The Final Road To Bonnaroo, Mercy Lounge, Tonight In Nashville

It’s the final night for you to send a band to Bonnaroo.  By Lightning won the first round, and the Wild Cub locked down the second competition.  So, let’s take a look at who will be vying for the title tonight.  If you don’t remember the details, lemme refresh your memory.  Each band gets a three song set to blow your mind, and get your vote.  To be fair, the set times are chosen at random about 30 minutes before the music starts.  This is some serious fun, so get out and support some local music tonight.

The Captain Midnight Band creates “Water Bed Rock & Roll” for the mind, booty, and soul. Crunchy Rock Guitar, Soaring Vocal Harmonies, and thick R&B grooves create a sonic landscape for the band’s suggestive, Sci-Fi imagery and improvisational interplay.  You can hear the influence of The Grateful Dead, Steely Dan, Funkadelic, Boz Scaggs, Little Feat, Joe Walsh, Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, Todd Rundgren, and the humor of Richard Pryor.  Check out the track “Witch’s Tit” below, and you can browse more of their music here.

Courtney Jaye brings her blend of tropically infused country to the competition.  You can have a listen to her track “Don’t Tell A Girl” below.

We’ve talked quite a bit about The Electric Hearts here at No Country.  It’ll be fun to see which three songs they pull out to wow the audience tonight.  You can have a listen to their self titled EP below.

Escondido is the project of Tyler James and Jessica Maros.  While James has been around the Nashville music scene for a while, his best known work was as the keyboardist for Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.  Escondido has a self described sound of “We wanted it to be like Clint Eastwood playing pop songs at one of the honky-tonks downtown, but we’ve been told it sounds like desert sex.”  Have a listen to “Cold October” below, and you can visit their website for more tracks.

Fly Golden Eagle has a different sound that channels the indie rock all the kids are talking about these days, but there’s something very unique about it.  You’ll just have to listen to see what I mean on that one.  Their record Swagger is attached below.

I’ve been hearing quite a bit about Oh No No around town, and that is usually a good sign that they are going to be the front runners in tonight’s competition.  After seeing their video for “I Am A Robot”, I am pretty interested in seeing what antics they pull off tonight.


Ravello has been around for a little bit, and we’ve touched on some of their shows in the past.  You can check out their studio session for “Sober” below, and you can head over to their website to download their EP for FREEEEEE!


Last just because of alphabetical order is Sol Cat.  I had a great time with them on Friday night at the same Mercy Lounge, and I’m pumped to see them again tonight.  You can check out one of those vids from Friday’s post of Sol Cat below.

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