Lasso Spells Drop New Record ‘Bohemian Mechanics’ | Catch Them Saturday, Oct. 20 @ The High Watt

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We’ve been jamming to, and singing the praises of local rockers Lasso Spells for years now, so when they told us a their brand spanking new record entitled Bohemian Mechanics was set to drop today, we had to get the word out. The brainchild of former Ranch Ghost member Brett Dudash, Spells boast an impressive groove-laden, psychedelic, western-tinged, vibey retro rock sound that checks off a lot of boxes for any fan of our ever expanding underground rock scene. Recorded and mixed at his Nashville home in his DIY studio, Dudash is super excited to share the next chapter of his continuing musical journey.

“This record expresses the west coast psych I grew up with and the Country music vibe of Nashville. A marriage best explained as Cosmic American Music,” he explained, “A record about the pull between disconnecting from the world and becoming too connected to it.”

After an early listen, and some more time with the first two singles, “Be What You Want” and “Yeah Right,” We feel the record is the natural progression of an artist that’s really finding steady footing on his own in his adopted home. After some lineup changes, we also feel this live backing band is Brett’s strongest to date, and further proof that he is a singular talent who has carved out his very own psychedelic niche in a city that only grows thirsty for more and more amazing resident talent.

Find Bohemian Mechanics on your favorite platform, and catch Lasso Spells this Saturday, Oct. 18 at The High Watt, with help from like-minded performers Tennessee Muscle Candy, plus Paul Nelson and Maxwell Putnam in the opening spots. Music will start at 8 p.m. (doors at 7) and tickets to the 18+ show are just $5, so you won’t have to break the bank to enjoy some quality live tunes. We advise to do your best to make it out for this one, because Brett and company plan to head north on tour this winter, so this might be your last chance to catch them at home for a while. Be sure to stay tune to No Country for more from Lasso Spells, including a new music video planned for a winter release, and keep scrolling for more for all the bands on this weekend’s bill!

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[REMINDER] Catch Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe w/ Captain Midnight Band | TONIGHT @ Exit/In

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The multifaceted singer/saxophonist and jam band impresario Karl Denson is back in town with his solo vehicle: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. Likeminded locals Captain Midnight Band will be kicking things off in the warmup spot at Exit/In tonight, Aug. 16, and tickets are still available here, but act fast … having achieved staple status amongst jam band fans and the festival crowd, Karl has a great chance of selling this one out. So grab a pair while you still can, read on after the jump for more info on the band, and be ready to bust a groove at the show tonight!

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe w/ Captain Midnight Band | Aug. 16 @ Exit/In

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A seasoned vet on sax as well as an accomplished vocalist, Rolling Stones and Lenny Kravitz cohort Karl Denson is back with his big, funktastic, jam friendly backing band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, to get Music City grooving. Tickets to their upcoming Nashville outing, Aug. 16 at Exit/In with locals Captain Midnight Band, are currently available for purchase here, but we have some even better news: we’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan! Click on after the jump for more on the band, and keep on scrolling for your chance to win.

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Catch Music, Art Installations, & More at Far Out Fest II | May 11 & 12 @ Mercy Lounge & The High Watt

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The second annual installment of Far Out Fest is so packed with amazing talent, we had to break it down into a full preview just to do the lineup justice. After the independent film festival portion of the event at Third Man Records last night, get ready to enjoy over a dozen mostly local bands, gracing the stages at Mercy Lounge and The High Watt tonight, Friday, May 11, and tomorrow night, Saturday, May 12. Billed as a psychedelic music and arts festival, Far Out is boasting some killer national talent on the music end, including Electric Citizen, Al Lover, Dead Feathers, Nest Egg, A Drug Called Tradition, and Beginner’s Mynd, as well as some area favorites in the underground Tennessee psych scene like The Holifields, Ttoals, Fragment of God, The Chewers, Black Moon Mother, The Spiderberries, and J. Carter. There will be art installations by Sophia Gordon, Shahnaz Lighari, Jake Johnston, and floral artist Meadow Speak, as well as live visuals from Labrys Light Show, Window Light, and the Southern Demon Herd. On Saturday, they are also featuring a Far Out Market from 5 p.m. to midnight, with vendors selling original artwork, records, and artisanal goods. Vendors include Draconis Arcanum, Holly & the Hare, Utopian Slur, Grendel’s Choice, Television Lights, Vapexhale, and Jeff Crawford

Single night passes for Friday or Saturday are available for $15 and $20 respectively, or you can just drop $35 up front for a full weekend pass that gets you access to everything! On both nights, the performances will be staggered between the two stages, with ticket holders being able to wander from one venue to the other. Below you can see who is playing when and where, and if you click on after the jump you can get a taste of some of the tunes you’ll be hearing. Don’t pass on what many are calling the hottest new annual throwdown in all of Music City; hope to see you there!

FRIDAY

Mercy Lounge:

11:45pm – ELECTRIC CITIZEN
10:15pm – TTOTALS
8:45pm – WET PISS

The High Watt:

11:00pm – DEAD FEATHERS
9:30pm – NEST EGG
8:00pm – OPENING CEREMONY

SATURDAY

Mercy Lounge:

12:00am – AL LOVER
10:30pm – A DRUG CALLED TRADITION
9:00pm – FRAGMENTS OF GOD
7:30pm – BLACK MOON MOTHER
6:00pm – WU FEI

The High Watt:

11:15pm – THE HOLIFIELDS
9:45pm – BEGINNER’S MYND
8:15pm – THE SPIDERBERRIES
6:45pm – THE CHEWERS

Far Out Fest II will take place Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 at Mercy Lounge and The High Watt. The event is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) on Friday night and 6 p.m. (doors at 5 p.m.) on Saturday night, and single day tickets and weekend passes are available here.

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Catch Microwave Mountain’s Cassette Release Show w/ Gravity Thong & H.A.R.D. | TONIGHT @ The Cobra

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We gave you the heads up on this one last week, when we premiered the band’s new music video, but now the day has finally come, and Microwave Mountain are poised to celebrate the release of their cassette-only sophomore album, Sick Licks, thanks to the fine people at Cold Lunch Recordings. With help from very special guests Gravity Thong and buzzy newcomers H.A.R.D. it’s going to be possibly the best garage rock show of the weekend, and, based on how 420 friendly MM’s music video is, a wonderful place to celebrate the “holiday” with buds. The show will kick off at The Cobra around 9:30 p.m., and it will be a 21+ event, also featuring a liquid light show from Silver Cord Cinema. You can get in for $5 or $10 with a copy of the cassette, while they last, so be sure to get their on time so you don’t miss out on your chance at a copy of the album!

Birthed in the mind of Utah transplant Jamie Timm, Microwave Mountain are certainly a buzzworthy local band that should be on your radar, if they’re not already. After playing in various touring bands, Jamie decided to grow out his hair and get a fresh start here in Music City, playing the music he wanted to play. He self-recorded all of his 2015 debut under the MM moniker, entitled Shades Up, using only a two track loop pedal and two past their prime guitar amps. With some guitars, a bass, one microphone, and a room in Nashville, he created some incredible psychedelic inspired, lo-fi garage rock that had us paying very close attention immediately. Over the last two years, the “studio” project has begun to blossom into so much more. Mr. Timm began recruiting others (Pat Boyer, Jakey Barnes, Brennan Lethbridge) to help him perform his material live, and show by show, through word of mouth, their reputation has grown. Now they are happy to share with us all their highly anticipated new album, which is sure to be more of the same kick vibes we’ve come to know and love. Don’t pass on this chance to catch the avant garde of Music City’s garage rock underground.

Microwave Mountain, Gravity Thong, and H.A.R.D. will perform tonight, April 20 at The Cobra. The show is 21+, begins at 9:30 p.m. (doors at 9 p.m.), and tickets are available for $5 at the door or $10 with a cassette while they last.

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