Friday, August 05, 2011

BLACK AND WHITE -- and First Friday

One of mine, and the other wigshoppers, favorite activities is First Friday. Not that I need to remind most of you, but tonight is first friday. Get downtown and enjoy the art (It's FREE by the way), and it is a good time. Notable events: Artists for Madeline Rogero at the Gallery Lofts at 5, work by Ashley Addair at Lox at 7, Whet Yer Whistle at the Pilot Light 7-9, and my favorite gallery - Fluorescent is putting on a show called "Aftermath." Get out and go.

SATURDAY NIGHT is round two at the Fireproof Gallery which is located at 201 Randolph Street (one block out of the old city). The first fireproof show was awesome. It was a street art themed interactive workspace that featured a lot of local bands and even a skatepark.

This time it will be featuring artwork from:

Zach Widgren
Katy Smith
Amanda McCall
Katie Moseley
Dave Grimes
Preston Profitt
and more being added

The music will be kicked off with black lips inspired Faux Ferocious(I am going to put in a hyperlink for all of the bands). Recent UT grads punkin it up in Nashville.

Followed by a band from cookeville called Hellbender

After them a band called Peer Pressure.

Then Marina Orchestra

Photo by Heidi Jewell

The last act is one of my favorite artists Evan P Donohue. He is an incredible young songwriter from Nashville. He writes awesome Buddy Holly-with-southern flair and straightforward rock and roll songs. He has serious songwriting chops and writes beautiful pop melodies that will be stuck in your head for days. On top of all that he is a great guy.

Come to the Fireproof Gallery from 7 pm to 3 am Saturday night. The music will start later, interpret that however you will. $5 donation to keep the lights on and the music playing.

See you there!

also photo cred: check out Heidi Jewell's great street fashion blog Under The Guise

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