by Tracy Moore
If you wanna keep your finger firmly on the pulse of the next wave of Nashville rock—and support kids who want to grow future leaders and a good local rock scene—a great place to start would be the Zeitgeist event this Saturday, March 31st, at University School of Nashville. Zeitgeist is an annual fundraiser put on by USN students to raise money for their student council to fund everything from student clubs and organizations to charities like UNICEF.
This year, co-chair/USN student Ben Easton and other organizers culled a lineup of high school rock mixed with established local acts. He also called in a favor from USN alum Jonas Stein, who will be headlining the show with Turbo Fruits. Check out Zeitgeist's MySpace, which has many of the featured bands in their top friends.
Says Easton, "We chose bands that we thought were the best of the local high school music scene: most anyone can start a band, obviously, but my co-organizer and I have literally spent about 6 months on MySpace and listening to recordings trying to find some of the best high school bands in the city who were willing to play. Nashville is obviously a great place to be in terms of the music scene, but a lot of high schoolers don't really get out to shows that often even though the opportunities are out there. We wanted to provide an opportunity to showcase Nashville's younger artists as well as some hyped and entertaining local bands, at a time and place that's convenient for most high schoolers."
I love this kid!
The Overdub Kings
Stewart and Maggie's Love Songs
Rock Paper Scissors
Doors: 6:30, Show at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $7 at the door; $5 in advance (e-mail email@example.com and include your name—you'll be added to the list to pay the advance price of $5 at the door. Cut-off is 7 p.m. tonight.)
University School of Nashville (Directions)
2000 Edgehill Avenue
Nashville, Tenn., 37212
Main Building/1st Floor/Auditorium