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No. 277: What Happens At Bar Hours, Stays At Bar Hours

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Good morning, everyone.

What happens at Bar Hours, stays at Bar Hours. If you're new here, then you should know that Bar Hours is our monthly meetup at Lucky's 3 Star Bar over near Wedgewood-Houston. June's was last night.

The meetings express a whole other side of the publication that you can't get in these pages. I prefer to leave it vague like that because if you've been to Bar Hours, you know what I'm talking about. Thanks to all who joined us last night.

In other news, if you haven't taken our reader survey, we'd very much appreciate it if you took some time to fill it out.


Today, we survey the summer weather in Tennessee, look at some political developments down in Texas, and

You can follow us on Twitter (@realpamphleteer), LinkedIn (@realpamphleteer), or Instagram (@realpamphleteer) for additional content.

We released a conversation with TN-5 Congressional candidate Andy Ogles yesterday. You can listen here. It's the second in our series of conversations with TN-5 Congressional candidates in the run-up to the August 4th primary.

Thanks for reading.



It’s a hot one, and the mercury is rising.


Though the dog days of summer technically begin July 3rd and end August 11th, you could have fooled us. Over the next few weeks, Nashville will see temperatures climbing into the triple digits. Humidity will also be climbing, adding to the clingy swelter that is now upon us.

Here’s the National Geographic on the origins of the term:

“To the Greeks and Romans, the “dog days” occurred around the time Sirius appears to rise alongside the sun, in late July in the Northern Hemisphere. They believed the heat from the two stars combined is what made these days the hottest of the year, a period that could bring fever or even catastrophe.”


The Nashville Electric Service (NES) announced yesterday that they are suspending disconnections due to nonpayments until June 30th because of the potential safety risk of extreme temperatures.


The highest temperature ever recorded in Nashville during the month of June was 109º. The all-time highest temperature recorded in Tennessee history was 113º on August 9th, 1930 in Perryville.

Here’s the 10-Day Forecast. Stay cool and have a great weekend!

  • Friday June 17: H 95º/L 73º, Humidity 57%, isolated thunderstorms
  • Saturday June 18: H 87º/L 59º, Humidity 3%, Sunny
  • Sunday June 19: H 88 º/L 62º, Humidity 1%, Sunny
  • Monday June 20: H 97º/L 70º, Humidity 2%, Sunny
  • Tuesday June 21: H 102 º/L 77º, Humidity 2%, Sunny
  • Wednesday June 22: H 102º /L 78º, Humidity 6%, Mostly Sunny
  • Thursday June 23: H 101º/L 76º, Humidity  15%, Mostly Sunny
  • Friday June 24: H  101º/L 75º, Humidity 35%, PM Thunderstorms
  • Saturday June 25: H 100º/L 75º, Humidity 14%, Mostly Sunny
  • Sunday June 26: H 100º/L 75º, Humidity 32%, Isolated Thunderstorms




  • 🦪 Tom Morales announces second location of The Southern Steak & Oyster (NBJ)
  • Modernist condo tower eyed for $10M update (Post)
  • More details released for proposed Church Street hotel (Post)
  • Year’s end start eyed for Elliston Place hotel project (Post)
  • DuPont industrial property sells for $9M (Post)
  • Ballpark Village To Bring Outfield Apartments To First Horizon Park In Nashville (Now Next)
  • Construction firm completes additions to Franklin Christian Academy (Homepage)
  • Metro Health looks to rebuild Woodbine Clinic, add floor to HQ (Post)


Republican Maya Flores' victory in Texas's 34th Congressional District has blown through the news like a tornado siren announcing the commencement of what many think will be a Red Tsunami in November. The district where Flores claimed victory — running on a pro-life, secure the borders platform — went to Biden by 4% in 2020 and to Clinton by 21% in 2016.

The district is 71% Hispanic and sits at the Southernmost tip of the state, so the community has direct experience with issues along the border. The turn of American Hispanics towards the GOP has Democrats so concerned that George Soros has begun to snatch up Hispanic radio stations.


  • On June 16th (yesterday) from The Verge:
    'SpaceX employees draft open letter to company executives denouncing Elon Musk’s behavior'

  • On June 17th (today) from The Verge:
    'SpaceX fires employees who wrote open letter complaining about Elon Musk'

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you deal with a mutiny. What's self-evident from Musk's recent run through the press is that competence scares people.


Love in the time of SARS-CoV-2:

About 60,000 years ago, a human had a sexual encounter with a Neanderthal. Now, a genetic scientist has claimed that this single sexual act caused the deaths of up to a million people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yes. You read that correctly. It goes on to say some fairly interesting things about who is more genetically susceptible to Covid, but I was drawn by the smut.

Source: Neanderthal-Human Sex Caused a Million Covid Deaths
Ancient Origins, 17 June 2022, Read Online


  • 🏛 A new White House task force aimed at combating online harassment and abuse will convene for its first meeting Thursday, bringing together officials across the administration to address growing concerns around online hate and the connection to gender-based violence.
  • 🏦 Lawmakers led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren asked a key regulator to block Toronto-Dominion Bank’s $13.4 billion acquisition of a regional U.S. bank because of allegations of customer abuse.
  • 🚼 A coalition of pro-life organizations sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland Thursday demanding action to address the recent wave of pro-abortion terrorism and intimidation.
  • 🤡 President Biden signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at improving protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people that includes efforts to counter GOP-led state laws regarding transgender youths.
  • 💉 The FDA on Friday authorized for emergency use the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines for children six months and older following its advisory panel’s unanimous recommendation.


View our full calendar here.

🎪 Check out our favorite driving distance festivals this summer - Redneck Rumble in Lebanon this weekend, see us there.

👨🏻‍🌾 The Pamphleteer farmer's market guide.

👂 Listen to The Pamphleteer's Picks, a playlist of the bands featured in this week's calendar.


🎻 The Cowpokes @ Acme Feed & Seed, 12p, Free, Info

🎙 Musicians Corner @ Centennial Park, 5p, Free, Info

🍀 Live Irish Music @ McNamara’s Irish Pub, 6p, Free, Info

🎸 Kelly’s Heroes @ Robert’s Western World, 6:30p, Free, Info

🎺 Admiral Phunk Brass Band @ The 5 Spot, $10, 9p, Info

🎹 Oracle Blue @ Rudy's Jazz Room, $12, 11p, Info


🏁 Classic Car Show @ Cheekwood, 9a, $27, Info
+ Early to mid-century cars

🎙 Musicians Corner @ Centennial Park, 12p, Free, Info‌‌‌‌

🏎 Drag Race @ Music City Raceway, 2p, Free, Info

🎻 Full Moon Pickin' Party @ Percy Warner Park, 5:30p, $25, Info

🍀 Live Irish Music @ McNamara’s Irish Pub, 6p, Free, Info

🎸 Kelly’s Heroes @ Robert’s Western World, 6:30p, Free, Info

🎸 Brooks & Dunn @ The Bridgestone, 7p, $49.25, Info

🎙 Anne McCue & The Cubists @ The 5 Spot, 8p, $10, Info


🏁 Classic Car Show @ Cheekwood, 9a, $27, Info
+ Early to mid-century cars

🎻 Bluegrass Brunch @ Von Elrod's, 10a, Info

🏅Southern Underground Pro Wrestling @ The Basement, 2p, $20, Info

🎺 Jazz on the Cumberland @ Cumberland Park, 5:30p, Free, Info

🎻 Larry Keel @ Nectar Urban Cantina, 6p, Free, Info

🎅🏽  Santa's Ice Cold Pickers @ Santa's Pub, 7p, Free, No Info‌‌

😂 Live Comedy @ The Dive Motel, 8:30p, Free, Info

⚡️ Lightning 100 Nashville Sunday Night @ 3rd & Lindsley, 8p, $15, Info


🚨 Eprom @ Eastside Bowl, (6/25), $25.50, Info

🎹 Steely Dan @ First Bank Amphitheater, (7/13), $34+, Info

🏜 Hiatus Kaiyote @ Marathon Music Works, (8/14), $35+, Info

🐂 Professional Bull Riding @ Bridgestone, (8/19-21), $20+ Info

🐖 Roger Waters @ Bridgestone, (8/27), $39, Info

🎹 Stereolab @ Marathon Music Works, (9/6), $35, Info

🎸 My Morning Jacket @ Ascend Amphitheater, (9/23), $22.88, Info

🎸 Smashing Pumpkins @ Bridgestone Arena, (10/10), $133+, Info



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