Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at 9:00pm
Betty's Grill
:: Home Blitz (New Jersey)

::Date Night



9 pm

$7-$10 sliding scale admission
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Monday, September 26th, 2016 at 8:00pm
Bastion Nashville434 Houston St
Nashville, TN 37210
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::Susan Alcorn (Baltimore, MD)
Susan Alcorn is one of the greatest musicians in the world. She plays a varied and challenging repertoire outside the vernacular of an instrument that we hear all of the time played beautifully and masterfully in the context of country music, Western swing and more. In addition to mastering the pedal steel vernacular in hours-long sets played in Texas honkytonks, Susan Alcorn also plays Astor Piazolla, transcribes Olivier Messiaen for pedal steel, freely improvises and does things that seem impossible.

Susan's music is real and it is only getting better.

8 pm doors
9 pm show
$10-$15 sliding scale admission
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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 9:00pm
Betty's Grill
::Roughhousing (Trio of Jack Wright, saxophone; Evan Lipson, bass; and Zach Darrup, guitar)

::Satan Pubes

9 pm
$10-$15 sliding scale admission
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Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at 9:00pm
Blackbird Tattoo515 W Thompson Ln
Nashville, TN 37211
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Elka Bong (NY/MA)
(Al Margolis aka If, Bwana + Walter Wright)

Al Margolis aka If, Bwana:
"If, Bwana was born on New Year's Eve 1984, making music that has swung between fairly spontaneous studio constructions and more process-oriented composition. A recent review of Margolis's work says: "Let it be declared that Al Margolis/If, Bwana is some sort of evil genius working with raw materials which are never adapted to a genre or a context, because they create one in that very moment. Those sources are radically altered up to an utterly unrecognizable state, anarchic manifestations moving in compact determination." (Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes).

"Al Margolis has been an activist in the 1980s American cassette underground through his cassette label Sound of Pig Music; was co-founder of experimental music label Pogus Productions, which he continues to run. Active under the name If, Bwana since 1984, making music that has swung between fairly spontaneous studio constructions and more process-oriented composition."

Walter Wright:
"Walter Wright is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice includes computer programming, electro-acoustic music, and video performance. His focus is on "improvisation as a way of being present in the world."

"Walter was one of the first video animators. At Computer Image Corp he animated letters, words, and titles for Children’s Television Workshop. He was a video animator for Ed Emshwiller’s Thermogenesis and Scapemates, aired by WNET’s Artists Television Workshop. Scapemates was the first computer graphics video nominated for an Emmy Award (1971). He showed his work at the first computer art conference at the Kitchen (NYC, 1973). In 1973-76, as artist-in-residence at the Experimental Television Center, he pioneered video performance touring public access centers, colleges, and galleries with the Paik/Abe Video Synthesizer.

"Walter has developed software and hardware for artists including the Video Shredder, a desktop video processor for the TARGA2K. Currently he works with Max/MSP, softVNS, and Processing. His programs and sketches are available on his blog.

"Walter performs with several groups including Apocalypso, Ensemble indent, and Los Condenados. He uses a Bugbrand Board Weevil, a Flower Electronics Little Blue Boy, intact mics by Crank Sturgeon and sometime plays drums. He recently toured with an amplified drum kit and is experimenting Martin Freeman's Horndog and Peter Blasser's "Shnth"

::Jane Boxall

8:30 pm doors
9 pm

$10-12 sliding scale admission
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Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 at 9:00pm
Betty's Grill
::Buck Gooter (Harrisonburg, Va)

::Holy Mountain Top Removers

::Essential Tremors

9 pm

$7-$12 sliding scale admission
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Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at 9:00pm
Betty's Grill407 49th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209-3442
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::::The Blues (Oakland, CA)


::The Cherry Blossoms

Anna Lindsay Sellers

9 PM

$7-$10 sliding scale
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