No Country in a Nutshell: The Weekly Recap | 10.13-10.19

October is always such a crazy month.  Festival season has wound down and now the steady stream of club shows is boiling over with activity.  We don’t sleep much in October, and you can see why below!  More announcements, more shows, more reviews, and more ticket giveaways.  Catch up on everything you might have missed with our recap below.

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[Ticket Giveaway] The New Pornographers w/ The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart | Cannery Ballroom | November 4th!

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It was barely summer when we first announced that The New Pornographers were coming to Nashville in support of their incredible new album Brill Bruisers, and now their date at Cannery Ballroom is almost upon us now!  On November 4th, you can catch the Pornos along with indie popsters Pains Of Being Pure At Heart for one of our most anticipated shows of the fall. While it’s not too late to buy tickets, we wanted to give one lucky fan a chance to win a pair, so read out for more about the show and for details on how to enter!

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[Review + Photos] OK Go @ Mercy Lounge | Oct 17th

OK Go. Photo by Matt Cairns.
OK Go. Photo by Matt Cairns.

Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
October 17th, 2014
Review and photos by Matt Cairns

We’ll be finding confetti hidden in our clothes and unmentionables for a week after the OK Go show at Mercy Lounge last Friday. The band blasted us with rainbows of paper basically every other song, and the crowd was wading through it like it was the biggest snowfall Nashville had ever seen. Their hilarious antics throughout the set and the overly ambitious cannoneer made for one hella good time. We didn’t expect any less of a live show from a band whose music videos are as calculated as a broadway production, and we even saw some opera during their set (yep, opera).

OK Go continues to impress and there seems to be no shortage of rabbits under their hats. With their new album out last Tuesday, we can bet that there will be more legendary videos to come in the very near future. Check out our full review of the show plus some cool photos after the jump.

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Check Out This Daytrip Remix of ELEL’s “40 Watt”


From single releases to video releases to taking part in one of our podcasts, blog pals and local standout indie popsters ELEL have had quite the 2014.  They’ve pretty much blown up on the local circuit, and have been teasing us with bits and pieces of their new record Geode for months now.  While we wait for their official release of that record on Mom + Pop Records, we have a pretty exciting remix (which is common in the M + P camp) by Daytrip of their debut single “40 Watt”.  Check that out below, and stay tuned for more exciting stuff coming from ELEL as 2014 becomes 2015.

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No Country’s Guide to Nashville at CMJ 2014


We’re heading to New York City for the annual CMJ Music Marathon this week, and so are a lot of our favorite local acts! And, while this year’s fest boasts a TON of incredible bands, we wanted to help you show Music City artists a little extra love by rounding up some of our faves. Below, you’ll find some of our top picks for Nashville artists at this year’s CMJ, along with samples of their tunes. Hope to see you in attendance!

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