[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Protomartyr w/ Shame & Twen | March 2 @ The High Watt

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Out in support of their smart, topical, critically beloved fourth album Relatives in Descent, Detroit artsy post-punks Protomartyr return to town March 2 for a headlining outing at The High Watt, alongside buzzy British post-punks Shame, celebrating their phenomenal recent debut, and local favorites TWEN. A band we’ve been obsessing over for a number of years now, each time Protomartyr make it to town, every time with a bit more buzz, is a treat, and it’s great to still be able to catch them somewhere up close and intimate like The High Watt. Tickets are still available right here, but we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan! Read on for more on why you don’t want to miss the show, and enter for a chance to win below.

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Moon Taxi Drop New Video for “Not Too Late”

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Like most Music City residents, we’ve been singing the praises of local alt rockers Moon Taxi for years, and have delighted in watching them earn the national credit they deserve over their past several releases and increasingly high-profile tours. It’s always awesome to see local musicians break out big, but the best part of all is Moon Taxi did it the hard way, grinding out local gigs, touring all over the nation, and playing every major American fest on the circuit worth mentioning (this year it’s In Bloom Fest, Bonnaroo, Cathead Jam, and Sloss Fest). After earning a cult following around the region with a trio of early releases, the group got major radio love for their highly acclaimed 2015 effort Daybreaker. After marathon tour after tour, Moon Taxi dropped their buzzed about followup, Let the Record Play, just last month, which has already made its way onto our Spotify playlist (and countless others) in the form of the tasty first single “Too High.”

As their latest LP continues to amass praise, the band recently released a video for their latest single, “Not Too Late.” The high school angst showcased in the spot should strike a chord with almost everyone, as viewers follow three different characters, each one overcoming different obstacles. The longing themed lyrics and ’80s style guitars match the visuals perfectly, transporting us back to feeling like teenaged dreamers in simpler times. Click on after the jump to enjoy Moon Taxi’s latest!

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] American Roommates Grow Up On ‘Am I An Adult Yet?’ | See Them Feb. 22 at The East Room

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Originally from Columbus, GA, indie rockers American Roommates relocated to Nashville a few years back, and have since fully integrated into the local DIY scene, performing at clubs and alternative spaces all over town at an increasingly frequent clip. The band’s 2015 EP Tomahawk served as an admirable introduction, but as they’ve increasingly become an exciting and buzzy fixture in the local indie scene and further cemented their sound while solidifying their permeant lineup, we’ve been eagerly awaiting new tunes from the group’s current incarnation.

Dubbed Am I An Adult Yet?, American Roommates’ much-anticipated new EP will officially drop this Thursday, Feb. 22, but we’re very excited to bring you an exclusive early stream of the whole thing in full, which you can hear below right now!

Partially recorded at the Whites Creek house/studio where the group lives (they are actual roommates), the EP was produced by Will Bishop and recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jake Saghi. In addition to a digital release, it’s available for pre-order on a limited edition cassette tape, and marks the seventh release for burgeoning local boutique label The Haters Ball, run by American Roommates drummer Chase Loyd.

Lead single “Michael Jordan,” for which the band recently released a music video, gave us a taste of what to expect, and the rest of Am I An Adult Yet? delivers in spades, showcasing a layered, ambitious, experimental, hypnotic, impassioned, and dynamic style, which should immediately appeal to fans of similar high-art and genre-bending indie bands like Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse.

American Roommates are a true gem in the Nashville indie landscape, and a band that deserve so much more attention. If you’ve slept on them until now, their latest EP is a confident and commanding jumping off point, and you can celebrate its release live this Thursday, Feb. 22 at The East Room, while they’ll perform along H.A.R.D., The Deacons, and Quiet Oaks. The 18+ show is just $5, and proceeds go to benefit the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition, so you can support a great cause and great music at the same time! Find out more.

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[REMINDER] Catch MISSIO w/ Welshly Arms & Bones Owens | TONIGHT @ The Basement East

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Still building upon on the buzz of their excellent 2017 debut, Loner, Austin anthemic, electro rock duo MISSIO return to town tonight, Feb. 20 to headline The Basement East, along with another buzzworthy and complimentary, though decidedly different, act, Cleveland blues rock outfit Welshly Arms, who broke out last year with their Legendary EP. Kicking off this eclectic bill is local singer-songwriter and prolific guitar collaborator Bones Owens, who’s been ramping up his solo appearances since last year’s Make Me No King EP. A diverse and well-rounded trio of acts, this is a rare chance to catch three performers at really exciting moments of musical ascent, and you can still grab tickets right here! Read on for more about the show.

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: MGMT, Phangs, King Tuff, Liza Anne, I’m With Her, & More

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Our main goal at No Country is to share music from our favorite local artists and touring acts that hit Nashville. Now you can get straight to listening on our Nashville Spotify playlist.

Local music additions

“Happy Season” by Phangs
“Miss You Like Hell” by Nightly
“Hate Yourself” by Reality Something
“I’m Tired, You’re Lonely” by Liza Anne – Playing Third Man Records on April 19
“Headlights and Goodbyes” by Jacob Thomas Jr. – Playing The Local on April 11
“Love In Winter” by Palm Ghosts – Playing The End on March 15
“Rat King” by The Ragcoats – Playing Little Harpeth Brewery on March 17

Touring artist additions

“Little Dark Age” by MGMT – Playing Ryman Auditorium on March 11
“My Money” by Lo Moon – Playing The High Watt on March 22
“just cuz you can’t” by pronoun – Playing The End on March 20
“Psycho Star” by King Tuff – Playing Basement East on May 13
“My Children” by Protomartyr – Playing The High Watt on March 2
“Ain’t That Fine” by I’m With Her – Playing Station Inn on March 8 & 9
“It’s Gonna Go Away” by Shannon & The Clams – Playing Ryman Auditorium on February 25

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