Lucy's Record Shop

Mary Mancini

In the summer of 1992, Lucy’s Record Shop opened its doors in the sleepy little southern city of Nashville, TN. For the next six years, this fiercely independent store and all-ages punk club was home to a tight-knit community of the rebellious, the rejected, the anxious, and their allies. Join shop owner Mary Mancini as she sits down with the kids who made Lucy’s so special and whose DIY ethic and unfettered creativity left a lasting mark on the Nashville underground music scene. read less
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The Vinylist Feat. Doyle Davis
Oct 4 2022
The Vinylist Feat. Doyle Davis
Doyle Davis' business cards read “Vinylist,” which is so perfect since he’s been a champion of vinyl as a music delivery system his whole life - as a kid picking through his parents’ collection, as a used record buyer at The Great Escape, as a Lucy’s Record Shop customer buying every Guided By Voices record he could get his hands on, and as the co-owner of Grimey’s New and Preloved Music, a Nashville institution he helped build from the ground up. In this episode Doyle talks about what it’s like to run a record store, seeing Rodan play a house show, Yo La Tengo soundcheck, and other tales from the live indie rock scene of the 90s, the records he bought at Lucy’s that he’ll never ever sell, and how he’s been able to build a successful community-oriented record store from the ground up. Doyle has seen a lot of changes in the industry and he’s managed to weather them with creativity, humor, and a wonderfully infectious positive attitude, all while making vinyl the star of the show. Instagram: @thedoyledavis / @grimeys Facebook: @doyle.davis.75 / @GrimeysRecords Twitter: @thedoyledavis / @grimeys Episode Music Lambchop with Yo La Tengo (excerpt - Autumn Sweater) Pavement - Summer Babe (Live Brixton Academy, London, December 14, 1992) The Pretty Things - The Journey Follow us / Say hello Instagram: @lucysrecordshop Twitter: @lucysrecordshop Facebook: /lucysrecordshop This show is brought to you by Give Forty the Finger Productions and part We Own This Town, a podcast network of original entertainment and documentary content. You can find more info at the official site at WeOwnThisTown.Net and on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
Fun Girls From Mt. Pilot - Feat. Cat, Chris, Donnie, & Troy
Sep 20 2022
Fun Girls From Mt. Pilot - Feat. Cat, Chris, Donnie, & Troy
There is no other band more legendary or more inextricably linked to Lucy’s  than the Fun Girls From Mt. Pilot. Chris Fox, Troy Pigue, Charles “Cat” Tidball, and Donnie Kendall dressed in women’s clothes when they played, which  caught people’s attention, but it was their songs - short bursts of frenetic pop-punk energy and clever lyrics - and their stage antics that earned them a devoted following. To really understand how incredible they were you have to talk to the people who were at their shows. They say things like “mind-blowing,” “transformative,” “the s**t” and “the Fun Girls changed my life.” In this episode we cover the band names that could have been, what happens when you ask a highly skilled drummer to join a band with “the worst guitar player he’ll ever play with,” shopping for their outfits, the award winning box set, why they’re hated in a couple places in the southeast, and of course their onstage antics, including the infamous 328 Performance Hall show (think confetti, flying toast, a fake security guy, 2 french maids, and a couple of dancing donut-eating stripper cops who ended up rolling around on stage in their underwear. – Episode Music Fun Girls - Hold a Grudge Fun Girls - Your Girlfriend Hates Me Fun Girls - Monkey Flips Fun Girls From Mt. Pilot - Billy Dee Williams Fun Girls - Janelle's At the Mall Fun Girls - Rocketcycle This show is brought to you by Give Forty the Finger Productions and part We Own This Town, a podcast network of original entertainment and documentary content. You can find more info at the official site at WeOwnThisTown.Net and on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
12V Negative Earth Part I, Feat. Joshua Toomey
Sep 12 2022
12V Negative Earth Part I, Feat. Joshua Toomey
Joshua Toomey has loved metal since he was a kid. He went to metal shows, played bass in metal bands ( including Primer 55 with his friend Bobby Burns), and is now host of Talk Toomey, a podcast dedicated to metal music and news. Josh remembers his time in Nashville in the 90s well, selling out Lucy’s as a member of 12V Negative Earth, applying the DIY-punk ethos to playing and touring, and the miracle of living in a place where you could easily connect with people like Fred Coury of Cinderella, who would then record your band for free in a gigantic fancy-pants studio. When Josh was a kid he wasn’t satisfied with just seeing his favorite bands play. He wanted to meet them and have real conversations. So before every show he went to, he would prepare questions and set out to find the band. Thirty years later Josh would turn his natural curiosity and knack for crafting thought-provoking questions into over 400 episodes of content. Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax…you name the band, he’s interviewed them. And that was before he joined up with Knotfest and helped turn their festival website into a loud music news and journalism juggernaut. – Talk Toomey has been regularly hailed as a top show since the onset, being highlighted on sites like Blabbermouth, Brave Words, etc. Talk Toomey is released for music fans free every Thursday. Listen wherever you get your podcasts and at https://talk-toomey.simplecast.com. Instagram: @joshua_toomey Facebook: Joshua Toomey Twitter: @talktoomeytalk Episode Music Lambchop - So I Hear You’re Moving 12V Negative Earth - Canceled 12V Negative Earth - Perfect World 12V Negative Earth - One More Time 12V Negative Earth - Facebreaker Follow us / Say hello Instagram: @lucysrecordshop Twitter: @lucysrecordshop Facebook: /lucysrecordshop This show is brought to you by Give Forty the Finger Productions and part We Own This Town, a podcast network of original entertainment and documentary content. You can find more info at the official site at WeOwnThisTown.Net and on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
Steel Wheels of Life
Sep 6 2022
Steel Wheels of Life
Dallas Thomas picked up a guitar and became a prolific Lucy’s regular when he was just 14-years-old and barely able to lift his amp, playing with his friends in Fingerhutt, High Strung, Brown Cow, Little Monkey on a Stick, and Boobyhatch (to name just a few). And he was just getting started. After Lucy’s, Dallas, Erik Holcombe, John Roberson and Chris Fox formed the “satanic thrash rock juggernaut” that was Asschapel. For seven years Asschapel toured the Western world. They even made it to Bosnia using only a German map, where they met that country’s version of House O’ Pain’s Don Kendall. After the wild and bittersweet Asschapel ride, Dallas volunteered for a Hurricane Katrina relief organization which, sadly, left him disillusioned but, happily, helped him find his way back to playing music. For the next ten years Dallas would once again tour the world, this time with the experimental post-metal band Pelican. Now a father Dallas is exploring his hardcore roots as a member of READY FOR DEATH, a new band set to release their first record in December.  At the end of each interview I always ask if there is something we didn’t get to that the guest would like to talk about. Usually everyone says no. Dallas surprised me when he said yes. But I wasn’t surprised when what he wanted to talk about was his dad, Bill, who took supportive parenting to a whole new level. - READY FOR DEATH is a new Chicago-based death-thrash outfit made up of current and former members of Pelican, Racetraitor, Indecision, Annihilus, Luggage, Haggathorn, and Asschapel. Heavy metal veterans delivering breakneck beats, crushing tones, and dystopian realms. Debut self-titled LP out 12/9 on Translation Loss Records. Pre Save/ Pre Order Link: https://orcd.co/readyfordeath Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readyfordeath666/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/readyfordeathband Twitter: https://twitter.com/READYFORDEATH85 Episode Music Fingerhutt - Leroy Asschapel - Carcass Bloody Carcass Fingerhutt - 36 Sticks Little Monkey on a Stick Asschapel - The Sledgehammer Assault Ready for Death - Cyborg Priest Boobyhatch - Ode to Hefe This show is brought to you by Give Forty the Finger Productions and We Own This Town, a podcast network of original entertainment and documentary content. You can find more info at the official site at WeOwnThisTown.Net and on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
Chance Encounters (Feat. John Rogers)
Aug 22 2022
Chance Encounters (Feat. John Rogers)
John Rogers, who first stepped into Lucy’s Record Shop when he was just 14-years-old, is an accomplished writer and photographer who uses his camera to document both the jazz scene and the streets of New York City. In this episode you’ll hear how growing up in Nashville -  from seeing live music at Lucy’s and playing in his own bands to drinking coffee at Bongo Java and collecting records from The Great Escape - influenced his life and art. You’ll also hear about the numerous inexplicable and mysterious coincidences that manifest in his life and bring him closer to the people, scene, and city he loves and admires. -- John Rogers started traveling to New York City from his hometown of Nashville, Tenn., when he was 18 years old. The camera helped him consider the complexity of his personal devotion, as a fan, to the brightness and subtle glances that carry performances. He slept in cheap hotels or parks, heard a different show every night, and soaked up stories from musicians. Rogers moved to New York in 2003 knowing only a handful of players on New York’s avant-garde downtown scene, but eventually became close to figures like Yusef Lateef, Ornette Coleman, Paul Motian, Bill Frisell, Chris Potter and Fred Hersch. He established himself as a preeminent photographer and documentor of the city’s jazz ecosystem. John has a way of catching his subjects mid-move, at the moment when energy is being activated. If a singer smiles, he gets them in the act of raising their eyebrows; when a drummer swipes for a tom drum, Rogers catches them gathering the conviction to render the blow. Check out the book of his work, Old & New Dreams, with introduction by Dawoud Bey. – Episode Music Lambchop - So I Hear You’re Moving Wally Pleasant - Sons of Bob Dylan Low - Hey Chicago Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian - On the Street Where You Live Versus - Be-9 Photo of John Rogers courtesy of Rowan Renee. Follow us / Say hello Instagram: @lucysrecordshop Twitter: @lucysrecordshop Facebook: /lucysrecordshop This show is part of We Own This Town, a podcast network of original entertainment and documentary content. You can find more info at the official site at WeOwnThisTown.Net and on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
Buckley's Record Shop (feat. Randy Fox)
Jul 26 2022
Buckley's Record Shop (feat. Randy Fox)
In 2019, music writer Randy Fox discovered a long-forgotten nugget of info - sixteen years before Lucy’s opened its doors at 1707 Church Street in Nashville it was home to another record store called Buckley’s. Randy has an insatiable curiosity and an unbridled enthusiasm for music and history, so this story has lots of twists and turns. It starts in Kentucky and his discovery of the Sex Pistols and the Ramones in college, zigs into the history of mid-20th century radio and record shops, and zags to the use of urban planning as a tool for white supremacy. Chock full. Enjoy! Randy Fox grew up in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Currently managing editor of The Madisonian and an Editor-at-Large for The East Nashvillian, his writing has also appeared in Vintage Rock, Country Music, Record Collector, Journal of Country Music, Nashville Scene and many other publications. He is the author of Shake Your Hips: The Excello Records Story, a history of the renowned Nashville-based blues, soul and gospel record label. He is also a co-founder, President, and Program Director of independent, freeform radio station WXNA 101.5 FM in Nashville, where he hosts the weekly programs, Randy’s Record Shop and the Hipbilly Jamboree. Episode Music: Lambchop - So I Hear You’re Moving (Intro)Deford Bailey - Davidson County BluesSlim Harpo - Shake Your HipsEtta James - Seven Day Fool (Live at the New Era Club I'm Going to Sit at the Welcome Table / "We Shall Not Be Moved" - The Nashville Sit-in Story: Songs and Scenes of Nashville Lunch Counter Desegregation (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings) Additional Mentions/Links: Shake  Your Hips: The Excello Records Story by Randy Fox “The Emperor of Grooves,” by Randy Fox, The East Nashvillian “Love at 33 1/3: Reflections on a Year of Writing About Record Stores,” by Randy Fox, The Nashville SceneRock 'n' Roll High School (1979) movie review - Sneak Previews with Roger Ebert and Gene SiskelWXNAfm.org One Mile North by Campbell Haynes (Belmont Law Review, Volume 8, Issue 1: 2020) The Highway to Segregation by Sabre J. Rucker (Masters Thesis, Vanderbilt University, 2016) “Racist planning shaped our city; conscientious planning can help undo its mistakes,” By Adrien Weibgen, New York Daily News Harvey’s Nashville Sells 39¢ Singles, Billboard, May, 5, 1962Randy’s Record Shop. Ernie’s Record Mart. Dot RecordsDJ Gene Nobels The Children by David HalberstamJeffersonStreetSound.comFisk University, Meharry Medical College, Tennessee Agricultural & Industrial State University (now Tennessee State University)Diane Nash, Rev.James Lawson, Congressman John Lewis, Bernard Lafayette, C.T. Vivian, Rip PattonNight train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm and Blues 1945–1970, Country Music Hall of Fame, Michael Gray & Daniel Cooper, curators.Cover Photo of Randy Fox, Scott Greenwalt Photography PLAYLISTS & RADIO SHOWS The Best of Excello Records The Excello Story, Vol. II (1955 - 1957) The Excello Records Story, Vol. I (1952 - 1955)Randy’s Record Shop (Randy’s Radio Show) - Mondays, 7:00am–9:00am CT, Archive and Live on WXNAFM.orgHipbilly Jamboree! (Randy’s Radio Show) - Sunday 3 - 5 PM Archive and live on WXNAfm.org Follow us / Say helloInstagram: @lucysrecordshopTwitter: @lucysrecordshop Facebook: /lucysrecordshop This show is part of We Own This Town, a podcast network of original entertainment and documentary content. You can find more info at the official site at WeOwnThisTown.Net and on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
Book Your Own F*ckin' Life (feat. bert)
Jul 12 2022
Book Your Own F*ckin' Life (feat. bert)
They played in a trailer in the middle of some scary woods, slept on the nasty floor of a club, and blew up snack cakes on a dusty back road with Steve Albini. This was life in the 90s for Montgomery, Alabama, noise-punk band bert. Guided by the mighty Book Your Own F*ckin' Life ‘zine, bert had all the resources they needed to put out their own records, connect with people who loved music as much as they did, and play tons of shows throughout the South and Southeastern U.S.. Mark Coleman (original bass player), Glenn Grant (drums) and Jeff McLeod (guitar and vocals) got together for the first time in a long time to hang out with Mary and talk about life in the studio and on the road, confronting racism and sexism in punk, and one of their absolute favorite places to play: Lucy's Record Shop! In addition to touring, bert self-released two cassettes and two split 7"s, before Nashville's House O' Pain put out their 7" Ambient Doug. They went on to record with Steve Albini for two releases (1993's Quiet Positive Pump and 1997's Big Box Schwing) for Austin, TX's Chicken Ranch Records, who also released two limited recordings after the band broke up, and another for a one-off reunion show in 2008.  Episode Music Lambchop - So I Hear You’re Moving The Dead Kennedys - Your Emotions bert - Schizoweirdnik bert - Dog Dark Nufux (bert) - The Smoldering Turd Additional Mentions/Links Maximum RockNRoll Boobyhatch Impetuous Doom Little Monkey on a Stick Deadwood (Pensacola) Craw (Cleveland, OH) Art Chantry Chicken Ranch  Steve Albini bert Nufux Jeff McLeod Bert - 1993-1998shtwrldsThe Subversive WorkshopJeffmcleod.bandcamp.com Follow us / Say hello Instagram: @lucysrecordshop Twitter: @lucysrecordshop Facebook: /lucysrecordshop This show is part of We Own This Town, a podcast network of original entertainment and documentary content. You can find more info at the official site at WeOwnThisTown.Net and on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
Unlocking Memories
Jun 14 2022
Unlocking Memories
Dr. James Noble is a BFD neurologist at Columbia in New York City. But as a college student in the 90’s, Jamie Noble hung out at Lucy’s Record Shop to feed the love of live music that’s clearly part of his DNA. Jamie remembers a lot about Lucy’s -  the bands he saw (Bugskull, Low, Blonde Redhead, Crop Circle Hoax, etc.), the 7” records he bought, the time everybody got kicked out and had to watch Doo Rag play their show on the sidewalk, and the one time he played a show there with his band, Lepus. Music and the arts have informed a lot of what Jamie does. He’s been taping shows since 1998 and his recordings are housed at the University of Georgia in the archives of Henry Owings of Chunklet. With his colleague, Dr. Olajide Williams, he started what has become the Hip Hop Public Health fleet of programs, working closely with Sesame Street animators, producer Artie Green, and musicians like Doug E. Fresh, Easy A.D. of the Cold Crush Brothers, DMC, and Chuck D. He also founded a non-profit organization, Arts & Minds, which promotes well-being for dementia patients and their caregivers via art-centered, museum-based programs and experiences in upper Manhattan. As a neurologist, Dr.Noble specializes in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and has just released a book, “Navigating Life with Dementia” (part of the Brain & Life series, Oxford University Press/American Academy of Neurology). It’s a joy to listen to Jamie talk about his time at Lucy’s and his love of music. SHOW NOTES So She Says - http://soshesays.net (Jamie’s HS band archive) “Skin Deep,” featuring Louis Bellson on the Duke Ellington band’s Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown Album Bob Nastonovich & Pavement - Unfair Brown Towel - Laura Moore Live at Lucy’s Crop Circle Hoax - Warm Up Set Doo Rag - Hog Tied Lambchop - Soaky in the Pooper Henry Owings - Chunklet Hip Hop Public Health Hip Hop Stroke  Paul Burch - Wanna Jump (Let’s Move) Arts and Minds Follow us / Say hello Instagram: @lucysrecordshop Twitter: @lucysrecordshop Facebook: /lucysrecordshop This show is part of We Own This Town, a podcast network of original entertainment and documentary content. You can find more info at the official site at WeOwnThisTown.Net and on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
Lucy Barks!
Jun 9 2022
Lucy Barks!
Lucy Barks! is a documentary about Lucy’s Record Shop that was made by Stacy Goldate in the mid-90s when she was a student at Vanderbilt University. It’s one of only a few physical recordings of the shop and it really captures the look, feel and spirit of the place with footage from inside as well as outside on the front sidewalk (an important part of the community). It features the kids who went there and interviews and performances from bands like the Fun Girls From Mt. Pilot, Brown Towel, Crop Circle Hoax, Lois, Lambchop, Fecal Matter, Brainiac, the Frothy Shakes, Bikini Kill, Wally Pleasant, and Little Monkey on a Stick. Thanks to Stacy and Michael Eades, Lucy Barks! is now available to rent or buy with proceeds going to Oasis Center and Nashville Launch Pad, two youth focused non-profits that embody the Lucy's guiding statement of "No racist, sexist or homophobic shit tolerated.” So, hop on over to lucybarks.vhx.tv to take a look and help out two wonderful organizations. Lucy Barks! Synopsis: “In the mid-90s, Nashville’s music scene sustained under the weight of country, singer-songwriter, and Christian contemporary music with very few options for anyone under 21 who preferred punk, grunge, and indie rock. That was, until a little record shop with the mantra “no racist, sexist, or homophobic shit tolerated” appeared on the scene. Lucy Barks! chronicles the heyday of Lucy’s Record Shop, the all-ages music venue that put Nashville on the touring map for bands like Bikini Kill, Cat Power, and Brainiac and became a flashpoint for a growing alternative music and art scene of its own.”
Upslut
Jun 1 2022
Upslut
In this episode host Mary Mancini sits down with Christine Doza who published her first ‘zine, Upslut, in 1993 to distribute to her classmates and out a predatory male teacher. After hearing from Christine it won’t shock you to know that her essays have been taught in universities or that the Riot Grrrl-inspired Upslut, which she also sold at Lucy’s Record Shop and distributed around the world, is in the permanent collection of both the Seattle Public and Columbia University Libraries. Christine found herself in unexpected places over the last thirty years as a student, a writer, a teacher, and as a member of the electroclash girl group, Whatever it Takes (W.I.T.). But it was that first issue of Upslut that launched her as a feminist writer and thought-leader. *‘Zines are self-written, designed, and published non-commercial print-works. Along with punk music, they were the main tools of activism for Riot Grrrl, the fierce, outspoken, and unapologetically loud feminist movement born in the early ‘90s. Episode Music Heavens to Betsy - Calculated Whatever It Takes - Hold Me, Touch me The Muslims - IDGAF Follow us / Say hello Instagram: @lucysrecordshop Twitter: @lucysrecordshop Facebook: /lucysrecordshop This show is brought to you by Give Forty the Finger Porductions and We Own This Town, a podcast network of original entertainment and documentary content. You can find more info at the official site at WeOwnThisTown.Net and on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
Parallel Universe
May 24 2022
Parallel Universe
Join Smilin’ Jay McDowell, guitar-player-turned-upright bassist from the small town of West Lafayette, Indiana, as he takes you on his journey from watching and playing in bands in the back room at Lucy’s to traveling the world with BR5-49. If you lived in Nashville in the 90s and loved live music you may have known about the punk scene at Lucy’s, but you definitely knew about the resurgence of hillbilly and western swing played in the seedy honky tonks on Lower Broad. Jay felt equally at home in both places. Some nights he’d hang out and watch bands at Lucy’s or play a gig there with the band Hellbilly. Other nights he’d go downtown to drink cheap beer and watch Greg Garing, Paul Burch, Tim Carroll, or BR5-49 play at Tootsie’s or Robert's Western Wear. When he was asked to join BR5-49 he jumped at the chance (it may have been the liquor talking), switching his primary instrument from guitar to stand-up bass and adding some additional style and substance to a band already bursting with it. Jay’s tales include his favorite shows at Lucy’s, what the scene was like on Lower Broad both pre- and post-BR5-49, chatting with Keith Richards and John Fogerty, touring with Bob Dylan, and what it was like when ALL the record companies came a-callin’. Smilin’ Jay McDowell heads the video department at The Musicians Hall of Fame in  Nashville, TN, which opened to bring attention to studio and road musicians who play a vital role in the creation of music but rarely get the attention they deserve. He even has his own well-deserved exhibit in the museum celebrating his work as a session bass player with artists such as Marty Stuart, Dierks Bentley, The Black Crowes, Alan Jackson, Levon Helm, The Crickets and BR5-49. Go see it. This episode is dedicated to John Van Etten (1966-1995), Timothy White (1952-2002), and Jim Bessman (1952-2021). Episode Music Hellbilly - Make a Mess Los Straitjackets - Fury Lambchop - Cowboy on the Moon BR5-49 - Little Ramona (Gone Hillbilly Nuts) BR5-49 - Ole Slewfoot (Live from Robert’s) Additional Mentions/Links: John Van Etten, The Shindigs, John Delworth, Laura Matter (The genius behind kickball), Hellbilly, The ‘Boro, Fun Girls From Mt. Pilot, Deanna Varagona, Los Straitjackets, Danny Amis, Eddie Angel, Scott Esbeck, Jimmy Lester, Lambchop, BR5-49, Chuck Mead, Gary Bennett, Shaw Wilson, Don Herron, Tootsie’s, Robert's Western Wear, Zach Taylor, Garry Tallent , Timothy White (Billboard), Jim Bessman (Billboard), Greg Garing , Paul Burch, Tim Carroll, Keith Richards, John Fogarty, Bob Dylan Follow us / Say hello at lucysrecordshop.com and @lucysrecordshop Instagram, Twitter & Facebook. This show is part of We Own This Town, a podcast network of original entertainment and documentary content. You can find more info at the official site at WeOwnThisTown.Net and on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
Southside Jonny
May 17 2022
Southside Jonny
In the mid-90s, Jon Sewell was a fish-out-of-water mischief-maker at a private conservative all-boys school. He was called “Johnny G” by the older kids and “Troublemaker” by the headmaster. Then he discovered Crass and an anarcho-punk was born. He protested against the military industrial complex, ran the local Food Not Bombs chapter, and played drums in the band Murdered Minority. When it came time to try and get a show at Lucy’s he did what any punk prankster without recording equipment would do, he faked the demo. Jon still thrives in the current that runs underneath Nashville’s mainstream. In 2006 he turned an old, dilapidated house into a punk club. A few years later he turned an old, dilapidated meat packing plant into a community space for musicians, artists, and other creators. The Packing Plant is also the headquarters of Salt Weekly, his beautifully designed ‘zine with an open submission policy and a mission to radically upend traditional print publishing. Now known as “Southside Jonny, the Mayor of Wedgewood-Houston,” Jon confused Nashville’s politicos by twice running for actual mayor on a platform he called CHIT: Corruption, Hypocrisy, Influence, and Taxes. He also spent two seasons acting opposite Billy Ray Cyrus on the CMT sitcom, Still the King. For real. Episode Music Murdered Minority - Shaking The Chains Murdered Minority - A World Of Freedom Lambchop - So I Hear You’re Moving Additional Links Murdered Minority Crass From Ashes Rise Food Not Bombs Anti-Racist Action War Resisters League Committee for Public Safety His Hero is Gone Infinity Cat This Moment in Black History Times New Viking The Packing Plant  WXNA Riselogy Salt Weekly Nashville’s Dead The Glenn Danzig House Kathryn Edwards Drkmttr Collective Daniel Pujol This show is part of We Own This Town, a podcast network of original entertainment and documentary content. You can find more info at the official site at WeOwnThisTown.Net and on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
The Spikes Protect Our Tender Hearts
May 10 2022
The Spikes Protect Our Tender Hearts
Host Mary Mancini sits down with poet and artist Christine Hall.  Christine was raised in a trailer at the edge of the Adirondacks by troubadours and cultist pornographers. Inculcated with American mythology—tool girl calendars, bible stories, science fiction—she built on this education while hitching across the continent. Before she set off on her travels she was a teenager at Lucy’s trying to find her way out of a difficult and painful childhood. Christine found Lucy’s to be a safe space and her story has a happy ending, but the safety she found inside didn’t always prevent her from acting out her trauma in dangerous and self-destructive ways on the outside. Now at home in the Nashville arts community, Christine hosts the Poetry in the Brew open mic. Her work has appeared in Out & About Nashville, several anthologies including Sinew (April Gloaming Publishing, 2021), Be About It zine, on MTA buses, and on stages with the Yoni Pearl Monologues, Cabaret Noir Collective, TSU, Third Man Records, and OZ Arts.  This episode comes with a content warning. We talk about self-harm, and suicide, as well as the trauma brought on by religious indocrination. If you’re in need of resources or support, please go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org or call Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The Lifeline provides free and confidential support for anyone in distress and prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones 24/7. If you live outside the U.S., look for the local resources in your community. Mentioned in this Episode Mother Hubbard Brazen youth Teen idols Fun Girls From Mt. Pilot The Swindlers Follow us / Say hello Instagram: @lucysrecordshop Twitter: @lucysrecordshop Facebook: /lucysrecordshop This show is part of We Own This Town, a podcast network of original entertainment and documentary content. You can find more info at the official site at WeOwnThisTown.Net and on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
Schtucket! Schtucket! Schtucket!
May 3 2022
Schtucket! Schtucket! Schtucket!
When they first met at a suburban Junior High just outside of Nashville some thirty years ago, Mike Shepherd was the rule-following new kid with a stash of X-Men comics under his chair and Jereme Frey was the black and white checkered Skidz-overalls wearing local with a stash of X-Men comics under his chair. They sat next to each other in band, and for the most part, followed the rules. Then they heard that damn Nirvana record, scooched their trombone and tenor sax over just a little to make room for a bass guitar and a drum kit, and Schtucket was born. A few short months later, Mike (Bass, Vocals), Jereme (Drums, Vocals), and their other bestie, Ryan Shogren (Guitar, Vocals), recorded a demo on a boombox / karaoke dual cassette tape machine to take down to Lucy’s to see if maybe, just maybe, they could get a show. Spoiler alert: they did. On the regular. Thirty years later, "Nashville's happy-go-lucky musical tricksters” are members of Tower Defense, and they’re still cranking out their unique version of loud, high-powered punk, making records, and playing live shows to packed houses. Jereme Frey and Mike Shepherd have played rock music together for nearly 30 years, beginning with "Nashville's happy-go-lucky trio of musical tricksters," Schtucket. Schtucket was together from 1993-1998, and their run included ten appearances at Lucy's Record Shop between 1994 and 1997. Following Schtucket's dissolution, they went on to play together in The Shakedown Cruise, Shiboleth, Gentleman Divers, Partytown Hospital, and early-aughts loud-rock legends Apollo Up! For the last ten years, they've collaborated in Tower Defense, alongside Mike's wife Sarah Shepherd on bass and Currey May on guitar. In The City, the latest LP from Tower Defense, was released in 2020 on Nashville's YK Records.  Episode MusicSchtucket - Skirts (1994)Tower Defense - In the City (2020)Lambchop - “So I Hear You’re Moving” Additional Mentions/LinksSchtucket - Discography 1994​-​1998 Apollo Up! Tower Defense - Jereme Frey - drums, vocals; Currey May - guitar, vocals; Mike Shepherd - tenor bass, vocals; Sarah Shepherd - bass, vocalsGentleman Divers Partytown Hospital The Drmls with Mike SeymourStone Deep Fun Girls From Mt. Pilot - Hi Doll 7” Fun Girls From Mt. Pilot - “Hold A Grudge” Troy Pigue - bass; Chris Fox - Drums; Donnie Kendall - Guitar, Vocals; Cat - vocalsDion and The Belmonts - Teenager in Love Nirvana - Tourettes Pixies - UMass Daphne’s Operation (Murfreesboro, TN)Logic BombUncle DaddyBrazen YouthHammerheadHoover Brainiac - Bonzai Superstar Dallas Thomas (Fingerhutt)Murdered MinorityJon Sewell TMBG Forget Cassettes YK Records Drkmttr Southern Rock & Roll Girls Camp Follow us / Say helloInstagram: @lucysrecordshopTwitter: @lucysrecordshop Facebook: /lucysrecordshop This show is part of We Own This Town, a podcast network of original entertainment and documentary content. You can find more info at the official site at WeOwnThisTown.Net and on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
House O' Pain
Apr 23 2022
House O' Pain
This is the Lucy’s origin story. Host and shop owner Mary Mancini sits down with Don and April Kendall of House O’ Pain, also known as the other two “tolerant, accessible adult role model[s]” who ran the place, to talk about how, with a whole lot of love, luck, and perseverance, they turned a small, independent record shop into a safe harbor and an essential destination for local and touring punk and indie bands. In the summer of 1992 Donnie and April had already been booking all-ages punk shows for a couple of years and had built a loyal following of teenagers hungry for live music and a place to just “be.” Mary had just opened Lucy’s Record Shop to sell 12” vinyl for club djs and LPs from independent bands to customers hungry for music you couldn’t find anywhere else in town. A few months later the two worlds would collide when Donnie and April accidentally stumbled onto Lucy’s. Call it fate, call it destiny, call it whatever you want, when the Kendalls walked into that small shop on Church Street, something in the universe clicked into place and forever changed the trajectory of Nashville’s underground music scene - and many, many lives. Don and April Kendall booked shows, published a ‘zine, and ran a record label all under the umbrella of House O’ Pain. Don played guitar in legendary Nashville punk bands Rednecks In Pain, Fun Girls from Mt. Pilot, and Booby Hatch. Together they own the Nashville-based, Development Management Group, and are the proud parents of Samantha, a certified athletic trainer, and Griffin, a member of The United States Marine Corps. --  Follow us / Say helloInstagram: @lucysrecordshopTwitter: @lucysrecordshopFacebook: /lucysrecordshop Music“So I Hear You’re Moving” - Lambchop “Hold A Grudge” - Fun Girls From Mt. Pilot“Jenny's Little Crisis” - Rednecks In Pain“Tour Song” - Jawbreaker“Link” - Boobyhatch Additional LinksBrad Talbott Jim Ridley “A Dog’s Life: The Times of Lucy’s Record Shop,” by Jim Ridley, Nashville Scene, January 29, 1998 This show is part of We Own This Town, a podcast network of original entertainment and documentary content. You can find more info at the official site at WeOwnThisTown.Net and on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.