The Weekendist: Just Breathe Edition


If the air quality the whole weekend sucks as much as it did today, we’ll be staying holed up in Nashvillest HQ (oh wait, we’ll be doing that anyway). But just because we’re losers doesn’t mean you have to be losers too. Strap on an air filter mask and hit the town!


Umbrella Tree at the Family Wash: These guys are weird, and we love it. They also just so happen to put on an incredible live show. If you can’t make it to see them tonight, they’re playing The Basement tomorrow night – so there’s really no excuse. Grab their album from Noisetrade if you want to check them out ahead of time. 8pm, free. 


Nashville Rollergirls are hitting the rink again on Saturday, and the Nashville Geeks are going en masse. Whether you catch a ride with them or go on your own, it’s always a good time when the Rollergirls are around. 7pm (doors at 6pm) at the TN State Fairgrounds, $10. 

Nashville Farmers’ Market Summer Grill Party: Any excuse to go to the Farmers’ Market piques our interest, especially if there’s free food involved. Fresh food samples, cooking demonstrations, live music, the works. 11am-2pm at the downtown Farmers’ Market. 

Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp Showcase: If you saw Camp Rock while it was at the Belcourt, you know how amazing we expect this showcase to be. Girls ages 10-17 take their pick of instruments (many for the first time) and practice all week for the showcase. 6pm at the Tucker Theatre on MTSU’s campus, $8. 

Ten Out Of Tenn: If you do nothing else this weekend, go to this show. Ten local indie artists celebrate the release of the Ten Out Of Tenn compilation album and kick off their corresponding tour. Butterfly Boucher, Griffin House, K.S. Rhoads, Erin McCarley, Andy Davis, Tyler James, Trent Dabbs, Matthew Perryman Jones, Katie Herzig and Jeremy Lister. 9pm at the Cannery Ballroom, $10. 

Nickelodeon Slime Across America Tour: Watch children run wild in fountains of green slime. See boyband Menudo and remember the days when Ricky Martin made them big. Ah, childhood memories. 

Robert Plant & Allison Krauss: This is an opportunity that won’t come again. Unfortunately, at $47.50 for the cheapest seats, we’re going to have to pass. If you’ve got the extra cash, the show is at 8pm at the Sommet Center. 


Wizard Rock: Yes, there’s an entire genre of music dedicated to Harry Potter fandom. We don’t actually read Harry Potter, so we can’t make clever jokes about this. But The Remus Lupins, The Whomping Willows, The Mudbloods and Justin Finch-Fletchley will be taking the stage at Bongo Java on Sunday, and it’s free, so you should go. [Thanks to our friend Lizzie for the tip!]

Photo by simply steve

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