We get it…it’s a cold and gray January. But why stay home thinking about it when you can escape “post holiday blahs” by seeing some of the cool coming to Nashville this month! Here are a few I’m excited about:
1. Remember that time you sang in a legendary punk band? And how you had huge hits with a band of your own shortly thereafter? Then how you started doing spoken word tours after that highlighting your trips to some of the most dangerous spots in the world?
No? Then live vicariously through Henry Rollins Jan. 12 at Marathon Music Works! Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and as a solitary traveler with insatiable curiosity, favoring road-less-traveled locales in places such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Siberia, North Korea, South Sudan and Iran.
2. In addition to being a Grammy winning singer/songwriter, Dwight Yoakam has also appeared (and stolen scenes) in countless feature films and he founded his own biscuit company! TRIPLE THREAT! Yoakam has a two-night stand Jan. 16 and 17 at Ryman Auditorium!
3. Local soul man Anderson East returns to 3rd and Lindsley Jan. 19 and 20. They’ve long been sold out, but we mention it here because we’re very excited that ANDERSON EAST IS PLAYING TWO SOLD OUT SHOWS AT 3RD AND LINDSLEY!!!
4. Tennis are a husband and wife duo from Denver who have been serving sets of their dreamy pop since 2010. Serving! Sets! Get it?
Hide from bad puns at the Tennis show Jan. 30 at Mercy Lounge.