, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Doc Severinsen, and Maynard Ferguson lead the pack.  More Info
6/23 Spill Canvas w/ Paper Lions, Mechanical Kids Orpheum Stage Door, 8pm, more info
Indie Pop/Rock
Nick Thomas, the singer, guitarist, and mastermind behind The Spill Canvas, recorded his first songs at age 15 while growing up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and honed his largely acoustic-based style playing solo shows in and around his hometown. Calling himself The Spill Canvas, Thomas released the raw and emotive Sunsets and Car Crashes, which earned him eager fans around the country. After officially transitioning from solo act to full-fledged rock band, The Spill Canvas recorded their dynamic debut full-length, One Fell Swoop, with producer Ed Rose (The Get-Up Kids), releasing it on One Eleven in May of 2005 to great acclaim, eventually selling more than 50,000 copies. The Spill Canvas are currently in the studio with Mike Green working on the follow-up to No Really, I’m Fine, to be released by Reprise Records in 2010. On January 12th, they released Abnormalities — a three-song collection of new songs, which will be followed by an EP in March.
6/24 Mike Droho & The Compass Rose w/ Liza Day Brink Lounge, 8pm, more info
Acoustic, Pop, Hip Hop
Come watch last season's Project M winner play for the home town crowd.  Mike Droho released his first solo album in 2007 titled These Parts Unknown.  Accompanying Droho will be the sweet sound of an electrical violin and the bumping sounds of human beat boxing.  Mike Droho has drawn comparisons to Jason Mraz and O.A.R.  To check out some tracks visit Mike's Myspace page.
6/24 The Wood Brothers w/ Pinot Wisconsin Union Terrace, 9pm, more info
Folk Rock
The 2006 debut from the Wood Brothers had, in a sense, been a lifetime in the making. Their folk and acoustic blues tunes, tinged with gospel hopefulness and country melancholy, were welcomed like old friends by both fans and pundits. National Public Radio named their debut disc one of their top ten discoveries that year. Pinot is a funk/soul/jam band that is on a mission to make audiences dance uncontrollably at each and every show.
6/25 SweetGrass w/ Charlie Parr and Past Blue Rhythm High Noon Saloon, 9:30pm, 21+, more info
Bluegrass
SweetGrass is an acoustic quitet that plays a mix of original music and traditional bluegrass songs. They play the hard-driving bluegrass that makes you want to dance, but can also tone it down with some beautiful four part haromnies.Charlie Parr is a folk and country blues musician who is routinely labeled “authentic” and “the real deal” by fans and critics alike. Charlie shows up with a lived-in rasp of a voice, National resonator and 12-string acoustic guitars, a banjo and a batch of his own songs and well-traveled numbers by Mississippi John Hurt, Charley Patton and other cohorts from another time. Past Blue Rhythm provides an energetic recipe of music containing hints of Country, Rock, and Traditional Bluegrass. The tight harmonies and fast paced picking will provide you with a lively framework for any afternoon or evening.
6/25 Jeff the Brotherhood w/ Natural Child Wisconsin Union Terrace, 9:30pm, more info
Pop Grunge
Jeff the Brotherhood is a duo consisting of two brothers from Nashville, playing only drums and guitar. They have been called "psychedelic grunge" and "noise pop" drawing comparisons to bands like Hawkwind, Wipers, and early Sonic Youth. Natural Child is a loud and energetic punk band that has played at festivals such as House by House Fest in Denton, SXSW in Austin, and Todd P's Fest in Monterrey, Mexico.
6/26 Zola Jesus w/ Dada Trash Collage and Jabon The Frequency, 9:59pm, 21+, more info
Local Indie
Zola Jesus leads a growing contingent of female home recording trailblazers into a new era of wide open possibilities. With her seductive sonic textures reverberating over multiple levels of low-key DIY static slime, Zola Jesus is undoubtedly one of the most original sounding home-recording outfits in the Midwest. Zola recently joined Fever Ray on her 2010 European Tour.  To give Zola Jesus a listen visit her MySpace page.
6/26 Melvins w/ Totimoshi High Noon Saloon, 10pm, 21+, more info
Rock, Grunge
The Melvins are an American rock band that formed sometime in the early 1980s. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers. Since 1984, singer and guitarist Buzz Osborne (occasionally known as King Buzzo) and drummer Dale Crover have been the band's constant members. They are said to be "The Godfathers of Grunge music."  For Tickets and more information visit True Endeavors.


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