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Tristen Music Videos: Matchstick Murder and Baby Drugs

 Check out the videos for Deli favorite Tristen's songs "Matchstick Murder" and "Baby Drugs." If you pay close attention, you just might see some other members of the infamous Holly House Collective in there too!

Tristen: "Matchstick Murder" from Tristen on Vimeo.

TRISTEN: "Baby Drugs!" from Tristen on Vimeo.

 

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Show Review: Junkyard Girls, December 2, 2009, @ Bong Java After Hours Theatre

Wednesday night Aaron Phipps played the debut show of his solo project, Junkyard Girls, at Bongo Java’s After Hours Theatre.  His sound is bred on the keys and occasional autoharp, but for his live performances he is supported by a full band and backup vocals.  Junkyard Girls is dark Baroque pop, add electronics, drop the pop.  

Aaron is heavy on the drama (familiar from his days in We are the Wind); his hand gestures and extravagant burst of song accentuate solid piano riffs. Aaron rolled onto stage in ripped tights and red hot pants, a little disheveled androgynous mess, and obviously annoyed at Bongo’s 10:45 curfew. He performed the first three songs under the guise of a mustard and maroon masquerade mask the likes of which are appropriate for a Carnival.  

I was expecting a six-song emotionally charged singer-song-writer set, and while I got that, he kept it diversified.  Aaron’s third song, “Tell ‘em I sent ya,” which he played with an autoharp on his lap, felt more like a sexy samba than something from a writer’s night in the attic of a coffee shop.   Two favorites songs were “Phantosmia,” a macabre tune about love, risk and doom, and its antithesis, “Nice to Know You, Sir,” a light melodic doo-wop-pop song.  

Junkyard Girls is working on a record Aaron hopes to release in the coming year.  You can catch Junkyard Girls at his next Nashville show at the Springwater on January 14 with Spider Friends. - Victoria Read

 

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December 2009

December 2009
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New Free Weekly Dance Party Opens This Weekend (12/4/09)

DJ POTAMUS AT FIESTA LOCA EVERY FRIDAY!Hey everyone,

So there are a number of free dance parties in Nashville these days, and they're all pretty great. We can't begin to count how many Mondays we've stumbled out of the 5 spot at 3 AM or all the cool themed nights at 12th and Porter on Saturdays. But we just have one question: why has nobody done the obvious and put one of them free parties on Friday? Friday is the real party day, and someone needs to provide some free dance outlets for us to start our weekend right. Well apparently someone else had the same idea, because we are pleased to announce yet another FREE weekly dance party! On Friday!

That's right, La Paz Mexican Restaurant (infamous celebrators of Cinco de Mayo)  is throwing free weekly dance parties called "Fiesta Loca: La Paz Late Nights" on Fridays now, so get ready to throw down at their new location on Elliston EVERY FRIDAY from now on. Just consider it an after-party for everything. Finally, something to do after all the shows are over at the Exit/In or The End. We like what we're hearing...

Here are the details:

2214 Elliston Place (where that ombi place used to be)
Drink specials from nine to whenever = $3 well, draft, wine, and margaritas, plus $2 PBR tall boys.
DJ Potamus is the house DJ, and this guy rocks. He opened for MSTRKRFT and several other big names throughout the years...Definitely one to watch.

Supposedly there will be a new guest DJ each month too, which will help keep things fresh. This week is DJ Burgers (AKA Steve Cross)! 
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Seriously awesome, we could use another free dance party in Nashville. See you on Friday!

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The Deli's DIY Live Listings: 11/30 - 12/5

Heartbeater

This is a weekly entry that highlights some of the artists who posted their upcoming shows in our show listing section (right hand side column of this page). Any band can promote their show in The Deli's DIY Live Show Listings section for free.

Monday 11/30: Xpia, Girls on Fire, and Veesugee @ Springwater

Wednesday 12/2: Absinthe Junk @ The Rutledge

Thursday 12/3: Max Beizer, Carswell, Blessing Offor, and Denitia Odigie @ Dan McGuinness

Friday 12/4: Heartbeater @ 5 Spot

Saturday 12/5: Vermicious K'nids, H-Beam, De Novo Dahl, and Evan P Donohue @ 5 Spot

Buzz and Click VI @ The End

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