Remains of August | Here’s Everything We Missed


While we still technically have three more weeks of summer, and it sure still feels like it outside, Labor Day and the start of September have us thinking fall. And, while the fall already promises to be jam-packed with incredible shows, releases, festivals, and more, we’re still enjoying the remains of what has been a pretty fantastic summer season for music. While we try to keep you up to date on every single happening every single day, this site remains something we do in our spare time, and August proved to be especially hectic. Rather than just cut loose all of the news, releases, and announcements we missed, we decided to round them all up for you in one convenient place. So, if your summer has been as busy as ours, you might want to take a look at the remains of August before you dive into September…

  • Belmont grads COIN inked a deal with StarTime Intl./Columbia Records, and are hard at work on their debut full-length.
  • Nashville pop superstar Taylor Swift announced that she’s ditching her country ways on upcoming fifth album, 1989, due out Oct. 27. Check out the video for first single “Shake It Off,” below.

  • Alt rockers Anberlin are coming to Cannery Ballroom on Nov. 5 as part of their final tour, and tickets are available for $22.50. Their seventh and final album, Lowborn, is out now.
  • The annual Cassette Store Day will take place Sept. 27, with local stores Grimey’sFond Object, and The Groove set to participate. Look for releases from Nashville artists Mystery TwinsPUJOLR. Stevie MooreNatural Child, and more!
  • Alanna Royale premiered “Cop Show,” the first single from their upcoming debut full-lengthAchilles, due out Sept. 16. You can grab tickets for the band’s Oct. 4 release show at Exit/In with Kansas Bible Company and ELEL right here.

  • Texas indie pop group Sucre, featuring members of Mutemath and Eisley, announced a Sept. 10 return to 12th & Porter, along with The Honey Trees and Merriment. Grab your $10 tickets here.
  • Though it seemed inevitable, Nashville(ish) indie folk duo The Civil Wars formally announced their permanent and premature spilt.
  • Tipper Whore premiered a stop-motion music video for “Summer Sausage,” the latest single from their debut full-length, Just the Tip.

  • The legendary Jerry Lee Lewis is coming to The Ryman on Oct. 4, and tickets are on sale now for $49-95.
  • Wizard World announced the return of Nashville Comic Con, set to take place Sept. 26-28 at the Music City Center, and featuring appearances by William ShatnerEvan PetersLauren Cohen, and more! Find various ticket options and more information here.

  • Rapper Yelawolf announced a Dec. 21 show at Marathon Music Works with Ritzz, Big Henry, and DJ Kelver, and tickets are on sale now for $20.
  • Courtesy Drop drummer Joel Thompson was arrested for theft as the band loaded in for a local gig at The End; shortly after, the emo/post-hardcore rockers announced a new EP, Stabilize, due out Oct. 28 via Animal Style Records.
  • Local rockers Diarrhea Planet released a new single, “Spooners,” as part of Adult Swim’s “Singles” series.

  • Pop rockers Mayday Parade will perform an all ages show at Cannery Ballroom on Nov. 12 with Tonight AliveMajor League, and PVRIS; grab your $20 tickets here.
  • After already facing one reschedule, Nikki Lane‘s Sept. 5 in-store performance at Grimey’s has been cancelled.
  • The Mad Decent Block Party went down in the parking lot of Anthem, featuring performances from DiploBig GiganticRiff Raff, and more, and our pals at Break On A Cloud put together an awesome recap video.

  • LA indie pop group Smallpools announced a Nov. 4 performance at Exit/In with Magic Man and Waters. Tickets are on sale now for $18.
  • Local trio Chrome Pony released a new EP, You Are the Pisces, and premiered a video for new track “Burnout,” filmed on the road last fall in Puerto Rico.

  • Fresh off of a soggy performance at Live on the Green, local psych-blues band All Them Witches have announced a Nov. 30 show at 3rd & Lindsley. Grab your $10 tickets here, and check out their new album, Lightning At The Door, on Sept. 16.
  • Nashville pop punks Better Off landed a high profile opening slot on the west coast leg of this fall’s annual Glamour Kills Tour, along with headliners New Found Glory.
  • Local emo outfit Free Throw premiered a new single, “Two Beers In,” ahead of the Sept. 16 release of their new LP, Those Days Are Gone.

  • Indie/electro pop singer St. Lucia announced an Oct. 2 headlining show at Cannery Ballroom, along with Joywave, and tickets are on sale now for $18.
  • Natalie Prass released a new single “Bird of Prey,” from her upcoming Spacebomb Records debut, and its b-side, a cover of Janet Jackson’s “Any Time, Any Place,” which are both available to stream. The Nashville songstress also appeared on Conan, backing Jenny Lewis.

  • Acclaimed singer-songwriter James Taylor will perform Nov. 9 at Bridgestone Arena, and tickets go on sale this Friday, Sept. 5, for $69.50-89.50.
  • Rapper B.o.b announced a Nov. 16 show at Anthem with Kevin Gates. Grab your tickets now for $25-50.
  • Electric Wurms, a new side project featuring members of The Flaming Lips and local experimental/psych rockers Linear Downfall, released their debut EP, Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk, as well as a cover of The Beatles’ classic “Fixing a Hole,” set to appear on the Lips’ upcoming tribute album, With a Little Help from My Fwends.

  • Metalcore group Issues are coming to Rocketown with Ghost TownMarmozets, and Nightmares on Nov. 12 and tickets are available for $18.
  • ABC’s Nashville set a season 3 premiere date of Sept. 24, and will include a live on-air performance during the broadcast, a first for a scripted drama. Nashville airs at 9 p.m. CST.
  • Nashville’s Kings of Leon stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to perform “Family Tree,” with Roots drummer Questlove filling in for an injured Nathan Followill; the band’s North American tour has also been put on hold while Followill recovers.

  • Experimental rock trio Tera Melos announced a Nov. 2 show at Exit/In, and tickets are available for $10.

  • Nashville transplants The Weeks dropped a new EP, Buttons, and premiered a music video for its newly reworked title track.

  • Local rock/country duo John and Jacob are heading out on the road this fall with breakout Nashville country singer Kacey Musgraves; unfortunately, no Music City dates have been announced.
  • Nashville duo Mystery Twins released a video for “Ghost,” a track from last year’s Ghost in the Ground.

  • Local Americana rockers The David Mayfield Parade announced a Sept. 13 show at The High Watt. Grab your tickets here.
  • Nashville pop singer-songwriter Mikky Ekko premiered a catchy new single, “Smile.”

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