mewithoutYou, Into It. Over It. to Play Mercy Lounge Oct. 23


While you’ve certainly had numerous chances to see both Philadelphia indie/art rock outfit mewithoutYou and seminal Chicago emo rockers Into It. Over It. in Nashville in recent years, the two beloved acts have never performed here together, and certainly make for a most epic pairing. The former are still celebrating the release of last year’s Pale Horses, while the latter, essentially a solo vehicle for prolific performer Evan Weiss, just released his third LP Standards back in March. Teaming up for a short run of fall dates, mwY and IIOI will play Mercy Lounge on Oct. 23Needle Points have been tapped to open, and tickets will go on sale this Friday, July 29 at 10 a.m. CDT right here. Preview some new tunes and check out a full list of dates below!

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Third Man Records To Release Three Unique Nashville Records On Friday


The inner workings of coolness from Third Man Records is something that never ceases to amaze.  The Jack White founded local label has long been recognized for releasing incredibly unique music of all genres, take for example the release of Ennio Morricone’s score for The Hateful Eight last year, but, this Friday, the label has three new releases coming up from Nashville based artists, Coupler, Essential Tremors, and William Tyler.  Coupler took over the iconic Blue Room Studio at Third Man to create a pulse driving electronic set that was really more of an improvised jam session.  Essential Tremors veered away from their guitar based sound, and are releasing a 7-inch that feels more like a synth driven tour bus through the New Wave invasion.  The William Tyler record features 5-tracks recorded during a live performance in 2014, which was kept in the can until Tyler was able to release his incredible new album, Modern Country, earlier this year.

Whether you are a fan of the unique, a fan of one of these bands in particular, or just a fan of the Nashville Music Scene as a whole; these are three releases that are worthy of your consideration.  You can pre-order vinyl for Coupler, Essential Tremors, and William Tyler at the links you just read, and you can head below to check out clips from each of the recordings.  Also of note, if you are in the Nashville area, you can head out for the Coupler release show at The East Room on July 29 with Future Daze and DJ Pale Rider, and the Essential Tremors release show takes place at Soft Junk Nashville on Aug. 5 with Spodee Boy, Serration Pulse, and Aquarian Blood.  William Tyler is gearing up for a run of dates with Wilco, Margo Price, and Bombino that will keep him on the road for most of the fall.

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The 1975 to Play Municipal Auditorium Nov. 21


One of the biggest breakout success stories of the last several years, English alt/indie pop rockers The 1975 have, so far, only made it to Music City once, for a 2014 performance at Marathon Music Works (originally slated for Exit/In) amidst a whirlwind of buzz fueled by their eponymous debut LP. Since then, the group, who actually began in 2002 as teens (operating relatively under the radar and under different names until about 2012), have only become a more dominant force in popular music, and their highly-anticipated sophomore effort, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, arrived earlier this year to critical and commercial acclaim. Continuing to tour relentlessly in support, the band have just announced a fall run of North American dates, which will finally return them to Nashville for a Nov. 21 performance at Municipal Auditorium, likely an indication of LiveNation’s newfound control of the under-utilized downtown venue. Tickets details are still forthcoming, but you can sign up for the group’s mailing list to gain pre-sale access on Wednesday.

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[REMINDER] Catch Diarrhea Planet, The Delta Saints, & More | Saturday, July 23 @ Elliston Place Street Fest


In celebration of Exit/In‘s 45th birthday, the legendary venue and adjacent sister space The End, part of the historic Elliston Place “Rock Block” are bringing back a tradition that first took place in the late ’70s and early ’80s: The Elliston Place Street Fest. As we previously announced, the party will take place Saturday, July 23, with stages in both venues as well as outdoors, and will feature performances from Diarrhea PlanetThe Delta SaintsThe FeaturesThe Protomen, and more! General admission tickets are still available for the fest, presented by Lightning 100 and Indie Nash, so grab yours now and read on for more about the full lineup!
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Austin Manuel’s New LP ‘Up The Ridge’ Out Today | Catch Him Aug. 6 @ The Basement


Last year was a big one for local singer-songwriter Austin Manuel. We gave you exclusive premieres of his stellar tracks “I Just Want You To Love Me” and “Sue in Blue,” and now he’s back with even more. Today, his new LP, Up the Ridge, is available for download through NoiseTrade and is streaming from Spotify after the jump. If you’re a fan of emotional Americana with an alternative edge, this is an album you have to hear.

After you finish putting Up the Ridge on repeat, mark your calendars for Manuel’s album release show at The Basement on Aug. 6. The show starts at 7 p.m. and features an opening set from fellow local talent Jason Staebler’s ambient folk-pop act Good Buddy. Tickets are only $5, which is a total steal for a night of music this good.

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