by Tracy Moore
Mark your calendars for June 28, when you can travel all the way back in time, 20 years ago to Elliston Square, or what you might call the Rock Block. Spat! Records has released Return to Elliston Square, a compilation celebrating Nashville's early rock scene, and some of these bands of yore have even crawled out of the woodwork to participate by taking the stage at Exit/In to relive the glory. You can read the extensive liner notes composed by former Nashville rock journalist Keith Gordon, who was actually alive then! Or, check out more songs on MySpace. Hell, go to their MySpace just to see the old promo shots of the likes of Shadow 15, The Ratz, Factual and more.
If you can't make the show, buy the record—it's a great starting point for anyone with a fledgling interest in the bands who shaped the scene we're milling around in and bitching about today.
Return to Elliston Square featuring Cloverbottom, Royal Court Of China, The Bunnies & a surprise guest
Saturday, June 28 at Exit/In
9 p.m.; $10