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The Basement Five-Year Anniversary Bash

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If you’re relying on the local rag to direct you to The Basement’s anniversary bash, then you probably haven’t spent much time frequenting Nashville’s club scene over the last five years. In that time, the tiny haunt — located below Grimey’s New and Pre-Loved Music — has built itself into an institution near and dear to this city’s music community. On any given Friday or Saturday night, the club is a bastion of celebration and rock ’n’ roll, so this two-day commemoration of the foundation of the organization is guaranteed to be a shindig of epic proportions. Friday’s line-up features artists including The Branded Sons, Kat Brock (Dixie Dirt) and Ben Cashatt playing originals. Saturday, covers from My So-Called Band, The Coolin’ System, peerless hedonists Weekend Jimmy and the Easy Party and Superdrag bassist Tom Pappas’ Ramones tribute band WARTHOG, giving you more than enough incentive to come on down and congratulate Basement proprietors Mike Grimes and Geoff Donovan for their fifth straight year of success.
Fri., Feb. 5, 9 p.m., 2010

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