Foxygen Drops New Single “How Can You Really” | Announces Exit/In Date on 10/2


We’re HUGE fans of the breakout LP, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic, from Foxygen that released last year.  Hit singles like “No Destruction”, “Shuggie”, and “San Francisco” were on permanent repeat in our brains last summer.  Honestly, they were a big push for us to make it up to find out how amazing Forecastle Festival was in Louisville last year, and we’ve been patiently awaiting the announcement of a Nashville date.

The wait is over (well, at least for the announcement), as Foxygen has announced an October 2nd date at Exit/In along with Dub Thompson.  Foxygen is touring in support of their eagerly awaited follow up, … And Star Power, set to release on October 14th on Jagjaguwar.  You can check out the danceable new track below “How Can You Really” below.  It’s a bit of a departure from the experimental rock vibes that channeled Dylan, the Stones, and Bowie in their last album, but, take it from a guy who drove way to fast on 65 to make sure to catch them at Forecastle last year, their live show is something else entirely.  Go ahead and grab your tickets here, and check out the new single below.

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J. Mascis Drops “Wide Awake” ft. Cat Power | Plays Exit/In on October 1st


Dinosaur Jr. front man and all around guitar idol, J. Mascis just dropped another single from his upcoming sophomore solo effort titled, Tied To A Star.  The single “Wide Awake” is a slow, pretty burn in comparison, but features some lovely guest vocals with the one and only Chan Marshall (dba Cat Power), which is sure to keep you awake for a few spins.

Mascis is no stranger to Nashville, but this will be his first solo appearance in over a decade.  So, mark your calendar for October 1st, and head to the Exit/In website to snag yours.  If that isn’t enough for you, Broken Social Scene ringleader, Kevin Drew is out touring in support of his second solo effort, Darlings, and is on the same bill.  Legendary?  That’s a subjective call, but, from our seat, definitely so.  Have a listen to the new H. Mascis single below while you ponder deep questions.

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Grace Askew @ Soulshine Pizza Factory | July 31st | 5pm


Every so often our fine editor will give something a listen and instantly know one of us writers will be totally into it. We can all be thankful for that thoughtfulness, because now we know Grace Askew and you can get a chance to hear her live this Thursday at Soulshine Pizza Factory as part of the Southpaw Supper Club hosted weekly from 5-7pm.

Grace may be best known for having been a semi-finalist on NBC’S The Voice but she’s a got a lot more going on than your average reality show contestant and we’ve got a preview of her sound after the jump plus more ways to get acquainted with her sound!

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[Preview] Mateja w/ Good Buddy, Andrew Lowry and Wabash | Tonight @ The End

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What the hell is there to do on a Thursday night? Live On The Green is still a few weeks away and if you aren’t interested in this week’s Nashville Dancin’ lineup, you should head down to The End and support a laid back night of all local bands. Mateja, Good Buddy, Andrew Lowry and Wabash have all had recent releases and are working hard at making a name for themselves here in Music City where they call home. For some great music at a great price, grab $5 and check out these local acts after the jump.

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St. Paul And The Broken Bones Announce New Years Eve Show At Marathon Music Works!


Yes, I know that we still have at another (presumably) month of sweltering heat ahead of us, and football season hasn’t even started, but sometimes you have to plan in advance… even in Nashville.  Breakout retro soul rock act St. Paul And The Broken Bones are no strangers to us here in Nashville.  From multiple sets in various packed venues around town, their still talked about Live On The Green set last year, or their blistering Bonnaroo set this year, they have taken Nashville (along with the rest of the nation) in their grasp.

You see where we are going with this, right?  It’s the same place we went last year when that Moon Taxi show sold out over New Year’s at Marathon.  You need to get ahead of the proverbial curve, or you will find yourself at a house party (probably at your place) with a bunch of people breaking beer bottles all over the joint.  Those of you that are planners, should go ahead and jump on the pre-sale that is happening from 10am to 10 pm on July 31st (password: SPBBNYE). General public on-sale starts August 1st at 10am at the same link.

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