Our new live events wing, No Country Presents, in conjunction with the fine folks at East Nashville Underground, is throwing a Christmas party Dec. 19 at The Stone Fox. Featuring members of tons of our (and, hopefully, your) favorite local bands, the show will consist of renditions of some holiday standards, both old and new. We’ll be printing out lyrics, and encouraging you all to sing along, Christmas carol style! Additionally, we’ll be collecting lightly used coats for the Nashville Rescue Mission, and hosting an ugly sweater contest (winners get a free drink, as long as they’re 21+). The 15-band bash kicks off at 9 p.m., and will cost you a mere $5, so RSVP on Facebook, get into the holiday spirit, and come celebrate with us!
To make sure you’re familiar with the great lineup we’ve put together, we wanted to bring you some artist previews leading up to the show. We’ve already rundown synthpoppers El El, rockers Tesla Rossa, the soulful Kate Tucker & The Sons Of Sweden, garage rockers Thelma & The Sleaze, bubbly pop outfit Sherbert and 90s alternative flavored Pretty Ugly, blues-rockers All Them Witches, and genre-defying duo Cotton Wine. Song-birds Heidi Feek, Austin Manuel, Luella of Luella & The Sun, and Brandon Jazz & His Armed Forces followed up, and, as the party approaches, we’re ready to get into Waterfall Wash.
We were onto Waterfall Wash from day one. I guess it helped that mandolin maestro Andrew Johnson was at the time a contributor in this rag’s younger days, but the talent of this group doesn’t take a lot of persuasion to understand why we were instantly interested. Waterfall Wash formed when ex-Taxicab Racer Michael Roddy, guitarist extraordinaire Matt Simms, and Johnson got together to experiment with some new instrumentation and sounds. Now, utilizing traditional roots music instrumentation, they have created a poppy, gospel influenced, rock sound that will get most any ass moving across the dance floor. Rumor out of the WW camp is that we can expect some official singles to be released in early 2014 which is exciting news for all. We’re not sure how many of the five to eight piece band will show up tonight, but we have footage below from last year’s caroling event, that will give you an idea of what this is going to be all about! You can also check out a live version of one of the upcoming singles “Foreign Chords.”
WATCH WATERFALL WASH