Enter To Win a Pair of Weekend Passes to the 2015 Ink N Iron Festival!

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For more than a decade, tattoo convention meets music festival meets hot rod show meets fashion and culture celebration Ink N Iron has been a popular staple of the scene in Long Beach, California. Earlier this year, for the first time ever, the fest announced a 2015 expansion to Nashville, which they fittingly dub “in the land of Elvis and Cash.” Set to take place August 6-9, Ink N Iron will host performances from the likes of Merle Haggard, Coheed & CambriaSharon JonesSuicidal TendenciesMisfitsWanda Jackson, Reverend Horton HeatJim LauderdaleShooter Jennings, and countless other acts (full lineup here) in Bicentennial Mall State Park. Additionally, the weekend boasts a massive tattoo convention at Municipal Auditorium, as well as car and bike shows, performance art, a pin up pageant, tons of vendors, and more! Tickets for the inaugural event are on sale now, and range in options from tattoo convention only to single-day concert tickets to weekend passes.

A four-day music and culture fest in our own backyard? Not a bad way to kick off August. We’re so excited to welcome Ink N Iron to town, that we’ve teamed up with the fest to provide one lucky person a pair of weekend passes. Enter below!

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Twin Shadow To Play Exit/In On September 25th!

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George Lewis Jr (d.b.a. Twin Shadow) has announced that they are resuming touring after a horrible bus accident injured 12 (including Lewis Jr) earlier this spring in Colorado.  Luckily everyone from the band appears to be on the road to recovery, and, lucky for us, they have announced a date at Nashville’s Exit/In on September 25th!

Lewis and his band are currently touring in support of the latest album Eclipse, which released earlier this year, and is the major label (Warner Brothers) follow up to his highly acclaimed sophomore release, Confess, which featured hits like “Five Seconds” and “Patient”.  Eclipse is largely a more accessible record as is heard in bangers like “To The Top” and “I’m Ready”, the former of which you can check out below.

Tickets are available here for $18 advance or $20 at the door, but we wouldn’t dilly dally because they aren’t likely to be available day of show.

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Watch Colony House Perform “Waiting For My Time To Come” On ‘Conan’

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We recently told you that this was a a big year for local indie rockers Colony House. They recently dropped a cool stripped down video for “Second Guessing Games”, and, of course, they have a big upcoming homecoming date at Ascend Amphitheater with Needtobreathe on August 14th!   As if the increasing fame for these local heroes wasn’t enough, they just got some serious national love with an appearance on Conan last night.

Head below to check their performance of “Waiting For My Time To Come”, and grab your tickets to see them perform on the Riverfront this summer.

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[REVIEW + PHOTOS] Secret Club, The Smoking Flowers, The Cunning, & Brian Ritchey | The Basement | June 26, 2015

photo by Gary Acquaro. Secret Club. photo by Gary Acquaro.

Secret Club
w/ The Smoking Flowers, The Cunning, & Brian Ritchey

The Basement; Nashville, TN
Friday, June 26

Review by Jacqui Sahagian. Photos by Gary Acquaro. 

Local punks Secret Club celebrated the release of their debut album Apocalypse Meow with a rollicking show at The Basement on Friday night, which showed off the trio’s philosophy that music is for having fun, drinking and taking the piss out of everyone and everything. This is not a band of super serious jerks trying too hard to get signed, which is probably why they did, putting out a record of short, hard, and loud songs that The Ramones wouldn’t be rolling over in their graves to get compared to. They celebrated the release with the punk-Americana duo The Smoking Flowers, southern rock band The Cunning, and soul and indie rock influenced solo artist Brian Ritchey.

Read on for our full review and photos.

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Brezhnev Society Drops New Transmission: “Electric Heart”

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Honestly, we get pretty excited when we get new “transmissions” from Nashville based electronic duo Brezhnev Society.  Their sound is a mixture of shoegazey, post rock, pop, and electronica, that the artists explain to us is their “interpretation of how music might have sounded if the cold war ended differently”.  The music makes use of Soviet-era keyboards to layer electronic tracks and lush vocals for a truly emotive listening experience.

As if the music wasn’t interesting enough in it’s own right, the videos, which they produced themselves, are out of this world impressive. We already brought you the videos for the tracks “Falling Sky” and “Make Up Our Minds”, and then the winter/holidays inspired video for “The Star”.  So, right after you check out the new video for the latest single, “Electric Heart”, below, we’re pretty sure you are gonna want to go back to check out the first three videos too.

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