March is popping off immediately, and will prove to be a bonkers live music month in Music City, U.S.A. Case in point, starting today, WNXP Presents: Brazilian psych legends Os Mutantes at The Blue Room, now sold out, and City Winery hosts 90s alt-rockers Crash Test Dummies. Ari Lennox brings smooth R&B to Marathon Music Works on Thursday, and local band Patzy plays with Cincinnati duo Turtledoves at The Basement on Friday.
More weekend opportunities include Nash Feels: What Women Want Edition at Brooklyn Bowl and Cali rockers Dawes at The Ryman. After a blitz of show-going, maybe take a hike — literally — under the full moon at either Harpeth River State Park and/or Long Hunter State Park. Get back out there for live music when WNXP Presents: The Beths on March 8 at Brooklyn Bowl.
I caught up on Zoom with Liz Stokes, songwriter and frontwoman for the New Zealand indie rockers, who previously visited our Sonic Cathedral on a 2022 stop in Nashville, at the top of their 2023 U.S. headlining tour. I asked about their return to our turf this March and again in August when they open for beloved sad boi band The National. (Enter to win tickets to that Ascend Amphitheater show here.)
Listen to the weekly rundown and share with others that might tagalong to shows with you! For more things to do in coming days, check out recommended events below.