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Meg Baird Opens for Bert Jansch at JB’s Dec. 8

British folk icon Bert Jansch is coming to Johnny Brenda’s tonight. Having influenced icons like Neil Young, Jimmy Page, Johnny Marr and Nick Drake just to name few, you can’t help but feel honored to share in this intimate event. But definitely get there early to show some hometown love. The multi-faceted Meg Baird will be bringing her sparse yet ruminative solo material with her always entrancing vocals in the forefront. It was exciting to see the recent return of Espers, but her solo appearance is certainly befitting for this evening. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $15, 21+ - Adam G.

Tim & Eric @ Cannery Ballroom, 12/3/10

Photo by Steve Cross for the Nashville Scene

“I like parties, I like fun. I want to live in a hamburger bun.” Don’t we all? Comedy duo and stars of the Comedy Central TV show, “Tim & Eric’s Awesome Show, Great Job!” invaded Nashville last weekend with their live Christmas (Chrimbus) spectacular show, which has been touring the United States this winter.

The show took place at the Cannery Ballroom on Friday night, but a few lucky Nashvillians were pleasantly surprised to catch a secret performance at Third Man the evening before. This consisted of Tim Heidecker doing a “fake” set where he pretended to be a really terrible standup comedian who only did impressions of presidents.

Friday evening brought us one of the more wildly inappropriate shows we’ve ever witnessed—(the only comparable ones that immediately come to mind are Peelander Z at Exit/In and the Totally Snake show at The Basement where the lead singer wore a diaper and continuously exposed himself to the audience). It wasn’t until the very end that anyone could actually determine who had performed and when—(most people thought the entire thing was actually over at 11 pm)—and it’s doubtful that anyone could comprehend what the hell had just taken place, given the random nature of the show and how there were “so many things,” as Cy Barkley put it, so the general sense of confusion was pretty awesome to witness.

The Chrimbus spectacular incorporated pre-filmed, supplementary skits that were shown on a projection screen, in combination with the live acting by the participants, who lit up the stage with their portrayals of our favorite Tim & Eric characters. A variety of props and costumes were used to really make the show come alive; (cue Eric making jazz hands and a sparkly smile). They even had many of the show’s original cast members on tour with them, including everyone’s favorite bumbling health expert, Dr. Steve Brule, played by John C. Reilly. Some audience participation was used as well, and generally made everyone feel pleasantly uncomfortable.

The audience participation was especially prevalent in the set of the third act, Pusswhip Banggang, a four-man band featuring Tim & Eric. Surprise, surprise. They were just as absurd as the nonsense that occurred before their performance, playing all original, classic rock and hair metal tunes about strange things like jambalaya and crude sexual subjects. But they both actually played instruments—Tim on guitar and Eric on percussion—which was so impressive amiright?! They opened with a song called “Pussy Whipped,” that ended with Eric shrieking, “I’m leaving,” before he pranced off the stage because the audience wasn’t screaming “pusswhipped” loud enough. At one point, Tim uttered, “Thank you very much 'Nishville',” in a most debonair manner, before making everyone in the audience scream their uncle’s name. Despite the excessive amount of bathroom humor, the show left us feeling privileged to live in Nishville. —Erin Manning

P.S. Check out a slideshow of the night here, compliments of Nishville Scene ;)


Nightlands Announces Debut Live Shows

The peeps from Secretly Canadian just shot us an e-mail about hometown boy David Hartley’s debut live shows as Nightlands. He’ll be performing in Philly on Saturday, January 22 at The Ox w/Michael Johnson’s Ape School. The rest of the dates are below. - The Deli Staff
01/20 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands w/ The Tony Castles, and Dustin Wong
01/22 Philadelphia, PA - The Ox w/ Ape School
01/26 Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
01/27 Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room
01/28 Bloomington, IN - FARM Root Cellar w/ Tammar

The Authors - Never Know

The Authors - Never Know

The Authors just put up their single "Never Know" for free download...they'll be playing their final show of 2010 this coming Saturday at Emo's along with White Denim


The Deli SF's Weekend Highlights For 12/8-12/11

Well compared to last week's live music bonanza there seems to be a little less going on. Regardless, here are a few selections from the calender.

Wednesday night former Artist of the Month winners Blackstone Heist will be playing with Death Jazz and Lloyd's Garage at the Elbo Room, 9pm.

Thursday at El Rio catch Commissure with Distance from Shelter and Granted Earth, 9pm

Saturday, KUSF will be presenting a show at the Hemlock with Shannon and the Clams, The Night Beats, and Outlaw, 9pm.


-Ada Lann


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