[PREVIEW] 61Hi5 Showcase Featuring Trinity Schill Kill, Frances And The Foundation, Secret Club + More | Tonight At Mercy Lounge / The High Watt!


So you survived Thanksgiving with your crazy relatives and have finally recovered from that turkey-induced food coma, and now you’re looking for something fun to do to get back in the swing of things. Well, we’ve got ya covered. Tonight’s installment of 61Hi5, a quarterly showcase aiming to prove that rock & roll ain’t dead in Nashville, will feature eight bands performing at both The High Watt and Mercy Lounge who do exactly that. Presented by The Fringe Festival and one of our fave local labels Palaver Records, the lineup includes several No Country favorites, including The Trinity Schill Kill, Frances And The Foundation, Secret Club, and plenty more, so read on for more info.

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2nd Annual ‘A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving’ Streams All Weekend; Ticket Pre-Sale Begins Tomorrow!


As you may recall, last Thanksgiving, Bonnaroo aired its own cable specialA Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving, featuring footage from past fests, to help build anticipation for the post-Thanksgiving pre-sale. Once again, for the second year in a row, our favorite regional festival has returned to celebrate Turkey Day, this time with an online, hour-long special, which, we’re told, will only be available to view Nov. 25-30 (check it out below). This year’s A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving seems largely focused on 2015’s event, and should be just what you need to get excited for 2016, ahead of tomorrow’s pre-sale.

Bonnaroo’s 15th anniversary installment takes place June 9-12 in Manchester, TN, and a limited number of early bird tickets will be available here tomorrow, Nov. 27 beginning at 11 a.m. CST. If last year’s slightly accelerated timeline was any indication, we should expect a full lineup announcement in January. Keep an eye on the site for a full rundown on rumors and predictions very soon.

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Dropkick Murphys to Play Marathon Music Works March 2


While St. Patrick’s Day might not technically be until March 17, we have a feeling you’ll want to get into the spirit a little early, when quintessential Boston celtic punks Dropkick Murphys return to town March 2 for a performance at Marathon Music Works with Tiger Army and Darkbuster in celebration of their 20th anniversary. Practically synonymous with St. Paddy’s at this point, no one blends hellacious, ’90s punk with traditional Irish folk music quite so well. It’s been a few years since the Murphys’ last LP, but considering this is an anniversary tour, we’d expect a career-spanning set anyway, so snag your tickets right here beginning Friday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. CST!

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No Country’s Guide to Black Friday Record Store Day 2015


While most every vinyl enthusiast should be well aware of Record Store Day, which has occurred annually for nearly a decade every spring, it might be easy to overlook the indie record store celebration’s bonus, fall counterpart: Black Friday Record Store Day. Held the day after Thanksgiving, this year Nov. 27, the mini version of the vinyl-driven event was born out of indie records stores’ desire to bag some exclusives to fuel what is, already, a big day for shopping and sales (and to help meet the constant, ever-growing demand of record enthusiasts for new releases). Definitely scaled back, Black Friday RSD still boasts countless exclusives, regional/small run, and first releases. And, while all of the new stuff is all set to drop on Friday, many participating stores will be hosting sales all throughout the weekend, joining in on the Small Business Saturday local shopping day as well. Unlike the spring RSD, Black Friday is just about the shopping, so don’t expect all of the in-store performances and all-day celebrations that occur in April.

As we did for this year’s main Record Store Day, we’ve made a guide with some details to help you decide where to shop and what to look for (for more in-depth specific details about each store revisit our spring guide here). Below, keep reading for hours, sale details, and, of course, the local and national releases we think you should keep an eye out for!

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REVIEW: Lettuce w/ The New Mastersounds | 11.7.15 @ War Memorial Auditorium [PHOTOS]


w/ The New Mastersounds

War Memorial Auditorium; Nashville, TN
November 7, 2015

Review and photos by Olivia Ladd.

Lettuce brought the funk to Nashville with touring pals, The New Mastersounds. The night was magical and uniting for fans of all kinds to enjoy the upbeat sounds. If you missed out or want to remember this amazing show, read below for a full review and photos!

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