Tomorrow night in Nashville….
How about a free concert just because you are such great music fans? Did you get tickets to Nashville Cream’s birthday celebration at Third Man Records on Saturday? You could also go see Nashville’s, The Clutters at The 5 Spot in East Nashville… Or you could RSVP for some free tickets to see Delta Spirit, The Rosebuds (newly added), Surfer Blood, Turbo Fruits, The Wild Feathers, & Kingston Springs.
Delta Spirit is an indie rock band out of Long Beach, California. They have a very melodic sound that is created with a number of unique instruments and sounds. They experiment with unusual sounds such as trash can lids and orchestral bass drums. They are also very talented multi-instrumental musicians. They have been releasing records since their first EP I Think I’ve Found It in 2006. They have since released two LPs Ode To Sunshine (2008) & History From Below (2010) and another EP Waits Room (2010). Somehow, I always miss this band when they are playing in whatever city I am in, and I am sad to miss this show too since I’ll still be in San Francisco. Spend some time with their extensive Daytrotter catalogue.
The Rosebuds are coming off of a string of dates as the opening act for Bon Iver. Did you see them perform at The Ryman back in July? It was pretty awesome. They are a late (and very awesome) addition to the lineup for this free concert. The indie folk/rock duo (and former husband and wife) have seven LP’s and a few EP’s and split 7’s…. and a great Daytrotter session. This is really exciting news to an already exciting night.
Surfer Blood is an indie rock band out of West Palm Beach, Florida. They are a relatively new band on the scene, but have instantly rocketed up the indie scene conscious. Their single “Swim” was released in 2009, and was named as Best New Music by Pitchfork. They released their debut LP Astro Coast in January 2010 with continued critical acclaim. A follow up EP Tarot Classics was released in 2011. This up and coming buzz band is definitely worth checking out on Saturday night. Daytrotter thought so when they brought them in for a pretty great session.
Nashville’s garage rock band Turbo Fruits are pretty common fixtures around Nashville. The bluesy, smoky, garage rock sounds have filled the Nashville scene since the days of their (and JEFF The Brotherhood’s) previous band, Be Your Own Pet. You know them, Daytrotter knows them, you’ve seen them, and it will be sure to get the crowd going before the night’s headliners.
Kingston Springs is a Nashville band that is fresh off of a Lollapalooza performance in July. It’s a fuzzy rock pop sound that is pretty fresh. They were also a showcased artist from the 2011 SXSW festival. It’s an interesting sound that I haven’t spent too much time with, but it sounds like the sky’s the limit for them right now. Giddy up!
Update, Update!!!!! Since I wrote this, it was announced that Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem will be spinning records up at Mercy Lounge from Midnight until 2pm. It just keeps getting more and more awesome!
I don’t know much about The Wild Feathers, and I can’t seem to find out much about them. So, someone take a video on Saturday, and send me the link!
The festivities get started on Saturday at 6pm in the Mercy Lounge Parking Lot in Nashville. You can RSVP for your free tickets here. I’ve included a player with some tracks from Delta Spirit, The Rosebuds, Surfer Blood, Turbo Fruits, and Kingston Springs below. Do you really have an excuse not to do this?
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