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 more than a dozen 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. We gave a glimpse into Alanna Royale, *repeat repeat, Tesla Rossa, and American Dream on Monday, and spent time with Waterfall Wash, Steve Lee, Hot Tub Club, and Heathen Sons on Tuesday. Head below to get acquainted with even more performers, and make sure you RSVP at the Facebook event page.
Nashville’s hip-hop scene is steadily growing along side the other non-country genres, and Jung Youth may just be the bridge between the two. We sat down with founder and ringleader Justin Donahue around this time last year, and knew that we needed to keep an eye on this talented local musician. We had the chance to finally hang over beers with him more recently after he wrapped a recording session, and found that the passion and enthusiasm carries far beyond the music. Now, all that is left to discover is how all of this will translate into carol.
We’ve spent time with Diamond Carter from their first sets as a Lightning 100 artist of the week, and later at venues around town as their local success began to blossom. The reason for all of this? Sheer talent, incredible songwriting chops, and an undeniably fun stage presence. We experienced that recently at one of our Acme showcases, and, after hearing those pipes, are thrilled to have them on board for the third annual caroling show.
Terry Price (dba Photo Ops) took us by storm with his 2013 release, How To Say Goodbye, which dealt with the death of his father in earlier years. In that release, dreamy pop swirled in deep emotion, which Price channeled into a beautiful energy, was reason for us to take note. Beyond what is sure to be a lovely carol from a talented singer, we’re looking forward to hearing what some new material from Photo Ops in the near future.
GARDENING NOT ARCHITECTURE
Gardening Not Architecture is relatively new to us. Not that we haven’t seen them on a few bills around town, we just haven’t had the chance to catch them live or spend much time with their music… but, that is exactly why we started this site, to discover new music. Definitely looking forward to spending more time with these sweet rock jams, and you will too when you spin the 2011 release Saboteur below.
The Third Annual Christmas Carol Show takes place Friday (12/19/14) at The Stone Fox. The show is 18+, begins at 7pm (doors at 6pm), and it’s totally FREE!