New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: H.A.R.D, Smooth Hound Smith, Mandolin Orange, Andrew Combs, Lackhoney, JMR, & 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

“People Like Me” by H.A.R.D
“Come Back To Earth” by Rayland Baxter
“Waiting for a Spark” by Smooth Hound Smith
“Save Somebody Else” by Andrew Combs
“Poppin'” by 2’Live Bre
“Rhapsodize” by Camden, Lackhoney
“Hurt Me Now” by Quinn Lewis
“All I Want” by JMR
“You Don’t Love Me Now” by The Made & The Born
“Together” by Royal & the Serpent
“Magical Thing” by Quichenight

Touring artist additions

“Somebody to Love” by Thunderpussy – Playing The High Watt on August 13
“Grow into a Ghost” by Swearin’ – Playing Basement East on July 28
“Face in the Scene” by Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Playing Basement East on August 7
“Golden Embers” by Mandolin Orange – Playing Ryman Auditorium on September 6
“No Halo” by Kevin Morby – Playing Third Man Records on September 10
“Love Lies Bleeding” by Rose of the West – Playing The High Watt on August 1

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

[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Mandolin Orange w/ Bonny Light Horseman | Sept. 6 @ The Ryman Auditorium

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Out in support of their sixth and, perhaps, best LP to date, Tides of a Teardrop, beloved North Carolina folk/Americana duo Mandolin Orange are set to return to The Ryman Auditorium later their summer for not one, but two headlining dates, Sept. 6 & 7. Joining the band on night one is a new supergroup with an unbelievable pedigree, Bonny Light Horseman, made up of Fruit Bats’ frontman Eric D. Johnson, singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell, and guitarist Josh Kaufman, and tickets for both performances are still available here (9/6) and here (9/7) while they last! We’d suggest snagging your spot now as they’re going fast, but we’re excited to announce that we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to the Sept. 6 show to one lucky fan, if you’d rather leave it up to chance. Read on for more about the show and enter for a chance to win below!

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[REMINDER] Don’t Miss Julia Holter w/ Ana Roxanne | TONIGHT @ The Basement East

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Over five full-lengths, most recently last year’s masterful double album Aviary, Los Angeles based experimental art pop singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Julia Holter has emerged as one of the most interesting, compelling, and genre-bending artists in recent memory, moving from electronic-infused bedroom pop to avant-garde and baroque to orchestral-infused, lush, and experimental, along the way earning critical accolades and an organic loyal following. Yet, somehow in her musical travels, Holter has never managed to make it to Nashville, making her Music City debut tonight, July 20 at The Basement East, hot on the heels of a run in Europe, an extra special affair. Holter and her six-piece backing band will receive support from LA-based experimental and ambient pop up and comer Ana Roxanne, whose debut EP, ~~~, just received a proper wide release, and has been resonating strong with critics, and, certainly, will appeal to fans of Holter’s similar aesthetic. Tickets to this special and unique outing are available right here while they last, and you can read on for more about the show!

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H.A.R.D. Celebrate New Single | TONIGHT @ The High Watt w/ Microwave Mountain, Reality Something, & Quiet Oaks

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Founded in early 2017 by members of Light Beam Rider, after that promising former Mississippi-bred project split, Nashville’s Have A Rad Day, or H.A.R.D., as they generally go by, have been gaining local buzz since first appearing on a number of bills that year. The group garnered attention for first single, “Bellyacher,” not long after coming together, and with production and co-writing from Diarrhea Planet’s Jordan Smith, and guest vocals from The Weeks’ Cyle Barnes, it served as an exciting, commanding, confident introduction, establishing the band’s sound somewhere between DP’s shred-worthy, riff-tastic, fun loving party punk, and The Weeks’ sludgy, southern rock.

Another early single, “Hometown Hero,” further flexed H.A.R.D.’s range and had us keeping a close eye on the group ahead of their absolutely fantastic debut EP, Have A Rad Day, which dropped last summer, and serves a hell of an introductory effort, landing as one last year’s best local releases, and asserting H.A.R.D. as the next great Nashville rock band to watch, especially if you’ve been mourning the loss of Diarrhea Planet as hard as we have (Smith’s production hand is definitely felt, and he even appears as a guest on standout track “Sports Sinner”).

The hard-hitting, fun-loving, riff-shredding indie punks wowed us last weekend in Louisville at Forecastle Fest, and today just dropped an inspired new single- a first taste of new music since their EP- the beer-guzzling, guitar-soaring, chant-along-primed “Thank God There Are People Like Me,” which you can stream right now below! Tonight, July 19, they’re set to celebrate with a local headliner at The High Watt, with support from a stellar bill of favorites: garage rockers Microwave Mountain, grungy alt rockers Reality Something, and indie rock outfit Quiet Oaks, all acts regular readers should be more than familiar with. This is sure to be one of the best local shows of the summer, and you can still get tickets right here while they last!

H.A.R.D., Microwave Mountain, Reality Something, and Quiet Oaks will perform tonight, July 19 at The High Watt. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $10.

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