REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle w/ Cory Branan | 11.20.14 @ The Ryman Auditorium [PHOTOS]

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Justin Townes Earle
w/ Cory Branan
The Ryman Auditorium; Nashville, TN
November 20, 2014

Review by Philip Obenschain (@pobenschain). Photos by Mary-Beth Blankenship.

For the last few months, we’ve been chattering about how excited we were to catch homegrown country/folk singer Justin Townes Earle, who, once upon a time, performed at a benefit show we curated and has remained one of our favorite local artists for years, make his headlining debut at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Certainly a monumental occasion for Justin, we were incredibly grateful to have been in attendance, and, with the addition of opener Cory Branan, it made for one wonderful night of real, heartfelt American music. Though “No Country” is in our name, we absolutely love it when it’s done right, and Earle and Branan are doing their best to keep the torch alive. Read on for more about the show, and take a gander at our photos!

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[Review + Photos] Angel Olsen w/ Lionlimb @ Mercy Lounge

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Angel Olsen, Lionlimb
Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
November 12, 2014
Review by Lindsey Thompson
Photos by Kar Zano

Nashville, you know the significance of the first show and the last show of a tour, so we can all consider ourselves fortunate to have seen the finale of Angel Olsen’s Burn Your Fire For No Witness tour at Mercy Lounge on November 12th. Experience the magic here through the lens of the stunning Kar Zano and our review.

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[Review] David Grisman Sextet | Nov. 21 @ City Winery

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David Grisman Sextet

David Grisman Sextet
City Winery, Nashville, TN
November 20, 2014
Review by Jeff Moody

David Grisman had not played Nashville for a long time so it was a big deal when it was announced the David Grisman Sextet would be playing two nights at the City Winery.

I had never seen Grisman live before, so I wasn’t going to miss this opportunity. Keep reading to find out what we thought.

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Don’t Miss Dads w/ Tiny Moving Parts, Choir Vandals, & The Star Killers | TONIGHT @ The End

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We’ve spoken at length about the new wave of emo and pop punk bands that have been brewing at the underground level, and about how much fresh life and relevance they’ve been bringing to the scene. No group better exemplifies this movement than Michigan (by way of New Jersey) duo Dads. Fiercely beloved but still thoroughly underground at the broader level, Dads are a band you should absolutely know if you’re a fan of quality indie rock and emo, and their new album, I’ll Be the Tornado, is their best yet! Joining Dads tonight in Nashville for a show at The End are Tiny Moving PartsChoir Vandals, and The Star Killers, making for a stacked lineup and a hell of a $10 deal to finish your weekend out right!

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