Remains of August | Here’s Everything We Missed

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While we still technically have three more weeks of summer, and it sure still feels like it outside, Labor Day and the start of September have us thinking fall. And, while the fall already promises to be jam-packed with incredible shows, releases, festivals, and more, we’re still enjoying the remains of what has been a pretty fantastic summer season for music. While we try to keep you up to date on every single happening every single day, this site remains something we do in our spare time, and August proved to be especially hectic. Rather than just cut loose all of the news, releases, and announcements we missed, we decided to round them all up for you in one convenient place. So, if your summer has been as busy as ours, you might want to take a look at the remains of August before you dive into September…

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Stream Justin Townes Earle’s New Album ‘Single Mothers’ Ahead of Sept. 9 Release

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Less than a week after he announcedNov. 20 headlining performance at The Ryman with Cory Branan, Nashville folk/Americana singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle has made his upcoming fifth album, Single Mothers, available to stream early, thanks to the good folks at NPR. After a nasty public falling out with short-lived label home Communion, Single Mothers arrives via Vagrant on Sept. 9.

Stream Single Mothers HERE.

You can also grab tickets to The Ryman show right here, and watch JTE’s latest music video, for ”Time Shows Fools,” below.

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RCA Studio A Will Probably Be Demolished After All

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While we’ve mostly sat by on the sidelines, watching the drama unfold, since June, Music Row’s historic RCA Studio A, which, for the last 12 years has been leased and operated by Ben Folds, has seemingly been in jeopardy, changing hands to a new owner, Brentwood developer Tim Reynolds, ousting Folds as a tenant, and standing victim to an uncertain fate. Originally, Reynolds vowed to preserve the historic site, and, if he couldn’t deliver on that promise, withdraw his contract. However, the new owner (and his company, Bravo Development) has changed his tune in recent weeks, deeming the studio space structurally unsound, and in greater disrepair than anticipated. While the fate of the space has not been specifically spelled out, the developer seems to no longer have any intention of withdrawing from the site, which, likely, means the building stands to be demolished. The Nashville Scene has more on the story, including a quote from Bravo Development’s publicist, which aims to explain the current situation without outlining any specific plans. You can watch a short clip of Ben Folds discussing the space below.

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Diarrhea Planet Premiere “Platinum Girls” Music Video Ahead of ‘Aliens in the Outfield’ EP

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’90s nostalgia is all the rage these days, and, though bands have been participating in that trend to varying degrees of success, Nashville’s own Diarrhea Planet have just taken the crown. We can all go home now. In their new music video, produced by and premiered via Nylon, the local rockers went to New Jersey to perform at the original house from cult favorite Nickelodeon TV show, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, going so far as to recreate classic characters and moments from the show. The track, “Platinum Girls,” is set to appear on DP’s upcoming EP, Aliens in the Outfield, for which they’ll be premiering a new track each month until its Nov. 18 release thorough Infinity Cat. Head here to grab a download of “Platinum Girls,” and watch the incredible Blair Waters-directed music video after the jump!

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[Review + Photos] Live on the Green featuring Capital Cities, The Features, and All Them Witches | August 28th @ Public Square Park

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LIVE ON THE GREEN
w/ Capital Cities, The Features, All Them Witches
Public Square Park; Nashville, TN
August 28, 2014

Review by Jack Smith. Photos by Brian Hill

There aren’t too many things that are more of a bummer than heavy rain during an outdoor show, and yet this was the exact situation the organizers of Live on the Green were tasked with last Thursday, Aug. 28. It was the third week of the free concert series, set to feature Capital Cities, The Features, and All Them Witches, and despite, the rain and lightning delays, we have to say that the crowd still managed to have an absolute blast.

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