Above the Fold

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★  Jun 15, 2024  ★

Podcast Episode 33: Live From Fuzz Fest I

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A couple of weeks ago we threw a party at our shop featuring a killer lineup with fourteen of our favorite bands. Luckily, our main sound man, Billy Bennett, managed to record some of the sets for posterity. In this month's episode of the podcast we listen to our favorite performances that made it to tape that day. It features live sets from Nadir Bliss, Billy Bennett, Parker Gispert, Chrome Pony, T. Hardy Morris, and The Nude Party.

Thanks to everyone that played. We couldn't have done it without you. Check out Emily Quirk's photo essay to see what went down. We'll see you next year.

The aftermath, in numbers:

  • 14 bands—Nadir Bliss, The Minks, Billy Bennett's Middle Tennessee Post-Modern Experimental Pop Band, Coco Reilly, Joey Kneiser & the Living Flames, Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles, Chrome Pony, Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Parker Gispert, Ornament, Ian Ferguson, T. Hardy Morris, The Nude Party, & Western Medication
  • 3 DJs—Jem Cohen, Hungry Hearts, & Dollar Bin Boys
  • 1 poster & banner design—by Bingham Barnes of Grand Palace
  • 200 posters and 24 cat t-shirts—donated by Grand Palace Silkscreen
  • 4 beverage sponsors—Bearded Iris, Espirito XVI Cachaça, Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and PBR
  • 1 after-party—courtesy of Duke's and organized by Lindsey Gardner
  • 2 stages—that ran like clockwork thanks to Billy Bennet and Drew Carroll
  • 2 drum kits—contributed by Dorio Vintage Drums
  • 1 media sponsorship—by NATIVE Magazine
  • 1 silent auction—by our generous sponsor Germantown Dental
  • 1 set of DIY stage lights—with help from Southern Lights Electric
  • 200 handbills—graciously donated by The Riso Division
  • 3 spray-painted banners—with help from Matthew Sharer
  • 8 Fuzz team members—instrumental in making this happen
  • 2 food trucks—thanks to Bao Down Nashville for organizing this
  • 1 grill master—thanks John Condit
  • 3 extra tents—donated by Cold Lunch Recordings and PBR
  • 5 kegs of Bearded Iris consumed—donated by Bearded Iris
  • 200 Brazilian cocktails—generously donated and served by the team from Espirito XVI Cachaça
  • 524 12oz PBR's consumed—made possible with help from PBR
  • 12 handles of Belle Meade Bourbon—donated by Nelson's Greenbriar Distillery
  • 400+ attendees!
  • 12 art & thread vendors