On December 19th, we’re teaming up with old pals East Nashville Underground at The Stone Fox to bring you a night full of Christmas caroling fun with 20 of your favorite local bands. Those of you who joined us last year will remember arm in arm singing, shenanigans, laughs galore, and some awesome takes on the holiday standards. This year we can expect the same from friends like Alanna Royale, *repeat repeat, Tesla Rossa, Steve Lee, Hot Tub Club, and Waterfall Wash. There are sure to be some hushed moments when Luella & Tim Carroll or Liza Anne take the stage, and it will be an evening for you to get to know some of the fastest rising acts in Nashville like Jung Youth, Ugly Kids Club, Hotel War, Diamond Carter, Photo Ops, Gardening Not Architecture, Buffalo Rodeo, American Dream, That’s My Kid, Heathen Sons, Tetherball, and Twiggs!
Want more? No problem. This sucker is FREE! That’s right. Come one, come all to this celebration of friends and music at The Stone Fox starting at 7pm on December 19th! We’ll have printed caroling books compliments of JIVE! in case you don’t know the lyrics, and we’ll also be keeping it charitable again this year with a canned food drive (for humans and pets). So, get in the holiday spirit, and regift those refried beans!
For the rest of the week, we’ll be getting you in the mood with little previews of each of the bands that will be performing carols on Friday. So, make sure you RSVP at the Facebook event page, and get acquainted after the jump.
Alanna Royale is a group of talented Nashville musicians, and front lady Alanna Quinn Broadus anchors the soul ship with her powerful vocals and spry banter. Despite heavy touring in support of their recent debut full length release, Achilles, we were thrilled that members of one of Nashville’s hottest groups would join to lead us in sing-a-long. If you haven’t had the chance to catch Alanna Royale live, this will be a glimpse, but a full band show should be near the top of your bucket list.
It been about a year and a half since *repeat repeat came into our lives. Formed by friends and East Nashville Underground founders, Jared and Kristyn Corder they found an immediate spot in our hearts when we caught them opening for surf rock legend, Dick Dale. Since then, the band expanded their self described “surf rock candy” pop into a stellar debut LP, Bad Latitude, which dropped earlier this year. Don’t think they are resting on the success of the debut though. They are already back in the studio working on their follow up, and we had the pleasure of catching them for a drink after they wrapped recording with collaborators, Scott Johnson (of Gin Blossoms fame) and Jung Youth. Reportedly, the new record will be a little less B-52’s and a little more Ravonettes, which has us excited for one of Nashville’s fastest climbers.
Tesla Rossa dropped their debut self-titled LP a couple of months ago (are you noticing a trend here?), and it is also in the mix of our log jammed “Best Local Records of 2014” list. This Nashville based power trio drops straight ahead rock tunes that lie somewhere between Interpol, My Morning Jacket, and Foo Fighters. Have a listen to that newest release below to see why Nashville’s rock scene is an exciting place to be right now.
American Dream formed in New York, but have since been spending a lot of time in Nashville working their new songs into shape for an upcoming EP. Their retro dream pop sounds are reminiscent of Beach House or Mazzy Star, and, while this will be our first time getting to hang with the band, we already like what we hear with their singles “Tell Me” and “Something To Be” on their ReverbNation page. Do you think the below version of “Let It Snow” will see the light of day on Friday?
The Third Annual Christmas Carol Show takes place Friday (12/19/14) at The Stone Fox. The show is 18+, begins at 8pm (doors at 7pm), and it’s totally FREE!