When: Sat., Sept. 8, 6 p.m. 2012
Between businesses like Burger Up and The Frothy Monkey, the 12South area is one of Nashville’s most desirable locales, making Sevier Park prime real estate for a free weekend concert series. Nashville’s flagship record store, Grimey’s New & Preloved Music, hosts tonight’s installment of the 12South Concerts. If that’s not reason enough to attend, consider that excellent local electro-pop up-and-comers Wild Cub, textured neo-country quartet Luella and the Sun (which features local vocalist Melissa Mathes, adept six-string slinger Joe McMahan, drummer Jon Radford and Cortney Tidwell bassist Adam Bednarik) will perform. Speaking of Cortney Tidwell, the ethereally voiced post-rock songstress’ middle-school-age sons make up the fresh-faced fraternal duo Snake Eyez, who round out the bill with their age-defying, youth-defining grunge-punk in the vein of influences like Nirvana, JEFF the Brotherhood and hardcore supergroup OFF! The Tidwell brothers may not be old enough to drive, but their raw rock is a careening vehicle of riffs, Grohl-worthy skin beating, adolescent catharsis and other kinds of awesome.