Communion’s showcase series has been going strong in Nashville for a few years now, and the record label has introduced a fresh change to the format recently with notable Nashville artists curating the event. Last month, The Weeks rounded up a handful of their favorite artists. On Oct. 12, Asbury Park to Nashville transplant Nicole Atkins showcases her stellar taste with a lineup that features Machete, Seratones, Indianola, and Jake La Botz at The Basement.
A few tickets are still available here, and we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan, so enter below, and keep reading to find out more about the lineup.
Psychedelic garage rock band Machete are generating buzz on the strength of their local shows and the incredibly talented lineup, which features members of The Ettes & JP5 (Jem Cohen), Secret Club (Nate Moran), Clear Plastic Masks (Matt Menold), and songwriter Mick Leonardi. The band have been recording at The Bomb Shelter, and even though the tracks have yet to see the light of day, we’re anticipating hearing new music from them live on Oct. 12.
Shreveport, Louisiana quartet Seratones infuse gospel music into rock and blues, and their 2016 debut release Get Gone shows off the potent mixture across eleven tracks. The band have been on the road with the likes of The Dandy Warhols and St. Paul & the Broken Bones, honing their raw and soulful show. Be sure to catch album standout “Don’t Need It” live for James Brown level swagger and freewheeling guitar riffs.
Owen Beverly cites songwriting greats Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, and Townes Van Zandt among the influences for his southern gothic project Indianola. Beverly grew up playing blues guitar and spending formative years in Mississippi, Louisiana, and the Florida panhandle. Produced by Shovels & Rope’s Michael Trent, Indianola’s debut EP Zero saw an acclaimed 2016 release followed by an AmericanaFest appearance.
JAKE LA BOTZ
Singer-songwriter Jake La Botz plays a rootsy style of blues that reveals the places he’s called home: New Orleans, Chicago, the Mississippi Delta, and currently Nashville. The geographic variety of residencies matches La Botz’s diverse work history as a roofer, factory worker, boilermaker, and obituary writer. He teamed up with producer Jimmy Sutton (Pokey LaFarge, JD McPherson) to create 2017 album Sunnyside. Listen to single “How I Wish She Was Mine” below.
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS
Enter to win tickets by filling out the form below. Must be 21+ to attend. If you experience any trouble with the contest widget, or have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected].
Winner will be announced Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. CDT, and will receive one pair of tickets. Good luck!
Machete, Seratones, Indianola, and Jake La Botz will perform Thursday, Oct. 12 at The Basement. The show is 21+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $8-10.