[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Big Freedia w/ Cakes Da Killa & Alanna Royale | Feb. 23 at Exit/In

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For a minute now, Red Bull has been hosting a monthly, curated Sound Select show series, bringing together buzzworthy touring artists and local acts to perform at various venues around town for the low, low price of just $3. This month’s installment, which takes place Feb. 23 at Exit/In, will feature Queen Diva and bounce hip hop pioneer Big Freedia, along with emerging rapper Cakes da Killa and local soul/funk outfit Alanna Royale. While you can RSVP here, tickets are, as always, first come, first served, so you’ll need to get there early to ensure your spot. Alternately, you can win a pair of tickets and save yourself a few bucks for beer by entering our contest below, so read on for details as well as more about the stacked lineup!
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Rogue Wave Announce New LP, May 20 Show at Mercy Lounge

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San Francisco Bay Area indie rockers Rogue Wave are set to release their first LP in three years, titled Delusions Of Grand Fur, April 29 via Easy Sound.  The first single, “What Is Left To Solve,” features a slight departure from their pop-tinged indie rock past with a sound that leans more towards new wave.  Head below to check out the appropriately industrial themed video that accompanies the release, and get acquainted with the new sound while we welcome back Rogue Wave.

A North American tour has also been announced in support of the upcoming release, including a May 20 date at Mercy Lounge.  Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 12, and you can grab yours for the Nashville date right here.

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Escondido to Play Mercy Lounge April 22

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Just last week, Nashville duo Escondido dropped their brand new album, Walking With A Stranger. Now, they’re gearing up for a hometown show at Mercy Lounge on April 22. It’s great news for longtime fans who have been hooked since first hearing their 2013 debut album, The Ghost of Escondido. 

Tyler James and Jessica Maros’ incredible harmonies and skillful songwriting have made them favorites in the indie alt-country community, and for good reason. Their brand new release is already earning acclaim from critics and fans alike.

If you want to hear some of their new material live, you’ll need to act fast. Tickets only cost $10 in advance, so grab yours now and click below to hear their emotional new track, “Try.”

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[REVIEW + PHOTOS] Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Tim Easton, & Aberdeen Green | 2.2.16 @ Acme Feed & Seed

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Liz Cooper & the Stampede, Tim Easton, Aberdeen Green
Acme Feed & Seed; Nashville, TN
February 2, 2016

Review by Jacob Ryan (@GonzoWithGusto). Photos by Brendan Donohue.

Looking to keep last year’s mojo going into 2016 for our No Country Presents partnership with Acme Feed & Seed, our second showcase of the new year was eclectic as ever. The bill featured Appalachia Americana from  Aberdeen Green, East Nashville bluesman Tim Easton, and psych rock inspired outfit Liz Cooper & The Stampede. Read on for a full recap, and check out some great shots from contributing photographer Brendan Donohue.

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Watch Tanya Montana Coe’s Dreamy New Video for “Let My Love”

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We here at No Country For New Nashville have been longtime fans of Nashville native Tanya Montana Coe and her sweetly soulful mix of alt-country and Americana. Today we’re especially excited to exclusively premiere the video for her sweeping new single, “Let My Love,” arriving just in time for Valentine’s Day.

In the clip, Coe is seen both at her piano and strolling the snow-covered East Nashville streets. The video’s aesthetic appropriately feels like a warm hug during a cold winter night – comforting, loving and just what you needed. Here’s a quote from Coe, explaining the backstory behind the development of “Let My Love.”

This is the third single/video from ‘Silver Bullet’ which came out October 26, 2015, recorded in the same East Nashville studio where Jack White produced Loretta Lynn’s “Van Lear Rose”. It’s the first song that Shane Tutmarc and I wrote together which actually ended up leading to him producing the entire record. It features Margo Price and Kim Logan on background vocals, Dillon Napier on drums, and Shane Tutmarc on piano, bass and guitar. This is one of my personal favorites from the album and has garnered over 65k streams on Spotify. Shane and I decided to keep the video pretty simple and intimate since the whole album itself was a labor of love for us. After being snowed in for a few days, it felt like the perfect time to put a visual to “Let My Love” which was originally written in the cold early weeks of December 2013.

Grab a cup of hot chocolate, get cozy and click below to check out Tanya Montana Coe’s picturesque new video for “Let My Love.”

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