Savoy Motel Channel Jay Reatard in “Sorry People”

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We last checked in with local boogie rockers Savoy Motel, when they dropped their garage glam track “Souvenir Shop Rock” earlier this summer.  Now, the band, made up of members of Cheap Time and Heavy Cream, are back with the new single, “Sorry People,” in support of their upcoming self-titled LP, which is set to drop Oct. 21 via What’s Your Rupture.  The latest single starts out with a retro Casio beat (it actually comes from an antique Maestro Rhythm King MK) that propels the song into a uniquely throwback pop track featuring plenty of jangly guitars and a head nod inducing bass line, and it is quickly becoming some of the more uniquely interesting music to come out of Nashville thus far in 2016.

Bassist/vocalist Jeffrey Novak describes the new track as, “a song based on the late Jay Reatard’s skewed philosophy of never apologizing for anything, even though I remember him telling me he was sorry about countless crazy things in the past.”

Head below to dip into the ultra groovy track that will demand repeat spins, and stay tuned for some sure to be announced local shows in support of the upcoming LP.

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Amos Lee w/ Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors | Sept. 16 @ Ascend Amphitheater

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Beloved singer-songwriter Amos Lee is showing off a funky and inspired new sound on his latest album, Spirit. The Philadelphia native is giving fans a first taste of his latest record with a show at Ascend Amphitheater on Sept. 16. This time around, adopted Nashvillians Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors will be on hand to kick things off. You can still grab tickets right here while they last, but we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan! Read on for more about the show and enter below!

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Watch Car Seat Headrest’s Television Debut | Playing Mercy Lounge Sept. 7

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To call Will Toledo prolific might be an understatement.  The creative force behind Car Seat Headrest, Toledo released an impressive 11 records via Bandcamp while he was in college, and, reportedly even first started recording vocals in the backseat of his car for privacy, thus the name of the band.  Toledo’s DIY ethos, dynamic and emotive songwriting, and sometimes piercing and heady subject matter, caught the attention of Matador, where the mere 23-year old signed in 2015 to release his debut, Teens Of Style.  His first proper full band release, Teens Of Denial, dropped early this year, and has already been topping mid-year “best of” lists across the board.  Car Seat Headrest made their television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week, and you can watch them performing Teens of Denial opener “Fill In The Blank” below.  After you are finished with that, you really should dig into the full record, and definitely grab $15 tickets to see their Nashville debut at Mercy Lounge on Sept. 7.

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Lake Street Dive w/ Rubblebucket | Sept. 15 @ Ryman Auditorium

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Talented multi-genre quartet Lake Street Dive made waves with their groovy new record, Side Pony, earlier this year. The 1960s inspired record was recorded here in Nashville and produced by Dave Cobb, so it’s only fitting that they head back to its birthplace for an epic headlining show. The band will play The Ryman Auditorium on Sept. 15, along with Brooklyn alt-pop favorites Rubblebucket. You can still snag a ticket for $32.50, but we’re also giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets on us! Read on for more info on the show and your chance to win.

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The Basement East To Host All-Star Charity Event For Louisiana on Sept. 1

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that southern Louisiana was hit hard by record breaking flooding earlier this month, and tens of thousands lost homes and have been displaced during the historic event.  So, what are we going to do in Music City to help them in their time of need?  Throw a concert, of course.

The fine folks over at The Basement East have teamed up with the Better Than Ezra Foundation to raise money for relief efforts, and they have enlisted an A-team of musicians with Louisiana roots to perform at the one night only event.  You will see Will Kimbrough, Grimey, Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra, Tommy Keenum, Patrick Sweany, Chase McGill, Kevin Gordon, Friends of Lola, and “very special guests.”  The show gets started at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, and tickets are a $10 donation.

When asked about the floods in Louisiana, and involving his Better Than Ezra Foundation, Kevin Griffin said, “Better Than Ezra has strong ties to Baton Rouge.  We started our band there during our LSU days.  Seeing the devestation there has moved us to action.  Our thoughts are with the people of South Louisiana during this awful time.”  This is not the first time that the Better Than Ezra Foundation has leapt to action for Louisiana, as they were front and center in the disaster relief following Hurricane Katrina over 10 years ago.

Do some real good while having a real good time!  The official event poster is below, and you can head to the Facebook event page for even more information.

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