[TICKET GIVEAWAY] The Gaslight Anthem & Against Me! w/ Twopointeight | Oct. 8 @ Marathon Music Works

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As we’ve been telling you for months, heartland punks The Gaslight Anthem are set to make a return to Marathon Music Works in just a few short weeks, Oct. 8, along with punk staples Against Me! and Sweden’s Twopointeight. Not only are tickets still available here, but we’re so excited about the show that we wanted to tell you more about, and give you a chance to win a free pair! Read on to find out more.

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JEFF Stream Wipers, My Bloody Valentine Covers from Upcoming EP

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JEFF the Brotherhood have a new EP of covers, Dig the Classics, slated for release one week from today, Sept. 30, via Warner Bros. Now, in addition to their previously released fantastic take on the Pixies’ “Gouge Away,”  the duo have premiered two more tracks to tide you over until the EP’s arrival: the Wiper’s “Mystery” and My Bloody Valentine’s “Come in Alone.” Stream both below and pre-order your copy of Dig the Classics now on iTunes.

You can also catch JEFF live next month at The End, where they’ll perform three nights in a row, Oct. 24, 25, and 26. Tickets are on sale NOW and sure to sell fast, so head here for more info!

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[Review + Photos] No Country’s Americana Fest Recap + Photos

Loretta Lynn.  Photo by Sundel Perry.Loretta Lynn. Photo by Sundel Perry.

2014 Americana Fest
Nashville, TN
September 2014

Review contributions by Jeff Moody [JM], Shawn Jackson [SJ], and Matt Hall [MH]
Photos by Shawn Jackson of Sundel Perry

We are finally catching our breath after one of the largest and most impressive Americana Fests in the event’s nearly decade and a half long existence.  Given the breadth of talent, we decided to bring you an interview style set of highlights (similar to our review of this year’s SXSW Conference in Austin) from those of us at No Country who were the most focused on coverage.

Head below to see what we saw, and then check out some amazing photos from Sundel Perry.  Note: the photos are broken up into several different galleries, so make sure you scroll to the bottom of the post to see all the action!

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Dads to Play The End Nov. 23 with Tiny Moving Parts and Choir Vandals

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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. Perhaps lesser buzzed about than some of their peers, Dads are, nonetheless, one of the most fiercely beloved emo/indie revivalist acts, channeling a noodle-y, lofi, melodically dense, and emotionally resonant sound that has helped cement their debut LP, American Radass (This Is Important) and followup EP, Pretty Good, as instant, under the radar classics. Dads will release a new album, I’ll Be The Tornado, Oct. 14 via 6131 Records, and, in celebration, they’re hitting the road this fall. Best we can tell, when the group comes to Nashville on Nov. 23 for a performance at The End with like-minded acts Tiny Moving Parts and Choir Vandals, it might just be their first time performing in Music City. Tickets go on sale for just $10 this Friday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m. CDT right here.

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