[REMINDER] Don’t Miss JD McPherson w/ Dylan Pratt | TONIGHT @ The Basement East

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In support of his new LP Undivided Heart & Soul, retro-inspired rock and roller JD McPherson is bringing his latest music to Nashville. Tonight, Nov. 18 he’ll share those new tunes and some of his old favorites during a headlining show at The Basement East. Get there early, because you don’t want to miss the impressive sounds of singer-songwriter Dylan Pratt. Sounds like a good way to spend your Saturday night, right? Snag your tickets right here before they run out and keep reading to get a preview of tonight’s great lineup.

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Sad Baxter Celebrate New 7-inch w/ Reality Something, Big Surr, & TWEN | TONIGHT @ Little Harpeth

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Since they debuted their self-titled EP in early 2015, we’ve been big fans of local sludgy, grunge pop duo Sad Baxter. From the very first listen, it was obvious they had huge potential, and their fresh but familiar sound is extremely complementary to the ever expanding Nashville underground rock scene. We weren’t the only ones to take notice. Local tastemaking label Cold Lunch Recordings backed their 2016 full-length debut, Weirdy, which they supported with frenetic touring and blow out after blow out local performances. After a summer cross-country run with yet another local buzzworthy indie rock band, The By Gods, SB have been recording some new material, which officially arrived yesterday. This latest 7-inch offering, also with Cold Lunch, features a stellar track they released through NPR entitled “Baby” as the A-side, and the unreleased “Sliver” (an original, not a Nirvana cover) as the B-side.

To celebrate this monumental occasion, the duo will be headlining a very special 21+ record release gig tonight, Nov. 18 at Little Harpeth Brewing, with help from likeminded grunge pop outfit Reality Something, fuzzy garage rockers Big Surr, and acid pop performers TWEN. Music starts at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and you got all this resident talent for just $7 at the door. Copies of the 7-inch were planned to be available as well, but unfortunately faced a problem, so the band will have cassettes instead, and will deliver the vinyl as soon as it’s in, if you want to opt for a $12 admission option that includes the record (it’s also streaming and available to buy online now too). So enjoy some local tunes over some local brews, and get a great sampling of some of the city’s best indie rock!

Sad Baxter, Reality Something, Big Surr, and TWEN will perform tonight, Nov. 18 at Little Harpeth Brewing. The show is 21+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7), and tickets are available to purchase at the door for $7 or $12 with a 7″ included (while supplies last).

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[REMINDER] Catch The Glorious Sons w/ Frances & The Foundation | TONIGHT @ The High Watt

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Rising Candian rockers The Glorious Sons are touring in support of their excellent sophomore LP, which just released last month, and they will be stopping into The High Watt tonight, Nov. 18 to envelope Nashville in their high voltage rock vibes.  Local (and perfectly paired) rockers Frances & The Foundation are set to open this killer bill. Tickets are still available here, so snag your spot and read on for additional details.

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TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | Nov. 17-19

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It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving (phew, where did this year go?), and that means it is your last chance for a normal weekend to get out to see music before you are stuck with your Aunt Harriet trying to force the fourth slice of pie into your face.  It’s a bit of a slower weekend, which honestly means that you’ll have an easier time choosing the right show for you, but it’s still packed with talent including everything from punk to jazz and performances from new faces and old friends.  Head below to plan your last normal weekend before the holidays officially begin (yikes!).

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See Mountains Like Wax w/ Little Image, Stay Outside, & Touma | TONIGHT @ The East Room

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Formed originally in Murfreesboro, Mountains Like Wax are a band we’ve had our eye on for several years, from their early days of DIY shows leading up the release of their debut EP, Tetrology, to their well-deserved win in last year’s Music City Mayhem competition, earning them a spot last fall at Live on the Green. Though they exist in the same DIY space as, and often perform with many of the city’s rising punk, alternative, and emo bands we’ve been buzzing about in recent years, Mountains Like Wax adopt a sound that is a kindred spirit to, but sonically distinct from, that punk-informed base. Crafting lush, ambient textures, MLW’s indie/post-rock sound is sweeping, hypnotic, and earnest, more calming than aggressive, though still packed with raw emotion. They’re a must-know band, if, somehow, they’ve eluded you thus far, and tonight, Nov. 16, they celebrate the second anniversary of Tetrology at The East Room, topping a stacked, inexpensive bill.

Hailing from Dallas, Little Image are a perfect compliment to MLW, boasting a similarly ambient, lush, indie rock, honed particularly on this year’s Musings. Indianapolis outfit Stay Outside too take a cue from the Manchester Orchestra-esque school of dynamic laced, emotionally resonant, layer indie, and have been garnering buzz since their debut EP last year. Finally, Touma is the new project/moniker from local artist Kacie Williams. Her solo stuff in the past boasted soaring, powerful, catchy, and stripped down songs that allowed her incredible voice and personal perceptive to hit hard, and we expect Touma to be just as powerful, even if it takes a slightly different direction. From top to bottom this is an excellent lineup, and for just $5 you’d be crazy to miss it.

Mountains Like Wax, Little Image, Stay Outside, and Touma will perform tonight, Nov. 16 at The East Room. The show is 18+, begin at 8:30 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $5 at the door.

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