I have one more interview for you before I actually head out and enjoy what Friday's NBN has to offer - Meemaw. This one's pretty short and sweet, but the band should definitely be a highlight in a pretty great Infinity Cat sponsored showcase tonight over at the End. Reid & Wright, Cake Bake Betty, Royal Bangs, The Mattoid and JEFF the Brotherhood will round out this bill - but I'm guessing these kids will be the ones everyone is talking about - after all, they seem to be one of Nashville's biggest buzz bands on the local scene in 2008.
"Blue In the Blacklight"
You guys are definitely one of the Nashville's big buzz bands this year - how
long have you been playing together, and are you all originally from
We met each other here. We've been a band since May 2007. We taught each other to play with each other. We figured out Cancer of Society the first day we met.
Please describe your music in five words or less.
BAD ASS ROCK AND ROLL
You recently finished your first album - what can you tell us about it?
We recorded it all ourselves, except Original Sin, which we did at Modernist Movement Studios with Brian Virtue in Hermitage. We drew doodles for the cover, Aaron Rayburn assembled them into a piece. It is $5, has a 7inch vinyl, a CD, 8 songs and liner notes, so you're not wasting money because we're not wasting time.
What do you think is the best thing about the Nashville music scene?
Not making divisive, angry, hyper-critical music about hating "The Government", faith struggles, or voting for Ron Paul. It's too easy to keep your hands clean that way.
For the people out there who haven't see Meemaw live yet - what can we expect from your performance at Next Big Nashville?
Three different people playing music together.
What other bands would you recommend checking out at the festival?
Every band on Infinity Cat, and then go listen to MARJ!, Gnarwhal, Happy Box, Dewey Decibel, and Skunkape afterwards online.
Anything else you'd like to add?
We no longer sleep in the same bed.
Meemaw will be playing Next Big Nashville on Friday, September 12 at 11:15 p.m. at The End. Visit http://nbn08.sched.org to view the full festival schedule, or create an account to plan and share your own schedule.
Check out more of Out the Other's Guide to Next Big Nashville 2008.