Tag Archives: The Basement

Katie Pruitt @ The Basement (Outside) / Nashville TN / October 25, 2020

Yes! The OG Basement is the latest venue to host safe socially distanced concerts in Music City. After finally securing the proper license, Mike Grimes has resurrected the old parking lot stage once used by his record store for special events at its former location above the famous music room. COVID shuttered the indoor Basement […]

David Mead @ The Basement / Nashville TN / March 22, 2019

It’s hard to believe that it’s been seven years since we last heard from David Mead live or on record other than the occasional Elle Macho gig with his friend Butterfly Boucher. But, the music community of people who appreciate great singer-songwriters is sure happy to have David back recording again. We here in Music […]

Steve Poltz @ The Basement / Nashville TN / June 26, 2017

Warning! This concert review is written in the style of an overly-enthusiastic Steve Poltz. Receiving a thunderous applause after finishing his first number, the auto-biographical baseball-themed “Brief History of My Life,” new Nashvillian Steve Poltz remarked in his usual hyperbolic style exclaiming “This is the greatest show I’ve ever done!”. Well you know what, it […]

John Doe @ The Basement / Nashville TN / March 2, 2017

The latest installment of “Early Shows for Old People” at The Basement brought John Doe to town for a Thursday night 7pm show. Doe, one of the driving forces behind LA punk pioneers, X, was on the last night of a two-week solo tour. After a short set by local Jon Latham, the room gradually […]

Richard Lloyd @ The Basement / Nashville TN / November 20, 2016

In late 2013 and early 2014, I got a second chance in life when I finally got to see the great late-70s New York-based band, Television, not once, but twice. The band I saw in Athens, GA and Nashville, contained three of the four original members. Missing was lead guitarist Richard Lloyd who had parted […]

The Silver Seas @ The Basement / Nashville TN / September 28, 2016

Has it really been three years since the last Silver Seas show? Criminally, it is true that Music City’s best-ever pop band last played on this same Basement stage to celebrate its last release, Alaska, on August 31, 2013. Well, for no good reason, the band got back together when someone in the band made […]

Seth Timbs and Friends: McCartney/Costello Co-Writes Show @ The Basement / Nashville TN / April 17, 2015

In the late 80’s, two of the best pop songwriters ever to grace this planet got together to co-write songs. As far as collaborations went, one of them came to the table having been half of the greatest pop songwriting partnership of all time. The other had grown up as a huge fan of the […]

Hamell on Trial @ The Basement / Nashville TN / December 11, 2014

For almost 20 years, I followed Hamell on Trial’s every record. Never though was I in the right place at the right time to see (Ed) Hamell perform live. This night at Nashville’s best-sounding little room, I finally got the chance to see the mightiest one-man act in show business open for another solo performer, […]

Bebe Buell & the Nashville Aces @ The Basement / Nashville TN / July 1, 2014

Bebe Buell may have never been a rock star on her own, but in her lifetime she has hung around enough of them to know how to act, look, and even sing like one. With that said, I’d chalk up this early evening’s short and sweet showcase at Grimey’s Basement a success. At a free […]

Grant Lee Hitchcock @ The Basement / Nashville TN / February 12, 2014

The unusual artist billing for this show refers to the frequent musical pairing of two singer-songwriters: rootsy American, Grant Lee Phillips, and eccentric Brit, Robyn Hitchcock. With both now using Music City as a part-time hub around touring, some scattered appearances around town together led the two to make this formal scheduled appearance. The Basement’s […]