Well, friends, we guess the old adage is true: all good things must come to an end, even the summer’s best concert series, Nashville Dancin’. Tonight will mark the end of the eight week showcase, and what a run it was. However, the free concert series plans to finish things in style with performances from blues supergroup Hard Working Americans, indie party favorites Turbo Fruits, local rock trio Modoc, and upbeat duo The London Souls. All in all, it appears that it’ll be a fantastic way for the Nashville Dnacin’ to end, and we’re really looking forward to the final hoorah. The show starts at 7 p.m. down at Riverfront Park, so be sure to get there and enjoy the evening Nashville Dancin’ style one last time.
We’re HUGE fans of the breakout LP, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic, from Foxygen that released last year. Hit singles like “No Destruction”, “Shuggie”, and “San Francisco” were on permanent repeat in our brains last summer. Honestly, they were a big push for us to make it up to find out how amazing Forecastle Festival was in Louisville last year, and we’ve been patiently awaiting the announcement of a Nashville date.
The wait is over (well, at least for the announcement), as Foxygen has announced an October 2nd date at Exit/In along with Dub Thompson. Foxygen is touring in support of their eagerly awaited follow up, … And Star Power, set to release on October 14th on Jagjaguwar. You can check out the danceable new track below “How Can You Really” below. It’s a bit of a departure from the experimental rock vibes that channeled Dylan, the Stones, and Bowie in their last album, but, take it from a guy who drove way to fast on 65 to make sure to catch them at Forecastle last year, their live show is something else entirely. Go ahead and grab your tickets here, and check out the new single below.
Dinosaur Jr. front man and all around guitar idol, J. Mascis just dropped another single from his upcoming sophomore solo effort titled, Tied To A Star. The single “Wide Awake” is a slow, pretty burn in comparison, but features some lovely guest vocals with the one and only Chan Marshall (dba Cat Power), which is sure to keep you awake for a few spins.
Mascis is no stranger to Nashville, but this will be his first solo appearance in over a decade. So, mark your calendar for October 1st, and head to the Exit/In website to snag yours. If that isn’t enough for you, Broken Social Scene ringleader, Kevin Drew is out touring in support of his second solo effort, Darlings, and is on the same bill. Legendary? That’s a subjective call, but, from our seat, definitely so. Have a listen to the new H. Mascis single below while you ponder deep questions.
Every so often our fine editor will give something a listen and instantly know one of us writers will be totally into it. We can all be thankful for that thoughtfulness, because now we know Grace Askew and you can get a chance to hear her live this Thursday at Soulshine Pizza Factory as part of the Southpaw Supper Club hosted weekly from 5-7pm.
Grace may be best known for having been a semi-finalist on NBC’S The Voice but she’s a got a lot more going on than your average reality show contestant and we’ve got a preview of her sound after the jump plus more ways to get acquainted with her sound!