Still riding high on the buzz from last year’s stellar fifth album ATW, as well as celebrating an excellent recent single, “1X1,” beloved local rockers All Them Witches are helping wind down the year once again at Exit/In, this time with an impressive three consecutive nights of shows! Though not New Year’s Eve happenings, the Dec. 27, 28, & 29 outings are a solid way to spend the last weekend of 2019, and with support from Oginalli on night one, Joseph Allred on night two, and Lacquer on night three, whether you choose to catch any one show or want to commit to every single one, you’re guaranteed an unbelievable night of tunes. While Saturday tickets have already sold out, tickets for Friday and Sunday’s shows are still available here (12/27) and here (12/29) while they last, but we’re excited to announce that we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to each night as well! Read on for more about the performers, and enter for a chance to win below.
ALL THEM WITCHES – 12/27-12/29
Mixing influences of psychedelic rock, heavy metal, and swampy blues, All Them Witches are one of the most diverse and dynamic rock bands to emerge from Nashville’s local scene in recent years. The trio have gained a reputation for their thrilling live show, mostly built on their musical chemistry and ability to jam rather than solely relying on structured songs. They got their start in 2012 with their debut album Our Mother Electricity, but really gained momentum the following year with Lightning at the Door, which showcased their Southern Gothic style of songwriting perfectly paired with rowdy guitars, attracting the attention of buzzy label New West Records, who re-released the LP as well as the band’s conceptual third effort, Dying Surfer Meets His Maker, in 2015. Recent years have only seen the group’s reach grow more exponentially, and as tours and festival outings get bigger and more visible, the band have crafted their best work over the last couple of years, with 2017 fourth album Sleeping Through the War and most recent LP, last year’s stellar, ATW, their first as a trio. One of Nashville’s most exciting musical success stories, you really have to see All Them Witches live to fully experience their sound, and with three chances to do so to wind down the year, you seriously have no excuse!
OGINALII – 12/27
Buzzy local group Oginalii have seen their sound evolve from the stripped-down acoustic stylings of frontperson Emma Hoeflinger back in the project’s earliest days in 2013, to a hard to pin down, sludgy, hazy, psych-tinged, hard-hitting, genre and era spanning flavor of rock and roll across two EPs, a handful of songs, and this year’s stellar new effort Cause and Affection (co-produced by All Them Witches’ Ben McLeod), earning them a reputation as one of Nashville’s most essential underground rock fixtures. Filled out by guitarist Ryan Quarles, drummer Simon Knudtson, and bassist Emma Lambiase, Oginalii have, in recent years, become a breakout live staple both around town and beyond, and are always a great act to see live!
JOSEPH ALLRED – 12/28
Currently based in Boston, though formerly from Tennessee, multi-instrumentalist Joseph Allred, like Oginalii, boasts a sound distantly different from All Them Witches (and from the other nights’ openers as well), but certainly still one that’ll compliment the headliners in a unique way. Channeling elements of folk and experimental music, and employing a 12-string guitar, Allred’s American Primal sound raw, layered, and unpredictable, employing so much texture and technical expertise in creating vast, personal soundscapes and conveying so much though his varied compositions. Perhaps the most singularly unique performer of the lot, if you were able to snag tickets to night two, you’re in for quite a treat!
LACQUER – 12/29
Another fantastic local group (and another band who’ve recorded with All Them Witches’ Ben McLeod in the past), Lacquer have fast become a regular fixture on great local and DIY bills and fests, forging their signature blend of fuzzy alt rock, indie, hard rock, and grunge, first with an eponymous EP in 2017, then with 2018 full-length Good Gracious Alive. 2019’s been a busy one as well, with both an uptick in shows as well as a couple of new releases, including a split with fellow local favorites American Roommates and a pair of new singles back in the spring. Like the other nights’ support, Lacquer bring their own unique vibe and sound to this varied and excellent lineup, and you seriously can’t go wrong with any of these quality openers.
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS
Enter to win tickets by filling out the form(s) below. You may enter for individual or any combination of nights, but tickets are awarded for their corresponding show date only, and may not be swapped or transferred. Must be 18+ to attend. If you experience any trouble with the contest widget, or have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected].
Winners will be announced Thursday, Dec. 26 at 10 a.m. CST, and will receive one pair of tickets. Good luck!
FRIDAY – DEC 27
SATURDAY – DEC 28
SUNDAY – DEC 29
All Them Witches will perform Friday, Dec. 27 with Oginalli, Saturday, Dec. 28 with Joseph Allred, and Sunday, Dec. 29 with Lacquer at Exit/In. The shows are 18+, begin at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $18-20 here (Friday 12/27) and here (Sunday 12/29), while Saturday is sold out.