Live Music Dec 2010

Wednesday Dec 1st – The Collusions [feat. Kenny Vaughn] (8:30 pm)

Thursday Dec 2nd – Pete Finney & the Eastside Occasionals (8:30 pm)

Friday Dec 3rd – Leigh Nash & Friends (9 pm)

Saturday Dec 4th -Supe & The Sandwiches X-Mas Extravaganza! (9 pm)

Tuesday Dec 7th -Short Sets w/Cole & Paul Slivka (8 pm)

Wednesday Dec 8th – Kat Jones (8:30 pm) and The Magnificent Others (10:30 pm)

Thursday Dec 9th – Gattis w/Guest Chris Masterson (9 pm)

Friday Dec 10th – Paul Burch & The WPA Ballclub (9 pm)

Saturday Dec 11th – Kevin Gordon w/ guests The Sevendys (from NYC) (9 pm)

Dec 14th THRU Dec 18th – Our annual holiday extravaganza: The Ornaments Present “A Charlie Brown Christmas (music by Vince Guaraldi) each night of the week at 7 pm and again 9:30 pm.  Reservations strongly encouraged 615-226-6070

Tuesday Dec 14th – The Ornaments Present: “A Charlie Brown Christmas (music by Vince Guaraldi)” (7 pm & 9:30 pm)

Wednesday Dec 15th – The Ornaments Present: “A Charlie Brown Christmas (music by Vince Guaraldi)” (7 pm & 9:30 pm)

Thursday Dec 16th – The Ornaments Present: “A Charlie Brown Christmas (music by Vince Guaraldi)” (7 pm & 9:30 pm)

Friday Dec 17th – The Ornaments Present: “A Charlie Brown Christmas (music by Vince Guaraldi)” (7 pm & 9:30 pm)

Saturday Dec 18th – The Ornaments Present: “A Charlie Brown Christmas (music by Vince Guaraldi)” (7 pm & 9:30 pm)

Tuesday Dec 21st – Short Sets w/Cole & Paul Slivka (8 pm)

Wednesday Dec 22nd – Bill Lloyd + One (8 pm)

Thursday Dec 23rd – The TigerBeats – (8:30 pm)

Friday Dec 24th – SPECIAL X-MAS EVE PIE & PINT EVENT

Saturday Dec 25th – CLOSED

Tuesday Dec 28th – Short Sets w/Cole & Paul Slivka (8 pm)

Wednesday Dec 29th – Eric Brace & Peter Cooper – (8:30 pm)

Thursday Dec 30th – The Jack Silverman Ordeal w/guest Bob Lanphier – (8:30 pm)

Friday Dec 31st – HappyHappy New Year w/REEVES GABRELS & HIS IMAGINARY FRIENDS !!! 10 pm) Champagne Toast at Midnight!!!

Shortsets Celebrates 10th Anniversary with a Full Week at the Family Wash

Every Night will be Tuesday Night
from November 16-20,

Offering Abridged Sets from 16 artists.

Shortsets, the venerable Tuesday night East Nashville songwriter night hosted by Cole Slivka, celebrates its 10th Anniversary in November with a full week of “short” sets at the Family Wash. From Tuesday, November 16 to Saturday, November 20, every night will be Tuesday night, with Shortsets performances each night from Cole and husband/bassist Paul Slivka and three showcase artists, totaling 20 sets from 16 artists over the course of the week. The final act each night will perform a full-band set, and special guests are expected.

Family Wash proprietor Jamie Rubin will also extend the Tuesday night Pint & Pie Special that accompanies Shortsets, by offering a $10 Shepherd’s Pie and Draft Pint every night that week. The Family Wash opens for dinner at 6:00 p.m. Shortsets starts at 8:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended by calling (615) 226-6070.

Shortsets 10th Anniversary performers:

Tuesday Nov 16th – Short Sets W/Cole & Paul Slivka with Warren Pash, Joe Pagetta, Josh Bennett (8 pm)

Wednesday Nov 17th – Short Sets W/Cole & Paul Slivka with Gwil Owen, Kevin Gordon, The Mike & Mark Show (8 pm)

Thursday Nov 18th – Short Sets W/Cole & Paul Slivka with TBA, Erik Dail, The Magnificent Others (8 pm)

Friday Nov 19th – Short Sets W/Cole & Paul Slivka With Colleen McFarland, Richard Douglas, Reeves Gabrels (8 pm)

Saturday Nov 20th – Short Sets W/Cole & Paul Slivka with TBA, Tom Mason, Tommy Womack’s Birthday Extravaganza (8 pm)

Shortsets was inherited 10 years ago by Slivka at what was then Bean Central on West End Ave in Midtown. It was one of the very few songwriter nights at the time, along with Steve Key’s writer nights at the Radio Cafe, to give both emerging and veteran non-country artists a stage to hone their craft. It was also unique in eschewing the in-the-round format favored by other writer’s nights. The concept was simple. Slivka would open each night with a 4-5 song set, followed by three other acts who did the same. Some played solo, some brought a band.

Shortsets moved to The Family Wash in early 2003, where it’s held the Tuesday night residency ever since and has become the premiere night for unique and under-the-radar performing songwriters.

The Family Wash, located at 2038 Greenwood Ave., at the corner of Porter Rd., in East Nashville opened in 2002, and quickly became one of the most-respected casual-dining restaurants and music venues in Nashville. It has won several Nashville Scene “Best of” awards, has been profiled in the Scene, the City Paper, The Tennessean, Tennessee Crossroads and the Nashville edition of Where The Locals Eat and mentioned in GQ, USA Today, the New York Times and Rolling Stone (Germany).

November 2010 – Live Music

Tuesday Nov 2nd – Short Sets W/Cole & Paul Slivka (8 pm)

Wednesday Nov 3rd – El Foxtrot & DJ Mavis spinnin’ platters (8:30 pm)

Thursday Nov 4th – The Randy Leago Trio (9pm)

Friday Nov 5thMillionaire Magicians w/Guests (9 pm)

Saturday Nov 6thGattis (9 pm)

Tuesday Nov 9th – Short Sets W/Cole & Paul Slivka (8 pm) AND The Magnificent Others (10:30 pm)

Wednesday Nov 10th – Pete Finney & the Eastside Occasionals (8:30 pm)

Thursday Nov 11th – Eddie Angel, Jimmy Lester, Mark W.Winchester, Nick Oulette (9 pm)

Friday Nov 12thThe Weisstronauts [From Boston – Surf/Twang/Jazz] – 9 pm)

Saturday Nov 13th – G A S [Gabrels, Abrashoff, Swart] (9 pm)

Tuesday Nov 16th – Short Sets W/Cole & Paul Slivka with Warren Pash, Joe Pagetta, Josh Bennett (8 pm)

Wednesday Nov 17th – Short Sets W/Cole & Paul Slivka with Gwil Owen, Kevin Gordon, The Mike & Mark Show (8 pm)

Thursday Nov 18th – Short Sets W/Cole & Paul Slivka with TBA, Erik Dail, The Magnificent Others (8 pm)

Friday Nov 19th – Short Sets W/Cole & Paul Slivka With Colleen McFarland, Richard Douglas, Reeves Gabrels (8 pm)

Saturday Nov 20th – Short Sets W/Cole & Paul Slivka with TBA, Tom Mason, Tommy Womack‘s Birthday Extravaganza (8 pm)

Tuesday Nov 23rd – Short Sets W/Cole & Paul Slivka (8 pm)

Wednesday Nov 24thStephen Simmons & Jon Byrd‘s Thanksgiving Special (9 pm)

Thursday Nov 25th – Closed For Turkeys!!!

Friday Nov 26thFranne Lee‘s Art Show (6 pm — Ongoing),  The Gypsy Hombres (7 pm)

Saturday Nov 27th – TBA

Tuesday Nov 30th – Short Sets W/Cole & Paul Slivka (8 pm)