[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Perpetual Groove w/ Luthi | Sept. 30 @ Marathon Music Works

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Reformed after a two year hiatus, and restored to their “classic” lineup with a great new EP in tow, hardworking jam band Perpetual Groove, known for their eclectic sound and amazing live show (complete with awesome lights), are back in Nashville for the first time in over three years this Friday, Sept. 30 at Marathon Music Works! With support from locals LUTHI, who just took a full on funk turn with their new EP, this show is sure to be an exhilarating way to kick off your weekend and bid farewell to September, and tickets are still available right here! Additionally, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner, so read on for details and enter below!

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Solar Twin Premiere Debut Single ” Slow Motion”

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If you still have doubts about the strength of the pop scene in Nashville, please direct your attention to Solar Twin.  The fresh faced synth pop outfit is the brainchild of transplant rocker Shane Tutmarc, whose bluesy, bar room rock we have shared with you in the past.  With the new project, Tutmarc has embraced the pop revolution, dousing his powerhouse voice in autotune and has trading in his howling guitars for dreamy synths.  Head below to hear the excellent first single “Slow Motion,” and notch another win for the Music City pop scene.

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Hear Lauren Strange & The Pretty Killers Cover The Cranberries’ “Zombie”

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Local rockers Lauren Strange & The Pretty Killers have been staples in the Nashville scene since the release of their debut EP, The Strange, back in 2010.  Since, we’ve followed Strange through her release of another EP, titled Say Yes, back in 2014, and seen her intelligent alt-rock leaning sets on numerous bills around town over the years.  Strange returned last week with an unrelenting cover of The Cranberries’ 1994 classic “Zombie.”  The timing of the release seems fitting in the unsettled time in our country right now, and deftly portrays the original message of the song, which was originally written as a protest song against IRA bombings in Warrington, England.  Head below to hear Lauren’s powerful take.

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New On Our Spotify Playlist: Jamie Lidell, Aaron Krause, Lucius, Jim James & More

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Our main goal at No Country is to share music from our favorite local artists and touring acts that hit Nashville. Now you can get straight to listening on our Nashville Spotify playlist

Local music additions:

“Building A Beginning” by Jamie Lidell
“Bridges” by Quinn Lewis
“Thinkin Bout You” by Aaron Krause
“Zombie” by Lauren Strange & The Pretty Killers
“We Melt ft. Leticia Wolf” by Gay Vibes
“In The Middle” by Mona
“Signs ft. T.I.” by Cherub

Touring artist additions:

“Same Old Lie” by Jim James – Playing The Ryman on November 23
“Pulling Teeth” by Lucius – Playing Cannery Ballroom on November 2
“You Can Be You” by Saint Motel – Playing Cannery Ballroom October 25
“Fall Together” by The Temper Trap – Playing 3rd and Lindsley on October 9
“The Killing Moon” by Echo & The Bunnymen – Playing Marathon Music Works on October 17
“TV Queen” by Wild Nothing – Playing Exit/In on November 2

Follow along so you don’t miss the best of No Country for New Nashville!

Kacey Musgraves to Celebrate New Christmas Album Nov. 28 at The Ryman

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Fresh off a stellar outing at this weekend’s Pilgrimage Fest in Franklin, local country starlet Kacey Musgraves has announced a short run of fall dates in support of her upcoming debut Christmas album, A Very Kacey Christmas, due out Oct. 28, and featuring guests like Willie Nelson and Leon Bridges. The tour will return Musgraves to The Ryman Auditorium on Nov. 28, where she last played two sold out shows almost exactly a year ago. Funneling classic country sensibilities and uncompromising social ideals into a contemporary, poppy, alt-country sound, Kacey has become one of the most exciting, critically beloved, and commercially primed country artists in recent memory, and her take on Christmas tunes, described as a nostalgic throwback to classic pop and simpler times, is sure to bring on the early holiday cheer. You can hear a preview of the album below, and you can grab tickets to Kacey’s upcoming show, all but guaranteed to sell out, beginning Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. CDT right here!
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