[Preview] Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes w/ Buffalo Rodeo, BASECAMP, & The Electric Sons | Tonight @ The High Watt


Red Bull Sound Select and Next Big Nashville have worked together on quite a few shows now, and we have not been disappointed yet. So far, they have brought us Mikky Echo, Diarrhea Planet, Houndmouth, Andrew Combs, Night Beds, and St. Paul & the Broken Bones. They seem to have Nashville figured out so naturally they are presenting Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes TONIGHT at The High Watt. We have been following DE&TGL quite a bit lately and are continually impressed with the direction their career is headed. They have been on tour since playing Live on the Green back in September, so we were pumped when they announced that they would be giving Nashville one last 2014 show. Not to mention that Buffalo Rodeo, BASECAMP, and The Electric Sons will be starting the night off for them. Of course, you get to see these four amazing bands for only $3 if you RSVP – arguably the best deal in Nashville. Thanks again, Red Bull!

Join us after the jump to find out a little more about the artists and we’ll see you TONIGHT at The High Watt! Doors open at 7pm, show is at 8pm – make sure you get there early because your RSVP is first come first served.


This has been a pretty prosperous year for Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes.  After releasing their sophomore album, Kid Tiger, back in March, the four-piece has not stopped moving forward. The resume these guys are building would be impressive for any caliber band – with their music video premiering on Conan O’Brien’s blog and getting songs placed on both HBO and NFL Sunday Night Football.  They also just completed a very successful east coast tour; playing the last five shows with none other than blog-favorite Alanna Royale. DE&TGL seem to relate to fans across genres, with their well-crafted lyrics woven into pop-piano melodies and supported by rock ‘n roll guitar riffs. Their live performances are full throttle while Daniel Ellsworth shows you just how hard he can go on a keyboard. The overall vibe feels slightly reminiscent of The Killers. It’s rare to find a band so commercially acceptable that also produces such innovative music and truly wows the audience every time they perform. We have a feeling that these guys might just be the next indie-rock band out of Nashville to make it in the big leagues; you know, that spot that Kings of Leon has been chilling in for the past decade or so.


The Bowling Green-native band, Buffalo Rodeo, last played Red Bull Sound Select back in June opening for Langhorne Slim. The male/female vocal harmonies in front of the rich, indie-rock guitar pedal and subtle keyboard create a very versatile sound. Some of their songs are almost dreamlike, smooth, and tight while others are high-energy and sporadic. This band could open for almost any band in Nashville, and somehow it would still make sense.


From right here in Music City, BASECAMP is one of the more interesting local artists we have. They last played Red Bull Sound Select with Mikky Echo (a great pairing might we add) back in September, and have since polished off a new EP. Set to release early next year, it is sure to be much different than most everything else you hear coming out of Nashville. The electronic-heavy trio always puts on a killer show, and has the ability to really immerse the fans into a unique musical journey of their choosing.


Atlanta-based band, The Electric Sons, has been getting some pretty sweet gigs recently. Fresh off of Hangout Fest and Red Bull’s LA tour, they have made some serious waves. Their single “Breathing Electricity” has also been featured on multiple advertising campaigns (look it up…guaranteed you’ll recognize it). With their tight instrument play and backing electronic melodies, we would love to see these guys open for Capital Cities one day.

Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Buffalo Rodeo, BASECAMP and The Electric Sons will perform tonight (12/13/14) at The High Watt. The show is 18+, begins at 8pm (doors at 7pm), and tickets are available for $3 in advance or $15 at the door.

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