[2nd Ticket Giveaway] Rodrigo y Gabriela w/ Milow | The Ryman | August 8, 2014

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We already ran a ticket giveaway for this show, but we held one pair back to give to another lucky winner as the show date approaches.  Yes, one of the greatest live shows that you’ll ever see is coming to The Ryman as the metal influenced latin duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have routed their world tour through Nashville on August 8th.  And, just announced recently, Belgian singer-songwriter, gone international superstar Milow will be opening things up for them.

If you still need reasons to go to this show, read on below for more info and some tunes.  Scroll to the bottom to enter to win tickets before Thursday August 7th at noon for a chance to win a pair of tickets.  We are using a new software widget for our contest this time, so give it a shot, and let us know at contests@nocountryfornewnashville.com if you are having any problems. Of course, if you are not in the gambling mood or don’t want to figure out how to enter, go ahead and grab tickets here.

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Birmingham’s Secret Stages Festival Releases Schedule & Sampler

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Birmingham, Alabama’s premiere taste making festival Secret Stages is returning for their fourth year the weekend of August, 1st and 2nd. This walking pub-crawl style festival in the past has featured some of our own favorites including Shovels & Rope, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Dawes, Futurebirds, Lydia Loveless and many more. We have been getting pretty excited about the the amount of amazing artists that are going to be performing at this years Secret Stages, including a few Nashville favorites, PUJOL, Keeps, All Them Witches, Body of Light and more.  Now, we know you might not be familiar with some of these acts but, courtesy of Secret Stages we have a 25-song sampler that we are able to share with you along with the full festival lineup of over 60 bands spread out over two days and seven stages. This is a great opportunity to get a first glimpse at the wide array of up and coming Southeastern talent. Keep on reading for the lineup and have a listen to the sampler below.

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[Review + Photos] Jesse Isley w/ Mac Leaphart and Rebecca Roubion @ The Basement | 07/16/14

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Jesse Isley. Photo by Brian Hill.

Jesse Isley, Mac Leaphart, and Rebecca Roubion
The Basement, Nashville, TN
07/16/14
Review & Photos by: Brian Hill

If there’s one thing we love doing here at No Country, it’s giving local musicians free press. Another thing we are always game for is letting new writers and photographers cut their teeth on reviews for our site. Enter Brian Hill, the latest and greatest talent to be added to the NCFNN roster. Lucky for us he’s a twofer, covering photo and writing duties for an amazing local line-up last week featuring Jesse Isley, Mac Leaphart and (local via Mobile, AL) Rebecca Roubion.

We’d seen Jesse perform recently at Nahville’s Dancin’ Week 3, as lead guitarist for Will Hoge, but when Brian heard he’d be headlining at The Basement, he was all over it, so we turned him loose! After the jump, you’ll find some photos and a heart-felt review. Stay tuned to the site for even more from Brian and news on all things local music!

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[REVIEW] Fauna Halø w/ French Lips, SECRETCLUB, & Trinity Schrill Kill | The East Room | Saturday, July 19

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Fauna Halø, S E C R E T C L U B, French Lips, & Trinity Schrill Kill
The East Room, Nashville, TN
Saturday July 19, 2014
Review by Jacqui Sahagian

As per usual The East Room put on a wacky and wonderful event Saturday night with some help from the Hong Meow art collective and four very different bands. The punk rockers S E C R E T C L U B are so new they don’t have any material to share just yet, but they kicked off the evening with some 1970s New York punk that turned the East Room into a costumed mosh pit, the weird outfits and wigs provided by Hong Meow. Next, sexy blues trio French Lips gave the crowd a new female singer to simultaneously be in love with and afraid of over wicked slide guitar. The Trinity Schill Kill got people dancing before the headliner, baroque pop singer-songwriter Fauna Halø, kicked off her summer tour with a set of confessional piano ballads.

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Self releases new video for “Runaway,” new album out July 29

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Oh dear friends and fans of the local music scene, the fabled day we have longed for is nigh… the true Music City Miracle is upon us… Wait for it… Wait for it… BAM: sElf is gonna’ finally release that long-awaited new record! And boy, oh boy, if we aren’t waiting with baited breath for the July 29th release of Super Fake Nice like it’s a holly-jolly-pop-rock Christmas.

And man does the man behind the band, Mr. Matt Mahaffey, know how to ease the pain of his absence by returning home to us kiddos with a little surprise. Hint: the internet was made for _________. If you guessed cat videos, you’re right (and get out of my head!)

So slip on your kitten mittens and get psyched for all the upcoming new music with sElf’s insanely danceable new lead single “Runaway” right after the jump!

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