[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Trove Unveils Dazzling Video for Debut Single “Free,” Directed by Chancellor Warhol

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Though he’s newly mounting a career through his latest outlet Trove, Australian born songwriter and producer Drew Southwell is no newcomer to musical success, having previously achieved a major distribution deal, toured the states and his native Australia, and made appearances at high-profile music and film fests with his prior endeavors. Now partially Nashville based, Southwell intends Trove to be an “outlet to experiment with different production ideas and songwriting concepts as well as collaborating with like minded musicians and songwriters,” and is fast becoming a must-know electronic pop act.

In a short time, Trove has achieved tons of hype and runaway success, taking home a Grand Prize Win in the Nashville Film Festival’s inaugural Songwriting Competition (judged by Timbaland), scoring TV placements, and making his debut as a guest on “How Long,” a track by Danish producer Dooqu. About a month ago, Trove released his first solo single “Free,” which has since gone on amass 10s of thousands of plays in just a few weeks- an immensely impressive feat for a brand new artist.

As “Free,” produced by buzzy local Jon Santana, continues to light up the blogosphere, we’re thrilled to exclusively premiere Trove’s official music video for the track, helmed by none other than local hip hop artist and friend of the site Chancellor Warhol, serving as director and producer for the spot. Pairing the song’s sweeping synths, hypnotic beats, and infectiously catchy vocals with dazzling, frenetic, and swirling visuals, the video only serves to enhance the track. Check it out below!

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Catch Bash & Pop w/ Holly Marilyn Solem | TONIGHT @ The High Watt

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Celebrating their first album in 24 years, after something of a surprise reunion, short-lived rockers Bash & Pop, the post-Replacements, pre-Guns N’ Roses project of prolific punk icon Tommy Stinson, are out for a short run of shows, bringing them to Nashville tonight, May 24 at The High Watt for what might be the first Music City show ever. With a sound that fuses later Replacements sensibilities with Tommy’s more raw, almost twangy knack for off the cuff, straightforward solo material, the new incarnation of the pop rock band are an impressive force, and catching them at a space so intimate will be an unforgettable experience. Holly Marilyn Solem opens, and tickets are still available right here; read on for more about the lineup!

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Don’t Miss Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears w/ Allen Stone | TONIGHT @ Bridgestone Arena

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Two of the ’80s greatest musical duos, Hall & Oates (who, nowadays, go by the more formal Daryl Hall & John Oates) and Tears for Fears are currently on a massive, joint arena tour, which, as announced earlier this year, brings them to Nashville’s own Bridgestone Arena tonight, May 24! While Hall & Oates are no strangers to Music City (John Oates even calls our town home these days), playing the area annually for the last several years (most recently a headlining spot at Pilgrimage Fest), Tears for Fears haven’t played Nashville proper in more than three decades (not counting a 2015 stop at Bonnaroo), with a 1985 Grand Ole Opry performance their one and only local show, making their return all the more highly-anticiapted.

Though Hall & Oates’ soft, soulful, pop rock sound and Tears’ synthy, new wave are distinctly different, as were their original fanbases, their monstrous hits and pop knack harbor plenty of crossover appeal, and fans of each should still find plenty to love (and sing along to). Tickets to the show are still available in a variety of sections and price points, including some pretty affordable upper seats, and this is a definite must-see; Go for the Hall & Oates singalong hits, stay for Tears for Fears’ moody, substantive new wave, and be sure to show up early for opener Allen Stone!

Daryl Hall & John Oates, Tears for Fears, and Allen Stone will perform tonight, May 24 at Bridgestone Arena. The show is all ages, begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are available to purchase for $31-125.

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Free Throw Celebrate New LP Today with Grimey’s In-Store, Listening Party at The Basement East Pub, Nashville Is The Reason

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We’re just two days away from Bear Your Mind, the highly-anticipated sophomore LP from from local emo/indie punk outfit Free Throw. A followup to 2014’s Those Days Are Gone, which helped propel the group from the Nashville DIY scene to the national spotlight, Free Throw’s latest marks a shift to more mature, personal, and introspective songwriting, while still maintaining their raw, earnest style.

Leading up to the album’s the release, the band have unveiled “Randy, I Am the Liquor,” “Better Have Burn Heal,” and, most recently “Hope Spot” (hear it below), and are planning to treat local fans to the whole thing a little early with two special events today, May 24! First up, the band will appear at Grimey’s at 6 p.m. for a free, acoustic, all-ages in store performance, where they’re also be selling copies of Bear Your Mind a couple days early on vinyl and CD. Shortly after, they’ll team up with our pals at Nashville Is The Reason to host a free, 21+ listening party at The Pub at The Basement East, followed by a normal NITR punk/emo/indie DJ night, with Free Throw guesting behind the booth (as well as prizes fro their label).

We’ve been trumpeting Free Throw for like four years now, and while the last couple have seen plenty of rising stock in the punk world, it’s great to see so much hometown attention surrounding their latest release as well- it’s long overdue, as the band serve as one of most exciting products of Nashville’s often overlooked but absolutely thriving underground punk scene. Show them some hometown love, and get treated to their new album early tonight, then be sure to catch the band’s official, full release show on their July 1 homecoming tour stop at The End (tickets here)!

Free Throw will perform today, May 24 at Grimey’s for an all ages, acoustic, in-store performance then will host a free, 21+ ‘Bear Your Mind’ listening party at The Pub at The Basement East, followed by a guest DJ spot at Nashville Is The Reason.

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[REVIEW + PHOTOS] Dylan McDonald & The Avians w/ Miss Jackie Wilson | 4.25.17 @ Acme Feed & Seed

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Dylan McDonald & The Avians, Miss Jackie Wilson
Acme Feed & Seed; Nashville, TN
April 25, 2017

Review by Jacob Ryan (@GonzoWithGusto). Photos by Nolan Knight.

Our long-running, free, bi-monthly Acme Feed & Seed showcase series was full of local faces April 25, as we welcomed Americana rock collective Dylan McDonald & The Avians, and blues singer Miss Jackie Wilson, plus we kicked the night off with a live DJ set care of Acme Radio. Read on for a full recap of all the action, and check out some great shots from contributing photographer Nolan Knight.

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